Originally Posted by alaska55
I guess you don't get my point! Having a MAGI of just over the cliff and trying to pay in to a IRA plus taxes your take home pay is less than 35K. The OP is living off other people how about carrying your own weight. I hear people bitching about the 1% and the Insurance companies all the time on this site and they acting the same way.
I don't get your point. There is no law that says everyone needs to pay as much as they possibly can for either income taxes or health insurance. There are no laws against taking legal tax deductions.
I do not know anything about the OPs taxes, deductions or income as I have not personally seen her tax returns.
Do you have an issue with people taking deductions for retirement contributions? Do you know people who make retirement contributions and then choose not to deduct them on their taxes because it would mean they are some how unpatriotic or not carrying their own weight?