Friday, January 27, 2012

Headlines and More

Here it is Friday again and already I am throwing my hands up in the air over some of the news headlines.

Governor Romney citing the fact that his Father was born in Mexico, but left there at the age of five. His parents were missionaries. The current Romney does not speak Spanish, but would love to parlay the distant connection to the Latino voters in Florida as votes.

A government report shows that federal workers owe 3.4 BILLION in back taxes. You must be kidding! We pay them with our tax dollars and they don’t pay their fair share of taxes.
The Associated Press reports in the Washington Post Newspaper:

“The data showed that 467 employees of the House of Representatives, or about 4.2 percent of the workforce, owed more than $8.5 million. In the Senate, 217 employees, or about 3 percent of the workforce, owed $2.13 million.

Obama’s staff was not immune, either, with 36 people in Obama’s executive office of nearly 1,800 workers — about 2 percent — owing the government $833,970 in back taxes.”

The IRS found that more than 279 thousand federal employees and retirees own 3.4 billion in back income taxes as of September 30, 2010.

Come on…..Congress you want something to do this year as you bicker and bilk. Do something about this.

I have to believe that this kind of thing has been going on for decades and continues to follow the old admonition, “do as I say, not as I do.”

When are we as participating and controlling citizens of this Republic going to stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is necessary in order for our democracy to return to compromise, courtesy and common sense?


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