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1/3 of my paycheck goes to tax!

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33% taxes is just the beginning my friend. Let's not forget, you get taxed on what you make, taxed on what you spend, taxed on what you own (car, house) and if you happen to be able to save a couple nickles after all of that, you get taxed on any interest accrued.

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KayRN910 has 1 years experience and specializes in ER.

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Honestly, this is why I stopped picking up overtime on a regular basis. If I worked a whole 12 hour shift, got the overtime pay, and "call back" (as we call it, our shift diff for coming in on your off day), my paycheck is maybe $150 more.

Why bother? I'll sit at home and enjoy my offday, eat twinkies, and be 100% less stressed. :) Sometimes sanity is priceless!

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Im dissapointed they deduct so much in my paycheck every 2 weeks. I dont even make that much since I have less than a year experience. Then when I think about those patients that come to the hospital treating me like their own personal servant and on govt insurance. I get irritated. Why? The taxes they deduct on my hard earned paycheck contributes to this patient's hospital stay and in return, this patient treats me like his personal servant. So im paying him so he can treat me like his personal servant. Does anyone feels this way? Not all pt are like this, but theres a couple every shift.

So are are you saying that if they have private insurance it will make YOU feel better if they treat you like a servant? Who cares what type of insurance someone has or doesn't have....

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Jenni811 has 3 years experience as a RN and specializes in Intermediate care.

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As an American i understand i need to contribute to taxes, and i'm fine with that. It's just when the money "borrowed" is abused!!!! its awful.

I still get tax returns, so i usually see the money in the end :)

Someone once told me the amount of money you make working January through May is what you pay in taxes/year. Crazy....

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Jenni811 has 3 years experience as a RN and specializes in Intermediate care.

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Honestly, this is why I stopped picking up overtime on a regular basis. If I worked a whole 12 hour shift, got the overtime pay, and "call back" (as we call it, our shift diff for coming in on your off day), my paycheck is maybe $150 more.

Why bother? I'll sit at home and enjoy my offday, eat twinkies, and be 100% less stressed. :) Sometimes sanity is priceless!

Never thought of it like that!!! NO MORE CALL IN FOR JENNI :yeah:

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MN-Nurse is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med Surg - Renal.

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It seems that the more hours I put in for a given pay period' date=' the more is taken out. I don't make much more than if I worked less hours in a pay period. It also burns my butt that taxes are taken out for SS and Medicare, which I know I will not see a cent of when I'm 65.[/quote']

Your SS and Medicare does not have to disappear - unless you let it.

The richest in this country have seen their taxes slashed in the last decade. They have convinced the conservative poor and middle class to bear the burdens of these cuts.

If you want to keep Social Security and Medicare solvent then vote for it.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Honestly, this is why I stopped picking up overtime on a regular basis. If I worked a whole 12 hour shift, got the overtime pay, and "call back" (as we call it, our shift diff for coming in on your off day), my paycheck is maybe $150 more.

Why bother? I'll sit at home and enjoy my offday, eat twinkies, and be 100% less stressed. :) Sometimes sanity is priceless!

This reminds me of the "but its a write off" comments to justify unnecessary expenditures. The thing is that unless that overtime actually raised your tax bracket over the course of the year you will get it back. Each paycheck's deductions are based on that week's earnings so it makes sense that if you do a lot of overtime that particular check will not be as fat but again it will be adjusted for at the end of the year. I know it sucks to have worked hard and only see a bit more but in the big picture it works out.

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I don't see anything wrong with pointing out that a large percentage of the population abuses the system, and a different, large percentage of the population ends up paying for it. "Life is not fair", I get it, but at a certain point you have to say that the system is so broken that is it no longer serving the interests of those that fund it. When you mention things like roads and police officers, that is such a small percentage of your tax money that it is laughable. It is sad but true that often the most demanding customers in the healthcare industry are the ones that are paying little to no money for these services. I don't feel like this is inappropriate, or unreasonable to point out.

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So are are you saying that if they have private insurance it will make YOU feel better if they treat you like a servant? Who cares what type of insurance someone has or doesn't have....

Sorry but I do because it is just the icing on the cake when I feel like I'm not only being treated shabby but also contributing to that person's stay at our luxury resort. :rolleyes:

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Your SS and Medicare does not have to disappear - unless you let it.

The richest in this country have seen their taxes slashed in the last decade. They have convinced the conservative poor and middle class to bear the burdens of these cuts.

If you want to keep Social Security and Medicare solvent then vote for it.

This argument lacks logic. Those that make more money still pay more taxes, and those that make the most money pay the most taxes, and those that make the least pay the least (or none). There are some corporate tax deals that I disagree with, but for the most part, every rich person I know pays a much higher % of their income to the govt than every middle class or poor person that I know. To say that, because you make more money, you should have a higher percentage of your income taxed, is inane.

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This argument lacks logic. Those that make more money still pay more taxes, and those that make the most money pay the most taxes, and those that make the least pay the least (or none). There are some corporate tax deals that I disagree with, but for the most part, every rich person I know pays a much higher % of their income to the govt than every middle class or poor person that I know. To say that, because you make more money, you should have a higher percentage of your income taxed, is inane.

Absolutely false....the wealthier do not pay more....off the top of my head I can think of one area where this is not a fact. People making over 100k only pay SS on the first 100K. That is a huge savings. On the years that my husband has made over 200k he stops paying SS my June netting him another 800 bucks a month after his SS has maxed out.

If you think about it percentage wise who pays more of their paycheck to SS it is the people making less than 100k.

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Sorry but I do because it is just the icing on the cake when I feel like I'm not only being treated shabby but also contributing to that person's stay at our luxury resort. :rolleyes:

Yep, and fat people and alcoholics are raising your insurance premiums....I could go on and on. Sooooo many reasons to decide to place blame.

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