valerie wrote: In the USA, tax's and insurance has gone way beyond ridiculous.
I would say most average middle class citizens in the USA could get along just fine if
it wasn't for the ever increasing tax's and insurance.
I understand why people move to Alaska in the wilderness.
They say no man is an island. However, I think if I was stranded on an island, I'd like
it just fine, as long as I had shelter and food.
Of course taxes have to go up, who else is going to pay for politicians luxury style of living, travel, remodels and their fat pay raises + generous pension plans that could feed several families for many lifetimes ? The gap between rich and poor is narrowing, if you can even consider there is a middle class anymore it is scarce, you either have truckloads of money or you are in debt and in poverty. Initially when I saw the topic title, I thought this was another one of those the end of the world is near, I was going to say "Well they have been predicting the end for ages now, let's get it over with already"
Truth of the matter is there will come a time where you will spend most of the year working to pay off your bloody taxes, in other words as a slave to politicians. In this country if you have an education and experience and lucky enough to land a big job with good salary, 6 months to the year you will be working for free, because most of your hard earned salary will be taxed, unless you want to of course invest your money in 401k, and postpone the tax bang for when you withdraw the money when you need it - a sham either way
If only tax dollars were put to good use