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<<<Second, according to the definition, if one suffers a decrease in net worth, then they paid negative taxes (which would imply receiving funds from the government instead of paying funds to the government) and that is not an accurate description.>>>

"I received funds from the government. Two stimulus checks, not to mention the monthly Social Security (I know, I know, it’s my money)."

Not really.

"And interest on government bonds. (I know, I know…)"

Interest on the bonds is payment for loaning the government money, unlike the stimulus checks, which IMO makes the interest paid to you inapplicable to this discussion. SS is a whole other discussion, one that I do not care to open today.

"Just sayin’. Pedantism is underrated."

Were the stimulus checks larger than the taxes paid for those years?

Regards, JAFO
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