Congrats for what, you may ask? Well... after today you get to keep everything you make for your own personal use. Everything you made this year... up to this point in time... went to support the gub'mints -- federal, state, and local. From my congressman's e-mail news letter (chase the link below):
You've worked all year to this point just to pay for federal, state and local government. 231 days into the year and you can finally say you've worked enough to pay for your government according to the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation's Center for Fiscal Accountability.
Out of control government spending from the failed stimulus to the repeated bailouts of state and local governments and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have got us to this point. Just two years ago, Cost of Government Day fell in mid-July. Now it falls more than a month later, and yet Congress and this White House want to keep spending.
Americans should not be spending 63% of their year working to pay for government and all its rules and regulations.
Had enough? The mid-terms are coming... As for me? I'll vote to send Mr. Brady back to Washington. He's my kinda guy.