I just read this news article by NPR and I am incensed…royally pissed off!
There are millions of homeowners in the US like me – far from “rich” or “wealthy” in the monetary sense who rely on this very small tax break to lessen the blow every April. This year I only received a break of $200 after paying $9k in mortgage interest, and I still ended up having to pay the feds some money.
The “rich” only make up about 1% of the population! Cuts like these will only hurt the rest of us, and as usual the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer.
My personal opinion about plugging the HUGE budget deficit is to stop spending billions, or maybe it’s trillions, on all the foreign war crap and start putting American’s money back into America!
I know the war situation is complex and the justification is that we’re doing it to protect our freedoms, but I’m calling a big bullshit on that because it appears that we have less freedom now than we did before 9/11, and I’m sorry that so many people died and continue to die for our government’s ulterior motives abroad.
American’s freedoms are being taken away bit by bit and it trickles down from federal government to local government. Yes, our local governments very much enjoy restricting our actions and making stupid laws to protect things like grass rather than citizens. Sure, for the most part I can go out and live my life without having to worry about being shot by a guerrilla or blown up by a suicide bomber, but I might be arrested or fined if I sit on the sidewalk in San Francisco or play in a bounce house at a park in Walnut Creek.
I’m appalled at the ridiculousness of all of this! America, please stop slowly stripping my freedoms and then taxing me for it. I want my money and my freedom back with interest!