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The 'Fairness' Fraud

Harold206 Wrote: Feb 26, 2014 9:31 AM
Another fine article by Dr Sowell... Is one of those "barriers" that keeps people from getting ahead the government handout that acts as a disincentive to try?
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A Comma Dean of Errors

Harold206 Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 7:31 AM
Amazing! I had a similar experience when I was attending college in the early 1960s, and I also received the only final grade of C in my four-years. BTW - When the prof advised me that she was going to downgrade my mark, I responded that it would be my only C in my college studies. Then I proceeded to accomplish that goal.
I doubt that you'll ever see a supermajority vote against the UAW. Like the general elections, there are too many "fixes" and a ton of fraud that pads the vote. And I agree that the UAW will be back in Chattanooga shortly to "fix" this rejection.
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Great Moments in Tax Enforcement

Harold206 Wrote: Feb 17, 2014 6:08 AM
There is another side to the coin... There is no better reason to quit planned refunds on your taxes than the new Obamacare penalty for not purchasing health insurance. Loaning your federal government interest-free money by electing to have excess withholding of taxes used to be a nice way to get a large refund come April 15th, but that is no longer the case. Under the new rules of Obamacare, if you are required to, but elect elect not to purchase a healthcare policy, you can be penalized by the government. However, it is illegal for the IRS to assess any penalty unless you are due a refund on the taxes withheld. That means that, if you owe taxes to the government on April 15th, the IRS cannot penalize you further for your inaction on Obamacare. The IRS can hold the penalty in force for any future overpayment, but it cannot assess it as an underpayment of tax. There is no better time to get a new W-4 from your employer and take advantage of every legal exemption you can claim. And, if you are self employed, or pay taxes on the installment basis in quarterly estimates, you can recalculate your estimates to make sure you owe a few dollars with your filed return on April 15th. The federal government has no right to force anyone to purchase personal health insurance, penalty or not, and this is the best way to avoid it, if that is your choice. Since the average tax refund on 2012 was over $3,000, there are a lot of people who can benefit by taking action to change their withholding and get their tax refund during the year. Based on bi-weekly pay, that would add over $115 to every paycheck throughout the year. Put it in a bank account if you want a big "payday" in April. You won't get a heck of a lot of interest on it, but anything is better than 0%, which is what you're getting from Uncle Sam. An added benefit is that Congress doesn't get to spend those funds and put us further and further in debt.
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Random Thoughts

Harold206 Wrote: Feb 11, 2014 9:24 AM
Let's face it, all of our money these days is 'printed out of thin air.' That 'full faith and credit' line is also just so much hot air. Our currency is on the brink of collapse if china ever decides to call in the debts we owe them.
There is no better reason to quit planned refunds on your taxes than the new Obamacare penalty for not purchasing health insurance. Loaning your federal government interest-free money by electing to have excess withholding of taxes used to be a nice way to get a large refund come April 15th, but that is no longer the case. Under the new rules of Obamacare, if you are required to, but elect elect not to purchase a healthcare policy, you can be penalized by the government. However, it is illegal for the IRS to assess any penalty unless you are due a refund on the taxes withheld. That means that, if you owe taxes to the government on April 15th, the IRS cannot penalize you further for your inaction on Obamacare. The IRS can hold the penalty in force for any future overpayment, but it cannot assess it as an underpayment of tax. There is no better time to get a new W-4 from your employer and take advantage of every legal exemption you can claim. And, if you are self employed, or pay taxes on the installment basis in quarterly estimates, you can recalculate your estimates to make sure you owe a few dollars with your filed return on April 15th. The federal government has no right to force anyone to purchase personal health insurance, penalty or not, and this is the best way to avoid it, if that is your choice. Since the average tax refund on 2012 was over $3,000, there are a lot of people who can benefit by taking action to change their withholding and get their tax refund during the year. Based on bi-weekly pay, that would add over $115 to every paycheck throughout the year. Put it in a bank account if you want a big "payday" in April. You won't get a heck of a lot of interest on it, but anything is better than 0%, which is what you're getting from Uncle Sam. An added benefit is that you won't be loaning Congress additional funds to spend, which they will do, thus adding to the federal deficit.
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Random Thoughts

