And yet, every time I listen to a political candidate, he tells me that the tax cuts only benefited the wealthy. But I remember cashing that check, and reading over the forms this year it looks like I won't pay as much -- well, I'll pay more, because half my income isn't tax-free this year, but the percentage is lower. And my home state taxes didn't rise at all. (BTW, it's my state taxes that incline me so much towards a flat tax rate.)
So which is it? Am I wealthy, or poor?