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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Anyone Know a Good Accountant?

I started doing my taxes tonight with TurboTax, and I was shocked--shocked!!!--to learn that for the first time ever, Mr. Pink and I owe taxes. How can this be possible? It's not like we make a lot of money--far from it. I was expecting a refund, and instead, we owe close to $2,000 in state and federal taxes. It's a nightmare. I don't want to evade taxes. I know that it's my duty as a citizen to pay. But it just seems like we owe so much, especially since the government already takes a big bite out of every paycheck. And that's after taking my deduction for my beloved Prius! At this point, I'm just hoping I made some sort of error. But I've checked and double-checked, and I can't find anything wrong.

I guess the moderate-income people like us get no tax relief. But if you're a wealthy George Bush crony, you probably have so many tax breaks that you end up paying nothing at all. I bet that somehow, this is all the Republicans' fault, although I am not sure how. They seem like good people to blame, though. Stupid Republicans and their tax cuts for the wealthy!


  • At 8:59 AM, Anonymous munkyboy said…

    I've been using a tax consultant for a couple of years now. He tells me every year to always put down $500.00 in non-cash contribution to the Goodwill.


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