Taxes and the IRS, when will IT stop?????

April 27, 2015

I have written before about the IRS and the Tax code.

This post IDENTIFIES individuals, from BOTH POLTICAL PARTIES, that have had “trouble” completing their taxes.  Oops, I did not mean “trouble”, I meant, they made “honest mistakes”.  No wait…..I meant “trouble”,  “honest mistakes” was THEIR EXCUSE.

Here is another post that identifies an INDIVIDUAL that Obama appointed to the Treasury Department.

Did I already say that Obama appointed ANOTHER ONE with TAX PROBLEMS??

I am sure that you can find others, if these are not enough of REAL WORLD, FACTUAL articles about HIGH RANKING people that CAN NOT DO THEIR TAXES CORRECTLY.  Or you can be cynical and think these are not just “Honest Mistakes” and that these people are TAX CHEATS, and are NOT PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE.

But now, I have another FACTUAL story that makes my blood boil.  You can say whatever you like, but if you take an honest, unbiased look at this next story, you can come to only one conclusion.  This person is a LIAR.  This person is a THIEF.  This person is a TAX CHEAT.  This person BELONGS IN PRISON!

I am going to write a couple of paragraphs.  I would like you to read them both, with an open mind, and THINK ABOUT YOUR REACTIONS.  I am going to write these articles from two different perspectives.  One from the Left and one from the Right.

Let’s start from the Right.

Let’s say we have a Ex-President (like Richard Nixon) and he does some lobbying for the Oil companies.  These Oil companies pay him large amounts of money so that he can convince law makers to go easy on laws that restrict their drilling.  Then an oil spill happens, and he helps lighten the burden of the clean up.  So the oil companies pay him some more, because he is very helpful.  While he was doing this, the Tobacco companies also liked the access that he had, so they paid him also.  He helped keep the lawmakers at bay, so that they could keep selling their cancer sticks.  Now, let’s say this ex-president had filed his taxes, for his lobbying company, but someone noticed that there “might” be some mistakes and that he needs to “re-file” for SEVERAL years to correct these “honest mistakes”.

Now from the Left.

Let’s say we have a Ex-President (like Jimmy Carter) and he does some charity work for some farmers and homeless people.  This work that he does is so good that companies pay him large amounts of money so that he can continue to help the downtrodden.  He goes around the world helping people that need it, and does this for decades.  Then he start speaking politics and really picks some sides in some fights.  The people that he is advocating for, enjoy the publicity from an ex-president and think this helps their cause so they pay him some more, because he is very helpful.  Now, let’s say this ex-president had filed his taxes, for his charity, but someone noticed that there “might”, be some mistakes and that he needs to “re-file” for SEVERAL years to correct these “honest mistakes”.

Please read those two paragraphs again.  Think about them.  Think about your reaction.

Which one of these people do YOU think was LYING??  Did they both make “honest mistakes”?  Do you think that someone that used to be President could not find someone to do their taxes correctly?  Do you think one or the other did this on purpose?  Is the Tax Code too complex that the former most powerful person in the world can not find someone that knows it?  WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?

Here is the TRUE STORY.

 

 

Hillary Clinton.  The person who was the runner-up for the Democrat nomination to be President in 2008.  The person who was a Senator from New York.  The person who was an Attorney.  The person who was the First Lady.  The person whose husband was President for 8 years.  The person who was the Secretary of State.  The person who appears to be leading for the Democrat nomination to be President in 2016.  Hillary Clinton started a charitable foundation and CAN NOT GET HER TAXES DONE CORRECTLY.

Here is an article from Reuters.

Exclusive: Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

Hillary Clinton’s family’s charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.”

FIVE YEARS WORTH???

I’m not making this story up.  Here is an article from Fox News that contains a ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM THE CLINTON FOUNDATION:

Clinton Foundation addresses disclosure of $31M Canadian donation, re-filing IRS revenue forms

The Clinton Foundation acknowledged Sunday that the nonprofit group “made mistakes” in IRS filings…”

FIVE YEARS WORTH???

These people belong in JAIL!!!  And/Or the Tax Code needs to be thrown out!!!

There are NO OTHER OPTIONS.

Inflation, the REAL number vs. the Government’s number….

April 16, 2015

I have previously written about the farce that is the calculation of the Consumer Price Index, or CPI.  I have also written about CNBC’s Steve Liesman ‘s IDIOTIC statements on inflation.  In that second link I gave Mr. Liesman a suggestion to help him do some calculations.  He STILL hasn’t, and he still believes spouts the same nonsense.  I scratched believes, because NO ONE that thinks could believe.

