This is the one day of the year when Americans get a basic grasp on how much the government seizes from them. They forget about it the other 354 days, though.
What's worse - if they get money back, they think they somehow "won" or "screwed the government."
The dirty secret (which shouldn't be a secret, but economics education is so bad in this country) is that the money you get back was seized by the government at a time you could have used it, then they return it WITHOUT INTEREST!
In other words, you lost...especially when you consider all of the waste that comes out of government. Now who is the one who got screwed?
Happy Tax Day!