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(Washington Post)   Ha ha, let's join in with all the other liberals in laughing at stupid ol' Senator McConnell, the dumbass thinks there are "over 10,000" tax codes in the United States. What a moran, ha ha, what a stupid -- oh, he's right? *crickets*   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 202
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2013-04-29 03:15:32 PM
The thing about compliance with 10,000 different codes is that, to a computer, the operational complexity is still O(1).

/Not supporting the internet sales tax, just noting it.
 
2013-04-29 03:16:13 PM
Artist's depiction of subby:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-29 03:24:26 PM
We obviously need as few more, seeing how rich people are paying a mere pittance these days.
 
2013-04-29 03:24:29 PM
The beauty of laughing at McConnell is that there's always a good reason
 
2013-04-29 03:26:30 PM
Since subby is channeling a strawman liberal, I will respond as a strawman conservative.

"States rights!"

Ok, strawman rake fight.
 
2013-04-29 03:28:37 PM
Our tax codes are too farked up it would probably be best to just repeal them all and start anew.
 
2013-04-29 03:30:18 PM
I think liberals and conservatives can agree that our tax system is way too complicated and that it can be streamlined and simplified.

We all agree on that, right?
 
2013-04-29 03:35:34 PM
I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.
 
2013-04-29 03:38:03 PM

Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.


I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

www.the60sofficialsite.com
 
2013-04-29 03:39:13 PM

RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]


Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.
 
2013-04-29 03:39:41 PM
I'm just laughing at the implication that anyone has to comply with all 10K codes.
 
2013-04-29 03:39:48 PM

Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.


Liberals say the rich should pay more taxes, conservatives hear them say more tax laws.
 
2013-04-29 03:40:26 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I'm just laughing at the implication that anyone has to comply with all 10K codes.


7-11 or Starbucks might come close.
 
2013-04-29 03:41:44 PM

Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.


You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?
 
2013-04-29 03:42:05 PM
If simplifying the tax code hasn't been on Obama's platform for years, he's at least talked about it for that long.  A sensible tax code is not a left vs. right issue.  I'll tell you what is partisan, however: intransigence.
 
2013-04-29 03:42:33 PM
I'd heard it was around 9,700.

But I don't remember McConnell saying this, much less liberals (or anyone else) laughing at him for it.

Good troll, subby.
 
2013-04-29 03:44:10 PM

EvilEgg: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

Liberals say the rich should pay more taxes, conservatives hear them say more tax laws.


Yes and no.

The problem with your statement is that having the rich pay more in taxes adds to the complexity of an already complex system. There are always exceptions, write offs, deferments, etc. That 10k turns into 15k in no time.

As I said, I think it is best to just start anew.
 
2013-04-29 03:44:22 PM
Come sit next to me and we'll compare tax codes

talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2013-04-29 03:46:53 PM
I probably use just 3 of those 10,000.


/I need moar loopholes!
 
2013-04-29 03:48:08 PM
Without having studied the issue in depth, my solution would be to have the card companies and Pay Pal and similar companies compute and collect the tax. The burden would then be laid on a lot less companies.
 
2013-04-29 03:49:35 PM

RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?


'Fraid not.
 
2013-04-29 03:57:06 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-04-29 03:58:35 PM

Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?

'Fraid not.


Be afeared no more.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire had a question a few years ago about which American president appeared on that show. This was the million dollar question. He was so close to becoming the first man to win a million bucks on that show. Looking a bit confused, he used his Call a Friend lifeline. He used it to call his dad. When he was about to read the question to his pops he said something close to "Hi dad just calling to say that I won the million bucks because the answer is C Richard Nixon"
 
2013-04-29 03:58:47 PM

EvilEgg: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I'm just laughing at the implication that anyone has to comply with all 10K codes.

7-11 or Starbucks might come close.


Even in aggregate, I doubt it.
 
2013-04-29 04:03:12 PM
let's join in with all the other liberals in laughing

Who was laughing? I've known that the legal system, particularly the tax code, is a bloated behemoth since I was 12 or so. If it weren't, there would be no "loopholes" to exploit.
 
