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03-16-09, 02:54 AM #1
Harry Reid: Taxes are Voluntary
"If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
03-16-09, 03:24 AM #2
I wish we could choose not to pay taxes.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
03-16-09, 04:21 AM #3
Does this guy have any idea what he's talking about?Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
03-16-09, 11:37 AM #4When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)
"A burning desire for social justice is never a substitute for knowing what you're talking about". -Thomas Sowell-
03-16-09, 11:58 AM #5
Apparently they are voluntary for Obama cabinet members & nominees.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
03-16-09, 12:07 PM #6
There is the Harry Reid campaigning for re-election, then there is the Harry Reid in 'normal operating mode'...
Is U.S. Senator Harry Reid the secret friend of federal tax snitches?
"This provision is significant because it shows that Congress plans to attack the 'tax gap' by increasing the pursuit of civil and criminal violators."
In 1992, voters throughout Nevada received a large and slick 81/2 by 11 inch sepia-toned campaign mailer from Senator Reid's organization. It asked, "Is Your Neighbor Spying for the IRS?" "Not if Harry Reid Has His Way," said the brochure when opened.
However, it was after voters returned Reid to the U.S. Senate that Reid co-sponsored the legislation which expanded the IRS tax snitch program.
Six years later, Reid is again trying to win re-election by posturing as a foe of the same program.
On Tax Day, April 15, Reid grabbed the opportunity afforded of a Los Angeles Times story reporting on IRS agents paying informants for information about alleged tax evaders.
"Reid calls for end to IRS snitch program," read the headline on his news release, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Joe Schoenmann.
"Just another example of the IRS being abusive instead of responsive," Reid was quoted. "I thought tax collection through bounty hunting went out of style in the Middle Ages."
The 1996 legislation co-sponsored by Reid also gave the IRS the authority to fund itself with money seized in undercover operations---known in the Washington bureaucracies as the authority to "churn" seized funds.
"This provision is politically significant because, without the churning authority, the
IRS must deposit all income into the General Fund of the Treasury and pay all expenses out of funds apportioned to it by Congress," notes tax expert Meldman.
"In short, under the new law, without having to ask Congress for additional funds (something that is becoming increasingly unpopular), the IRS will be able to utilize money earned in undercover operations to pursue civil and criminal investigations of tax violations."
Such churning authority for the IRS is controversial because, say critics, the ability of law enforcement agencies to fund themselves from seizures and asset forfeitures is turning out to be a dangerously corrupting influence.
Thus to give the most-hated and most abusive agency in the entire federal government a direct financial incentive to further misbehave is, at the best, they say, extremely poor judgment.
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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