Let's attack aggressively
Where do you live where 26k a year is adequate to maintain yourself; was that your net income? (maybe I should move there)Like we all discussed in another thread, wealth is relative to location. Here, just to rent a piece of shit roach/bedbug infested hole in the ghetto costs about $800-$1000; then there's gas, electric, food, car insurance etc. Also, I didn't make a million last year, its closer to what AndrewB said for what is middle class; but somehow, uncle sam figures I don't deserve my tax return. In fact, I almost had to pay money back! One of the main reasons is because i had to defer my student loans due to the fact that I qualify for economic hardship. So while the government taxes me, and collects interests on my loans, it's perfectly okay for them to give me zero breaks. I really wish I could have received grants for attending college, but because I was employed, I had to get a loan instead. I probably would have been better off NOT working during college. I'm sorry, but all of this really seems fucked to me.
So you made near, or over $1,000,000 last year (39.6% on taxable income over $400,000 unless you're married) and have to suffer with ~$600,000 net? Under no circumstances are you struggling to feed and clothe yourself. I made ~$26,000 last year, not on any assistance programs and I do well enough.
I'm not arguing that millionaires shouldn't pay their fair share, just that the gov't should cut some fuckin slack to the little people with taxes. Whenever you try to get your head above water, it seems like unlce sam wants to shove you back down, and drown you. I guess its for the collective good.
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