So, I got a paycheck.
I worked 162 hours at $12 an hour which was $1900 and change. But I only got $1400 and change and I was pissed. $500 bucks in taxes? WTF? I made a copy of my paycheck and I was gonna send it to Obama himself like see what you’re doing to the American people. This shit ain’t fair.
I was pissed.
See my employer only pays on the 15 and 30 – and then they did this weird thing to clear their accounting books where they paid us through the end of the year so we get this big ass paycheck where we get yanked out the wazoo in taxes and the end result is that I got a lot less money than the hours I worked. $500 less.
And just when I was sitting down to write President Obama my pissed off letter with my copy of my paycheck, it dawned on me that the reason I have that paycheck is because I’m working a co-op.
And I have this co-op because I was able to go back to school three years due to government grants and loans. Student loans which I will eventually have to pay back, but which the government really didn’t have to lend me in the first place. I mean, yeah back when I was working I put money into the system through taxes….
Woah….so maybe the government gave me some money because I gave them some money. Well, not exactly gave, but still....
And maybe - just maybe - the $500 bucks they jacked from me in taxes is being invested in a road or a school or somebody elses student loans.
The same investment America made in me that I made in my government….
Let the circle
In the sky Lord
In the sky