Now, I have found a site that has done some calculations.  It is the Chapwood Index.  I may not agree with all of the items or the process, but the results are what I expected.  I know and feel EXACTLY how much MORE I am paying for everyday things.  I know the Government number is a LIE.

True American citizen inflation is MUCH higher than the Government’s estimate propaganda of “inflation”.  When I say MUCH, I mean by roughly a FACTOR of 4 or more.  You should figure out how much Social Security checks would be if the government used these numbers instead of their “estimates”.

Remember, THEY (the politicians and government) have a VESTED interest in a LOWER number.

So, Mr. Liesman, what do you say now???

Are People OVERPAID?

February 16, 2015

This one comes from the great state of New York.  This makes me so frustrated that I am not going to write much about it.

Here is a link to the article:

Nearly  5,000 teachers cashing in on six-figure pensions” – New York Post

And here are some relevant quotes from the article:

More than 4,100 retired educators received six-figure pensions in 2013.” (That means AT LEAST $100,000.  The article states that there are 4,800 people eligible for these pensions, as of 2014.)

That includes pension king, Edgar McManus, 90, a retired Queens College history professor who took in $561,286 last year, and Madeleine Brennan, 88, who raked in $417,466 last year.”

More than a dozen OTHER RETIREES receive more than $200,000 per year.”

As a point of reference the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, you know, the guy responsible for ALL the government of the city, is paid $225,000.

Do you think these school teachers should be “earning” more than the mayor…..IN RETIREMENT??

Should they receive more than $100,000?

The EPA and Carbon Dioxide

February 11, 2015

Almost 6 YEARS ago, I wrote about the Obama administration and their Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA) trying to limit YOUR breathing.  At the time I received multiple comments, wondering if I truly believed what I was saying, being accused of being “ridiculous”, etc.

Well, it appears that this has finally made it to the United States Senate.  You know…………those crazy conspiracy theorists!!!

EPA Challenged for Calling CO2 Pollution – Daily Caller

You can say that the Daily Caller is a conservative source but you cannot deny that they are holding the hearings in the Senate.

If what I say is untrue, why are they now calling it “Carbon Pollution”?

I wonder if I am still ridiculous??

I still don’t trust them, and they have done NOTHING in the last 6 years to gain that trust!!!!!

Can anyone say “if you like your doctor, you can keep, your doctor” or “this will save every family $2,500 per year”?

Monday Morning Humor

January 5, 2015

Now this is HILARIOUS…

Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty

Stop, stop, stop, my side hurts……….I can’t breathe…

Did I say I have NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM YET???

Our very qualified Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

November 18, 2014

I’m sure everyone has heard how the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has been targeting c”conservative groups” for extra scrutiny and harrassment.  Now we get a story from CBS (not a very conservative news organization) of how competent the IRS truely is.

IRS refunded $4 billion to identity thieves last year, inspector general’s report says” – CBS News

And here are some statistics from the article that should make EVERY Tax Paying American FURIOUS!!!

The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai.”

Nearly 38,000 potentially fraudulent refunds, totaling $147 million, were sent to addresses in Miami, the report said.”

Among individual homes, one address in Orlando received 580 tax refunds totaling $870,000, the report said. Another Orlando address received 291 refunds totaling $466,000.”

THE SAME ADDRESS???  and some of them are not even in the USA????

Seriously??  This report comes from The Inspector General that did an Audit of the IRS records.  Which means, THEY HAVE THE DATA.  FIRE EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT WORKS FOR THIS ORGANIZATION!!!!

Oh, and don’t worry, they are now in charge of ENFORCING OBAMACARE!!!

 

Another CLUELESS Democrat!!!!

June 18, 2014

This comes from the Great State of Colorado.  I hope you have heard that last year, the Democrats that hold majorities in the State Government as well as The Governor, UNILATERALLY (this means with NO support of the Republicans, and when I say NO support I mean ZERO) passed legislation that outlawed gun magazines that hold more than 15 bullets, as well as other probably UNCONSTITUTIONAL provisions.  This legislation resulted in the historic recall of 2 representatives and the resignation of a third that would have been recalled.  This was “historic” because it has NEVER happened in the history of the state of Colorado.

Earlier this week, the Governor, Mr. Hickenlooper, was attempting to apologize, while not really apologizing, to the State Sheriffs for NOT listening to ANY of their CONCERNS before he signed the bill into law.  Here is an article from Red State about this meeting.  I am sure that you can find video if you don’t trust their reporting, News 4, which is decidedly LIBERAL is covering this as well, a link is the article.  Here is the quote that I would like to comment on:

One of my staff made a committment that we’d sign it if it got passed. To be honest, no one in our office thought it would get through the legislature.”

