Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taxes: To Pay or Not to Pay

Try telling that to the Internal Revenue Service if you owe them any money. I owed the IRS some $500.00 eight years ago, and my apologies were meaningless. They gave me a strict time line, plus the usual threatening letters, interest, penalties and fees.

So Timothy Geithner's profuse apology fell on death ears. Sure, people make mistakes. However, I'm pissed off when well connected people receive free passes for the same mistakes that would criminalize lesser beings. President Elect Obama needs to set a clear example that his administration will be one of honesty and transparency. Enough with the apologies already. Just pay your fair share of "Taxes" like the rest of us.

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