2013-04-29 04:03:42 PM
Hey, great. Remember when Mitch "Cash on the Nightstand and No Kissing" McConnell was brought in for his recorded meeting? He seemed pretty vehement about rooting out the responsible party, until it was just hushed after it was discovered he might have broken the law. What?! A Republican senator who has amassed a wealth at a rate nearly ten times that of any pay rate resembling that of a U.S. senator, who said on television that bribes -- oh, sorry, that is, "campaign contributions" -- qualify as free speech may have shown a disrespect for the law?
And, didn't Dubya say in his autobio that Moneybags Mitch personally asked Bush to withdraw troops for the sole purpose of the then-upcoming 2006 midterms? How does this walking slime posing as a human being not get busted for his assaults on democracy? Oh, right. The media must be SOOOOOOO liberal.


/ashamed Kentuckian
/seriously, fellow statesmen, f*ck you for keeping this piece of garbage employed, and you deserve your shiatty lives
 
2013-04-29 04:04:45 PM
What the states should do is require the seller to provide the names/addresses of the buyers that are supposed to pay the usage taxes anyway. Let the states spend their money chasing down the cheats.
 
2013-04-29 04:27:31 PM

RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?


Sheesh...kids these days.
 
2013-04-29 04:27:55 PM

BunkoSquad: Come sit next to me and we'll compare tax codes

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 660x492]


So in looking at that picture again.  The young supple blond staffer that McConnell was having a drink with, left her Syrah at the bar and sauntered a few steps away to take a picture that "Mitch" found so funny.  They went back to the good Senator's apartment in D.C. where "Mitch" proceeded to.....

I couldn't finish that.
 
2013-04-29 04:32:55 PM
cman: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?

'Fraid not.


Be afeared no more.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire had a question a few years ago about which American president appeared on that show. This was the million dollar question. He was so close to becoming the first man to win a million bucks on that show. Looking a bit confused, he used his Call a Friend lifeline. He used it to call his dad. When he was about to read the question to his pops he said something close to "Hi dad just calling to say that I won the million bucks because the answer is C Richard Nixon"


blog.syracuse.com
 
2013-04-29 04:45:42 PM
A while back, a writer for the NRO gave a speech at my college.

Several months later, he wrote with blistering fury an article about how the goddamn little tinpot dictators of the village that the college was in had the unholy arrogance to charge HIM a 1% tax on the income he'd earned inside their boundaries, and to send him a dunning letter telling him to pony up the $20 he owed them. DON'T THEY KNOW WHO I AM, etc.

His crowning argument was that he gives speeches in a hundred different towns a year. What if they all charged him a tax?! Would he have to file  hundreds of tax returns?! ANARCHY! RUIN! RAGNAROK! (Therefore, all taxes are invalid.)

Left out of his story was the fact that he'd deliberately opted out of having that tax withheld, but never mind. The whole thing was just one long howl of outrage at the notion that some hoodlum government had the temerity to slap a tax on him. And so it is with this "outrage."

Fortunately, the story had a happy ending. The village ended up overruling itself on the grounds that the tax only applied to lecturers and specifically exempted entertainers, and an NRO writer talking about politics is obviously much more like entertainment than education.

/eleemosynary story bro
 
2013-04-29 04:51:52 PM
This just in, a progressive tax code that factors income along with social status and behaviors that's tiered in many locations can have a lengthy amount of laws regulating it.

Dumb ass for saying, even more asshattery for trying to use it as political straw
 
2013-04-29 04:51:53 PM

Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?

'Fraid not.


Sock it to me, baby.

*suddenly feels REAL old*

/IS real old
 
2013-04-29 04:53:55 PM

RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]


I had no idea that Dr. Klopek from "The Burbs" was a regular on Laugh-In. Cool cool cool.
 
2013-04-29 04:53:56 PM
Damn submitter. Were you stamping your feet in tantrum when you submitted that headline?
 
2013-04-29 04:54:18 PM

Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.


You don't recognize Goldie Hawn or Henry Gibson? They may be old but they still look mostly the same.
 
