I guess I don’t have a problem with the government enforcing the law by rounding up people who have broken the law by not paying their taxes.
posted on 07/11/2010 9:04:02 PM PDT
Greece is riddled with corruption.
How many of these tax cheats are innocent?
We will NEVER know.
The growing corruption of this country is not too far behind that of Mexico.
Why would you assume otherwise? Why else do the PTB want the US to be just like Mexico??
posted on 07/11/2010 9:08:12 PM PDT
(Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
If the Greeks had been doing this all along, they would not have many of the problems that they have now. It’s well-known to European vacationers to being cash to Greece because you will get a better deal on anything. Greece effectively has two major economies.
posted on 07/11/2010 10:58:30 PM PDT
by The Antiyuppie
("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
“Their” taxes? You mean the money that the government decides to take from them. “Taxes” have evolved into government based corruption.
posted on 07/11/2010 11:16:24 PM PDT
(You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
Here, you can borrow this “/s”...
posted on 07/11/2010 11:33:44 PM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
I guess I dont have a problem with the government enforcing the law by rounding up people who have broken the law by not paying their taxes.
I don't too. Salaried workers usually don't have problems with the IRS. The problem usually arises when you have a business.
My problem is the 30,000 pages of tax code that one has to wade through. If you don't understand the tax code and they demand that you pay ( and pay with interest ) because this or that provision was not met, then you're screwed.
You have to hire a lawyer to negotiate with the IRS on your behalf.
I've seen too many small businessmen who have been harassed, audited by the IRS agents ( especially restaurant, eatery, cafeteria, diner, bar or pub owners ) to feel comfortable. This is happening in NY state today as this state is losing revenue like crazy and pensions and other liabilities still need to be fulfilled.
I have a friend for instance (an immigrant from Africa, now a Citizen), who designed a system that could possibly compete with the likes of Moneygram and Paypal -- a high tech remittance system built with parallel SUN SERVERS operating in his huge basement. Just as he was about to start operations ( he built a test website to prove the system works ), 7 agents visited his house in Connecticut demanding that he show this or that document to prove this was not a money laundering operation.
Two weeks of IRS visits took place until he was able to satisfy their demands. And guess what -- HE HAD TO PAY $7,000.00 for the effort the IRS took to make sure he was legitimate. They told him he had the right to litigate in court so that he did not have to pay the $7,000.00
Ask yourself, would you bother or simply pay up ?
In other words, the government is getting to act like the Sherrif of Nottingham because they don't have enough money to pay for their spending. What better targets than "greedy" businessmen?
If the tax system has to have 30,000 pages and you need to hire an expert accoutant to do your books, something is VERY wrong with the law.
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