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.
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