Gut Rumbles
 

June 18, 2006

It's nobody's fault

The IRS is after me, and they're gonna get their pound of flesh. I own a home. I have a bank account. The IRS can find out that much about me and GET what THEY demand, even if they have to take it by force, which they will do, while most citizens of this country snore, or dance a merry jig because they received a $500 income tax refund in the mail.

And when government pisses away that money, it is no big deal. I mean... REALLY... any sane, logical person should understand that BILLIONS of dollars wasted is okay, because that's what government MUST do to help people after a disaster.

I suppose it's like throwing darts, with each dart worth several million dollars. If you put two in the dartboard and three in the wall around the dartboard, that's GREAT! You should look at the several million dollars that hit the target and forget about the gadzillions that hit the wall.

I wonder if that logic will work for ME with the IRS. I've been filing income tax forms since I was 14 years old. I'm 54 now. I should be able to say, "I threw 40 darts at the board. 39 hit the target. How about we just forget the ONE that stuck in the wall?"

Oh, yeah. That'll work with the IRS.

If that idea won't work for ME, when we're talking about MY OWN MONEY, it shouldn't work for government, either. After all, they stuck a lot of MY money in the wall instead of hitting the target with it after Katrina. Now, they want MORE, because darts cost a lot, and with the imprecise aim government uses, it needs PLENTY of darts to put a few where they're aiming.

That bullshit idea may make sense to the LA Times, but it doesn't... um... add up to me.

Comments

We're all just property of the state.

Posted by: anonymous on June 18, 2006 01:31 PM

All you gotta remember is this:

Don't let the bastards wear you down.
Noli nothis permittere te terere.

(also translated as: Illegitimi non carborundum.

Posted by: joated on June 18, 2006 01:47 PM

Sell out. Cash out. Put the total in a safe deposit box rented by your daughter. Take 5K and go to mexico. Spend a year re-inventing yourself and come back as Juan Roberto Rodriegez, illegal alien, with your own matricular consular card. Rent a place for cash and live seasonally on your money. You'll figure out a way for Juan to invest it but still be an alien and mexican citizen. Move every two years.

Posted by: robert on June 18, 2006 06:50 PM

They should thank you... At least, you filed! I know many Americans who don't even file there taxes. They sure pay a lot in withholding but those 1040 Long forms are drudgery.

Posted by: Andy on June 19, 2006 11:20 AM

Unfortunately your comments won't let me post my comment due to "questionable content"...Have you gone all librel/PC on us?

Posted by: Steph on June 20, 2006 01:16 AM
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