Hello Wednesday!

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My college roommate said on Facebook that its a double whammy today…its tax day and its raining here in east Tennessee. Well not every day can be sunshine, puppies and happiness, although it would be great if it were. Today I am at work, doing good things for myself and for others so I guess there is a silver lining behind the rain clouds. Let us all have the best day possible given the…

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Taxes Done and Filed, Yes It’s A Relief

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My duty to my country is finished because today, one day before the deadline I filed our 2014 income taxes. The IRS is a necessary evil and no one loves to pay them but we have to. For so many years we have had to pay until the last few years. Yes its good to get this yearly ritual done but I can’t just do it early but its put off until almost the last minute. Fortunately we are getting a refund…

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Rambling About Spending

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It’s interesting how people who are so concerned about how much is spent on programs that help people, advance community and make our world a better place to live won’t flinch at what is spent on the military industrial complex. To me working on making our world a better place to live, reducing crime and promoting peace with nations is a worthy investment. No one likes to pay more than their fair share of taxes but you know sometimes you have to invest in things that matter to the vast majority of people and can do the most good. Death and taxes are a certain but perhaps while I am living I can improve the present and invest in the future.