The Blessing of Income Tax
December 30, 2007
Am I insane!Ã‚Â No one thinks giving a significant portion of their hard earned income is a blessing!Ã‚Â However, before you send someone out to put me in the loony bin, consider the following circumstances:
The more money you make, the more income tax you are required to pay.Ã‚Â A blessing?Ã‚Â Yes, in a round-about way. If you had to pay more income tax last year, it means you also earned more in spendable income.
Consider the alternative.Ã‚Â For years, I did not even have to file income tax, because I did not even make enough to qualify. However, that did not mean I was doing great in the financial department.Ã‚Â I was going to school, newly divorced, and trying to raise two small children alone.Ã‚Â Financial speaking, we lived well below the poverty line.
Now, I have to file income tax.Ã‚Â Do I feel blessed?Ã‚Â Most definitely!
No, I do not always agree on how the government spends the income tax of its citizens.Ã‚Â Yes, I wish the politicians had to be as careful with their finances as the average household.Ã‚Â However, I still feel blessed.
I drive on the US highways; my freedom is protected by servicemen and women whose wages I help to pay.Ã‚Â Most importantly, if I have to pay taxes, it means that my personal financial situation has vastly improved.
So, before you begrudgingly file your income tax this year, consider the alternate.Ã‚Â Just maybe, you will consider the blessings of income tax.Ã‚Â
Just my thoughts,
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