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2014-02-06 08:47:35 AM
The RNC's new slogan should be, "Always the victim."
 
2014-02-06 08:48:25 AM
This just means that Job Creators won't be so unnecessarily burdened with abiding by trivialities like federal tax law.
 
2014-02-06 08:49:36 AM
An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.
 
2014-02-06 08:50:51 AM
Budget cuts mean reduced services and staffing.  Meanwhile, just last week it was announced that the IRS would be paying bonuses to managers.  They sound like a bank or something.
 
2014-02-06 08:52:02 AM
Isn't prosecuting how the IRS raises its income?
 
2014-02-06 08:53:55 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.


From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.
 
2014-02-06 08:55:36 AM
Don't change the tax law. Just make it harder to collect. Then, scream about how inefficient government always operates.

/profit
 
2014-02-06 08:57:34 AM

EvilEgg: Isn't prosecuting how the IRS raises its income?


You have to REALLY REALLY REALLY piss off the IRS to end up in court. Basically if you aren't extremely wealthy, famous, or do something incredibly outright criminal to defraud them, they are more than happy to tack on some interest and penalties to your bill for whatever you did and call it a day. They know locking someone up or seizing their assets of your typical middle class person to the point that someone is living in poverty isn't going to help their overall goal, which is getting money from you. Basically they need to know locking you up won't interrupt your income stream, or will make such a big headline that it will keep others in line to follow that course.

A few years ago we had to unravel a mess of back taxes with an elderly relative of mine, and I found the IRS extremely professional and accommodating while going through everything. They are, after all, a bunch of accountants.
 
2014-02-06 08:58:18 AM

jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.


Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Thank you
 
2014-02-06 09:00:32 AM

LineNoise: They are, after all, a bunch of

EVIL accountants.

Fixed that for you
 
2014-02-06 09:02:31 AM

jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.


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You really need to have a stiff drink and relax.
 
2014-02-06 09:04:43 AM

jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.


Those founding fathers of ours were a bunch of antisocial psychopaths as well
 
2014-02-06 09:05:37 AM
The Party of Tax Cheats rejoices.
 
2014-02-06 09:06:46 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.


jso2897: From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.


dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?


Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.


. . . Then again, I suppose an honest responsible citizen is the furthest thing from a "normal person" in this country these days, no never farkin' mind.
 
2014-02-06 09:08:40 AM
SHOCKER!
*jazz hands*

Epic Fap Session: The RNC's new slogan should be, "Always the victim."


It's all the persecution.  Won't people just let them be assholes the way they want?
 
2014-02-06 09:09:14 AM

LineNoise: EvilEgg: Isn't prosecuting how the IRS raises its income?

You have to REALLY REALLY REALLY piss off the IRS to end up in court. Basically if you aren't extremely wealthy, famous, or do something incredibly outright criminal to defraud them, they are more than happy to tack on some interest and penalties to your bill for whatever you did and call it a day. They know locking someone up or seizing their assets of your typical middle class person to the point that someone is living in poverty isn't going to help their overall goal, which is getting money from you. Basically they need to know locking you up won't interrupt your income stream, or will make such a big headline that it will keep others in line to follow that course.

A few years ago we had to unravel a mess of back taxes with an elderly relative of mine, and I found the IRS extremely professional and accommodating while going through everything. They are, after all, a bunch of accountants.


Back in 2009, I bought a house. I used money from a college fund my parents set up for me to cover the down payment. My mom was listed on the account, and as a result, my parents accounted for that money on their taxes. Two years later, I got a letter from the IRS saying I owed about $8,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest. We've now supplied them with enough corroborating evidence to kill a rhino. At various points, they said I owed penalties and interest even though they said I didn't owe the actual taxes that triggered the penalties and interest in the first place. They still have not sent me a letter definitively stating my bill is zero.
 
2014-02-06 09:09:33 AM

dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?


