They're progressive heroin. You don't want to mess with them.
The object is to deny the left any and all funding as possible, so they don't have the funds to fulfill their communist vote buying programs
Anything with a tax feeds the beast. Legally avoid any type of taxed goods as possible, and remember to deduct, deduct, deduct.
Do not over pay your taxes. If you get a refund, you're paying too much. They get to use your money while they have it, and they get to collect interest on it while they have it as well.
99% of the time, when both husband and wife works, they actually lose more money than if only one worked. Besides all the expenses associated with going to work every day and paying for child care, lowering the household income also allows the family to use a different tax bracket. If one were to leave the workforce, their total usable income would go UP. Their taxes would go DOWN. This is the dirty little secret the progressive "womans liberation" liberals don't want you to know.
They got mom out of her house. Now, the family not only is burdened with massive taxation, their kids have become the property of the teachers unions.
When your income level goes into the next tax bracket it only affects that portion of your income over that threshold, not your entire taxable income. That fact changes your entire calculation.