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Old 07-16-2014, 02:30 PM   #26
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This is not reduction to the IRS overall operating budget but rather a specific budget line (BLI) item reduction to the IRS’s tax enforcement BLI. And depending on how the mark is made it, it might be impossible for IRS to realign funds to cover the shortfall. What the House is proposing is stop that enforcement program. But care on with the politics.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:45 PM   #27
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Oh, and you want to know the biggest problem with Medicare, Social Security , Medicaid and the Medicare D drug program? Take it from someone who worked in it for years. Fraud. That's right. It's not the big, bad government. It's not lazy welfare queens in Cadillacs. It's doctors, medical centers, senior centers, drug companies, etc etc etc committing rampant fraud on the system. It seems that every time your average American citizen has dealings with the government, he thinks to himself, "Hell, it's just the government. It's the right thing to do to rip off the government." These are the same people who then turn around and scream, "We can't pay for these out of control programs!"
But the liberal sound bite on this is always Medicare's ridiculously low 'administrative overhead' often used as some sort of sign of efficiency.

In reality, it means Medicare spends next to nothing compared to other insurers to investigate what it is they're paying for. They have no idea what's going on 90% of the time. So they get routinely taken to the cleaners. And at the end of the day, as with many big bureaucratic solutions, what looks cheap on paper is in reality much more expensive.

But I'm not here to tell you that a world run by Corporate Kings would be a wonderful place. Everyone knows better. I'm only here to say that a world run by political Kings would be (and is) no better. In many ways worse.

The only bulwark in either realm is in competition or separation of power.

And the absolute core of that idea is a jealous respect for individual liberty. Whether that be liberty of the pocketbook or of the bedroom.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:07 PM   #28
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I have a problem with the philosophy of the IRS is, in essence, you are guilty until you can prove they are wrong, which runs contrary to the basic premise in our court systems that we are innocent until proven guilty. We should not live in fear of a government agency.
Agreed although if the tax enforcement budget is geared towards actually catching tax cheats then I'm kind of for keeping it in place.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:54 PM   #29
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Agreed although if the tax enforcement budget is geared towards actually catching tax cheats then I'm kind of for keeping it in place.
Unfortunately, the tax code only favores crony capitalist and steps on the throats of the small business owners and start ups. Wags and his ilic would have you believe that this will benefit big corporation. The only thing that endangers big corporation is the little guy coming up behind him nipping at his waiting for the day the big guy falls. In true capitialism there is no such thing as "to big to fail". All business is made to fail and succeed on its own. Its when other people keep proping businesses that make them weak.
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Unfortunately, the tax code only favores crony capitalist and steps on the throats of the small business owners and start ups. Wags and his ilic would have you believe that this will benefit big corporation. The only thing that endangers big corporation is the little guy coming up behind him nipping at his waiting for the day the big guy falls. In true capitialism there is no such thing as "to big to fail". All business is made to fail and succeed on its own. Its when other people keep proping businesses that make them weak.
WTF did that have to do with my post?
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WTF did that have to do with my post?
Oh boy.
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