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    $#@! You DOMA!!!!!

    I just got through doing taxes for our household today.

    I am steaming mad because I made the mistake of running the numbers to see what a Married Filing Jointly Return would look like.

    For reference, I have to pay $1460 to those $#@!s over and above the ~$18k they already took out of my check last year. The boyfriend is getting a $1200 refund.

    If we were to file jointly, instead of a net loss of $260 we'd instead be looking at a $4k+ refund!?! WTF?!?

    Filing jointly, I can write off student loan interest. I can't do that solo. Filing jointly, I get a Making Work Pay credit. I don't get that solo.

    God dammit, it really pisses me off to have to pay more to have less $#@!ing rights.

    Of course, that's just money. We wouldn't be in immigration limbo either if there was no DOMA.

    And of course, our problems are pretty trivial compared to this couple:


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    Sorry to hear that, man.

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    Filing jointly, I get a Making Work Pay credit. I don't get that solo.
    Why not? Single filers are eligible.

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    I make too much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyInUse View Post
    I make too much money.
    My sympathy is gone for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyInUse View Post
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    the tax code is $#@!ed. Don't think the tax code is some conspiracy.

    For years I was hosed because I was married. My wife and I made pretty close to the same income. We paid far more than if we could file single.

    $#@! you marriage laws.

    In your particular case you get hosed. It's a tax issue and has nothing to do with DOMA.

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    shut up and pay your fair share.

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    It has everything to do with DOMA because we are not legally able to get married.

    Of course the tax code is also $#@!ed, but there is more than that going on.

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    On the upside, you still have a chance of getting pooper and/or a blowjob since you aren't married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonghornLawyer View Post
    On the upside, you still have a chance of getting pooper and/or a blowjob since you aren't married.
    There is that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyInUse View Post
    I just got through doing taxes for our household today.

    I am steaming mad because I made the mistake of running the numbers to see what a Married Filing Jointly Return would look like.

    For reference, I have to pay $1460 to those $#@!s over and above the ~$18k they already took out of my check last year. The boyfriend is getting a $1200 refund.

    If we were to file jointly, instead of a net loss of $260 we'd instead be looking at a $4k+ refund!?! WTF?!?

    Filing jointly, I can write off student loan interest. I can't do that solo. Filing jointly, I get a Making Work Pay credit. I don't get that solo.

    God dammit, it really pisses me off to have to pay more to have less $#@!ing rights.

    Of course, that's just money. We wouldn't be in immigration limbo either if there was no DOMA.

    And of course, our problems are pretty trivial compared to this couple:

    If we cant tax our way out of the deficit maybe we can tax our gays out of a deficit! -Joe Politician

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    This is a little more positive than I anticipated...

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    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA, by a vote of 10 - 8. I'm assuming the vote went exactly down party lines but don't know that for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyInUse View Post
    It has everything to do with DOMA because we are not legally able to get married.

    Of course the tax code is also $#@!ed, but there is more than that going on.
    Then you can get divorced. It happens 50% of the time. Then you are back to square one.

    However, I do wish that your love/arrangement was acknowledged by our govt. I think its petty and stupid this is still even an issue in 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizzou415 View Post
    The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA, by a vote of 10 - 8. I'm assuming the vote went exactly down party lines but don't know that for sure.
    Yay for empty gestures. Let's assume it makes it to the Senate floor. Then let's assume it passes.

    It's still going to go over like a lead balloon in the House.

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    For years I was hosed because I was married. My wife and I made pretty close to the same income. We paid far more than if we could file single.
    I thought married couples could choose to file separately if that was more advantageous.

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    9-9-9. Problem solved.

    Next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoLaDu View Post
    I thought married couples could choose to file separately if that was more advantageous.
    They can use "Married Filing Separate" status, which is not the same as filing "Single" status. Very rarely does MFS result in a lower tax burden.

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    $#@!, I just re-read the original post in this thread and I'm fuming mad all over again.

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    Repubs are killing business with needless regulation!



    Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

    The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent.

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    Why don't you and your gay lover find a lesbian couple and both get married?

