As a percentage of GDP.
As a percentage of GDP.
“Look alive boys here come the Feds!”
The IRS does this which is bad enough. But the Department of Labor?
As the state grows ever larger its tentacles reach into every nook and cranny of life. The tendency is always toward more – more power. This is how agencies rate themselves relative to other agencies. The IRS does that? Well we should be able too! We’re just as good as those guys.
Got to keep up with the bureaucratic Joneses.
As we have said before, there IS class warfare going on. It’s the political class, which includes the vast federal bureaucracy, versus the American people. Our government is way way way too large. We have way way way too many federal employees whiling away the hours doing God only knows what while they tick off the minutes until their retirement pension kicks in which is lavishly funded by, well, you. It is a parasitic situation. The Leviathan grows, feeding off of the hard work and ingenuity of the private sector all the while claiming to have legitimate authority over the private sector.
Ms. Lerner, who many believe targeted TEA Party groups for persecution while head of the IRS apparently didn’t (doesn’t) have much regard for a large part of the United States. In one email a colleague refers to Texas as “pathetic.”
That’s pretty interesting coming from a Northeasterner. Businesses and people are leaving the Northeast and moving to places like Texas and other parts of the South in droves. Without the job gains in Texas there would be no,
That we have an IRS is bad enough. For the majority of our country’s history we had no IRS and we prospered. And we would again if the IRS and the income tax disappeared. But it is exponentially worse that the agency has been used as an outright tool of persecution by the White House. The IRS wasn’t looking for tax cheats, it was looking for enemies of the president.
And the president says that the real scandal is that the IRS doesn’t get enough funding.
Lawlessness: On Day 768 of the IRS scandal targeting political dissidents, the tax agency said it has more emails to release. Only it can’t release them until September because it must ensure there are no duplicates. Baloney.
Let’s cut to the chase here: The IRS is obstructing justice because it doesn’t want the truth to come out . The agency has been caught red-handed targeting opponents of the Obama administration, including the tea party,
There is reality and then there is Washington DC “reality.” Below is a case in point.
The IRS keeps complaining that it doesn’t have a big enough budget. But it does have enough money laying around to hire outside lawyers to go after Microsoft at $1000 an hour.
Sorry, but this is not indicative of a healthy, free society.
The income tax is absolutely crazy if one takes a moment to think about it. We’ve become so conditioned to accept it that we don’t even realize how ridiculous it is. The government taxes one for being productive, for creating income for one’s family, for doing one’s part to grow the economy. It doesn’t make any sense.
But there is a vast government infrastructure which depends on your money. There is also a political constituency which believes that it is the government’s duty to take income from some in the name of “social justice.”
Is there anyone in the universe who was thinking, “Hey, you know what? I think they’re going to indict Lois Lerner.”
This is the tax rate in Norway, a SOCIALIST country. In many states in the US many people pay way more than this. This should not be.
Make no mistake, the government wants your savings. They want as much as they can get politically. The president recently floated the idea of taxing 529 plans, used to save for college, to pay for community college for people other than your kids. Why should the money you earned, and saved, go to your family?