Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas

p.s. for the economists in the crowd, and those interested...

for the economic purists out there, in my recent post about taxes I only counted our direct outlays, not the additional employer amounts of SS and Medicare taxes...

That's the way CBO counts it--and it really is true. That's your money being spent, even if you never see it as a line item on your pay-check...because employers can't spend it on higher salaries, additional fringe benefits, reinvestment in the firm, etc...

next time you look at your paycheck, don't forget to mentally double the SS and medicare lines--because that's what's really being taken from you in those two taxes.

  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

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