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    I am pretty sure its fraud, immigration comes down hard on pretend marriages.

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    Double-esque entendre onomatopoeia lickity split...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swam4Texas View Post
    Why don't you and your gay lover find a lesbian couple and both get married?
    Because I'm a law abiding citizen.

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    Time for part 2.

    We're doing health insurance renews at my company this week.

    Currently, I pay $15.83 per paycheck for health insurance for myself and the boyfriend. However, since I'm getting a benefit that the feds don't recognize, the ~$5k that my employer contributes to the boyfriend's portion of my health insurance is charged to me as imputed income and I'm taxed on that in addition to my salary. Some employers actually give extra money to an employee to compensate for the extra tax, but my employer doesn't, so ok, I'm on the hook for an extra $5k in taxable income. I'm not happy about this, but I'm also not going to be wasting a bunch of time worrying about it.

    So I'm going through my options this year and our cheaper option is switching from a PPO to a CDHP with HSA. This is actually not a bad deal based on our health care needs, so I was about to sign up when I noticed a caveat that blew the whole deal. Pretty much, the HSA money that I would put into the plan, and the matching funds that my company would provide to this plan, would only count towards my costs. Because of $#@!ing DOMA, the HSA money can't be applied to the boyfriend's medical expenses. This pretty much means that unless something catastrophic happens we're not meeting our deductible this year and therefore he's now going to be on the hook for all his medical expenses after tax, instead of going with the pretax HSA.

    Our other option is to move to the more expensive PPO plan which raises my bi-weekly deduction to 118.27.

    So, I can either pretty much drop him from my insurance, or our insurance costs year over year can increase by ~$2600.

    $#@! you DOMA. In the last year, just looking at my insurance and 1040 costs, not even counting the extra tax on the imputed income from my employer's contribution to his health insurance, I'm looking at an extra $7000 out of pocket. I'm also not counting the 4 years he had to be in school because he didn't win the H1B lottery. That was 4 years of no income and extra expenses as well.

    That's some bull$#@! right there.

    $#@! DOMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ag with kids View Post
    My sympathy is gone for you!
    Says the dude with how many little tax exemptions running around his house?

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    Today, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wright (Northern District of California, appointed by W), ruled that Section 3 of DOMA:
    In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
    violates equal protection.

    http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/...ion-of-ma.html,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizzou415 View Post
    Today, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wright (Northern District of California, appointed by W), ruled that Section 3 of DOMA:

    violates equal protection.

    http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/...ion-of-ma.html,
    George W. Bush appointee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NameAlreadyInUse View Post
    Because I'm a law abiding citizen.
    Well, then, follow the law as is...;)

    Quote Originally Posted by naked_bongo View Post
    Says the dude with how many little tax exemptions running around his house?
    I didn't realize I needed to /sarcasm that comment...

    And on this issue, how can the executive branch not defend a law? Does this happen often? If not, won't it set a precedent that neither side will come to like (i.e. the Repubs refuse to defend the Affordable Care Act or something like that)

    FWIW, I couldn't care less if gays got married and had the same benefits as straights. I do think that if they dropped the insistence on the word "marriage" they'd get those equal benefits quicker, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ag with kids View Post
    And on this issue, how can the executive branch not defend a law? Does this happen often? If not, won't it set a precedent that neither side will come to like (i.e. the Repubs refuse to defend the Affordable Care Act or something like that)
    I kinda agree that it sets a bad precedent, but at the same time, House Republicans are paying a private firm to defend the law, so it's not as if it isn't being defended, and there's something to be said for the persons defending the law really believing in what they're advocating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ag with kids View Post
    And on this issue, how can the executive branch not defend a law? Does this happen often? If not, won't it set a precedent that neither side will come to like (i.e. the Repubs refuse to defend the Affordable Care Act or something like that)
    I don't have the stats handy right now, but there is a thread about it around here somewhere where it was discussed in depth. Seems like every president going back at least as far as Carter has chosen not to defend at least one law. If you are interested in more of the back story, you can track down that thread from probably about 6 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ag with kids View Post
    Well, then, follow the law as is...;)
    Meant to answer this too. Sadly, I am.

