I've been a bit preoccupied today. Perhaps this drawing isn't up to my normal standard. But with limited time and most of my concentration going into filing the dreaded 1040 I am happy to get a drawing done.
I don't mind paying taxes really. I don't mind putting up my fair share. I don't like not knowing if I am paying too much or too little. I resent the money has to leave my bank account. It bothers me the government is not fiscally responsible. These things bother me. Nevertheless, without taxes I suppose we wouldn't enjoy some of the things that we've become accustomed to like roads, bridges, defense, stable commerce within and outside our boarders. All these things come at a cost and they matter.
I resent it mostly because it's so complicated. I wish it was so much easier so I don't have to worry if my sums are valid and my logic is sound.
It's been many years since I've actually done a tax return myself. Why ... because before I had someone doing my taxes I would come close to having a stroke every day tax day comes up. My eyes would bleed and I think one time steam actually started coming out of my ears.
I have found the trick to peace of mind is doing your taxes early. Get it out of the way before you have to rush down at the last minute.
For me, I am satisfied that I do the best I can. That - I can live with.
Peace and joy to y'all.