But from January 1 until today, you haven't been working for yourself you've been working for the state. Nobody - not you or anyone else - has been getting rich from your labor. Everybody in the state's been spinning their wheels till now.
There used to be a saying: "Thank God we're not getting all the government we pay for."
WE're beginning to wonder if that old line can ever make sense, now that government operates with a no-limit credit card mentality - ramping up charges to us and turbo-charged debt, debt, debt. (WE're getting plenty more "governance" than our earnings can ever cover, do ya think?) Ever see the Washington State DEBT CLOCK?
Federal spending is bad enough, but Washington State is one of the absolute worst in the nation where it comes to burdening citizens with obtuse taxes and fees. Check out the figures presented by the Tax Foundation that have been posted on the Freedom Foundation blog, which lays it all out for you pretty clearly.