just paid my debt to support whatever we call what is going on in the Iraq sand, sick and tired of the outlay we pay every year..about 13% of my total income, which does not increase that much because we are retired...and after reviewing the taxes of GWB and Cheney, makes me want to puke. Time and time again, I read about multinational companies who pay little or nothing because of the engineered tax breaks of this administration, and who are making millions off of this little skirmish in the sand. My son in law, who I do not like, has 4 kids and 2 apartment bldgs. he keeps 3 apartments empty(so he can write off the loss and expense), and writes the whole thing off and this year got an $8,000 return on an income of $52,000...the gov't gives him extra money for having potent sperm..people can yell and complain about a lot of stuff, but this tax crap makes me nutz. I have favored Steve Forbes plan in the past, and if I ever have the opportunity it is probably the only thing I feel soo passionate about that I could stand on a streetcorner with a sign about. The whole thing is so out of whack it makes me absolutely crazy, so much so I try not to think about it. I often read in the liberal blogs about the demise of the middle class because of the tax system, and though I try hard not to believe it, a lot of times it seems true. Gotta go work out, to get rid of this rage I feel towards the IRS and this whold corrupt governmental system that is spending more money than I can imagine, all the while coddling and giving tax breaks to our biggest companies who are profiting from their gov't ventures.