Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

"they were digging a new foundation in manhattan..."

In my rage and frustration over my missing Bookmarks [NB: none of it's irreplaceable, and I mostly just use it for convenience -- have been thinking about adding to my LJ sidebar for some weeks now -- so no need to worry about me], I decided to fill out my taxes.  So, the fed. govt. takes ~10% of my taxable income and then gives me back the rest of what they've taken from my income?  (Yeah, this is the first year where I actually had any taxable income; before I just got all my federal withholdings back.)  This system is so bizarre.  And as always, I wish they just wouldn't take the money out to begin with.  I get no psychic kick out of getting a lump sum check from the govt. (it doesn't feel like a gift, just like I'm getting my own money back ... and having to fill out a form for the privilege; yes I know the 1040EZ is all of about 6 steps -- a couple more 'cause I have 2 W-2's this year -- but it's still a hassle, and the principle of the thing).
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