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By jimgon (Sun Mar 17, 2019 at 07:41:11 PM EST) (all tags)
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 I did my tax return last night.  Thanks to the tax scam last year my payable tax went up by 8%.  Basically I no longer am able to deduct any of the deductions I have had in the past.  I will need to make adjustments this year to avoid having to write another very large check to the government next year.  I have to increase my tax withholding to the point where any raises I've received for the last three years are going to cover my new tax bill.  Of course screwing middle class people in Democratic states was a feature of the whole thing.  

I'm having my standard work related issues.  No room for growth.  Not doing anything interesting.  I got shuffled off to a business intelligence team where I'm acting as product owner for data that I don't understand using a tool I don't understand.  The likelihood of seeing a bonus next year on this team is negligible. So I've been poking around at the internal job postings to see what's available. Changing employers would be difficult at this point in time.  My duties with the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes requires a lot of nights and five days off a year.  Having my current flexibility is very useful.  

If you are connected to me on FB you know what I'm using it for.  Nothing personal.  Completely turned over for Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes business.  I'll never post anything personal or political on that site again.  I also have a public Twitter account which is an extension of the FB one. UKian Buffaloes are amazingly active on Twitter.  

That's probably about it.  
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Yeah. by clock (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Mar 18, 2019 at 09:40:53 AM EST
It's fascinating to see all of the people who voted against their interests having the "tax break" blow up on them. We're in this weird place where we never touch anything and no matter what, the outcome is random. Fuck it. Just fuck it all.

Like you, I've dropped out of the social media. The things that do want me to use it are being flat out ignored (see scouting). I can't really go back now. Reddit once or twice a day to look at the most popular stuff gets me funny animal clips and the occasional dumpster fire update. Don't really need anything else.

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

19% by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 19, 2019 at 05:45:25 PM EST
i had and error. 19% increase in tax owed. 

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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