August 19, 2010

Cost of Government Day.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:54 pm

Yes, Peeps. Today marks the day in the year when the average American has earned enough money to pay for federal, state and local governments. Chew on that for a minute. It would take every penny you earned from January 1 until today just to pay the cost of government.

The real kicker is that in New Jersey our “Cost of Government Day” doesn’t arrive until September 14!

Positively sickening.


  1. I remember when the Federal Government payoff day was in April… then May. Now August. And for what? I’ve yet to see any return on my money, except for a few people I know that decided to rape the system and live on the dole the rest of their lives. Fuckers. I’m glad they’re sitting on their asses watching Jerry Springer while I’m supporting them.

    Comment by gregor — August 20, 2010 @ 11:54 am

  2. Florida’s was on August 13. We got a whole 6 days better than the average due to having no personal state income tax.


    Comment by Kathy K — August 20, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

  3. Yeah. For the first time in my life, I’m living in a State with an income tax, and it sucks.

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — August 20, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  4. Do you know the date for the “median” taxpayer?

    “Average” is a crappy indicator, since 50% of Americans pay ZERO income tax. So I imagine for schmucks like us, it will eventually become like “Christmas in December.”

    Comment by Dan — August 21, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

  5. Here’s a great video that let’s you imagine what else the cost of government could pay for.

    Comment by Big Geek Daddy — August 21, 2010 @ 10:48 pm

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