[FoRK] Chart of the Day...
frankpdx at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 14:08:44 PDT 2010
Your metric of "half my stuff to give to the poor" seems hyperbolic to me.
To reach the 35 percent federl tax bracket you have to make over 350
grand a year, so God bless on making a hell of a lot more money than
Also most of your tax money goes to the federal entitlements of Social
Security and Medicare, then the military..
The tone of your writing makes you sound like you are jealous of the
people who collect pensions.
I certainly will never stop you for taking a government job.
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
> Eugen Leitl wrote on 6/7/2010 4:54 AM:
>> Anecdotally I've observed some young people don't see much point
>> into becoming productive members of the society, and being
>> taxed for the sins of their forefathers for their pains.
>> So they more or less consciously choose to become slackers.
> The amount to have to make to end up with more at the end of the day then
> you get by doing nothing is rising. Taxes are going to rocket to cover the
> debts (the politicians will have no choice) and the benefits and handouts
> keep rising, and they already take half my stuff to give to the poor. That
> number is now outside the reach of anyone without a college degree, and
> forever beyond the 1/4 of students that dropout. For those people working
> harder can only get them less, not more.
> Slacker is no longer a bad thing, it's a viable and often wise career choice
> in many parts of the world.
> The Greek situation hasn't turned into a lesson, it's turned into a role
> model. Retire at 55 and get paid forever... just like California :)
> How pensions of ANY kind are not illegal Ponzi schemes (since they are) are
> not illegal boggles the mind. Damn Boomers.
> Adam L. Beberg
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