2013-04-29 04:54:44 PM
The other half of the statement was "And while complying with so many codes might not be a big deal for large online retailers, it's a huge burden on the little guys."

...
that's the part that's incorrect, and the part we're making fun of TFA for.  Anyone with an IQ above room temperature and forty dollars of tax preparation software can easily deal with all the tax codes relevant to their business.
 
2013-04-29 04:55:04 PM

Lorelle: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?

'Fraid not.

Sock it to me, baby.

*suddenly feels REAL old*

/IS real old


Not too old to have a little fun
theseniorvoice.com
 
2013-04-29 04:55:38 PM
So, this asshole's been in the Senate for nearly thirty years. Who does he blame for this problem?
 
2013-04-29 04:55:59 PM

Lorelle: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?

'Fraid not.

Sock it to me, baby.

*suddenly feels REAL old*

/IS real old


No kidding.  Used to watch that show with my dad.  Hilarious.

/I know I'm old too, but I refuse to accept it.
 
2013-04-29 04:55:59 PM

vernonFL: I think liberals and conservatives can agree that our tax system is way too complicated and that it can be streamlined and simplified.

We all agree on that, right?


I'd love to see a flat tax, or just a national sales tax. That way everyone, rich and poor, pays their fair share.
 
2013-04-29 04:56:22 PM

codergirl42: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You don't recognize Goldie Hawn or Henry Gibson? They may be old but they still look mostly the same.


I thought I recognized Goldie Hawn, but I don't really know much about her pre-1985 career.
 
2013-04-29 04:57:23 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Artist's depiction of subby:

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I'm not sure I even understand whom subby is making fun of. Those are some straw man liberals.
 
2013-04-29 04:57:26 PM

KJUW89: Lorelle: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: RexTalionis: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

I tell ya, I prefer Laugh-Ins.

[www.the60sofficialsite.com image 469x590]

Who the hell are those people? Old photo is old.

You've never heard of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Seriously?

'Fraid not.

Sock it to me, baby.

*suddenly feels REAL old*

/IS real old

No kidding.  Used to watch that show with my dad.  Hilarious.

/I know I'm old too, but I refuse to accept it.


Wasn't this a scene between Homer and Bart on The Simpsons?
 
2013-04-29 04:57:52 PM
I just want to be clear on this. Subby submitted an article bragging that Mitch McConnell said something that was actually true for once, and they are using it as a way to attack libs? Ok. Good job?
 
2013-04-29 04:58:31 PM

cefm: Not too old to have a little fun


Do you believe in the hereafter?
 
2013-04-29 04:59:19 PM

TerminalEchoes: I'd love to see a flat tax, or just a national sales tax. That way everyone, rich and poor, pays their fair share.


Actually flat taxes and national sales taxes aren't as "fair" as people think.
 
2013-04-29 04:59:41 PM

cman: EvilEgg: Cythraul: I must have missed the liberal-alert that called for a concerted laugh-off regarding this issue.

Liberals say the rich should pay more taxes, conservatives hear them say more tax laws.

Yes and no.

The problem with your statement is that having the rich pay more in taxes adds to the complexity of an already complex system. There are always exceptions, write offs, deferments, etc. That 10k turns into 15k in no time.

As I said, I think it is best to just start anew.


Why would eliminating a bunch of loopholes that exist only for the wealthy and increasing the percentage of the highest bracket "add to the complexity of an already complex system"? That sounds like simplification to me.
 
2013-04-29 05:00:03 PM

TerminalEchoes: vernonFL: I think liberals and conservatives can agree that our tax system is way too complicated and that it can be streamlined and simplified.

We all agree on that, right?

I'd love to see a flat tax, or just a national sales tax. That way everyone, rich and poor, pays their fair share.


Both those tax systems disproportionately harm those with low incomes.
 
2013-04-29 05:00:17 PM

TerminalEchoes: vernonFL: I think liberals and conservatives can agree that our tax system is way too complicated and that it can be streamlined and simplified.

We all agree on that, right?

I'd love to see a flat tax, or just a national sales tax. That way everyone, rich and poor, pays their fair share.


notsureifserious.jpg
 
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