Tag Archives: working class

Saikat Chakrabarti Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This is a story about a tech geek. Tired of working in Silicon Valley. Wanting to make a difference in the world. No different than me or many others.  Continuing to work at a bright computer startup didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Pursuing Stability in American Politics

Fractious parties seem to dominate American politics. I have a recommendation that would fix the problem but it would require a constitutional amendment.

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IRS Form 8965 Anathema and Socialism

Welcome to 2015. The graphic below is an IRS form 8965 “Health Coverage Exemptions”. Aside from the trite question of why we need 8,965 forms to file taxes, this hurts me for deeper reasons.

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Pay back (Repay) salary to DFAS and you lose tax money

As a government civilian employee, if DFAS pays you too much in any given year and then later collects the amount back from you, there can be no way to recover up to $960 income tax you already paid on … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Bees

See the beautiful butterfly? It’s doing what beautiful things do. Look again. It’s harder to see the worker bee doing what worker bees do. Sort of like real life.

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