Making the Thousandaire Mistake
So, as hard as it may be to fathom, yes...it's true, I HAVE made a mistake or two in my life! The mistake I will share with you today has some relevance in this week's discussions about who should be taxed more to pay for all the spending and entitlements programs in Washington. Our President thinks we need to tax all the "Thousandaires", of which I fix right at the very bottom of this category! This is a big mistake!
As I understand it, any family (or business) that makes $250,000 and above needs to pay more. Mind you, we already pay about 45 cents for every dollar earned when you combine Federal and state taxes.....but clearly, that's not enough. But, I don't want to spend my first October blogging story about economic policies. Instead, I will share with you the ways, my husband and I will change our work habits so that we can neatly fall just below the dreaded Thousandnaire position:
1) From now on, neither one of us will push so hard and stop working 7 days a week! Bring on college football watching and beer drinking!
2) I will promise myself to attend one less networking meeting, avoiding the possibility of bringing on yet another paying client!
3) With this extra time on my hands, I will paint the exterior walls around my yard; no need to hire that contractor who gave me a fairly decent bid!
4) Maybe I will even go in and do some of the technical work my husband needs done in his office and then he can avoid the risk of taking on an additional employee a little longer!
You see, the mistake being made is actually the decisions being made in Washington to tax middle class and upper middle class people to help programs that are either underfunded or new ones that are trying to stimulate the economy. My little life's example helps explain why what is being proposed is not the best way to go about getting this country growing and being prosperous again! I, for one, want to be prosperous again. I miss frivolous shopping trips. I miss eating dinner out...in the middle of the week! I miss hiring work out to far more qualified individuals then myself. I want our country to be happy and strong. I want to correct these mistakes.....sooner than later!
Now, I am off to read about all the mistakes others have made......here: