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Tax Your Kid’s Candy This Halloween
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Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 1:30:03 PM by pansgold
This Halloween when each kid comes home with a sack full of candy, set them down and tell them it’s time to pay their taxes.
Grab as much of their candy as you want and tell them it’s a graduated tax and is proportionate to the amount they have.
Tell them that you will be giving it to the kids that were too lazy to beat the streets for themselves and they stayed home and sat on their asses.
From the LA Times:
Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don’t labor down in that monument-strewn former swamp.
Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest.
They’re correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it’s always seemed to those Americans who don’t feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations.
We now know that federal employees across the nation owe fully $1 billion in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
As in, 1,000 times one million dollars. All this political jabber about giving middle-class …
… Americans a tax cut. Thousands of feds have been giving themselves one all along — unofficially. And these tax scofflaws include more than three dozen folks who work for the president with that newly decorated Oval Office.
The Post’s T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.
for the full story: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/09/congress-taxes-irs.html
From Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), if you are a federal employee, thus on the federal payroll, you should not be delinquent on your taxes.