Tuesday was a weird day for me. Personally I had a pretty good day: my eBay auctions went well, I was able to catch up on my outstanding emails, got a few phone calls completed, did laundry (that was important), paid bills, caught up on my blogging – generally got business done with a great deal of efficiency. On the other hand I noticed that I’ve been over charged by Chase with over $290 of fees I shouldn’t have incurred, the state has increased my registration on my car over $150 from last year, and taxes – both state and federal – are just ridiculous! I feel like I’m getting nickled and dimed left and right by systems that are punishing me for their poor money management!
I want to know where my money is really going and, more than that, I want to be able to say what my money goes to! I want a check list of government programs and I want to be able to check off which ones I like – those programs can have my money, that’s it! I don’t want to be charged extra because I don’t have the money to be able to pay something in the first place! I don’t want to pay for someone else’s mistakes – I have my own to cover, thank you very much! I don’t want to pay for a city’s money raising scheme or cover the costs of the wounded economy! I’m wounded from the economy and take full responsibility for getting my self back up. If anything if the city, state, fed, bank feel like they can charge me for some reason then I think I can charge them right back. The day any of these governments/banks find a way to work within their means then I’ll make sure that I apologize, in the mean time leave me alone – I have my own stuff to do!