Harold206 Wrote: Feb 11, 2014 8:04 AM
There is a long thread below concerning taxes and spending. Yet, the majority of taxpayers intentionally opt for overpayment of taxers to get a refund in April averaging over $3000. This only contributes to the problem, because Congress will spend every penny of that overpayment and go deeper in debt to refund it every year. There is no better reason to quit planned refunds on your taxes than the new Obamacare penalty for not purchasing health insurance. Loaning your federal government interest-free money by electing to have excess withholding of taxes used to be a nice way to get a large refund come April 15th, but that is no longer the case. Under the new rules of Obamacare, if you are required to, but elect elect not to purchase a healthcare policy, you can be penalized by the government. However, it is illegal for the IRS to assess any penalty unless you are due a refund on the taxes withheld. That means that, if you owe taxes to the government on April 15th, the IRS cannot penalize you further for your inaction on Obamacare. The IRS can hold the penalty in force for any future overpayment, but it cannot assess it as an underpayment of tax. There is no better time to get a new W-4 from your employer and take advantage of every legal exemption you can claim. And, if you are self employed, or pay taxes on the installment basis in quarterly estimates, you can recalculate your estimates to make sure you owe a few dollars with your filed return on April 15th. The federal government has no right to force anyone to purchase personal health insurance, penalty or not, and this is the best way to avoid it, if that is your choice. Since, as stated earlier, the average tax refund on 2012 was over $3,000, there are a lot of people who can benefit by taking action to change their withholding and get their tax refund during the year. Based on bi-weekly pay, that would add over $115 to every paycheck throughout the year. Put it in a bank account if you want a big "payday" in April. You won't get a heck of a lot of interest on it, but anything is better than 0%, which is what you're getting from Uncle Sam. The added benefit is that you are not giving Congress extra money to fritter away.
Just in case you don't already know it... There is no better reason to quit planned refunds on your taxes than the new Obamacare penalty for not purchasing health insurance. Loaning your federal government interest-free money by electing to have excess withholding of taxes used to be a nice way to get a large refund come April 15th, but that is no longer the case. Under the new rules of Obamacare, if you are required to, but elect elect not to purchase a healthcare policy, you can be penalized by the government. However, it is illegal for the IRS to assess any penalty unless you are due a refund on the taxes withheld. That means that, if you owe taxes to the government on April 15th, the IRS cannot penalize you further for your inaction on Obamacare. The IRS can hold the penalty in force for any future overpayment, but it cannot assess it as an underpayment of tax. There is no better time to get a new W-4 from your employer and take advantage of every legal exemption you can claim. And, if you are self employed, or pay taxes on the installment basis in quarterly estimates, you can recalculate your estimates to make sure you owe a few dollars with your filed return on April 15th. The federal government has no right to force anyone to purchase personal health insurance, penalty or not, and this is the best way to avoid it, if that is your choice. Since the average tax refund on 2012 was over $3,000, there are a lot of people who can benefit by taking action to change their withholding and get their tax refund during the year in every single paycheck. Put it in a bank account if you want a big "payday" in April. You won't get a heck of a lot of interest on it, but anything is better than 0%, which is what you're getting from Uncle Sam.
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Are You Smarter Than a Communist?

Harold206 Wrote: Jan 31, 2014 6:26 PM
JM, I guess you don't know sarcasm when you read it. I'm on your side, and my post was made in jest. That is one of the big problems we have with any spoken or written comment these days ... Anything taken literally or out of context can be interpreted in whatever way is convenient. That is how the libtards get away with excoriating and misstating conservatives like Rush and Shawn, etc.
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Are You Smarter Than a Communist?

Harold206 Wrote: Jan 31, 2014 6:18 PM
I'd like to think I'm and angel, but the word in that 'Herald' -- Hark the Herald Angels Sing. it kind of changes the meaning if you'll look in the dictionary for the definition.
...and are today. Unfortunately, the liberal Democrats are brainwashed to believe whatever the current party mantra is, and they don't even stop to question the ignorance of Democrat spokesmen when they make remarks like those we've heard and read over the past few weeks. There is no more racist a being than a Democrat.
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