...where those taxes went?|
I've been kind of thinking about this for years, but not in this specific way. Years back, at some point in the 90s when things were going good for almost everyone, a farmer friend of ours complained because it was the first year he'd had to pay taxes. My brother, who works for a large corporation, said he'd paid $30k in taxes for that year, and hoped he had to pay that much, or more, the next year. When the farmer asked "Why?", my brother said "because it means I made a shitload of money."
I found this article today about paying taxes and being able to designate a certain amount to an agency of your choice. It's not a bad idea.
I would be more than willing to contribute toward paying off the deficit! The article also proposed we receive a reciept for taxes paid. Also a sound idea, imo.
"A lot of things were acceptable--until we stopped accepting it." -- Al Sharpton '12