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Old 05-01-2008, 12:42 PM   #21
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See, this is why we can't have nice things. You all F it up with your incessant politicking and bickering! And yes, I do have kids and was able to claim them on my taxes for last year.


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Old 05-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #22
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Now you're just nitpicking! Sure it's money I overpaid to the gubmint, but think of it this way; say every member of HBT take a dollar, and drop it into a huge boil kettle. It gets mixed up and then in a year we each get to take one dollar out of the kettle. Do you think you're going to get your exact same dollar back? No. We still get a dollar, but it's not the SAME dollar. So yes, you (yes you) bought it for me.

And that's your philosophication for today.
Did you give physical cash to the government? If so, you're right. If you gave an electronic version, then you got an electronic version back. Same electrons? No, but that's true when use a bank. Are you grateful to the bank for the money they give you every couple of weeks on payday, or is that your money?

By the way, I'm Canadian so I bought you squat.


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Old 05-01-2008, 01:02 PM   #23
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...By the way, I'm Canadian so I bought you squat...
Tha explains the funny hat...
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:17 PM   #24
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See, this is why we can't have nice things. You all F it up with your incessant politicking and bickering! And yes, I do have kids and was able to claim them on my taxes for last year.
I'm sorry if I f'd up your giddiness over your new toy, but I honestly see this as a problem in this country. Americans too often look at their tax return as a "gift" or "found money". It's not. It's yours. You worked hard for it. And the government takes more than it needs and doesn't spend it NEARLY as wisely as you would. And when it's time for them to repay, people feel as if it just fell out of the sky. OK, I'm done ruining your new mill now................
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:52 PM   #25
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Tha explains the funny hat...
No, that's a big red mohawk. A hat shaped like that would just be ridiculous.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:52 PM   #26
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Ooo Ooo another thread on teaching people the pitfall of thinking the IRS is gifting everyone their tax refunds. I'm in!! Bernie, we don't agree on music but taxes... it's like a mind meld.

Now if you said it was a social security check... I might agree that you should thank us.

OT: funny story, my loser brother in law gets about $12,000 a year in SS disability for being diagnosed with ADD. He's probably never earned more than $5k a year on his own. In his grand ignorance, he actually proudly told me that he fought to keep getting the checks so he could "support" my sister (who by the way earns $60k on her own). Yeah buddy, great job... who the F do you think foots the bill for your A.D.D. check? ME.
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Ooo Ooo another thread on teaching people the pitfall of thinking the IRS is gifting everyone their tax refunds. I'm in!! Bernie, we don't agree on music but taxes... it's like a mind meld.

Now if you said it was a social security check... I might agree that you should thank us.

OT: funny story, my loser brother in law gets about $12,000 a year in SS disability for being diagnosed with ADD. He's probably never earned more than $5k a year on his own. In his grand ignorance, he actually proudly told me that he fought to keep getting the checks so he could "support" my sister (who by the way earns $60k on her own). Yeah buddy, great job... who the F do you think foots the bill for your A.D.D. check? ME.
That's not funny at all.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:28 PM   #28
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Now y'all play nice here.

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EvilTOJ, congrats on your haul...regardless of who paid for it...I'm happy for ya.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:04 AM   #29
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Yeah...sorry TOJ. Congrats on the haul! I am looking forward to getting my new haul after the stimulus check.



Actually a credit is just that. I pay other people for my bills such as childcare and food and clothing for my child. The stuff I was talking about are credits and not write-offs. There is a difference.
I owned my own business with my brother a while back and I know what it's like to pay the gov't a quarterly estimated tax return. I've tried explaining to my wife that when she claims zippy on her W-4 that she is just hurting us...she just don't understand...

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Old 05-02-2008, 03:10 AM   #30
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No, that's a big red mohawk. A hat shaped like that would just be ridiculous.
I thought it was a big red maple leaf...??


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