I just looked at my tax receipt from the White House website. After my refund is taken into account, the amount taken from me was around $4,085. What things that I enjoy was the money used for?
Well, $3,100 was used to pay into a retirement fund I’ll never see or get to use. I don’t enjoy that at all. $725 was used for Medicare Hospital Insurance. I just went to the hospital a while ago. I am still paying that off because I don’t qualify for medicare. So, I paid a good chunk of cash to pay for someone else’s healthcare and can’t pay for my own. Definitely not for this at all yet.
I paid $68.00 for national defense. This includes a war I font want that has been fought less effectively than randomly killing people while hoping there is a bad guy there somewhere. Next in the list is Healthcare! Again! But this does not cover me either. $63.18.
Job and family Security plus Education and Job Training. I could use these services if I qualified. But, again, I don’t. $69.42 left my budget to pay for food for my family and into someone else’s pocket for their family. It’s a good thing I have a high interest credit card to help cover that missing one-weeks worth of groceries. It’s also the price of my dentist visit today.
I also paid $10.66 for garbage quality benefits for people who look down on me and demand I do things for free (Veterans Benefits). $5.46 for to be told I’m not allowed to used cheap light bulbs anymore, and have to now purchase $50 sets to avoid the flicker from the fluorescents (Natural Resources, Energy and Environment). There is $4.42 for pissing off other nations (International Affairs), $3.12 for a now non-existent space program.
Another $4.42 that went to kill a kids dad for drugs he didn’t use, throw hard workers out of the country, arrest Amish for drinking milk, kill people who self medicate and take political prisoners (Immigration, Law Enforcement and Administration of this joke called ‘Justice’). $2.08 funds agriculture and tells farmers what to grow. $1.30 for “Regional Development” and $1.04 for screwing up Katrina and setting fire to Texas, also known as “Response to Natural Disasters.” And finally, $6.24 to pay for the politicians limos, prostitutes, highways and the general throwing money down a drain.
Oh, wait, I forgot about the interest payments of $19.24, because the government is so nice about getting loans on my behalf and using it for junk I don’t want and then demanding I pay the interest.
So, what on earth do I use that I am paying for? Maybe the $6.24. And yet, when I complain about taxes, people tell me I shouldn’t because I am using the services. I’m not using any of these services! I can’t use most of these services, and I’d rather not use most of the others. What services in this list do you actually want to pay for?