Husband is very blessed to be in a needed industry. He is also in demand within the industry because his skill as an operator is a rare one, especially of the type of machine he works with. Due to the nature of his work it is often that the company is working in conjunction with a local government and that the work is union. So the pay is great, we get decent medical, and we have fairly good job protection.
This job has bumped us a tax bracket which has meant we pay more in taxes. That is just the nature of the beast. The fun this year has been discovering that over 20% of his income went to taxes. AND we OWE. Despite my chronic illness needing Dr. visits every month and despite my Damsel business we still owe more. They took more than some people make in a year. WTH? I am so shocked by this. I saw that number and about fell over.
Hopefully now that I have my business I can find lots of fun deductions but I am just flabbergasted at our government.