I'll remember that the next time I hear some idiot whining about unfixed potholes on a road with no money in its budget because some dick filled out his tax forms "creatively" and the IRS didn't have the staff to go after him. Or I'm listening to some asshole whining that he hates the IRS so much because every time he calls with a simple question the hold time is four hours.
 
2014-02-06 09:10:10 AM

dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?


Left to their own devices, many people will cheat on their taxes (either underpaying what they owe, or claiming refunds that they are not entitled to). People who cheat on their taxes deprive the government of revenue to fund important services and cause honest taxpayers to shoulder a bigger burden. Having an agency that vigorously enforces tax obligations against those who cheat is a positive thing for the honest taxpayer.

/bracing for the incoming derpstorm...
 
2014-02-06 09:10:48 AM

dragonchild: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

jso2897: From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.


. . . Then again, I suppose an honest responsible citizen is the furthest thing from a "normal person" in this country these days, no never farkin' mind.


i3.kym-cdn.com

Go get some sleep, and come back when you're ready to have a civil conversation.
 
2014-02-06 09:11:38 AM

EyeballKid: The Party of Tax Cheats rejoices.


www.fingersmalloy.com
 
2014-02-06 09:16:58 AM

Epic Fap Session: The RNC's new slogan should be, "Always the victim."


I thought that was the NACCP's motto?
 
2014-02-06 09:17:55 AM

dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Thank you


Because the first item they'll cut is the service that helps people answer questions about their taxes and prepare for audits:

Link
 
2014-02-06 09:17:57 AM

dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Thank you


Yes: A normal person values his own survival.
For modern man to exist as modern man, civilization is necessary.
For civilization to exist, government is necessary.
For government to exist, taxes must be levied and collected.
For that to happen, the IRS, or something like it, is necessary.
Therefore, and intelligent person realizes that such an institution is necessary to his survival as a modern, civilized man.
Normal people value their own survival, and do not regard things that are necessary to their own survival as "bad".
 
2014-02-06 09:20:00 AM
Budget cuts are "impacting" something, Subby? Orly? The word "impact" can refer to a car hitting a tree, a meteor hitting the earth, or shiate hardening like concrete as it struggles through the rectum, but other than in figurative terms, the IRS is not being impacted.

The word is "affected". Drink it, followed by a nice mineral oil enema.
 
2014-02-06 09:21:04 AM

dragonchild: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

jso2897: From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.


. . . Then again, I suppose an honest responsible citizen is the furthest thing from a "normal person" in this country these days, no never farkin' mind.


Dude - you are right. But, you are at about a 9.45 right now, and we need you at about a 6. Seriously - chill.
 
2014-02-06 09:22:13 AM

Trollomite: Epic Fap Session: The RNC's new slogan should be, "Always the victim."

I thought that was the NACCP's motto?


The difference is that for a large chunk of America's history, black people were actual victims.
 
2014-02-06 09:24:39 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: dragonchild: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

jso2897: From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.


. . . Then again, I suppose an honest responsible citizen is the furthest thing from a "normal person" in this country these days, no never farkin' mind.

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Go get some sleep, and come back when you're ready to have a civil conversation.


Sounds to me like he has his priorities straight.  The only people who believe that it would be good to underfund or disband the IRS are either greedy sociopaths or ignoramuses.  If you don't like being lumped in with those two groups then that's not dragonchild's fault.

Put it this way: it has been detailed in this thread why underfunding or disbanding the IRS would be not just a bad thing but a very bad thing.  If you could state why you think it would be a good thing to disrupt the IRS' ability to collect revenue that properly funds the government, please do so.
 
2014-02-06 09:26:09 AM

dragonchild: Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.


You don't seem to get it.  Taxes are used to pay for  other people's stuff.  The government steals money from me to repair roads I never use, teach children who aren't mine, put out fires at buildings I don't own, and prosecute criminals who didn't do anything to me.  I don't owe anything to this society I'm a part of, since when I was on welfare, did anyone help me?  No!  If I can't notice how much I rely on our infrastructure, that means I shouldn't be obligated to pay for it.

You just don't understand the basic, primal, visceral fear of spending money that may be used to benefit  other people.
 
