Guess I don't really care about the bill. It has enough loop holes, and I doubt if I would ever get myself in a position to owe 50K or more in back taxes. For those who are, its is a shame they have failed to pay the taxes due. I am not debating if the tax system if just or fair. It is what it is each year. Each should pay according to the current rules.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Here's a little scam: Realtors aren't employees of their companies. They're independent contractors. As such, companies don't withhold income tax. And at the end of the year, they issue 1099's. Well, Realtors aren't particularly good at setting aside their taxes -- especially since they know that if they don't pay for three or four years, they'll be able to settle for 25-cents (or even less) on the dollar down the road.
That's just not fair to the rest of us. Pay your share, damn it!! Can't travel to Europe on the USA's dime? Goody.
Thank you, Quazi!
it's an unnecessary rule really, there is nowhere on the planet that you can hide from the IRS as it is.
you would have to go to extraordinary lengths to escape them... basically providing your own private prison.