Harry Reid on Taxes

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by av8torntn, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    It's hard to believe this guy runs the Senate.

  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Not only that, but he keeps getting re-elected. There isn't a smarter Democrat for his job? Nancy Pelosi is even more ridiculous than this guy. Its total insanity in DC right now.
  3. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    We are being governed by a bunch of silver tongued morons. And Nazi Palosi is their leader. I can't believe this jackass can sit there and say taxation is voluntary. WoW. And they said Bush was stupid? The simple fact is, if you don't pay those "voluntary" taxes, you are fined and or put in jail. What an ASS.:angry:
    You can call a pig whatever you want, but at the end of the day, it is still a PIG.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Chev...........yep, ask Wesley Snipes about taxation !!!!
  5. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

  6. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Even though I agree Reid is a scoundrel of the 1st order, his assetment of the income tax being voluntary is correct in the sense as this is the gov't pat position. Numerous Internal Revenue Commissioners have stated this and the SCOTUS in Flora vs. US 362 US 145 in a 1960' case that:

    [quote“[o]ur system of taxation is based upon voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distraint.”][/quote]

    This was further documented as recent as April 2007' when the IRS in Revenue Ruling 2007-20 stated the same thing. People have taken this SCOTUS ruling and the quotes of previous commissioners and use to justify not filing and some have gone to jail as a result. Most are taken into civil proceding via IRC 6020(b) where the IRS files the return for the taxpayer and assess the tax at which point Taxpayer has 90 days to file with tax court before summanry judgement is issued and IRS begins a liens/levy process.

    Yeah, I would not call this system voluntary either but what Reid is saying is what the gov't (both republican and democrat) have been saying for years so to single out Reid (as much as he might deserve it) is not being completely honest IMO.

    But I still appreciate the fact that they filmed his stupidity even if it's only in our eyes!


    You know, Reid may be right after all. We do have something called jury nullification that if we used it we could void a lot of over reach in gov't. Just a thought!
  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Seems another former Sen. democrat and leader has made a bit of tax news himself http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ak8vFBzQdnQw&refer=worldwide but Glenn Greenwald at Salon takes a deeper look at the former Senate leader.


    Excuse me DEMONRATS, how is this CHANGE? Oh yeah, that's it, republicons TO demonrats. I guess I failed because I always believed that kind of deception was only found in criminals, shaddy car salesman and.....:surprised:......:happy-very: OOPPSSSS! my bad, and politicians!

  8. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Seems funny that Obama promised to have the cleanest Govt. ever. Not even a month into his Presidency and already he has 2 tax evaders ( got a pass on that), and he is hiring lobbyists (got a pass on that too).
    What's next? :knockedout:
    This is going top be a very interesting administration to say the least.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Chev.....3, if you still count Charlie Rangle .
  10. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    :surprised: oh that's right. The media will be all over this............yeah,right!:wink2:
    The crooks just keep piling up.
    But all will be forgiven with a pat on the hand and a "don't do that again". Now go steal from............er ummm lead this country. :wink2:
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Chev....another one bites the dust. #4 (I think)

    A woman, Nancy somebody was being nominated for some efficiency position in Obama's house and she withdrew her name because of tax trouble....don't know the details.

    This is starting to play out like a soap opera......the Days of OH-Bama !!
  12. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    hahaha. I love it. This administration is proving to be the joke I knew it would be. This country hired a "rock star" to run the country and already they are seeing what a failure he his. Great job Libs.
  13. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    And fresh off drudge from the leader of the house. Hard to believe people like these two exist.

  14. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    She is such an idiot. Any doofus knows the US population is a little more that 300 million. How in hell are 500 mill losing their jobs everyday? The old scare tactics are in full force. Didn't they accuse the Republicans of fear mongering?
    Hmmmm, seems like those very tactics. Amazing. She seems to do this a lot.

    Such a big LYING LiB!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009