A blanket that changed a man's life
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?