Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thanks Terminator

Taxes. Yuck. This is the first time in three years that I have even bothered thinking about taxes.... no income = no taxes. Oh, the good old days, living on student loans, racking up debt, oblivious to real life. Good times. When I was single, working lame jobs, I was always excited for tax season because I always got a refund. Always. And this year I was hoping for the same - mainly because with the sale of our house, and all the student deductions we have, moving expenses, etc... I was secretly wishing for a miracle check to appear in our mailbox. Enter, Gov. Arnold. He has managed to run California's deficit into oblivion which has resulted in higher taxes and lay-offs for many. Oh, and one more thing... he has said there is no money in the budget to allow refunds to tax payers who have overpaid. But don't worry he says, the state will issue IOU vouchers. Really? That's nice of you. Vouchers that will likely never amount to one cent. So, my question for the Terminator is (in case I owe on my taxes); Govenor, well, I know I owe you lots of money in taxes right now, but see, I just don't have it, sorry, my husband really needed to buy a car, and you see, I really can't afford to pay you, but I have an idea, I will give you this IOU, here, I'll even sign it and promise that I'm good for it, you believe me don't you? My guess is that it doesn't work both ways.

4 comments:

[AnnieR] said...

That's jacked up. Ugh, I hate tax season. It's just a huge hassle.

leigh said...

How Lame! The first time (besides thinking of how much houses cost) that I'm glad I don't live there. At least it's just a state tax (non)refund, which never amount to much.

molly oliver said...

Did Eric get a new car yet? Last year we got worked from taxes, hopefully this year there are no more big surprises of you owe this much more to the government after we do our taxes.

Sunny said...

AMEN!!