Fri, 1 September 2017
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Americans spent more in taxes than they did on food and clothing combined in 2016. The percentage difference was roughly +14%.
If you can believe it, the same data shows that, in just three years, the average American tax bill increased by 41.13%.
Frustrating as it might be I feel the need to reiterate the most important truth about government one can commit to memory...
...Nobody is looking out for you.
Sure they say they have your best interest at heart but is it really in your best interest for the government to take more from you in taxes than what you spend to feed and clothe your family?
Is there no limit to the entitlement some in government have to your fruits of your labor? What should we consider a reasonable amount of theft?
This type of violation will never end until we decide to elect representatives rather than politicians. It will take a conscious effort on our part as individuals to carefully screen those we choose to support for political office. And if they turn out to be liars and cheats who deceived us then we have the responsibility to correct our mistake and seek new representation.
It's been a great week. Enjoy your weekend. I'll talk to you on Monday.