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Two cents

Income tax. Sales tax. Property tax. Value added tax. BS tax.

Those in power take our money and give it to businesses that cannot seem to be competitive anymore. Too big to fail. It will hurt all of us. Now the recipients of the money want and need more. Our government says OK. It is only money. More precisely, it is only our money.

Tired of our elected idiots? Ready to voice your ideas and frustration in regards to how your money is being spent?

Join our mini Tea Party. Our little group is growing quickly. We love to talk about all of the above. Oh sure we sometimes get sidetracked with other issues, but we always come back to govt and our money.

Join today and throw in your two cents. Dont worry, we will give your two cents back.

Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • May 28 2009 12:44PM

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There are lots of tax deductions in the Internal Revenue Service code, so if you don't like how the government is spending your money, give it directly to organizations you support. Here are some that I contribute to annually in order to reduce the amount of taxes that I pay:

  1. American Civil Liberties Union
  2. Gay Men's Chorus of San Diego
  3. San Diego Symphony
  4. Red Cross
  5. American Cancer Society
  6. Muscular Dystrophy Association
  7. Breast Cancer Research
  8. Alzheimer's Research
  9. HIV/AIDS Research
  10. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  11. El Cajon Animal Shelter
  12. Battered Women and Children Shelter

There are many, many great non-profit and charitable organizations that can use our help. If one doesn't have money to contribute to all of them, then donate some time each week.

Posted by Not a real person over 8 years ago

Russel,

Well said.  Doing something about it and committing your time and income to something you believe in is far better than sitting around bitching about it on the Internet.

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) over 8 years ago

Russel- Thanks for commenting. I too am a big believer in contributing to not only a group of charities, but also my church. All real nice ways to spend your money how you see fit. Of course if you make any kind of money at all the reduction in your taxes will be a joke. It also does not excuse the waste that goes on with our tax dollars. As far as contributing time, my wife and I are on the boards of a few local chairites, and yours truly started a youth sports jamboree 4 years ago.

Brian- I agree. Read my above answer. But, there is nothing wrong with using the internet to join together in the quest for a common goal. There are lots of us that are sick of the way our money is being used. The internet is just one way that we can communicate with each other.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 8 years ago

I love joining the tea Party. I know that we are effecting things in a positive way-Dinah Lee

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) over 8 years ago

Russel: That is great that you donate time and money to those charities. I donate a good bit as well, financially and with my time. It is quite telling in the current financial climate that so many who have been laid off from their jobs are using the time off to do good works for others. It has an added benefit of networking. A neighbor of mine said that she has seen people who last year were volunteers at the local food pantry (and members of a country club that she belongs to) that this year, they are clients of the food pantry.

Brian: Excellent comment.

Kevin: Those are great and rewarding contributions, especially the youth sports. Kids today need alot more guidance and focus than we did as kids.

Posted by Scott Smith, Gloucester & Rockport, Massachusetts (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Kevin,

It is no longer our money once the government gets it, period.

Posted by Ross Westerman over 8 years ago

Participate