2014-02-06 09:29:43 AM

dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?



I could, but if you honestly don't already understand why we need taxes, nothing I say is going to penetrate your thick skull.
 
2014-02-06 09:30:21 AM

Trollomite: Epic Fap Session: The RNC's new slogan should be, "Always the victim."

I thought that was the NACCP's motto?


The National Acronym Confusion Committee Pinheads?
 
2014-02-06 09:41:59 AM

Fast Moon: dragonchild: Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.

You don't seem to get it.  Taxes are used to pay for  other people's stuff.  The government steals money from me to repair roads I never use, teach children who aren't mine, put out fires at buildings I don't own, and prosecute criminals who didn't do anything to me.  I don't owe anything to this society I'm a part of, since when I was on welfare, did anyone help me?  No!  If I can't notice how much I rely on our infrastructure, that means I shouldn't be obligated to pay for it.

You just don't understand the basic, primal, visceral fear of spending money that may be used to benefit  other people.


southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

"IT'S ALL ABOUT MEEEEEE!!!!!"
 
2014-02-06 09:44:43 AM
Why not just tax everything 10%. For people who cry about po folks, they are already getting hand outs and personal deductions

jso2897: dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Thank you

Yes: A normal person values his own survival.
For modern man to exist as modern man, civilization is necessary.
For civilization to exist, government is necessary.
For government to exist, taxes must be levied and collected.
For that to happen, the IRS, or something like it, is necessary.
Therefore, and intelligent person realizes that such an institution is necessary to his survival as a modern, civilized man.
Normal people value their own survival, and do not regard things that are necessary to their own survival as "bad".


You are confusing "dude wants to get rid of the IRS" with "Schmuck doesn't want to pay taxes".

Wanting to get rid of the IRS does not mean you don't want to pay taxes.  You might simply prefer a 10% tax on everything people buy, rather than social engineering through handouts given to baby makers and solar panel buyers.

People can cry all they want about hating IRS accountants just following the law and it is really Congress creating the laws, but if your local gets to bust down your door because the music is too loud, well, then you are going to be irritated at the constable for busting down your door...
 
2014-02-06 09:46:26 AM
We're using the bizarro-world definition of "persecute", I presume?
 
2014-02-06 09:47:58 AM

ciberido: dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?


I could, but if you honestly don't already understand why we need taxes, nothing I say is going to penetrate your thick skull.


Look at Greece.
Cheating on taxes was a way of life.
 
2014-02-06 09:49:06 AM
The levels of hate and vitriol in this thread please the Great Master™
 
2014-02-06 09:57:45 AM

Kit Fister: The levels of hate and vitriol in this thread please the Great Master™


Torgo? Is that you?
 
2014-02-06 09:58:38 AM

Serious Black: Back in 2009, I bought a house. I used money from a college fund my parents set up for me to cover the down payment. My mom was listed on the account, and as a result, my parents accounted for that money on their taxes. Two years later, I got a letter from the IRS saying I owed about $8,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest. We've now supplied them with enough corroborating evidence to kill a rhino. At various points, they said I owed penalties and interest even though they said I didn't owe the actual taxes that triggered the penalties and interest in the first place. They still have not sent me a letter definitively stating my bill is zero.


How so?  Your mother withdrew $8k from a joint account basically as a gift to you and now she wants a tax break?  Or did she try to claim mortgage tax deduction on a house she doesn't own?  What exactly was she trying to do here?  And no, just throwing enough paper to "kill a rhino" doesn't exonerate you for shiat, although it seems they were gracious enough to give up.

I'm really not buying your side of the story, here.
 
2014-02-06 10:05:17 AM
10% tax on everything you buy targets those of us who spend every penny they get on necessities.  The people who spend 1% of their money and stuff the rest under the mattress (in the Cayman Islands) are smiling even more than usual.
 
