So, I got into it online in the comments about Trump’s tax plan. According to the tax plan calculator I will save a good bit of money, about 9 months worth of car payments for a new truck. I’m excited by it.
Some internet shit-weasel was arguing against me in this.
I said I pay a lot in taxes and getting a break like this will help me afford a new truck (my current one is 15 years old – yes I’m still driving the ’03 Chevy I got as a college graduation present from my dad).
In all the back and forth, my anti-Trump foil shot back with “even if it does help you now, it will expire in 2025 and you taxes will go up again.”
I was blown away by this. “Your taxes will go up seven years from now” is his argument why this is bad?
Is this how these people really think?
I hope my taxes go up in seven years. I hope my taxes double or triple in seven years. I’m turning 35. I am a well educated professional. I hope by the time I’m 42 my income has made substantial gains. If I am making marginally more at 42 as I am at 35, my life has taken a severe turn for the worse.
An MD should double his or her salary between being a resident today and being a doctor in private practice in seven years.
A lawyer should double his or her salary between being an associate today and being a junior partner in seven years.
Then it hit me, if this guy is a Pre-Colombian Mesoamerican Lesbian Art Studies major, he’s not going to see a great gain in his income at Starbucks.
For the rest of America that didn’t piss their college tuition away on bullshit, it should be a goal in life to go up a tax bracket or two seven years from now.