Sebelius Explains Errors, Pays $7,000 in Back Taxes

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding "unintentional errors" -- the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee.

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    Another tax cheat in the Obama adminstration. She will fit right in.

    It has happened so often now that it barely raises an eyebrow.

    The U.S. citizentry must be numbed to the corruption of this adminstration.

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    She is then a typical petty tax cheat. $7 grand is small claims tax court stuff. Been there, done that. It was more educational that a year at the University of Washington. Only cost me a few hundred bucks and I've still never been audited by the IRS.
     
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    You seem to be implying that you think:

    A) Everyone cheats on their taxes (I for one do not)
    B) $7,000 is a small matter so it's not wrong
    C) You have learned how to cheat on your taxes without being audited

    Please, tell me that I am wrong on all counts.
     
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    Maybe Obama's plan to cut the deficit is to have all Democrat politicians subject to IRS audit.

    Statistically there seems to be a large revenue windfall lurking there.
     
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    So...you cheat on your taxes, and think it's no big deal...

    Oh well, you'd make a good cabinet member.



    If Obama's cabinet would simply pay their taxes, the deficit would probably evaporate.
     
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    >A) Everyone cheats on their taxes (I for one do not)

    A third to a half of the US economy is under the table - dope sellers (largest cash crop in Oregon is marijuana, 2nd largest in Washington), small builders and craftsmen. Only people who work for the government and large companies can't work under the table.

    >B) $7,000 is a small matter so it's not wrong

    According to our social contract (which disregards the letter of the law) getting caught is wrong, same as drunk driving (our national sport) and speeding. None of you ever speed?

    >C) You have learned how to cheat on your taxes without being audited

    I have never cheated on my taxes. In my tax protest days refused to sign their paper work. The IRS filledout a dummy 1040 in my name and confiscated my govt pay check.

    No one has to submit to an audit. You have to show up at their office and (in effect) take the fifth. The IRS then files a tax lien. If it is for less than $10,000 (last time I looked) you file in IRS small claims court which freezes their lien. If over $10,000 it gets more complicated.

    The IRS has never asked to audit me.
    No one has to be audited.
     
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    IOW - I am paying about 30% more in taxes to cover the cheaters.

    I don't believe that I have ever seen that contract. Committing the act is what is wrong not getting caught. In my opinion drunk drivers should be treated with much less leniency - electronic monitoring at home for a year or two for the first offense seems right to me.

    No - I don't speed - so no tickets, no accidents, and fairly inexpensive car insurance as a result.

    So what's the point in all that? When the liens hit $10,000 you come into compliance? Sounds silly to me.
     
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    So Billwald, what gives you the right to disregard our laws?

    I don't like our tax policy...but I pay them, and obey the rules (and sorry to disappoint you, but I don't speed).
     
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    Yep, she fit right in... She wouldn't want to be the only one at the cabinet meetings who paid taxes would she?
     
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    Are all democrat politicians tax cheats???

    Or just the ones Obama wants to surround himself with?
     
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    >IOW - I am paying about 30% more in taxes to cover the cheaters.

    Sounds about right.

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    According to our social contract (which disregards the letter of the law) getting caught is wrong, same as drunk driving (our national sport) and speeding. None of you ever speed?
    >I don't believe that I have ever seen that contract. Committing the act is what is wrong not getting caught. In my opinion drunk drivers should be treated with much less leniency - electronic monitoring at home for a year or two for the first offense seems right to me.

    It is not a written contract. It is unwritten local custom.

    >No - I don't speed - so no tickets, no accidents, and fairly inexpensive car insurance as a result.

    Good for you. Do usually have a line of cars behind you trying to pass or do you stay in the far right lane and pull over? Or do you drive a marked police car?

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    I have never cheated on my taxes. In my tax protest days refused to sign their paper work. The IRS filledout a dummy 1040 in my name and confiscated my govt pay check.

    No one has to submit to an audit. You have to show up at their office and (in effect) take the fifth. The IRS then files a tax lien. If it is for less than $10,000 (last time I looked) you file in IRS small claims court which freezes their lien. If over $10,000 it gets more complicated.

    The IRS has never asked to audit me.
    No one has to be audited.
    >So what's the point in all that? When the liens hit $10,000 you come into compliance? Sounds silly to me.

    The point is that most civilized associations (governments, religions) classify sins as misdemeanors or felonies.
     

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