Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tax Dollars at Work
Gotta love tax season!
Or do you?
My household makes more money so I pay more in taxes and get squat back as a refund.
That is just how it is supposed to work.
But, prices of everything are going up so it doesn't feel like I am making more.
But, I pay more in taxes.
And lucky me, Iowa has the 5th highest state income tax.
Right in between Rhode Island and New Jersey.
Not much lower than California.
I believe in paying my fair share.
I really do.
Though for the amount of state tax money I paid in last year, I think they could afford to put more gravel on my road.
Instead that money is probably helping pay for my governor's pension.
He is governor, so he gets a salary for that.
He was the governor before, but stepped down.
So, he gets a pension for that.
He gets a salary and pension.
It's legal so he is completely fine with getting both.
My tax dollars at work.