March 24, 2010
I did our taxes before the end of January. Taxes can get pretty simple when people retire and Wadly is definitely retired. I’ll tell you what bothers me. I don’t mind paying taxes and I love getting some of it back when I file each year but I don’t like getting a refund of money I didn’t pay in. If I’m getting a refund for more money than we paid, that tells me I’ve taken someone else’s money, money that’s not mine to get. <wince>
Maybe I’m being overly moral, but I know what makes me comfortable. Redistribution of wealth does not make me happy. Taking something I haven’t earned makes me uncomfortable. This is supposed to be the land of the free. We aren’t free if we pay taxes and get back someone else’s involuntary contribution.