Death and Taxes

February 1, 2006 at 10:35 pm (Life Observations)

I just recently received a W-2 for my first (almost) year of a real full-time job, and I have to say that I can’t believe I paid more into Social Security than I did federal income taxes. I’m okay with paying taxes, but…

What if I don’t want the government to take care of me when I’m old? What if I want to plan for that myself, as everyone does anyways? It frustrates me that there isn’t even another option.

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2 Comments

  1. Len said,

    Actually, there is another option…

    If you become a Pastor (you may have to be ordained, not just licensed), you can opt-out on religious grounds.

    Actually, you might even be able to do that if you aren’t clergy, from what someone was telling me recently, but I do know that ordained pastors can opt-out.

    Not sure if you’re interested in that, but it is an option. 😉

  2. Pastor Bob said,

    If I remember correctly there was once a war fought over such things as taxation without representation. Fight! Refuse to file, I come visit you in jail.

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