I just filed my taxes. It’s a bit late, I know, but try to wrap your head around this: I make less than $30,000 a year. I just sent the federal government a check for over $6,000. Basic math will tell you that I’m taxed over 20% and I’m a lower class schmuck. Knowing that my taxes are probably going to go up in the next few years is a burden to my soul.
To add insult to injury, my car won’t pass state inspection because a light won’t turn off. There is nothing actually wrong with my car. It passes emissions testing and is safe to drive. It’s just a light. It’s going to cost me a couple hundred dollars to fix unless I decide to drive around with expired tags and pay a few hundred dollars to law enforcement whenever they notice.
The issues that we discuss as political people affect people in very real ways. The anger we feel is not abstract. It’s not a distant, vague sort of thing. It hits home in very painful of ways. I’m conservative for some very good reasons. Today I’m being screwed over by the government and its a very demoralizing and depressing thing to have to deal with.
It kinda sucks.