I just paid the remainder of my 2010 taxes, both state and federal. I can afford them and was prepared to owe money (more on that later) but it’s moments like these when I really appreciate the tea party movement the most.
I know I’ve made jokes about them in the past, but it’s hard to laugh now when it’s my money leaving my bank account. It’s even harder to laugh when I know that it’s bound to get worse when the Baby Boomer retirement hits and they all expect their Social Security checks and Medicare and everything else.
I’ll be writing more on all this later. If you’ve got concerns about the current state of our government’s budget and what this is going to do to younger generations, I’d love to get a conversation going on it as tax season moves on.
Let’s be civil. Let’s be rational. Let’s see what happens.
UPDATE: To clarify, this post is not an argument for any course of action. It’s just some thoughts I had tonight and wanted to share. I am fully aware that I am not the first person to feel this way, and I don’t expect some special tax break just for me. I’ve just had these things bouncing around in my head for awhile and I think they might make for interesting conversation.
ANOTHER UPDATE: This is just for Paul: I tried e-mailing you to answer your questions, but the message bounced back.