…but I guess I gotta just deal with it.
I love my country. I am convinced that it is really screwed up at times, but I love it. I honestly wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world. I love the free-market system we have. I love owning my own business. I love not having to punch a clock and ask permission to take my family on vacation.
However, I hate tax time. God blessed my business this year, and now I have to pay the piper. It just doesn’t seem fair. I work all year, giving diligence, energy, and much time to growing a prosperous business, only to find out over 1/3 of what I earned will be taken away from me and distributed to people, causes, and special interest crap that I don’t even know about, sometimes don’t agree with, and is often just waisted for the benefit of lining someone else’s pocket or padding their personal resumes.
Well, that’s my gripe, but I do love my country, and I am a law abiding citizen, so I will write my check to Uncle Sam, and hope that something good will come from it like lower gas prices, or at least lower milk prices!! 🙂 I am, however, not one for being taken blindly. So I am on a quest for more knowledge. I will write my check, but it will NOT be for one penny more than what it has to be.
I am currently reading, “Tax Power for the Self-Employed” by James O. Parker. He is apparently a very good tax attorney. I have gleaned some fresh insights, and am beginning to feel better equipped to tackle this project. Austin Taylor picked this book up along with a couple others and we are going through them and trying to educate one another. This is complicated stuff for a couple of back-woods red-necks like ourselves!
Anyway, If any of my beloved readers know of any other sources for easily digestible information, please speak up. Who knows, I may be able to help others, at least with the basics, eventually.