Okay, first off, scroll down to the previous post if you wanna dish about Charlie Sheen. Come on, you KNOW you wanna.
So! I'm reading the local paper this morning and there's this article about how the Social Security withholding rate has decreased by 2%, from 6.2% to 4.2%.
Which is kind of interesting for a couple of different reasons.
1. I do the payroll for my company. The IRS and the SSA have my name, my phone number, my e-mail address, my mailing address and my fax machine number. And yet NO ONE bothered to inform me of this tax cut. I had to READ ABOUT IT IN THE PAPER*. Oh sure, when I went back through the myriad reams of paperwork the government DOES send me, I found a mention of this cut buried on the bottom of a page, but COME ON. A little notification, here.
2. WTF? Social Security is going broke, we're told. Don't count on it, we're told. So WHY ARE THEY CUTTING THE WITHHOLDING RATE?
Ow. Excuse me while I go take some Advil.
*Archaic form of information, my ass.