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May 6, 2013

CONFER: Celebrate your tax freedom day

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Niagara Gazette — Think about how damning the study is. For the past four-plus months, every hour that you’ve spent at work, sweating or stressing while dealing with customers, coworkers, or machines — not to mention the bad economy — has not been for the money that you need to pay the bills or set aside as discretionary income. Every one of those hours — 720 of them if you work a 40 hour week — has been dedicated to the bureaucracies that manage your town, school, county, state, and nation, and who, more often than not, recklessly spend your hard-earned dollars on social and corporate welfare, bloated public-sector payrolls, and wasteful pork. Nearly four months

of your life were toiled away, just to make sure you paid the price of being a “good citizen” in 2013; four months spent working for everybody else, whether they deserved it or not.

Now, with a third of the year behind us, you can find what comfort you can in knowing that your next 8 months on the job can be dedicated to you and your family. But then, the vicious cycle starts all over again. And, who really knows when your next Tax Freedom Day will come? New York’s 2013 Tax Freedom Day is 10 days later than it was just 4 years ago!

This kind of makes you hunger for real tax freedom, doesn’t it?

Gasport resident Bob Confer also writes for the New American magazine at TheNewAmerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobconfer

Gasport resident Bob Confer also writes for the New American magazine at TheNewAmerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobconfer

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