The topic for this post, Taxes. I wonder if there are any humans capable of deciphering all of the tax code? The complexity of the tax code is about the only thing on the planet I find more perplexing than the demonic excuse for a higher ed math class commonly referred to as calculus.
I must confess, the single most logical statement I have ever heard regarding taxes was when H. Ross Perot was running for president and referred to a "flat tax". The premise, one tax rate for everyone. For me, I have never heard a good explanation why when someone works hard, they are penalized by having to pay more of their dollar that someone who makes less money (not necessarily by not working as hard). I just don't think I can ever understand that.
All that being said, I understand the need for taxes but I just don't want to feel like I am being taxed to death. It's so discouraging to work so hard to earn more money only to end up having to pay more taxes and not really benefiting as much as the extra effort would indicate that you should.
Turns out I have no idea how to tackle this topic from a political perspective. Oh, one thing that needs to change are the "wealth indicators". I think that the only people that think a household income of say $120,000 per year (about 250% of the 2006 median house hold income) is alot of money are the people that make less. The fact is that it isn't all that much money and is even less when there are children, a mortgage, and other expenses involved. Dollars need to be factored into the context of the household in which they are earned.
That is for me for now on this.