Tis that time of year again.

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    Many/most of the threads on here will be whining about taxes. I hate this time of year on political message boards...
    And it will not let up much till May. sigh.
     
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    The first half of my property taxes are due on January 10.

    Thrity-seven hundred bucks down the crapper and what do I get for it, the "privilege of sending other people's kids to school. What do I look like, Rockerfeller? Send your own damn kids to school and leave me alone.

    How's that, whiney enough for you?
     
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    Yeah I am sure you would love to live in a country where the kids were not sent to school
     
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    We don't need no education
    We dont need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers leave them kids alone
    Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
     
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    I'm looking forward to Gov. Elect Jerry Brown's comments as he takes office today. Taxes will rise for some, and services will be curtailed for the many. Everyone will feel the pain as he once again cleans up the mess created by another amateur Republican Governor.
    California will lead the way and the false promise that lower taxes are the best cure for all fiscal ills will be replaced with pragmatic problem solving and a dose reality therapy. Gov. Brown will face the same intransigent Repupublican minority which has been willing to deficit spend rather than raise revenue, and willing to sell government assets (which makes no long term sense) rather than support a responsible economic policy wherein pain is shared.
     
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    My property tax went up 150% but I was kind of expecting it. We bought the place in '09 and the previous owners were here for 30 years and both are in their 70s.

    As for income tax- I've got some payroll income, but most is passed thru the corporation via a K-1 so during the year I set aside 25-30% and don't touch it.
     
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    I remember when prop 13 pased and I was a college student, Some lady was protesting at the college because her child lost Bus service. I asked her if she voted for prop 13 and she proudly said yes, I told her she got what she deserved.


    People can be so stupid in how they vote and see things.

    Like the idiot tea party minions holding signs and screaming about keeping the government out of their medicare.
     
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    I have always loved paying my taxes. To pay the payroll tax on my little firm was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, and though it didn't last long, I'm still proud I made it as far as I did. It was a pleasure to watch my marginal rate rise....made me feel like I was succeeding.

    Mebbe I am unusual, but I love my country and I feel paying taxes is a patriotic act.
     
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    It's patriotic to keep the fucking government in check not to write them a check.
     
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    One more example of an emotional reaction seeking a simple solution to complex problems.
    I suppose that's what appeals the most to those who support the tea party movement. In a way such thinking is little different than a petty criminal who risks decades in prison by committing a robbery where a few dollars is the take.
     

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