Sunday, October 9, 2011
I am one of the 53%
I am 50 years old.
I have been paying taxes since I was 16 years old.
I am a teacher.
I worked 25 years to learn my trade, so now I can teach it.
Every year for the last ten, I have been to work early and stayed late. That means I have worked 5 weeks a year for free, just to get the job done right.
I have never taken welfare, food stamps, free health care, or any other hand outs.
I don't ask for heating assistance; I split firewood and stack it in my driveway.
I drive a 17 year old car that isn't shiny or nice, but it gets me to work every day.
I don't have cable, satellite TV, or any other bill for constant entertainment.
I don't have any credit cards, or any debts.
I am one of the 53% of people in this country who pay taxes, and supports those who don't.