In 1869 the cross country RR was a dream come true. They drove the 'golden spike' to celebrate.
We all fill out forms for the IRS, we pay income taxes.....
Most folk do not know, but there was a time most folk I knew did their own year’s end tax returns. The first few I did for Sherry and I was on a simple Fill in the blanks IBM card. It was as simple as this:
Number of dependents….
Amount of federal Income tax withheld…. ________
Amount of tax you owe from tax tables… ________
Amount you owe…. Attach check. ……… _______
Amount over paid (refund)…………… _______
It was basically that simple to file your taxes. I smile at every political administration when they promise, ‘we are going to simply the tax code.’
Mine and your reps are mostly wealthy men and women. The tax code does favor them. They are not about to change it. They say the things we want to hear, but in reality your congressman blames mine and mine blames yours for not being able to FIX the tax code. They will come home and say I wanted to get this done, but George from Montana, or Oregon would not agree.
I still make those tax ‘filler outers’ miss a little income, because I still do it myself. Ours is not complicated anyway. When I was in business the last ten years I hired a CPA, because my brother who was a good business man told me to.
I wish in my life time I would see a very simple tax system. Either the 10% flat tax or a national 20% sales tax and do away with the IRS. My simple mind at work. HA!
I sorta favor the national sales tax because if the millionaire buys a Yacht He pays tax on it. If I buy a Jon boat I pay tax on it. He buys a high-rise hotel and I buy a tent, be both pay the same percentage on the sale. In my mind it is that simple BUT once some wise person looks at it they can come up with a lot of reasons it cannot work. So… ? We are probably stuck with millions of pages of red tape.
Florida has some beautiful flowers. We pass this one on our walk. The flower is beautiful, but LOOK at the stickers on this dude!!
Our wonderfully created human body:
The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
You Hand-pumped your gas up into the glass container on top. 1 to 5 gallons. then it used gravity flow to put it in your tank.