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    Default Why our tax code is a joke.

    So I withdrew from my 401k to be responsible and pay down some high interest debt.

    Because I did this, some of my write offs phase out.

    I now owe $700 federal $1600 state.

    I went ahead and pretended I didn't do this by deleting out the withdraw. In this case I would get back $400 feds and owe state $1000.

    So being responsible and paying down $6,000 @ 12.25% cost me $1,800 or two and a half years of interest.

    What a joke. Where is the consumption tax or flat tax. I hate our system so much.

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    Agree. I got hit a fw years back when I withdrew my ROth IRA money to help buy my medical insurance when I was out of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icy View Post
    So I withdrew from my 401k to be responsible and pay down some high interest debt.

    Because I did this, some of my write offs phase out.

    I now owe $700 federal $1600 state.

    I went ahead and pretended I didn't do this by deleting out the withdraw. In this case I would get back $400 feds and owe state $1000.

    So being responsible and paying down $6,000 @ 12.25% cost me $1,800 or two and a half years of interest.

    What a joke. Where is the consumption tax or flat tax. I hate our system so much.
    The tax code is a joke for many reasons but your example is not one of them. You talk alot a sh-t abut being debt free and blah blah blah. You should have never touched your retirement money to address your short-term debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodnJen View Post
    The tax code is a joke for many reasons but your example is not one of them. You talk alot a sh-t abut being debt free and blah blah blah. You should have never touched your retirement money to address your short-term debt.
    Of course you think there are other problems with the tax code, and Icy's deal is not the problem. With you, CVX, shue, 1986 and the other marxists you are all pissy because you think the wealthy should be tax to the point of poverty, or at least until they just give up trying to make money and employee MILLIONS. We get that R&J. We always have. You have made that perfectly clear over and over. You a communist. We get it!

    Now, stand up and exclaim it you pussy! Proclaim your alliance to your beloved Karl Marx. Be proud of your convictions!

    PS ICY, as much as I understand your desire to be debt free, and responsible, R&J is right, and paying down debt with you 401(of all things) is not good. They deliberately made it that way.
    And I hate agreeing with R&J ON ANYTHING!

    Was this a straight withdrawl, or a loan from your 401?



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    Quote Originally Posted by RodnJen View Post
    The tax code is a joke for many reasons but your example is not one of them. You talk alot a sh-t abut being debt free and blah blah blah. You should have never touched your retirement money to address your short-term debt.
    Damn Rod, now you are a tax advisor? What a joke. Where were you when Timothy tax cheat Geightner needed tax help? Oh, that's right, Tim had many Socialists coming to his defense to bail him out.
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    HD, R&J sees himself as the forums financial expert. He always has. He has PERSONALLY worked thru the numbers, and there is nithing wrong with the country's current financial problems that weren't caused by the wealthy, and can't be fixed by taking everything they possess.
    We don't have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem, and it is caused solely by those the create jobs fpr the PRIVATE SECTOR. In R&J mind, eliminating private sector jobs, and a 100% nationalized society is the answer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RodnJen View Post
    The tax code is a joke for many reasons but your example is not one of them. You talk alot a sh-t abut being debt free and blah blah blah. You should have never touched your retirement money to address your short-term debt.
    Debt is slavery. A tax code that punishes reducing monthly obligations does not help stimulate a consumption economy.

    This was a withdraw and you're concern for my retirement is a joke when you and your generation is robbing me every day I go to work in social security taxation that I will never see.

    Last time I checked, 20 years is not short term either.

    Why is it shit talk to want to be debt free? I don't get it? Did I miss something? Is this something not to strive for? Let me guess, you are like 50 with 600k in debt because your income allows it?

    Why is the phase out of benefits acceptable? Especially when I live in a high cost of living state that also taxes me very heavily. If I moved to a state with lower taxes and made less money I would actually net more in our current tax code. How is this correct? All 75,000 pages are a joke and you know it.
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    Icy, you are correct, debt is slavery, as are the taxes we pay. Thats the EXACTE word the founders called it, yet R&J posted that it BAD to fight your government, and prison and or death is 100% deserved by those that turn against their government. Goodthing he was around in 1776.

    Imagine the debt we are leaving our children and grand children. Because the socialists believe in instant gradifiation. There is NOTHING that R&J thinks he doen't deserve to get NOW!, And from the backs of the enslaved.



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    Well, I just did my taxes. In the past I'd always get about a thousand back. I set it up that way to cover any little bit extra I'd have to pay. Since O has been in office (the last four filings), I've always had to pay. Nothing has really changed. Last year I paid another $750. This year I'm paying $1700. Funny how that's happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icy View Post
    So I withdrew from my 401k to be responsible and pay down some high interest debt.

    What a joke. Where is the consumption tax or flat tax. I hate our system so much.

    hmm, I often remind peeps that the conservative thing to do is cut taxes. As nice as the 401k concept is, IMO it is just an admission that taxes are too high. Cut taxes, and let peeps do what they want with their $.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icy View Post
    Debt is slavery. A tax code that punishes reducing monthly obligations does not help stimulate a consumption economy.

    This was a withdraw and you're concern for my retirement is a joke when you and your generation is robbing me every day I go to work in social security taxation that I will never see.

    Last time I checked, 20 years is not short term either.

    Why is it shit talk to want to be debt free? I don't get it? Did I miss something? Is this something not to strive for? Let me guess, you are like 50 with 600k in debt because your income allows it?

    Why is the phase out of benefits acceptable? Especially when I live in a high cost of living state that also taxes me very heavily. If I moved to a state with lower taxes and made less money I would actually net more in our current tax code. How is this correct? All 75,000 pages are a joke and you know it.
    You can spin this anyway you like but you still made a bad decision. Debt free is always a good goal, wish I was. As for the tax code, it's a mess but tax reform in the shape of a flat tax isn't the answer either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodnJen View Post
    As for the tax code, it's a mess but tax reform in the shape of a flat tax isn't the answer either.
    Yeah, I guess it makes it too air for you. You like it when people that work hard have to pay your share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodnJen View Post
    You can spin this anyway you like but you still made a bad decision. Debt free is always a good goal, wish I was. As for the tax code, it's a mess but tax reform in the shape of a flat tax isn't the answer either.
    Care to elaborate more ? I have posed the question to you before but you don't answer. If we had a flat tax rate say (10% for example) and one person made $50,000 and paid $5,000 in Fed taxes. Another made 5mil and paid $500,000 in Fed taxes. The guy that made 50mil paid 100X's as much in Fed taxes as the guy that made $50,000. We all recieve the same Fed representation regardless of how much we pay in taxes. Yet at a flat rate one guy pays 100X's as much as the other. yet that's not good enough for you as you want him to pay a higher rate on top of it. How in all honesty can you say the rich guy is not already paying more than his fair share and needs to pay more ?
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    Because it is regressive. Everyone understands the math, even Icy. The most recent flat-tax proposal is 17%. I am all for a slimmed-down code, but a graduated schedule just the same.

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