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Dead to me.

FWIW, I was in Paris when you posted, so that's my excuse for not replying earlier.

Beyond that, I wrote a smallish check to the IRS this year. I also ran the numbers under the new (2018) tax law, and if everything stayed the same our taxable income would be higher (the new deduction rules and no personal exemptions) but our tax liability would be lower (brackets and being able to use the Child Tax Credit).

Personally, I'd rather pay the same or more taxes and have a robust social safety net, but that choice isn't offered.

-synchronicity
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