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Tax Hell

Rachel Lucas a href=”http://rachellucas.com/index.php/2008/04/12/today-i-know-the-meaning-of-butthurt/”on paying taxes/a (Hat tip: a href=”http://instapundit.com/archives2/017808.php”Instapundit/a): “I re-worked my return again and got it down to an ass-breaking $10,900. Still want to drink whiskey and blow shit up.” br /br /Rachel, like me, is self-employed:br /br /blockquoteIn case anyone wonders and doesn’t already know it, I’m self employed and thus have to pay that Extra Special Just For Those Who Don’t Work For Someone Else Tax./blockquote br /br /I think there are a number of us who are self-employed out there who feel the same way at this time in April–especially when we write the whopping checks for a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Insurance_Contributions_Act_tax#Self-employed_people”self-employment taxes/a–similar to FICA taxes which fund both Social Security and Medicare. I often wish that I could take a deal from the government–they keep the money I have put in thus far into FICA and give me nothing when I retire–and I no longer fund their “Ponzi scheme.” But that would mean that I would have control over my money and my life, something the government doesn’t take kindly to, it seems.