This just SUCKS! I just got word that the largest tax I pay is going up again this year! And for what? NOTHING, that's what! I fork over $75 - $100 a paycheck for my fair share of the military, roads, keeping po' folks off the streets, FBI, CIA, FDA, FEEMA, NSA, NASA, Etc.... I truly don't mind paying it and this tax is not predicted to go up for me. I also fork over $170 - $200 per paycheck so that I'll have a guaranteed income when I'm too old to work. It too is not predicted to change and I truly don't mind paying for that security - I'd bet that the tax could be lowered or the benefit raised if We, The Peeps would hire a couple of those Wall Street bastards to conservatively invest those dollars instead of just buying Treasury Bills with it, but that's a story for another thread. Each and every pay-day I also shell out $40 - $50 in tax for the healthcare it's predicted I'll need after age 65 and, honestly that seems like a pretty reasonable deal that is not expected to change too. What's making me see red is the fucking medical tax! Each and every pay check I'm getting pinched for $340 - that's $735 per month!! That tax went up in 2009, it went up in 2010 and I just got word that it's going up again in 2011! Admittedly, that tax covers both me and my wife, but we're still looking at spending $400 each, every fucking month for health care and neither of us have seen a healthcare professional for services since we moved to this state in 2008! What a scam! There's a Bureaucracy out there that's charging me $400 a month for NOTHING! Sure, I get a little peace of mind knowing that if I get sick or hurt between now and my 65th birthday I'll have help with the bills to the tune of about 80% but come on, the odds are overwhelming that most of the money my wife and I are spending on 'health care' is going to pay for nice cars and fine homes for the bureaucrats that tax my paycheck $700 - $800 per month and when I get old and actually start needing services, those bastards are going to make the rest of you pay for my medical services via Medicare. I wish I could just buy into Medicare now... that way, when I turn 65 and start actually using healthcare services, I won't feel so guilty about the claims I present to your kids for payment. Chumps. Every fucking one of us.