U.S. Taxes are Going Up!

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@jahunt (1392)
United States
April 7, 2016 1:13pm CST
The numbers are in and they show federal taxes for the average American worker are increasing. Currently, you will work from January 1st to April 24th just to earn enough to pay your federal taxes. Also, the penalty to the IRS for the next year is increasing from over $300 per person for not having health insurance to over $600 per person. Can you say "oppressive"? #barelygettingby
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@Corbin5 (102612)
• United States
7 Apr 16
Need new blood in the White House, but all from which to choose are lacking. Frustrating.
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• Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Apr 16
Wheres the triple like button?
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Yes, don't know if it will help but it's worth a shot!
@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
9 Apr 16
Totalitarianism at its best, or worse, smh...
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I wonder if I chose not to pay taxes, can I take off until May? Lol! Works for me...
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@RussTeed (1511)
• United States
9 Apr 16
@jahunt Good luck with all that.. The IRS probably read this.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
9 Apr 16
@RussTeed They know where I am. Come and get me. Make my day...Lol!
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@dodo19 (32523)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Apr 16
Wow, that's quite a jump. Our system is a little different.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Yes it continually seems to go up.
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@dodo19 (32523)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Apr 16
@jahunt it can't be easy to deal with.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@dodo19 No it's not. Working men and women are hurting.
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@jstory07 (65877)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Apr 16
My friend and her husband do not file because they can not afford insurance. It is to high.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Neither can I. I am forced to pay the penalty.
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@jstory07 (65877)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Apr 16
@jahunt They are retired so they would not owe anything.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@jstory07 My dad is the same. He just draws social security and hasn't had to file for years.
@marlina (72515)
• Canada
7 Apr 16
You should live in Canada, it is a lot worse.
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@JohnRoberts (54001)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr 16
It's worse in Canada? How so? Canada is viewed as more liberal and thus better in its programs than the US.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Wow, didn't realize. I suppose times are tough all over!
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Apr 16
@JohnRoberts "better" government programs are generally supported by increased taxes.
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• United States
8 Apr 16
Oh my ..what in the world are people going to do? Hmm lets start our own country
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I am all for that. Can we call it Fantasy Island?
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• United States
9 Apr 16
@jahunt Yes and I saw that show on telly today couldnt believe it was on lolz the plane the plane
@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
8 Apr 16
They need to look into the Panama Papers and start taxing all that money offshore!
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
9 Apr 16
I am not familiar with that but you are probably right!
@Platespinner (16515)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Apr 16
Unfortunately the government likes to spend well beyond it's means...and the average wage earning citizen has to pay the price.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Yes. It is shocking to me that we have to work nearly hAlf a year just to pay our taxes!
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• Ahmedabad, India
7 Apr 16
Every country nowdays are increasing taxes in order to improvise public expenditure except few exceptions which makes Leaks like Panama.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Yes, I am sure it is the same in other countries as well.
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@JohnRoberts (54001)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr 16
That's a pretty grim picture so no wonder people simply aren't motivated to work anymore. A very legitimate excuse not to and find other means of survival.
@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Maybe but what happened to being proud of earning your way in the world?
@JohnRoberts (54001)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr 16
@jahunt There is no pride among the generation that wants a free government ride in funemployment. I don't prescribe to that but it's a bitter pill to swallow that making your way in the world entails supporting the government for nearly 5 months.
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@jahunt (1392)
• United States
8 Apr 16
@JohnRoberts Yes, it's a bitter pill indeed!
@vandana7 (63511)
• India
9 Apr 16
That is shocking...to say the least. While the health insurance is almost the same here, taxes are much lower. My taxes would not be more than from Jan 1 to Feb 28 - all taxes included in it.