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$19,000 salary, $80 in withholdings and you get $11,000 in a tax refund? Seems fair doesn't it???

I was listening to Dom Giordano (local Philly talk show host) last night and this is a story from a caller who is a tax preparer. He said this story was his reason for attending the tea party.

He had a client who earned $19000 in 2008. He had $80 in federal withholdings. He also bought a house early in the year (which was foreclosed on in late 2008 (because he bought a house that was out of his price range). With all of his tax credits (including first time home buyer) he received a "refund" from the federal government of a little over $11,000. All legal mind you. Is this not the most F$#@ed up thing you've ever heard? A tax refund (welfare check) for over $11,000? I am reminded of the words of Alexis de Tocqueville, "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

I ended writing a check to Uncle Sam yesterday, because I worked my butt off at three different jobs which put me in a different tax bracket. Because, I worked hard I no longer qualified for the full amount on child tax credit or student loan deductions. This is insane!!!!!!!! Anyone else disgusted or am I over reacting??? Maybe I'm just a right wing extremist/potential terrorist.

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You know what's really messed up even more?

The document they claim gives them the authority to tax you doesn't, and even if it did, where did you sign an acceptance of it's terms?

I understand Lysander Spooner's argument a whole lot better than I used to. If you haven't read up on him, I'd suggest you should.

I'm having trouble figuring out which of you is the sucker

I guess if it was real money it would be different.

pure horse dung

flows in rivers from DC in many directions.
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you are not

you are not overreacting.

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

Yes. it makes me angry... BUT

My question for you is- are you engaged in a federal taxable activity or did you have another source of federal income? I suspect you are not/did not- so why did you pay a federal income tax?

Have you read the law? Here's a little overview-
www.losthorizons.com

I was under the impression that all work

was taxable by the federal government. I have bookmarked the link and will have to check it out. Thanks.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

You're a terrorist

especially if you start siting the Constitution in your rant.
Thanks for sharing this piece. I'm forwarding it on.

who is john galt?

see, this is why all the useful productive people need to leave the US and let all the harvard graduates deal with the mess they created.

"I like to chuckle." -John McCain

Your 100% correct

I pay huge amounts to the Fed Gov each year and yet my water isnt any cleaner the police dont come to my house any faster and I dont get any extra votes.... The US Gov is the worst investment I have ever made, and I cant see a way out!

You, my friend, have been

You, my friend, have been heavily investing in a "toxic asset".

I don't have a problem with local taxes,

it actually goes towards something that benefits me and my family. Its the fraudulent use of federal tax dollars that drive me nuts.

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

You are correct

Sometimes i get too fired up!

Yes, I know people

They got even more because they bought a car too. Crazyness.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain