reply to post by matafuchs
Wow, so much false information.
First, how did the Tea Party shut down the government?
Have you not been keeping up? It is the Tea Party Republicans that are forcing this government shutdown. They have said, "Either Democrats
repeal/defund/delay the ACA, or we are shutting down the government." This isn't a secret, they have been saying it for a couple years now.
Second, My point of Taxation without representation means simply that the government has shut its doors (to what they choose are things that
are not needed btw) but is still collecting taxes. For what???
I know that was your point, but your point is invalid.
Congress is still working, your Representative, Senators, and President are still "representing" you in the government. Besides, no new taxes have
been passed during this shut down, so all the taxes you owe were passed with representation.
It's a patriotic catchy phrase, but you are using it horribly wrong.
Also, it is not giving back what you as a US citizen are due in your returns.
Thanks to the Republicans. Returns are not an essential service of the government...collecting taxes is. Just the way the cookie crumbles.
You could be smart about it and only pay the taxes you owe, then you wouldn't be waiting for a refund.
The IRS also has hired more than 15k people in the last 6 months to help comply with the PPACA but they more than likely laid off those that
handle audits since those are suspended. Why? Because they do not need audits anymore because they have direct access to all of your financials.
Another part of the PPACA.
First off, no one hired for the ACA is laid off because the funding for the ACA is independent of the budget and so this government shutdown is not
affecting them one single bit.
Secondly, you are so laughably wrong about them having access to "all of your financials". I know this is a conspiracy theory website...but that
doesn't mean to suspend facts and critical thinking.
A lapse in funding?? No # as there has not been a budget passed in years but hey, I got Jay Z for my parties during this time...living large!!!
Meanwhile, people, hardworking honest people who also more than likely voted for him are going home to families with nothing. Nothing and no
The lack of a budget is a joint issue between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans want to force their agenda through a budget, and the Democrats
aren't allowing it.
But lack of a budget does not equal lack of funding, those are two different things.