Woman: Well, Bert...I'm guessing it means the I.R.S. doesn't think that "Bert Exceptionalism" is a thing.
At least not a thing that exempts you from income taxes…
The door doesn’t mean a thing either.
Now, to be fair, before we judge, let’s find out what “Bert Exceptionalism” actually is…It may be perfectly reasonable…..He may have a point…..Let’s hear him out…..
I know….Talk to the foot….
Who’s That Knocking On My Door
You don’t need to be exceptional at anything other than be very rich to “avoid” paying taxes.
Must be Ed Sullivan… it’s a really big shoe.
Some kicker. Wonderful what team he or she plays for? Your friendly agency?
My Left Foot
Attached to that big foot is the long arm of the law…
If you are like me, and most are, with very few deductions, a visit from the IRS is highly unlikely. Also means, I pay, by percentage, more in taxes then most of the wealthy people that grumble about taxes too much. Notice they will happily tell you how much they paid in taxes, but not so on how much they have left after taxes. I’d happily swap tax and income with them, just so they could pay ‘less.’ ;) Of course, they would find they would actually have to budget and probably give up a few expensive exclusive clubs as well.The thing that has me the most tired of paying a higher percentage of my income in taxes then the insanely rich, is that after 30 years of increasing tax breaks and reductions they continue to complain ad nauseum. And far worst, they blame the poor for why I pay more. I would much rather support a poor family the ability to buy a meal, then a rich person who wants to buy a fleet of boats and or a squadron of planes. Especially as many of the latter will be able to do so, even if they pay the same percentage in taxes as me.
OK, off my high horse. :P
I’ve had good dealings (or at least reasonable dealings) with the IRS and bad dealings with the IRS.
The worst was in Seattle where my wife and I owned a business. We had a deal and were ahead of schedule paying off back taxes. The IRS misapplied one of our payments (illegally) to cause the situation.
Our attorney said we could fight them and win, but it might take decades as they send wave after wave of tax payer funded lawyers against us, and the legal fees on our side would bankrupt us.
The IRS reneged on the agreement and demanded all the money at once. So we declared bankruptcy and they got nothing. We also laid off 75 employees. The head of the Seattle office was proud to have shut down more businesses than any other office in the country.
@Mr. NGn33r …
I agree with your suggestion to “boot” out the > 50% of those living here in the US not pulling their weight by paying their “fair” share of taxes …
Sounds like Danae does his income tax.
Bruno ZeigertsRevenue Canada? Back in my day, it was called Inland Revenue. They didn’t accept my argument that Vancouver wasn’t inland because it was on the coast.
I should have said President Bush sent us. After all, it technically was our money to begin with. Not money from his own bank accounts.