Huh???

One of YOUR staff???

First of all Mr. HickenLOSER Hickenlooper WE did not elect YOUR STAFF, WE elected YOU to be the Governor and make decisions.  When I say “we”, I don’t mean me because I voted for the other guy, but I mean we the citizens of Colorado.

Second, YOU hired YOUR staff.  This means that YOU are ultimately responsible.  When did YOU give YOUR staff authority to make commitments for YOU and the State of Colorado??  Is that even LEGAL??

Third, what other “commitments” has YOUR staff made??

Forth, when you say “we’d sign”, what does that mean??  I didn’t see any other signature, except YOURS.  YOU SIGNED IT….NO ONE ELSE.

Fifth, IF “no one in your office thought it would get through”, why were you working so hard with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to get it passed??

Sixth, WHY did you think it would not get through, IF you were “unaware” that it would be so “controversial”??

From me to you, Mr. Hickenlooper, YOU ARE AN IDIOT OR A LIAR, and these statements are proving this.

I think you should start looking for a new job.

It was very hard to come up with a title for this post.  I am looking for good suggestions, if you have one, leave it in a comment.  If I like it, I will change it.

Another Doozy from your Government Motors….

June 5, 2014

Thank you Barack Obama…

This is what the “Executives at Government Motors, GM, have learned from their “previous” owner, and what WE HAVE PAID AT LEAST $11 BILLION for so far, from an article on Fox News.  I know, I know, it’s Fox News, and they hate Obama and couldn’t ever tell the truth….BUT THIS IS A QUOTE FROM THE CEO that was put in place by Obama.

(GM CEO Mary Barra) Barra says attorney Anton Valukas interviewed 230 employees and reviewed 41 million documents to produce the report, which also makes recommendations to avoid future safety problems.

The crisis began in February, when GM recalled 780,000 older-model Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 small cars because of defective ignition switches.

They learned how to LIE!!!!

How do I know it is a lie, you ask?  Well, let’s just run through the numbers.

This lawyer guy, Anton Valukas, is said to have reviewed 41 MILLION documents. OK….how long do you think it takes to review 1 document?  Forget I asked that question, let’s just analyze the situation.

Today is June 5, I am going to assume that this lawyer guy, just before this speech, ran up to CEO Barra and handed her the results. Today isn’t over and it hasn’t been a full day, but I feel generous and I am going to give him the full day.  Ok that means there have been 5 full days in June.  There were 31 full days in May.  There were 30 full days in April.  There were 31 full days in March.  And let’s see, this wasnt a Leap Year, so there were 28 full days in February.  I know the “crisis began in February” but I feel generous today so I will say this lawyer guy had the full month.  Ok, we have 5+31+30+31+28=125 full days…at a maximum. 

Now, I am also going to assume that on February 1, at midnight, that at least a substantional portion of these “41 million” documents were ALREADY stacked on this lawyer guys desk, so that he could start “reviewing”, and that many other people were collecting the rest of the “41 million” documents in order to get them to this lawyer guy when he needed them.

Now, let’s do a simple calculation….41 million divided by 125 days = 328,000 documents per day.  Let’s keep going….328,000 divided by 24 hours = 13,666.67 documents per hour…..13,666.67 divided by 60 minutes per hour = 227.78 documents per minute….227.78 divided by 60 seconds per minute = 3.8 documents PER SECOND.

Are you seriously trying to tell me that this lawyer guy, worked 24 hours a day, for 4 months and 5 days, with NO bathroom breaks, NO sleep, and reviewed 3.8 documents EVERY SECOND of EVERY MINUTE of EVERY HOUR of EVERY DAY for 4 months and 5 days???

Let’s say there were 4 “reviewers”…that would mean that they each reviewed 1 document per second every 24 hours…and didn’t have time to talk to each other.  At three shifts per day, we would need 12 “reviewers” at 1 document per second for 8 hours straight for 4 months and 5 days.  They are still not allowed any breaks.  And they still have not talked to each other.  Should we add any weekends??  Bathroom breaks??  Lunch breaks??  Holidays??  How many pages are in each “document”, could there be any that are 2 pages, 10 pages, 100 pages???  How long to compare thoughts??  Time to actually think about the documents that have been “reviewed”?  Time to actually compare documents?? (Hey wait, this document doesn’t match that other document that I “reviewed” about 20 million ago, could you find that one for me??)  How many reviewers do you think there were?

This does not even include the “230 employee interviews”….or any time to take notes, to “produce a report”, edit a report, make changes to a report, have the report reviewed, and then get the report to that CEO Barra, where she could read it and comprehend it enough, to “fire 15 people”.

