Gut Rumbles

September 23, 2005

good for them

This sounds like a pretty good couple to me. Bless 'em.

I also like their idea of retiring immediately. Fuck working when you're rich. But pay attention to THIS part of the story, too:

Since Helen, who bought the ticket, chose the cash option, they will get $156.1 million, lottery officials said. The federal tax bite will amount to about a quarter of that.

Naw... we aren't overtaxed in this country. God asks for only 10%. You may tithe to God, but you'll goddam well PAY the federal government, at much higher rates. Both promise to deliver you unto heaven.

I don't believe either one, but God is less expensive.


Then there's the state and local hands in your pockets. They'll be lucky to get much more than half. Not that I would complain a great deal considering the amount.

I'd sure try to beat the gummint out of some of it by giving a good portion away to worthy causes.

Posted by: StinKerr on September 24, 2005 12:47 AM

^^ yeah that's true. My taxes, medicarer, SocSec etc....when all is said and done, come in at about 40% of my check.

Those folks are lucky with just 25%.

Posted by: marcl on September 25, 2005 03:03 AM

You gotta pay for wars, Sports Fans!

Posted by: jb on September 26, 2005 10:21 PM
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