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Who the hell cares?

When I was younger I used to get all het up about proposed Federal tax changes. As I got a bit older, I realized it was kinda like shaking my fist at and shouting at a thunderstorm.

We have exactly zero control over what the new tax schedules (if anything actually happens), and when the changes do happen they never look much like the original proposal.

All we are doing in this discussion is venting to one another. Unless, perhaps, anyone here has some juicy blackmail on a few Senators. ;-)
Whatever we like, dislike, agree with, or disagree with---has no more effect than shouting at a thunderstorm.

Well, you're right, we don't have any control... until the next election.

But I think it's good to discuss the potential impact of possible changes so that we can be ready to make any personal changes we need to make. I've been thinking about buying a bigger, more expensive house, for example. Another person might be thinking about moving to a state with much higher property taxes. These decisions MIGHT be affected by the tax changes if they go through. It's good to be informed and prepared.

And talking about it and understanding the changes allows us to tell friends who voted a certain way in the last election to say "Hey, you voted for them," when they start to complain about the changes. :-)
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