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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

DON THE BRITTON Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:06 AM
It is time for all people receiving government assistance to file an income tax form that includes all monies received and subject to the same income tax rates as everyone. This would force the government to issue 1099's for all moneys paid to the individuals ( they do it for social security ) and provide a means of tracking fraud. Put IRS in charge of monitoring assistance programs.
lclifford Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:31 AM
This is why a consumption tax is the only really fair when money is spent and there is no under the table. Also everybody who spends pays their fair share......even drug dealers, foreign visitors who use our services, illegal immigrants, anyone who buys anything pays into the tax system.
Auspex Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:52 AM
It is beyond me to understand why this "fair tax" seems to be ignored by the people so wait, I get it now. It would be too hard to play cronyism with a tax like this. Sadly, it will probably never happen. :-(
exF14RIO Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:13 AM
We need some smart guys working on it.. probably NOT named Geihtner.
The Obama administration now proposes to spend millions more on handouts, despite ample evidence of their perverse effects.

Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, says, "The single most important thing HUD does is provide rental assistance to America's most vulnerable families -- and the Obama administration is proposing bold steps to meet their needs." They always propose "bold steps."

In this case, HUD wants to spend millions more to renew Section 8 housing vouchers that help poor people pay rent.

The Section 8 program ballooned during the '90s to "solve" a previous government failure: crime-ridden public...