April 16, 2005
did my taxas last night midst muckle swaerin. lo an bahoald whan i get to teh end of the state-of-massachosats part turbidtax sayas teh folowan:
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue offers a voluntary tax rate on 5.3% income [ed. this means "on income which is taxed at 5.3%", which is fucking well all of it]. The voluntary tax rate is 5.85%.
Do you wish to pay this higher rate of tax?
Note: The new tax rate is strictly voluntary and will increase your tax. Most people answer "No" here.
ummm... hm. ya dont say...
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theres alwyas door numbar three. the comute to bsoton form thare is brutal if u wrok halfway nromel hours but tehy gota way cool state motto.
the numbars dont always wrok out so most years u either send em a small check or else they send u one. theres all kindsa exemptionjs and daductions an whatnot. e.g. in mass u dont haveta pay taxes on income that u spent on rent. they take ur wrod for the amount. some people must abuse teh hell outa that one.
masachusats has a 5% sales tax too. so ppl tend to buy cars an other big itams in new hmapshiare whare thers no sales tax. what gets me is that when u cross teh broder into n.h. teh pavement improves. the roads in mass look like passchendaele the day after but n.h. roads are smooth as a babys ass. so what are they spending all our money on exactally? booze i bet.
From the NH website:
The toast said in full: "Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils." The following year, a similar invitation (also declined) said: "The toast, sir, which you sent us in 1809 will continue to vibrate with unceasing pleasure in our ears, "Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils.
Vibrating toasts that speaks! Way cool!