What percentage do we get to keep anymore? I'm guessing maybe 25 percent of our total income if we are lucky. The rest of our income is paid out to the income ax man (for redistribution to those who choose not to work), on top of getting axed for property, axed for required licenses... and oh yeah, don't forget required permits and various other imposed axings...uhmmm, I mean "fees". Oh, and remember if you SAVE money and earn any interest to amount to anything... you will get axed on that too. LOL. We all get axed to death.
Don't mind at all, paying our fair share for decent roads to get to work and other things like police service and miltary for our country... but fair being the key word.
Have a niece in her early 30's. Never worked full time in her life - did not want to. YOU and I have paid for: her (and her 2 kids by different dads) rental assistance, daycare assistance, free preschool and transportation to said preschool for both her kids, cellphone, medical care and most of their groceries. BUT at least she can still afford to smoke, drink and gamble.
Sorry, don't rant much... bad subject! :)