Rats! City to Pay for Informing on Tax Cheats | NBC Chicago
I hope this is acceptable as braking news since it's from NBC Chicago and listed as news.
Why do I bring this up? How many of you remember firstname.lastname@example.org an address we could use to report on information we felt was a lie about the so-called Health Care reform? Well that was met with so much opposition it had to shut down. Hell I was disappointed because I used it to report on the three biggest liars about it out there. Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.Chicago and Cook County residents aren’t the only ones about to get shocking tax news; the city is debuting a “tax whistle-blower” plan that could turn neighbor against neighbor in Chicago’s business community.
The folks at city hall will pay cash bounties to informants who turn in business tax cheats around the city. The reward would amount to some sort of percentage of the tax money that the city recovers.
"It's just another way of bringing people into compliance," Revenue Department spokesman Ed Walsh told the Sun-Times.
Well since that effort to get you to start thinking about becoming a "Block Warden" so to speak they have this new plan to get you thinking about becoming an informant. How you could possibly know that your neighbor is a tax cheat is beyond me unless unless he or she is an idiot and tells you. But I don't think that is the point. I think the idea is to get you once again thinking about how you can help big brother and his efforts to control.
And hey if you rat out the folks next door under this Chicago plan you get paid for your efforts. I just wonder how much fun it will be to have the folks next door hate your guts. It sure will make the next block party a fun event. Or maybe it will be an occasion for a weenie roast in the flames of your house as it's burned to the ground in retaliation.
This is a bad idea. I'm not saying people should get away with being tax cheats. I'm saying is it our job to possibly put ourselves and our families at risk to help a corrupt system do the job they were hired to do.
I know your saying that could never happen most neighbors are good decent people. To that I say what is it we hear all the time about murderers? Oh John he was a quiet guy kept his lawn mowed and his car washed. Hell he dressed up like a clown and did kids parties. I never would of thought of him as dangerous.
It's something to think about that before you become the next Block Rat for any corrupt system.
Think about it.