The fact that an overall budget blueprint for 2015 was agreed upon by the House and Senate in December as part of the 2014 budget process has not stopped the House from approving an alternative FY 2015 budget resolution by a vote of 219-205. 166 more words
Yesterday was Tax Day. I paid my taxes without complaint. Why? Because these taxes help pay for our democracy. Nel’s New Day gives a very good background on why we shouldn’t complain about our taxes. In addition to what she presents, you can find out, using your actual income, how much of your money goes to different parts of the federal government using the White House’s “2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt” calculator. And following Nel’s suggestion, I took a selfie in honor of #TaxPayerPride Day and sent it to the Network Education Program (aka the Nuns on the Bus) to post on their FLICKR #TaxPayerPride page with other proud supporters who also want to pay their fair share of taxes. [caption id="attachment_964" align="aligncenter" width="225"] My taxes help pay for many important things to me. That includes my son’s education, a vibrant multicultural community, the local library, and our access to fair and open elections.[/caption] Check out Nel's blog, find out where your federal tax dollars go, and tell others that you are proud to pay your fair share of taxes to run our country.