Now, here is a very reasonable question
Why in the name of All that is Holy is my military retirement not tax exempt? Part b of that same question is, why was it taxed at all? Or, I suppose, those are both pieces of the same question since, were it tax exempt, I wouldn’t have paid taxes on it in the first place. It should not have to be included in my income at all.
I was initially looking at getting back a chunk of what I had paid in from my civilian job. Until I put in my military retirement. Then I had to pay in a shitpot more than I already had.
Military Retirement. I spent 20 fucking years of my life protecting this nation from what it ended up electing. Every year since I retired I’ve had that same thought, why is it not tax exempt? I’m about to turn 61 years old, and it just finally pissed me off ENOUGH to write about it this year.
I’d better go wash down my blood pressure medications with a shot of rum. Makes them work better. Kinda tells me why ganja is still a federally suppressed intoxicant. I bet if I could take the occasional toke I’d be mellower, and not have to rely on artificial medicines to keep from blowing my heart out by stress.
Can you tell I’m a bit upset? In 1913 there was no income tax. As with anything, let the government implement a temporary program for the war, it will continue. Let the government implement a program to pay the chronically unemployed from birth to fucking death, and the numbers of the chronically unemployed will continue to grow. Shit, why should I work if the government will pay me not to? Except I’m not the target group, I feel I should carry my own sorry ass. Unfortunately, I’m also supporting many who won’t.