2014-02-06 10:08:56 AM

dragonchild: Serious Black: Back in 2009, I bought a house. I used money from a college fund my parents set up for me to cover the down payment. My mom was listed on the account, and as a result, my parents accounted for that money on their taxes. Two years later, I got a letter from the IRS saying I owed about $8,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest. We've now supplied them with enough corroborating evidence to kill a rhino. At various points, they said I owed penalties and interest even though they said I didn't owe the actual taxes that triggered the penalties and interest in the first place. They still have not sent me a letter definitively stating my bill is zero.

How so?  Your mother withdrew $8k from a joint account basically as a gift to you and now she wants a tax break?  Or did she try to claim mortgage tax deduction on a house she doesn't own?  What exactly was she trying to do here?  And no, just throwing enough paper to "kill a rhino" doesn't exonerate you for shiat, although it seems they were gracious enough to give up.

I'm really not buying your side of the story, here.



I was trying to figure that out too.  With nothing more than his statement, sounds like someone was cheating on their taxes.
 
2014-02-06 10:15:37 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Go get some sleep, and come back when you're ready to have a civil conversation.


Not with an opening line of, "An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone." you aren't. That isn't the opening of a civil conversation, it is the opening of a can of derp.

Hang on, somebody already pointed it out:

give me doughnuts: Look at Greece.
Cheating on taxes was a way of life.


Greeks by-and-large didn't pay their taxes because (among other things) the local version of the IRS didn't or couldn't go after tax cheats.  Leading to their massive budget shortfall.  I realize the right-wing meme is to blame vague undefined "socialism" but the math in their budget would have worked out if they weren't lying to themselves about how much tax fraud was going to happen.
 
2014-02-06 10:17:49 AM

Arkanaut: dantheman195: jso2897: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Thank you

Because the first item they'll cut is the service that helps people answer questions about their taxes and prepare for audits:

Link


Hey, look, that only affects people to poor to have their own accountants.  Who cares about those stinky 99%ers?
 
2014-02-06 10:20:13 AM

skozlaw: dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

I'll remember that the next time I hear some idiot whining about unfixed potholes on a road with no money in its budget because some dick filled out his tax forms "creatively" and the IRS didn't have the staff to go after him. Or I'm listening to some asshole whining that he hates the IRS so much because every time he calls with a simple question the hold time is four hours.


If only the Federal Government did those things. Pot hole filling is generally a local issue paid for with local taxes. State-county-local taxes. Sure the federal government uses funds to repair or expand interstate highways but that money is collected through gas taxes, not income taxes. Please try again.

Drive a hybrid or electric car? Are you cheating the government just like the waitress you "forgets" to report some of her tips?
 
2014-02-06 10:24:11 AM

Billy Bathsalt: 10% tax on everything you buy targets those of us who spend every penny they get on necessities.  The people who spend 1% of their money and stuff the rest under the mattress (in the Cayman Islands) are smiling even more than usual.


Then don't tax food and aspirin..

Do you really think rich people take their money and stuff it in their mattress on their 80 foot sailboats so they don't have to pay tax on money.  "Cheers, Jeeves.  Check out all this stuff I could have purchased but didnt, because I didnt want to pay tax.  After I die, I want my money burned, so my heirs dont have to pay tax either, unlike those silly commoners buying tax loaded X-Boxen"
 
2014-02-06 10:25:56 AM

2KanZam: dragonchild: Serious Black: Back in 2009, I bought a house. I used money from a college fund my parents set up for me to cover the down payment. My mom was listed on the account, and as a result, my parents accounted for that money on their taxes. Two years later, I got a letter from the IRS saying I owed about $8,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest. We've now supplied them with enough corroborating evidence to kill a rhino. At various points, they said I owed penalties and interest even though they said I didn't owe the actual taxes that triggered the penalties and interest in the first place. They still have not sent me a letter definitively stating my bill is zero.

How so?  Your mother withdrew $8k from a joint account basically as a gift to you and now she wants a tax break?  Or did she try to claim mortgage tax deduction on a house she doesn't own?  What exactly was she trying to do here?  And no, just throwing enough paper to "kill a rhino" doesn't exonerate you for shiat, although it seems they were gracious enough to give up.

