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Connecticut to audit lottery winners for back taxes

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 20, 2011, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

So you can break a law just because you do not agree with it?

Let's keep things in perspective here.

You're all bent out of shape about peanuts.

Nobody has stolen more money than the government.

The government started Social Security and took it out of our weekly paychecks before we even saw the money. They promised us it would be kept for our retirement years and never used for anything else.

Then they stole it and pissed it away. It's not there anymore. It's gone. It's now operated as the world's biggest Ponzi Scheme with old investors being paid only by new investors. And just like all Ponzi Schemes, it's going to collapse because there aren't enough new investors to keep the old investors paid.

That was our money in there and it's gone. They stole it.

So excuse me if I don't get all teary-eyed when I hear somebody beat them out of a couple dollars.

They would have just pissed it away anyway.

Screw 'em.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: December 20, 2011, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

    Let's keep things in perspective here.

    You're all bent out of shape about peanuts.

    Nobody has stolen more money than the government.

    The government started Social Security and took it out of our weekly paychecks before we even saw the money. They promised us it would be kept for our retirement years and never used for anything else.

    Then they stole it and pissed it away. It's not there anymore. It's gone. It's now operated as the world's biggest Ponzi Scheme with old investors being paid only by new investors. And just like all Ponzi Schemes, it's going to collapse because there aren't enough new investors to keep the old investors paid.

    That was our money in there and it's gone. They stole it.

    So excuse me if I don't get all teary-eyed when I hear somebody beat them out of a couple dollars.

    They would have just pissed it away anyway.

    Screw 'em.

    Don't want to get into a political arugment  but you do know if every cheated the goverment out of taxes the goverment would shut down.  Since taxes are used for small things such as the fire and police department, maintaing the roads, and helping cities rebuild after natrual disasters. If you don't mind could you list a few things you think the goverment is wasting money on.

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      Posted: January 8, 2012, 4:51 am - IP Logged

      Don't want to get into a political arugment  but you do know if every cheated the goverment out of taxes the goverment would shut down.  Since taxes are used for small things such as the fire and police department, maintaing the roads, and helping cities rebuild after natrual disasters. If you don't mind could you list a few things you think the goverment is wasting money on.

      I'd like to hear, too.   Some mighty entitled people here.

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: February 7, 2012, 12:07 am - IP Logged

        Don't want to get into a political arugment  but you do know if every cheated the goverment out of taxes the goverment would shut down.  Since taxes are used for small things such as the fire and police department, maintaing the roads, and helping cities rebuild after natrual disasters. If you don't mind could you list a few things you think the goverment is wasting money on.

        I'd assume you're joking but here's just a few of the thousands and thousands of examples of govt. waste you can get by googling "Government Waste".

        This is just a list of somebody's favorites that was first on the page.

        #1 A total of $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as World of Warcraft.  The goal of this "video game research" is reportedly to study how "emerging forms of communication, including multiplayer computer games and online virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft and Second Life can help organizations collaborate and compete more effectively in the global marketplace."

        #2 The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the University of New Hampshire $700,000 this year to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.

        #3 $615,000 was given to the University of California at Santa Cruz to digitize photos, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead.

        #4 A professor at Stanford University received $239,100 to study how Americans use the Internet to find love.  So far one of the key findings of this "research" is that the Internet is a safer and more discreet way to find same-sex partners.

        #5 The National Science Foundation spent $216,000 to study whether or not politicians "gain or lose support by taking ambiguous positions."

        #6 The National Institutes of Health spent approximately $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.

        #7 Approximately $1 million of U.S. taxpayer money was used to create poetry for the Little Rock, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Chicago zoos.  The goal of the "poetry" is to help raise awareness on environmental issues.

        #8 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent $175 million during 2010 to maintain hundreds of buildings that it does not even use.  This includes a pink, octagonal monkey house in the city of Dayton, Ohio.

        #9 $1.8 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars went for a "museum of neon signs" in Las Vegas, Nevada.

        #10 $35 million was reportedly paid out by Medicare to 118 "phantom" medical clinics that never even existed.  Apparently these "phantom" medical clinics were established by a network of criminal gangs as a way to defraud the U.S. government.

        #11 The Conservation Commission of Monkton, Vermont got $150,000 from the federal government to construct a "critter crossing".  Thanks to U.S. government money, the lives of "thousands" of migrating salamanders are now being saved.

        #12 In California, one park received $440,000 in federal funds to perform "green energy upgrades" on a building that has not been used for a decade.

        #13 $440,955 was spent this past year on an office for former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert that he rarely even visits.

        #14 One Tennessee library was given $5,000 in federal funds to host a series of video game parties.

        #15 The U.S. Census Bureau spent $2.5 million on a television commercial during the Super Bowl that was so poorly produced that virtually nobody understood what is was trying to say.

        #16 A professor at Dartmouth University received $137,530 to create a "recession-themed" video game entitled "Layoff".

        #17 The National Science Foundation gave the Minnesota Zoo over $600,000 so that they could develop an online video game called "Wolfquest".

        #18 A pizzeria in Iowa was given $60,000 to renovate the pizzeria's facade and give it a more "inviting feel".

        #19 The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave one enterprising group of farmers $30,000 to develop a tourist-friendly database of farms that host guests for overnight "haycations".  This one sounds like something that Dwight Schrute would have dreamed up.

        #20 Almost unbelievably, the National Institutes of Health was given $800,000 in "stimulus funds" to study the impact of a "genital-washing program" on men in South Africa.

        Again, this is just a minute sampling of the billions and billions and billions the government just pisses away.

        Isn't that last one nice? You and I are paying to study the "impact" of men washing their balls in Africa!

        And you really think all these taxes are necessary when they piss it away like this?

        Gimme a break.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: February 7, 2012, 12:17 am - IP Logged

          I'd like to hear, too.   Some mighty entitled people here.

          Who's entitled to what, exactly?


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            CDanaT's avatar - tiger avatar_04_hd_pictures_169016.jpg
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            Posted: February 7, 2012, 12:39 am - IP Logged

            Who's entitled to what, exactly?

            Well Ridge, I think you did your civic duty on the Gov waste aspect...But I didn't see the one on the study of cows and how their methane gas affects the ozone..........Thats ok...I was sorta partial to the 5000 on a video game gathering.........Then again, how many billions to we give away each year to foreign countries in general. Lets send them a "sorry,we are 15 trillion in debt and wont be able to support you this year or in the near future" note.....When does the insanity finally stop ?  Maybe when people wake up,smell the coffee and realize the eggs are rotten.

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