Well, I'm happy to report that I got through another tax filing season with some semblance of my sanity intact.
Recent studies in the field of issues dealing with memory and reason tell us that if we keep our minds sharp and alert by performing tasks that challenge our cognitative functions constantly, we will preserve these functions well into our senior years. Doing your own taxes is definitely a good example. As a matter of fact, it may be a little overkill.
Thank you President George Bush for keeping the tax rates at a "reasonable" level. Now start figuring a way to get most of our troops out of Iraq as soon as possible because I have a feeling that the "piper will need to be paid" for this (mis)adventure? sooner or later. A 9 TRILLION dollar deficit is about $30,000 (+ -) for each working family in the USA, if I'm not mistaken. I hope the Chinese don't call on us to pay those notes anytime soon. If they do, we'll be "up the creek without a paddle".
Is there such a thing as a politician who is fiscally responsible? Is it even reasonable to expect this?