Mentat: I was told that the sequester had no effects at all.
keden74: I have personally seen women give birth to 8 plus children, on purpose
DROxINxTHExWIND: keden74: My husband is an ATC that will be let off without pay due to this ridiculousness. Despite the very real economic impact it will leave on our family, we are even angrier that they have not even looked at reforming well-known chronically abused entitlements such as welfare. Along the same lines, why cut our teachers? Half of American kids can't even read. And why is Congress getting a RAISE during all this? Congressmen and senators make $174,000 a year and will see an extra $900 in their annual pay packages before taxes next year. Maybe they should forfeit it too.You think that welfare is to blame for your current situation? Do you realize that the money that Mitt Romney should pay in taxes is reduced by $77,000.00? How many welfare queens do you think we need to round up to eliminate $77k of waste? This is just ONE deduction being taken by ONE rich person. How much more money is (to use your logic) stolen from the system instead of being given to teachers or to your husband? You have to understand, the strategy is to get people like you and me to fight over cruumbs while the rich sit back comfortably pulling money from the treasury without the stigma attached.
Surpheon: gjpk_ks: They estimate it will take every household in America an average of 24 hours of effort to prepare their taxes. It takes time and money to find and properly claim deductions.Bullshiat on that number.The IRS's estimates of time to complete are generally considered reasonable and range from 4-16 hours.http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1040/ar03.html
jpk_ks: They say 22 hours and I can't find anywhere if they're including State and Local time in that.
hardinparamedic: crypticsatellite: I guess Homeland Security wasn't hit, either:http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-lig ht -armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpileNo need to fear, Citizen.[theinfosphere.org image 800x486]THAT IS NOT A TANK.
Surpheon: jpk_ks: They say 22 hours and I can't find anywhere if they're including State and Local time in that.I can't find any cite or support for their number - I cited my primary source.Partisans count on the lazy and ill informed bravely declaring a pox on both houses and dropping out. Every voter too disgusted to vote increases the value of the partisans who faithfully show up. Reality's a biatch.
jpk_ks: The article I reference calls out the IRS's 2012 estimate of 22 hours
wildcardjack: For some reason I studied and learned to be an Air Traffic Controller. Lo and behold the entire time I was training the FAA wasn't authorized as an agency and wasn't hiring controllers. I get my CTO license the same month the FAA get reauthorized, about 90 days before my 32nd birthday when I become too old for the FAA.I've felt bitter towards the people that told me to go study ATC, and walked out on that private student loan and I think they've let it go because I'm not part of the lawsuits. But this whole sequester mess makes me glad I don't have a federal job. I think it might even be full on schadenfreude.
Surpheon: jpk_ks: The article I reference calls out the IRS's 2012 estimate of 22 hoursI linked directly to the IRS estimate document at irs.gov the article "calls out". MSN has their number - which is stated with no link or explicit cite - wrong. For a cynic, you have a weird resistance to recognizing a news site story is wrong on the facts.
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