Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Taxman Cometh

Life Happens. It doesn't matter who you are or where you are, Murphy's Law will come into play. I haven't really had the time or interest for a good many months to blog our political games. Most of the folks I talk to are more worried about the price of gas and groceries than what is going on in Washington DC.

But we are getting close to my un-favorite time of year. Yep, it's tax season. Time for Uncle Sugar to rob each of us at gunpoint. It's the only armed robbery where you can call the cops with a videotape and they just tell you to be glad that you didn't get a harder beating.

Just in case you can't remember why the income tax is a liberty sucking dragon that needs a lance rammed down its' throat...

Read the story of how the IRS decided to destroy one American Citizen.

Then come back and tell me it isn't time for a fundamental shift in how our nation collects its' revenues.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Billions in Bloat ... - WSJ.com

I have repeatedly blogged on the size and scope of the US Government. I even went so far as to propose a method of lightening the load with as few unintended consequences as possible. It's nice to see someone with the time and resources add hard facts to my humble opinion.
Billions in Bloat Uncovered in Beltway - WSJ.com: "The U.S. government has 15 different agencies overseeing food-safety laws, more than 20 separate programs to help the homeless and 80 programs for economic development." ...
The rest of the article is well worth your reading time.

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