I’m moving to NYC for a 45k a year job and the government is taking a quarter of my income. I’m left wondering how the fuck I’m supposed to live.
I’m barely finding any rooms there for as high as $800-900 per month. The government is taking a quarter of my hard fucking earned paycheck and I’m expected to live on the paltry $32,000 a year after taxes they so generously gift me. Despite all the goddamn prosperity Biden keeps telling us we live in, this was the only job I could find after half a year of relentless searching with stellar references, four-five years of high level professional experience and a bachelor’s from a public ivy. I’m coming out of this with barely a poverty wage paying euro level tax rates. Social programs are reserved for those making under $17.5k a year, so I’m not eligible for that.
I differ from other libertarians in that I don’t mind a government health care program, even if it has its problems. I don’t mind food stamps and medicaid, they’ve saved me from homelessness and death quite a few times when I had a lower income and otherwise wouldn’t have had the money for health care or would’ve had to choose between food and rent.
But this is fucking insane. I’m going to see nothing from these taxes. I’d rather not pay any taxes and have a full paycheck than pay a quarter of my income for nothing.
What the fuck kind of American dream is this.
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