I find it amazing after working all last year to maximize efficiency you get hammered at the end of the season. Last year we were able to increase gross rev. by 7% at the same time we reduced expenses. We pay in quarterly Federal tax vouchers. Well yesterday I found that all that hard work really adds up. Self employment tax right off the net profit neary 16%. Then off my adjusted gross income comes the federal and state taxes. Federal taxes are around 25%. We have not even talked about how we have to match our employees SS/medicare to the tune of neary 7.5% or unemployment taxes paid each quarter. It is really amazing to continue finding just how much we as business people have to contribute to the system each year. Its no wonder business is stalling in this country. If you add it up almost half of my net income goes to taxes. I wonder if there is maybe another way. I keep telling my wife we should just quit our jobs. This way our three children and us can move in to goverment subsidized condos that are 3bedroom ($260/per month). These condos get windows,doors, appliances, hvac upgraded every 7-8 years at taxpayers expense. We also wouldn't have to worry about any medical expenses for our children. Medicaid would take care of all expenses with no deductible, copay or 20%. We would get over $650 dollars per month for food on my new food stamp card. Wic covers my childeren food if they are younger then 4. Btw, at the end of the year when I file taxes they give me a refund that exceeds my Federal,State SS/medicare contribution by over $1500. Wow I can work and don't have to pay taxes, SS/medicare or nothing. This little senerio was based off from a family making $33000 per year, not the total lazy welfare mom you might think. Yes us business owners get bent over pretty good. The entitlement programs are getting out of control. I just heard that 50% of the working population will have to pay no taxes/SS/medicare this year. Guess who gets to support the whole population, the other half that works there backsides off. Hmmm.