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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i fail to see how gutting the budget of the governments tax collection agency is going to solve the countries money troubles
    Of course it won't.... it part the Con job to create smaller government by starvation: cut revenue, cry about deficits and create the atmosphere that people think the only solution is to cut expenses.

    If you were really serious about budget deficits and did not want to raise taxes you would be certain to ensure everyone was at least paying the tax due: you would be expanding tax collection efforts; you would be expanding the IRS budget.

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes because THAT'S going to stop corruption. By gutting an organization that will just lay off the little people and not the cause of the corruption.
    So, you're ok with a massively corrupt government adminitration retaining it's tyrannical power?

    How are you going to feel when an outlaw agent comes after your pocketbook? Then what? Gona complain to the government about it? Maybe you could write a letter to the prez; I'm sure he'll get on that mui pronto.
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Of course it won't.... it part the Con job to create smaller government by starvation: cut revenue, cry about deficits and create the atmosphere that people think the only solution is to cut expenses.

    If you were really serious about budget deficits and did not want to raise taxes you would be certain to ensure everyone was at least paying the tax due: you would be expanding tax collection efforts; you would be expanding the IRS budget.
    You don't close deficites by creating more income. You do it by spending money you have, not money you don't have.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    You gut their budget, then stuff like this will continued unchecked.

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    You gut their budget, then stuff like this will continued unchecked.
    Round up the illegal aliens and boot them out of the country. Problem solved.

    And defund the IRS in its entirety.


    It is time for a fair tax or a flat tax.

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Cutting IRS budget is just a green light to tax cheats. The shortage will be felt at the individual level when ordinary people that call can't get someone to answer the phone, the computers send out a notice that's wrong and they can't get it taken care of, or find out why it was sent, it takes 6 months to respond to a letter, etc. I deal with them all the time, and cutting their budget just creates a lot of dead weight as people spend hours dealing with an agency that's purposely underfunded and understaffed.

    It's just a terrible idea from top to bottom, and worse than it being a bad idea, it wouldn't even begin to solve the supposed corruption problem. The people affected by the cuts won't be the people in IRS HQ in DC, but thousands of ordinary employees just doing a necessary and thankless job, and the millions of Americans dealing with IRS as part of life as a citizen.

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    you just hate paying taxes.

    besides corruptions needs to be eliminated by working within the system.
    You do realize the house, who holds the purse strings, cutting budget IS within the system.....yes?

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's because Obama's black, huh? Is that what's next?
    Why are you pulling the race card

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    I don't necessarily buy this will actually fight corruption, but those acting like there's no reasonable reasons someone could think it would is ridiculous and patently dishonest.

    If you believe an organization is corrupt, then giving them less money to engage in corrupt activities would help fight the amount of corruption possible.

    If you believe pressure is needed to be put on an agency to get them to correct their corruption than cutting money, as a stick, gives potential incentive to stop acting in the way that led to them wanting to cut it...and the potential to get the funding back in later years could act as a carrot for the same thing.

    By reducing the amount of money an agency you believe is corrupt can spend then it's reasonable to suggest they will have to direct the remaining monies to some of the most essential functions which you may feel is less likely to be corrupted.

    By reducing the amount of money an agency you believe is corrupt can spend you potentially create an environment where employees are less apt to act in a corrupt fashion as there will be a greater possibility of punishment for that corruption leading to pay grade decreases or terminations if caught as opposed to slap on the wrists, as it would provide cost saving.

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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Round up the illegal aliens and boot them out of the country. Problem solved.
    That is only a partial fix that gutting wont solve.


    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    And defund the IRS in its entirety.
    Isn't likely to happen.



    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It is time for a fair tax or a flat tax.
    Over spending is the real problem.
    So I have no problem if such were instituted, with constraints as to any further new taxes or increases.
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