...should I be concerned, or at least a bit 'thoughtful', of this Treasury Secretary designate Timothy Geithner? I mean, sure, you can have some problems using those TurboTax type tax programs yourself, but to the tune of some $34000 in taxes you 'forget' to pay? For 4 years running, you still can't figure out that you did something wrong? Does someone in his position with his sort of finances even use those sorts of tax prep programs? Well, obviously he did, but still...
We made a mistake once...the IRS is hardly what one might call lapse, or slow, in letting you know you owe them money. They are only slow when it comes to them making an error to send back to you.
But this man is going to be the Treasury Secretary? Does that seem a bit, oh I don't know, idiotic to say the least?
I know, I'm not politically saavy and I should just keep my rambling thoughts of the government uselessness and total idiosity to myself. It's like that new stimulus check we'll all be waiting on...I like getting money as much as the next person, but I'm not really stimulating the economy with any of it. I don't think you are going to stimulate anything with those checks, and certainly not the loused up economy we're walking in. We need jobs, new job training for folks out of a job needing to turn a whole new direction, etc. Those stimulis government checks are nice, but really not the answer to anything long term. It's a band-aid, and not even a good one.
What's that saying -- you can give a man a fish and feed him for the day, or you can teach a man to fish and he can feed himself the rest of his days. We'd be better of teaching these folks that they shouldn't even be getting a tax refund...you loaned how much to the government from each of your paychecks over the year, then get some sense of excitement because they give it back to you after you jump through their hoops???
Heeellllloooo there....anyone home??? Up those 'exemptions' on your paycheck paperwork and stop giving folks money while you sit there struggling paycheck to paycheck every week to even pay your basic bills, let alone the frivolous things you're buying on those credit cards. You are walking in debt and you're happy to do it apparently because you keep doing it the same way over and over again. It's not illegal, you know, to not pay into the tax folks...just pay enough to cover what Caesar is due...keep the rest in your pocket. You want to loan out money for nothing and then play a game of hoops to get it back? Send it to me :o)
I know...I'm a bit out there for most folks. And yes, I know that idiosity isn't a real word, but it should be...it's kinda fun to say :o) Anyone coming by here should know by now I tend to say what rolls around my (sometimes empty) mind at any given time, and I don't necessarily find a tactful way to say it. I often make no real sense to anyone other than myself...I've learned to deal with that and so have most folks who know me :o) Just ask Debi....
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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