Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Getting the Rangel, Dodd, Frank, Daschle and Geithner Treatment

I have to admit to not being a great Glenn Beck radio fan.

In my humble, but correct, opinion, he is better on TV than he is on radio.

Sometimes I can't follow his train of thought...assuming he has one at the time I am listening.

I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment of where we are as a nation, however, and with where we ought to be, but can't seem to get.

Nevertheless, I do listen to a portion of his show daily, and today he read a very significant letter "written" by a citizen named Ed Barnett to the IRS.

Here is the text of the letter:

Dear IRS,

I'm sorry to inform you that I'm not going to be able to pay the taxes owed on April 15th, but all is not lost.

I paid these taxes:

accounts receivable tax,
building permit tax,
CDL tax,
corporate income tax,
dog license tax,
federal income tax,
unemployment tax,
gas tax,
hunting license tax,
fishing license tax,
waterfowl stamp tax,
inheritance tax,
inventory tax,
liquor tax,
luxury tax,
Medicare tax,
city tax,
school and county property tax up to 33% the last four years.
Real estate tax,
Social Security tax,
road use tax,
toll road tax,
state and city sales tax,
recreational vehicle tax,
sales franchise tax,
state unemployment tax,
federal excise tax,
telephone tax,
telephone federal state and local surcharge tax,
telephone minimum usage surcharge tax,
telephone state and local tax,
utility tax,
vehicle tax,
registration tax,
capital gains tax,
lease severance tax,
oil and gas assessment tax,
Colorado property tax,
Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Mexico sales tax

and many more I can't recall and I've run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15th, just know that it was an honest mistake.

Please treat me the same as the way you've treated Congressmen Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, ex-congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss, Timothy Geithner.

No penalties, no interest.

PS, I'll make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.

Ed Barnett, Wichita Falls.

When you visit Ed in jail, please tell him how much I appreciate the stand he took and the courage he showed by naming those reprobate politicians in his letter.

There are those of you out there who voted for those bums (and/or the ones who appointed them), and you are not one whit better than they are.

Being an equal opportunity basher, let me hasten to say that the list of politicians is not limited to those mentioned in Ed's letter.

I am so angry at politicians in general, Democrat and Republican, that I could spit...only there's a fine for that in my town.

Democrats take an entirely wrong approach to what The United States of America is about, while the Republicans are so mealy-mouthed as to have let themselves be virtually silenced, just because they are the minority party.

When's the last time you experienced a silenced Democrat politician when they were in the minority? It never happened.

I, for one, support the various "tea parties" that have been going on around the country.

Glenn Beck's plan of gathering people together in they towns to "surround" the Democrats and other liberals with a strong conservative voice is worthy of consideration, too.

What do you suppose would happen if we staged a "Tax Rebellion Day?" We could choose April 15th and all agree not to pay a penny of Income Tax at least until June 3rd.

It's not that we would not pay, we would just delay payment to get the government's attention, letting them know how frustrated we are at the way they've been doing business since at least 1977.

There's grave danger here.

If we were too small in number, the government would simply enjoy the process of fining and/or jailing the offenders.

But if enough people did it, jailing us would be impractical.

Give it some thought and let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

You are preaching to the choir my friend

Joe said...

David999: The question is, "What are we singing?"

shoprat said...

If we could get enough people I'd be in.

Tapline said...

Joe, Beck had the guy on TV and he was trying to make a point. I don't know what the outcome will be....but I'm sure someone will follow the results...I have watched Glen for quite some time on TV, both CNN and Fox.. I didn't turn him on, on radio...I do listen to Rush....He is so on target with some of his subjects.or sound bites..stay well....

Tom said...

Nice thought, but it won't happen - too many sheeple...

TRUTH 101 said...

You know Joe, I would think as a right winger you would like most of the taxes on your list because the poor also have to pay them. As Rush Limbaugh once said: "Tax the poor."

Like your blog. I'll do my best to behave myself.

Joe said...

Truth101: "I'll do my best to behave myself."

Is that going to be a hard thing to do?

Rush Limbaugh NEVER advocated Taxing the poor...not one time.

BTW: I advocate taxing every earned dollar above the poverty line, business and private, at a fixed rate, so that if you EARN big bucks, you get to keep what you earn (I don't...I currently make about $2,000.00 per month.), amd if you don't you aren't hit so hard.

Lone Ranger said...

Sniff, sniff. I smell an audit coming.

snaggletoothie said...

I have wondered how common this tax dodging behavior is among Democrats. And I think you have to give it some thought as so many Democrats show up for senate confirmation hearings and seem surprised that anyone would care whether they have paid their taxes. Makes me wonder if it just isn't a part of their basic world view. It also makes me wonder if the IRS isn't pretty biased and corrupt.
I have a sense that this might be far reaching. It makes me think that most Democrats who have been in positions of power or have some in with someone in power have been sketchy with their taxes and have never had to faceany consequences.

Lone Ranger said...

No matter who occupies the White House, the vast majority of federal government employees are liberal democrats. Of COURSE the IRS is biased and corrupt. Reference the report a few years ago that said IRS employees spend 50% of their time at work viewing porn on the Internet.

Joe said...

Lone Ranger 1: Won't be the first time.

Snaggletoothie: Consequences? What are those?

Lone Rander 2: Like being on the Internet reading Democrat blogs?

Chris M. said...
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Chris M. said...

At the url I'm going to place at the end is a post at Atlas Shrugs about this guy subpoenaing Rangel and Geithner to explain why he should have be prosecuted for breaking laws they break with impunity. I say, "Great!" because we'll never move forward until we put congress and Washington, DC on trial and put a lot of pressure on them to become as honest and responsible as most Americans.

Geitner Tax Problems said...


Federal Case Alleges Political Elite Get Favorable Tax Treatment Over Ordinary Citizens

On 5 March 2009 a Motion was filed in U.S. v. David Jacquot, Case # CR 08-1171, in the Federal District Court, in San Diego, California seeking to dismiss a false tax return indictment on the grounds that the Defendant was not treated in the same manner as politically prominent individuals. A hearing on this matter is set for 30 March 2009 in San Diego and the Defendant in this case intends to subpoena Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and others.

The Defendant in this case is David Jacquot, an attorney and retired Army Officer. He is a decorated disabled Desert Storm veteran living in rural Idaho with his family.

This “Geithner Motion” cites HR 735 titled the “Rangel Rule Act of 2009,” which if enacted, would eliminate penalties and interest for common citizens to allow them to be treated in the same manner as House Ways and Means Chairman Representative Charles Rangel. The Geithner Motion also quotes President Obama stressing the need to “treat common citizens in the same manner as politically prominent individuals in regards to tax matters”.

A copy of the Geithner Motion can be downloaded at: