Up until today, you've been a slave. Your work, time away from family, stress, and intelligence have all been payed to one entity: our goverment. Hooray.
Enjoy your freedom as you are now, for the remainder of 2010, allowed to keep what you earn. Who would've thought that we could reap the benefits of our own labor? Or that we are all, in essence, federal slaves for more than one quarter of the year?
And don't think that it's getting better any time soon. As large deficits have proven in the past, the "Tax Freedom Day" will likely move later and later in the next few years. Our administration is increasing the deficit and taxes so feverishly that I have no doubt that we'll all be slaves for progressively longer amounts of time each year. Yay.
While the word "free" typically evokes positive feelings, when you tell me that I've been working for free, in essence, up until today...well, let's just say that I have some not-so-positive feelings about that. Unless being positively pissed off counts.
The silver lining here is that as of today, you can relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You get to keep what you earn. Well, that is, until next year.