    We found out this week that the boyfriend's employer is going to sponsor him for a green card. That's $12k and 5 to 6 years. Were we to do it through marriage, it'd be done in 3 months and cost a lot less than that.

    Just because I follow the law doesn't mean I lose the ability to bitch about dumb laws!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marxist_Horn View Post
    Repubs are killing business with needless regulation!



    Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

    The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent.
    I call bull$#@!. How does DOMA affect a tech giant or a coffee chains abilities to attract talent and keep them on the payrolls? Makes no damn sense. Besides, every male worker I've ever seen at a coffee shop was either gay, a hipster, or both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGarnetLantern View Post
    I call bull$#@!. How does DOMA affect a tech giant or a coffee chains abilities to attract talent and keep them on the payrolls? Makes no damn sense. Besides, every male worker I've ever seen at a coffee shop was either gay, a hipster, or both.
    To start with, their "domestic partner" benefits would have to be structured differently in states allwoing marriage vs. those that do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGarnetLantern View Post
    I call bull$#@!. How does DOMA affect a tech giant or a coffee chains abilities to attract talent and keep them on the payrolls? Makes no damn sense. Besides, every male worker I've ever seen at a coffee shop was either gay, a hipster, or both.
    Every time Garnet talks about what gays want or how much he observes their behavior, I can't help thinking of this: Garnet = Bruce Heffernan

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    BTW, I'm glad Name finally came out and admitted why he is in favor of gay marriage: government handout.

    You want equality? Sure. It always has been and always will be about getting the tax benefits for you.

    Before one of you bros try to come at me, I believe that if we are going to keep any sort of income tax, it needs to be one flat rate across the board with absolutely zero deductions. If it's 10% than that's what everyone pays, regardless of who you marry, how many kids you have, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGarnetLantern View Post
    I call bull$#@!. How does DOMA affect a tech giant or a coffee chains abilities to attract talent and keep them on the payrolls? Makes no damn sense. Besides, every male worker I've ever seen at a coffee shop was either gay, a hipster, or both.
    As far as I am aware, it does not affect it at all. If a company wants to offer same sex benefits on its health insurance (regardless of state laws), they are free to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhb98 View Post
    To start with, their "domestic partner" benefits would have to be structured differently in states allwoing marriage vs. those that do not.
    Pretty sure no one is going to leave Microsoft to work at a lower paying job in a state with gay marriage. Then again, militant gays aren't exactly known for forward thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGarnetLantern View Post
    BTW, I'm glad Name finally came out and admitted why he is in favor of gay marriage: government handout.


    You want equality? Sure. It always has been and always will be about getting the tax benefits for you.

    Uh, you mean the same tax benefits straight people get, aka EQUALITY??? $#@!ing seriously??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Justice, Sr. View Post
    Uh, you mean the same tax benefits straight people get, aka EQUALITY??? $#@!ing seriously??
    Went way over your head. 90% of this chatter about gay marriage wouldn't exist if those tax benefits didn't exist. Less than 10% of gay couple would still want marriage if they could have the title without the tax benefits. Guarantee you that $#@!.

    Militant gays want gay marriage for two reasons: 1. Recognition/celebration of their lifestyle choice and 2. handouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGarnetLantern View Post
    Militant gays want gay marriage for two reasons: 1. Recognition/celebration of their lifestyle choice and 2. handouts.
    Yep, every single time he adds to this thread, I see it more and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Justice, Sr. View Post
    Uh, you mean the same tax benefits straight people get, aka EQUALITY??? $#@!ing seriously??
    Straight people don't get them. Married people do. I certainly understand the cry for lower taxes, but the title of this thread wasn't "$#@! you, non-flat tax system!" NAIU wasn't arguing that all taxpayers be treated the same; a lot of straight singles suffer the same plight he does (on this issue).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not My Real Name View Post
    Yep, every single time he adds to this thread, I see it more and more.
    Good for you. Now pat yourself on the back and put a stupid smile on your face.

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