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OK, now this is COMPLETELY idiotic!

post #1 of 19
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The IRS is spending 42 MILLION dollars to send us a letter regarding the rebate checks.

What a bunch of WASTEFUL MORONS!!!

Yep - once again, our hard-earned tax dollars hard at work!
post #2 of 19
Morons!
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
Morons!

Not much more you can say besides that!
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OMG!!! They could be using that money to give everyone more on their rebate check. DUH.
post #5 of 19
The war in Iraq is costing 7.5 million per HOUR. Just to put the budget of where our taxes go into perspective.
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The war in Iraq is costing 7.5 million per HOUR. Just to put the budget of where our taxes go into perspective.
Why does nearly every topic in IMO have to be referenced to the war in Iraq, Bush or the new elections??

Can't this topic stand on it's own merits without being dragged through the old and tired Iraq War arguments?
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Why does nearly every topic in IMO have to be referenced to the war in Iraq, Bush or the new elections??

Can't this topic stand on it's own merits without being dragged through the old and tired Iraq War arguments?
Perhaps because the only things people can be sure of are "death and taxes", as the old cliché goes?
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you know what I wondered? are they going to direct deposit those rebate checks into the accounts of those people that opted for direct deposit for their tax refunds (if they had one)? I bet that would save a boatload of money
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Perhaps because the only things people can be sure of are "death and taxes", as the old cliché goes?
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Then people wonder why our economy is doing so poorly! I don't see a need to send out a letter when the news media has already addressed the issue. What a bunch of morons. I sure appreciate my tax money being wasted needlessly.
post #11 of 19
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
They should take that 42 million and give us more on our checks.
That would be the SMART thing to do, but then we ARE talking about the government and smart isn't really their strong suit
post #12 of 19
Well we all COULD have had a flat tax and done away with the IRS - no more filling out forms
post #13 of 19
I agree that it's ridiculous..but so is why, imo, they feel they have to.

Imagine the class action lawsuit if not everyone in this country entitled to the rebate were notified to be expecting said rebate?

I think our country is living in a play by Edward Albee.
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I agree that it's ridiculous..but so is why, imo, they feel they have to.

Imagine the class action lawsuit if not everyone in this country entitled to the rebate were notified to be expecting said rebate?

I think our country is living in a play by Edward Albee.
Right, my parents got one and basically it said that if you don't file your taxes by April 15 then that extra rebate signed into law is not available for you. So if you request an extension or miss the tax date, then your out of luck.
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Perhaps because the only things people can be sure of are "death and taxes", as the old cliché goes?

or the death tax?
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Well we all COULD have had a flat tax and done away with the IRS - no more filling out forms
Can you run for president?
post #17 of 19
Oh, the government has no sense when it comes to this kind of thing. I work for a federal contract, and this year for the first time ever, they decided to mail out annual statements of peoples account whether they wanted them mailed or not. The reason behind this? The "wanted to see how many people need to update their address". So, they are sending out statements with full name, ssn, date of birth, acct balance, acct number, beneficiaries names to over 3 million people...and they already know around 100,000 address aren't correct. Yeah, THAT'S real safe.
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Oh, the government has no sense when it comes to this kind of thing. I work for a federal contract, and this year for the first time ever, they decided to mail out annual statements of peoples account whether they wanted them mailed or not. The reason behind this? The "wanted to see how many people need to update their address". So, they are sending out statements with full name, ssn, date of birth, acct balance, acct number, beneficiaries names to over 3 million people...and they already know around 100,000 address aren't correct. Yeah, THAT'S real safe.
Have them contact me at work and I'll run it through the National Change of Address (NCOA) for them first. $5 per thousand names with a 48-hour turnaround can save them millions of dollars, not to mention trees.
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Have them contact me at work and I'll run it through the National Change of Address (NCOA) for them first. $5 per thousand names with a 48-hour turnaround can save them millions of dollars, not to mention trees.
Oh, I wish I could, but but the system is set up so stupidly (is that a word??), we can't change their address in the system if they are still employed by the government...we need an update from the agency. And, half the time the people in HR or personnel don't know how to do that and won't call to talk to tech support to find out how. It's the most assinine system ever. I'm sometimes really glad I am just a contracted worker because if I actually had to count on a federal agency to do something for me, I think I would tear my hair out! (no offense to any government workers here).
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