A new year, another 365 days of opportunity to find happiness. However many telltale signs indicate that the new year may not be as happy as one would hope.
A case in point is the plight of Federal employees when majority of them are getting the knife from the current administration:
Certainly, one could argue that a smaller government means less bureaucracy, more savings, and better for the people. But truth be told that less government services will be offered as a result.
Moreover, the new tax plan passed by the Congress and signed by the current administration has yet to be defined ramifications. But one change is clear – the ubiquitous personal exemptions is history starting the new year.
So yes, more taxes and less services. And yes, it is early in the new year. The opportunity for happiness is still possible but not probable given the current trends.
What is your outlook for 2018?