I'm really not buying your side of the story, here.


I was trying to figure that out too.  With nothing more than his statement, sounds like someone was cheating on their taxes.


I *think* he was saying that the account withdrawal was taxable, and since the mother's name was also on the account the parents reported the taxable amount on their joint filing, but the IRS' position was that it should have been on the son's instead (or also?), so the paperwork the family submitted was to show that the tax had already been paid. Or something.
 
2014-02-06 10:28:31 AM

dragonchild: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: An underfunded IRS is a good thing for everyone.

jso2897: From the point of view of an antisocial psychopath, yes. A normal person, not so much.

dantheman195: Could you explain how this is bad for a 'normal person'?

Because I pay my goddamn motherfarking taxes.  I don't play games so I've never once had a problem with the IRS.
If the IRS lacks the resources to catch the cheaters, that either causes tax rates to go up  to compensate or destabilizes government and right now we're staring down both barrels.

You want the IRS to be underfunded, odds are it's because you're an "I got mine" greedy sociopathic cheater of a liar.
If you don't like our abominable tax code, take your grievances to the guys that write terrible bills.  The IRS are the poor slobs whose duty is to make Congress' gobbledegook work.


. . . Then again, I suppose an honest responsible citizen is the furthest thing from a "normal person" in this country these days, no never farkin' mind.


Maybe the government should spend less money?

Less coming in, spend less money, easy as that.

That is what I would do with my own finances if I made less money. Why can't the government do it as well?

Why send the brown shirts after a waitress or bar tender who forgets to claim all of their tips or the old lady who sold some items at a garage sale?
 
2014-02-06 10:28:35 AM
Sad: IRS too underfunded to "persecute conservatives"

Much sadder: Schools so underfunded that we have conservatives.

"Why yes, I feel it's my duty to vote against my self-interest and personal freedoms time after time, because jesus!"  (*sound of giant multinational corporations snickering from the bushes*)
 
2014-02-06 10:49:20 AM

Speef: Sad: IRS too underfunded to "persecute conservatives"

Much sadder: Schools so underfunded that we have conservatives.

"Why yes, I feel it's my duty to vote against my self-interest and personal freedoms time after time, because jesus!"  (*sound of giant multinational corporations snickering from the bushes*)


Wait you actually believe one party has your best interests at heart and the other one does not? Trying not to laugh harder lol
 
2014-02-06 10:51:41 AM

dantheman195: Maybe the government should spend less money?


What the fark does that have to do with the IRS' job?  Their staffing needs aren't related to government spending; it's tied to cheaters and complexity of legislation they didn't write, and in the former regard alone America would turn into Greece in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the IRS.
 
2014-02-06 11:00:48 AM

dragonchild: dantheman195: Maybe the government should spend less money?

What the fark does that have to do with the IRS' job?  Their staffing needs aren't related to government spending; it's tied to cheaters and complexity of legislation they didn't write, and in the former regard alone America would turn into Greece in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the IRS.


I don't think so, you are giving the federal government too much credit. The Federal Government does not fill pot holes, put out fires, prosecute petty thieves, fund schools, police the streets, pick up garbage every week, your local/county/state government does that. And they raise money through income taxes, sales taxes, property/real estate taxes, and so forth. When the federal government was shut down, a majority of people did not notice, unless you wanted to go to a federal monument and the feds hired extra security to keep the common folk out..........
 
2014-02-06 11:03:52 AM

dantheman195: Maybe the government should spend less money?

Less coming in, spend less money, easy as that.

That is what I would do with my own finances if I made less money. Why can't the government do it as well?

Why send the brown shirts after a waitress or bar tender who forgets to claim all of their tips or the old lady who sold some items at a garage sale?


Okay.  You owe rent, utilities, medical bills, and loans.  You have (voluntarily) only taken in enough income to pay for three of them.  Which are you going to choose to be delinquent on?  This is "easy as that", remember.
 
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