A blanket that changed a man's life

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
January 28, 2013 10:18am CST
It is not often that something you take for for granted is worth so much and this to a person who needs the money. Watch the video to see the joy that is on this mans face at this life changing moment. http://biggeekdad.com/2012/11/indian-blanket-auction/#.UQaAukMphpU.facebook After the video think that while he received $1.5 Million the expenses of the auction will take about $150,000 and the Federal government will take about $500,000 and depending on the state he could also pay up to $240,000 in state income taxes. Out of $1,500,000 sale the State and Federal governments could take up to $740,000 or almost half of what he earned. If the man complained about the net amount the media would blame the auction house for taking such a large share for doing very little. Is the government turning into this monster that is devouring everything in its path trying to feed it unstoppable spending?
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Jan 13
I cried for him! What a wonderful thing to happen to someone who truly deserves it! Thanks so very much for sharing the video!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
30 Jan 13
It is a nice story but what about the amount that the government takes from the man? Is that fair. Then think of the person who works and makes that amount of money should the government be taking over half of the money?