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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Fortunately it was just a couple low-level IRS employees in an office in Cincinnati…………… What? That was a lie to COVERUP THE SCANDAL?
    Shocking!

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    People may very well have an actual argument over just how federal tax monies are being spent. That is perfectly legitimate. But to argue, as some do, that the federal government does not have the legal Constitutional right to even tax its citizens, is totally bogus, and even directly against the Constitution, which many of the same anti tax people seem to believe is almost a purely holy document (while not even understanding just what is even in the document itself). An example of this is in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution itself (not even an amendment, an actual part of the original Constitution) as follows:


    “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;”


    This makes it perfectly clear to anybody that can read and understand relatively simple English that the Congress of the US has the legal right to tax the citizens of the US in any way it wishes, and by any amount it wishes also. It also states that Debt service and our military are legitimate expenditures of the federal government. However, almost anything that in any way benefits the “welfare” of the country (and therefore its citizens) is also a legitimate expense of the federal government.


    Now, you might legitimately want to argue that last item if you wish. Indeed you not only have the right to do that, but even the obligations as an informed citizen to do that also. But, in order for any such argument for or against a particular expense to be in any way affective, it must be taken to your elected representatives in Congress. Arguing on forums such as this one might be fun, but it practically achieves almost nothing to actually change things.


    As for the last part, I can well believe that even the most conservative of posters here must admit that the at the very least the IRS does a relatively good job of taxing all of the people of this country evenly, whether or not you live in either California (as I do) or Mississippi.


    For my own part, personally (at least some 40 to 50 years ago) I found that if I have a problem in paying my federal income taxes. that if I humbly take my problem to the IRS office with the attitude that I truly wish to be able to pay my just taxes, that the people in that office (remember that just because you work for the IRS itself, you are not any more exempt from federal taxes than any other citizen) will bend over backwards to help you set up a plan to pay your taxes. And this is not usually the case with private banks or loan agencies. Of course if you go into the IRS with a chip on your shoulder about your federal taxes, (as many do) then you can indeed expect that the same people have the power to ruin you financially!!


    I know this was a relatively long post (even for me), but this is not a “soundbite” sort of issue! So thanks for reading. And Have A Very Good Day!!!

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Nice strip!

  4. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    That’s funny, I thought all you extra-conservative types idealized the 1950s – when paying your taxes and being a good citizen were actually considered to be vitally important parts of being part of the US.

  5. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Interestingly, from what I can find online, the whole reason that the “Tea Party” groups were singled out for special audit was the fact that they were trying to apply for 501©(4) status, which would exempt them from taxes. The crucial part of that status, however, is that it is supposed to be for “social welfare” and not explicitly for the purpose of political lobbying. This being the case, I think that putting in an application to be 501©(4) with “Tea Party” (or the other “Patriot” key phrases in the name actually ought to be audited.


    And absolutely, if there were or are left-leaning groups using that kind of dodge, they should absolutely be audited in excruciating detail as well. I think the problem there is that they don’t have as many “red flag” phrases in the names.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    When the IRS audited a church in 2004 because it had someone speak who was opposed to war, it caused an outrage, but only on the left. Now that it’s a Democratic president, both parties are upset. Just sayin’.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    “You, also, were born to be Ruled.”
    As were you, Onguard. The same as everyone else born in this country, to retain your citizenship without going to prison, you must live by the rules and regulations of our federal, state, and local governments. Failure to accept that responsibility can mean relinquishing your rights as a citizen of this country. You are no better and no worse than any of us. If you choose exempt yourself from the rules, expect to be facing a prison sentence. If you want to be the ruler, then by all means run for office. But in the mean time, if you choose to be called “American”, you are to be ruled by the United States government, the same as the rest of us, regardless of who the figurehead (President) is.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Fourcrows

    Thank you! I could not possibly have made a better reply myself!!

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    Further, I am personally grateful to all the other reasonable posters on this site that also have defended the US Constitution and government here on this particular thread. Such posters are the true patriots of this country!!

  10. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    ::sigh::

    Yeah.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Lynne B

    “The crucial part of that status, however, is that it is supposed to be for “social welfare” and not explicitly for the purpose of political lobbying.”

    Oh yes, as “Organizing for Action” was quickly granted a 501 C:4 status and they are a vehicle for “social welfare?” Add to that the data they were requesting from the conservative groups was outside the criteria of IRS regulation. Politicians have been using agencies like the EPA, the IRS, Homeland Security to push their agendas for decades. This is nothing new…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizing_for_Action

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/14/irs-tea-party-progressive-groups/2158831/

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    You will find a vast disparity these days between the rest of us an the upper 10% that and their corporations pay very little in taxes. That is one of the problems we have seen grow since 1980.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Lynne B

    Finally someone else who understands.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Were the Cons angry when the NAACP was examined by the IRS for two years? Doubtful.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Fourcrows

    I know that all the other Americans from Canad to Argentina understand about the USA and its need for dominance.

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