A 30-somethings views on the world, politics, love, motherhood and everything else.
Jan 28, 2010
Taxes in America are a JOKE
Turns out Americans really don't pay enough taxes... No wonder there is a large national debt. I did my taxes last week. When I did the calculation for how much I pay in taxes, health insurance and other benefits... It was about 25%/30%, the same as what I paid in France. But then I did my taxes and I am getting back almost all of the money I paid in Federal and State taxes (about 15%).... I am certainly not working poor, so why no taxes? How do we pay for government services? Roads, schools, etc. So really I am just paying %10 of my salary for social security, health insurance, etc. Insane! I would rather have good schools, free university, better unemployment benefits and health insurance for poor people. Am I insane?
Americans don't even know what paying taxes means!
Well anyway, I will get getting a new kitchen with my taxes. Next year, I'll put the money in the kid's college fund.