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posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 06:48 PM
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Remember your first time getting paid?

Putting in all those hours and seeing a good chunk of it going to some "Social Security" thing and "Medicare" and thinking "Wtf is this? I don't use this!"

Then being told that the government takes your money, so that other people can benefit from your hard work?

Maybe even "Think about the roads," and such.

Lol, here are a couple of short videos and a skit of teenagers realizing that they are going to get robbed for the rest of their lives.





twitter.com...

This precious sweetheart received his first check and learns about TAXES 😂 pic.twitter.com/o93i0Ue1ru— Anna Khait (@Annakhait) July 25, 2020
(Never figured out how to share twitter vids)
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Kid finds out about taxes


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posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 07:00 PM
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Ohhh man I can definitely relate to this.

In Australia if you take up a second job you have to nominate one to be double taxed on...as a young man attending university and working two jobs I was not impressed that one of my jobs was being taxed at double the rate to support those who refused to get one.

Medicare ain't the devil either, we have it here and it actually functions pretty well and is a great safety net if you get sick or require emergency care.



posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: IAMALLYETALLIAM

Dang, that's screwed up.

In the US, working two jobs can either bump you up into a higher tax bracket or make you inelegible for certain tax credits.

I'm not saying medicare is totally bad, but it really stung as a teenager living on his own to know that a good chunk of the time and effort I put in to be able to provide for myself went to someone else. Especially when I was having to work around high school hours.



posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

The first girl should compare her American paycheck to one from say Denmark and see the difference.
That would be an interesting comparison.



posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Got any videos of Denmark paychecks?

I can ask some of my acquaintances in Denmark about their first paycheck experience.



posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 07:23 PM
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I found a video of this guy talking about taxes and living in a Democratic Socialist nation.




posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

Yeah, it is absolute unexplainable theiving BS. Can relate to the shock of how much I pay for Medicare when I was younger although now with a young family and a bit more sense I see the safety net that it is.

Even though it is administered by the government we still get value from it as not ALL services are provided by the government, in most instances we receive a rebate ie; most of the bill gets refunded when you visit the GP.



posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

I’ve never gotten paid in my life!!

I live in Brazil wearing a triple banana sling and have never had to work a day in my life since I was 12 years old!!



Work always seems like a trap. Go to a party and get the question, “So... what do you do?” [Free translation: ‘Are you rich enough for me to socialize with??’]

That is work.



As Tyler said, “You are are not your job. You are not your fu# khakis. You are not the contents of your wallet...”

Work pays money to make people leave me alone (until it doesn’t. Then I think about the blues song about committing a crime).

Starting to think I should stop being a slave and becoming a free man (choose your gender preference here. [Future reference Society])

It’s a trap!

Don’t buy into the system people!!!

And buy some land. Build your own (off the grid. Let them find you and then get paid for what you have already done)...

Oh crap!’

That is my future dream and not what I meant as an answer to your OP!!

Sorry!

First time drinking beer in 3 days!!




posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

I remember my first times getting paid by mowing my neighbors yards and washing their cars. I was 9-12 at the time. Tax free.

When I got my first “taxed” paycheck at Burger King when I was 15; the taxes were not a surprise because my parents warned me. Burger King work was much better than mowing yards and washing cars- lol.

I will say life was much more simple a million years ago- lol.



posted on Jul, 27 2020 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

I'm 31 years old and still react this way every week...




posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 01:03 AM
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Ibremember a few times where I'd work 24 hours a day on a Sunday. That would net me double time.

Big money right? Yeah, but when you see that before everything gets taken out you've made about $3000 in one day, but after taxes and everything you're sitting at just about $2000.

That right there is one of the best feelings in the whole world. Knowing that you worked 24 whole hours and had roughly a third of your paycheck taken for taxes.
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posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 02:25 AM
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That right there is one of the best feelings in the whole world. Knowing that you worked 24 whole hours and had roughly a third of your paycheck taken for taxes.



Those toys the police force and the military need are expensive you know.



posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 03:42 AM
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originally posted by: Onlyyouknow

I remember my first times getting paid by mowing my neighbors yards and washing their cars. I was 9-12 at the time. Tax free.


Your first lesson in work ethics? Not getting something for nothing.......




When I got my first “taxed” paycheck at Burger King when I was 15; the taxes were not a surprise because my parents warned me. Burger King work was much better than mowing yards and washing cars- lol.



In my day it Woolworths which was the equivellent of todays MacDonalds/Burger

King .......Anyone remember Woolworths?




I will say life was much more simple a million years ago- lol.


Was it really?

I see your parents prepared you for the real world, as I did with mine every time

they got excited about their potential earnings and how they would spend it I

would dampen them down by constantly reminding them that at least a third would

be gone before it reached them
and why.

I am a firm believer that schools should teach budgeting both personal and why

taxes are necessary to run countries. My mothers favourite saying to me was

"money doesn't grow on trees"


She was right!!!!!!





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posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 04:54 AM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1

I don't remember my own reaction to seeing my 1st paycheck whittled away by taxes but I remember my girls dissapointment when their first checks were mutilated by the government.

When they were young I always dreaded them finding out that all there is is work on top of work on top of work with taxes and non ending advancement of rules and regulations.



posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 06:03 AM
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I love this scene from "Napoleon Dynamite" because its so true about how adults will take advantage of teens they are employing whether it is babysitting or moving hens.




Sal


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posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 09:26 PM
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originally posted by: AutomateThis1
Ibremember a few times where I'd work 24 hours a day on a Sunday. That would net me double time.

Big money right? Yeah, but when you see that before everything gets taken out you've made about $3000 in one day, but after taxes and everything you're sitting at just about $2000.

That right there is one of the best feelings in the whole world. Knowing that you worked 24 whole hours and had roughly a third of your paycheck taken for taxes.


Wanna really mess a young person up? Be sure to tell them where all that tax money goes like weird research grants, government waste, non-citizens, on and on etc.



posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: SallieSunshine

I started by mowing grass. First I mowed all the grass in my neighborhood then saved up enough for a beater truck and trailer. But then, winter came and I needed a different job. All the people willing to give a 14 year old a job were just wanting to pay me a few dollars per hour, and I told them all to kiss my ass.

So, I got a "real job" at Krogers. My first paycheck was an actual full two weeks paycheck, and even before taxes were taken out it was less than what I would make in one day mowing yards. Way less.

So, I went to working in restaraunts and working for tips barbacking serving and such and that was a little better, but not by much.

I saved up enough to buy some tools and started doing handyman stuff.

I found out at a young age that working for yourself is vastly better than working some BS minimum wage job.



posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Yeah, money goes everywhere except where it should go.

The services/utilities that do get tax money aren't even efficient.



posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: Trucker1

Yeah, my parents weren't really ever around. So, I kind of learned the ways of life by watching other people. No one really taught me anything directly.

I was taught how to do taxes in school, but I didn't care all that much at the time because I was getting paid in cash and checks at the time.

My teacher would tell me that I needed to know about taxes, and I would always tell him that people who paid taxes were suckers.

By the time I started getting real, professional jobs as a young adult I made enough money where it didn't effect me as much. It still sucked that the money I worked hard for was going somewhere else that I didn't support.



posted on Jul, 28 2020 @ 11:33 PM
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originally posted by: AutomateThis1
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Yeah, money goes everywhere except where it should go.



Truer words have never been spoken.

Errr...typed on ATS I mean




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