Together we stand. Divided we fall!Posted Thursday, March 12, 2009, at 7:32 AM
And this is my prayer: ...that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best...
In case you haven't read it, I want to post a copy of the letter that Ed Barnett decided to write to the IRS. I think that it is something great. Here it is.
That's why Ed Barnett, he writes, "Dear IRS, I'm sorry to inform you that I'm not going to be able to pay the taxes owed on April 15th, but all is not lost. I paid these taxes, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gas tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city tax, school and county property tax up to 33% the last four years. Real estate tax, Social Security tax, road use tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, sales franchise tax, state unemployment tax, federal excise tax, telephone tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle tax, registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Mexico sales tax and many more I can't recall and I've run out of space and money. When you do not receive my check April 15th, just know that it was an honest mistake. Please treat me the same as the way you've treated Congressman Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, ex-congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss, Timothy Geithner. No penalties, no interest. PS, I'll make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check. Ed Barnett, Wichita Falls.
Wow! Can you imagine what the American people could do if we all did that! Write a letter and send that with your blank tax form. What could they do? If thousands of us did that, there would be no room in jail to fit us. What kinda of statement would that make? Do you think it would make the people in Washington take notice? Just how are we going to pay their salaries? They work for us, right? What if we just decided to stop paying for all of this crap that we didn't vote for? Interesting idea, huh?
We've got a choice here! We can either lean on the government to save us and believe me that is exactly what they want. Yes, America, lean on your government and they will take care of you. No problem, we've got your back! We will be your crutch, your excuse for doing nothing to better yourself. Afterall, your government knows it's not your fault! It's not your fault that you took a loan for a house you couldn't afford. You were overwhelmed by the bad businessmen, right? It's not your fault that you spent all of your money on stuff and didn't prepare for disaster! You can't be expected to be responsible. That is what we, your government are here for. We'll take care of you. Just give us your money and we will make sure all of your needs are met.
OR we can say, "No thanks!" We could depend on ourselves. We could stand firm and say, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!" You can have no more of my hard-earned money. You can no longer use my money to pay for your ridiculous pork projects. What if American all stood up and refused to pay? Who do you think you are? My savior? I don't think so! Get off of my land and I don't want a dime from you. Your plans take control of people's lives and make them slaves had been unveiled. Your plan to stimulate is a wolf in sheep's clothing. I can see that! With a smile, you call to all those who suffer to come unto you! The wolf calls out, "I will care for all your needs. I am your savior!" Then once you have the control and power over them; once you have made them dependent on you, the sheep's wool is pulled off and you will show your wolf tendencies! By then it is too late for these people. They will be consumed. I don't want to be a part of that! I don't want a government to tell me how much money I can make and what I can do with it. You can't force me to support those who were financially irresponsible! Everyone, we can choose to fire them all or rather, just stop paying them. Taxation without representation started us on the road to independence. We threw the tea in the water and stood together with strength and conviction. We can do that again! We can demand the government take notice. We are the people!
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I've lived in Mtn Home since 1989, so that's...hold on...I'm thinking...WOW! Exactly 25 years! Boy, I think I can almost declare myself an Idahoan. But my family is British and I grew up in Louisiana around lots of other Brits so I still think I'm a little bit of a mutt. Those of you who have been around awhile may remember when I used to blog all the time. My opinions weren't very accepted and there was always an issue because I work for the county. That really wasn't fair because I NEVER blog at work! And I am still entitled to my opinions and thoughts about city and county issues, right? However, it stirred a lot of pots and those pots certainly can make a lot of noise! Since I'm a writer, I took what I wrote in my blog seriously so I spent a lot of time researching things which got exhausting to do when you're not even get a paycheck for it. So I stopped. That was a blessing to many! However, to this day, I still have people stop me and ask me why I wasn't blogging and t! hey missed it. I've missed it. Mainly because there are so many issues that come up and I have no voice except around my friends and I'm sure they are tired of it.