Well, my title is pretty self explanatory. I will start by saying that I do know it could be worse…we could have gotten less of a return than we did and we could have ended up owing money…but I still need to vent because honestly neither of those seem fair either!
It drives me absolutely crazy the way
I am not saying I deserve more than the next guy, or that people on welfare don't deserve anything BUUUUTTTT....you surely shouldn't get more back than you paid in! I wouldn't expect more back than what I paid but neither should someone else just because they fall in a lower tax bracket! To me this says be a lazy ass, milk the system and will give you a few grand more than you even paid out of your checks all year! The lady filing our taxes told us earlier that week she did someone who paid LESS than 100 dollars all year and they got over $4000 back! How does this work and how is it fair?!?! I mean reallly you are already getting a hand out all year long from Uncle Sam and now you are getting my hard earned money too? I would rather pay it all in and nobody get money back. It's a slap in the face really.
I know there are plenty more people that pay plenty more than we do but GGGRRRR!!!!!
Edited: 02/24/09 8am
Let me clarify before I get a million emails about welfare and the need. I am NOT saying there is no need for welfare or that living on it is kosher and wonderful. What I am trying to say is that no one, poorest of the poor, middle class, or wealthiest of the wealthy should get more back on a tax return than they put in! IT ISN'T NOR HAS IT EVER BEEN THEIR MONEY!