Tuesday, June 03, 2003

A good running list of anime that's been licensed.
Okay, our tax structure is total bullshit. Even though I do from time to time, I'm not trying to brag here, but my last job paid me pretty well, especially for an intern. Now, I'm making about 40% less, in terms of gross pay. But you know what? In the end, my take-home pay is only gonna differ by a few hundred dollars, at least from the looks of my first paycheck. Sure, over a full year that comes out to a fe grand, but it still doesn't seem right.

Okay, obviously, I'm irritated because of greed. Granted, this works in mjy favor right now, because even though my job status has been lowered, I'm still in good shape. I actually have a non-greed related reason, though, to be bothered by this. When people are in a cuspy tax area like I am, where exactly is the fucking motivation to get a higher paying job, with more stress, if you're going to be bringing home close to the same amount either way? How is this helpful to the economy?

Oh, and before you start, I'm not prepping myself to support the Bush tax policy, either. I'm talking about taxes for the middle class. I'm not talking about changing tax structures or making cuts to benefit the ultra-wealthy, which is what the administration is concerned with doing. No, I'm talking about average citizens who can't buy their own politicians.

Okay, granted, I have a somewhat narrow perspective. I'm single, no kids, and not a homeowner. And there are a million other things that could change my tax situation, too. All I'm saying is that something isn't quite right with this progressive system we have set up.