How long were the “employee interviews”??  Were there any follow-up questions??  Compare notes??  Find discrepancies???  Clear up the discrepancies??  Think about it, you have 230 individuals that all say the same thing???

Are you kidding me???

There is NO POSSIBLE WAY “41 million” documents can be reviewed and a realistic report written in 4 months and 5 days….I don’t care how many reviewrs there are!!!  Let’s say there were 41 million “reviewers”…do you think you could get them to say what is in their document AND have them agree on a report in 4 months and 5 days??

They are all LIARS trying to say “see we are doing something” about the problems!!!!

Thanks Obama for WASTING MY MONEYAND KILLING AMERICANS, THAT BOUGHT YOUR CRAPPY CARS, BUILT BY YOUR UNION BUDDIES, IN THE PROCESS!!!!

The definition of CRONY CAPITALISM/NEPOTISM…

May 14, 2014

Does anyone else find this absolutely DISGUSTING???

Here is the definition of Crony Capitalism from Wikipedia:

Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials.

It is also used world wide to describe virtually any governmental decisions favoring “cronies” of governmental officials.

Here is the definition of Nepotism from Dictionary.com:

nep·o·tism

[nepuh-tiz-uhm] 
noun

patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics: She was accused of nepotism when she made her nephew an officer of the firm.”

In case you have missed the story here is a start by the Washington Examiner:”

Jay Carney: Joe Biden’s son accepted position with Ukrainian gas company as ‘private citizen'”

“Hunter Biden and other members of the family are obviously private citizens and where they work is not an endorsement by the president or vice president,” he said.”

OK Jay, whatever you say. 

My opinion: There is NO WAY that Hunter, who has NO experience in oil and gas, gets a board seat if he is not related to the Vice President!!! 

And here are the pictures that need to be posted on both of these definitions

 

crony capitalist

crony capitalist

 

crony capitalist

crony capitalist

Vice-President Joe Biden

Vice President’s Son Hunter Biden

Hey Jay, I hear that Saddam might be looking for someone to replace Baghdad Bob……you might be overqualified though…

P.S. – What would Dimmocrats say if the offspring of a Republican Vice President got “appointed” to an oil company board during a “war”???  The silence is deafening!!!

 

 

Weekly Jobless Claims…???

May 1, 2014

Sometimes the news propaganda is so blatant that I HAVE TO CALL IT OUT!!!!

This could be funny….IF YOU LIKE SICK AND TWISTED JOKES!!!!

Here is the headline of the day, and this is from Fox News (You know the only “conservative” news source “in the entire world”, the “fair and balanced” network):

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 344,000

and here is the quote that is a complete and total mischaracterization of the FACTS, and it is THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE ARTICLE:

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to improving labor market conditions.” (emphasis added)

Huh???  WTF are they talking about?????

Here is another quote from later in the article:

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, rose only 3,000 to 320,000.” 

Let’s just forget about the gratuitous “only” that is not highlighted.  The 4 week average ROSE 3,000, that means INCREASED.  Got it??  Let’s go back and look at “the underlying trend” that THEY MENTION IN THE FIRST SENTENCE.

Here is last weeks quote:

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, rose only 4,750 to 316,750.

And the week before quote:

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 4,750 to 312,000.

Notice that the week after they say that the number rose “ONLY” 4,750, but this week we were not supplied with a fell “ONLY” 4,750.  I wonder why that could be???  I mean it is the SAME AMOUNT.

AND the week before quote:

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell to 316,250 in the week ended April 5, down 4,750 from the previous week.

AND the week before quote:

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, nudged up 250 to 319,500.

So, over the last month, the 4 week average has had a fall ROSE 500 from 319,500 to 320,000. Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhh!!!!  Now I see “the trend”.  Or we can go back farther, say to the beginning of the One’s ascendancy to the throne, and the trend would be “astronomically” better.  Or we could go back to the beginning of the last President’s reign, and the “trend” would be HORRIBLE, and if we go back further it only looks worse. 

Oh, and just to throw more cold water on the subject i have 2 more things; 1. the 500 number does not include the adjustment that have been made to the weekly numbers, that HAVE ALL BEEN INCREASES and 2. the 500 number IS A ROUNDING ERROR, meaning that the number is more or less UNCHANGED, BUT I would be willing to wager that it HAS NOT FALLEN, as this administration is DOING EVERYTHING IT CAN TO MANIPULATE THE NUMBERS TO LOOK THE ABSOLUTE BEST THAT THEY CAN. 

If this comes from the news organization that is “trying to tell the truth” how do you think all the obviously biased news sources are spinning it???

We just want THE TRUTH!!!