My husband recently started a new job and this job requires that you file a 1099 which leaves you paying your own taxes at the end of the year. This has been a learning curve for us both that’s for sure however it got me to thinking about taxes and the purpose of taxes and why we are paying it. I understand that yes to an extent we should all pitch in and help out our communities and play our part but the trick is ensuring that’s where the money goes or gets used for.
If you think about it, we never gave permission nor were we included in deciding how it was used however, if you do not pay you will face consequences and possible jail time. Taxation is theft, I don’t know how they get away with it legally but they are stealing our hard earned money to pay for pointless and unnecessary wars among other things. I am not someone who supports war and I learned that 1/3-2/3 of our taxes is paying for past and current wars. Not once in my life have I signed a form saying I agree to pay a percentage of my wages towards wars I disagree with nor ever asked for. Our money is being taken and put towards things that are beyond our control rather you stand for it or not.
Looking at the difference between take home and gross pay, there is a struggle zone just within the tax amount that you lose. If we did not have to pay taxes out of our income we would be pretty comfortable personally, with the taxes that are taken out we do struggle from time to time. I’m unsure if this is by design or a screwed up coincidence but taxes do hurt us occasionally.
What are your thoughts on taxation?