Be Reasonable

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 07 Mar 2010 21:42:59 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

I was imagining talking to an IRS representative today, something I've never, praise Eris, done, and wondered how I would respond to a request by said functionary to "be reasonable". This is what came to mind.

Reasonable, sir, would be for you to research all the income tax I've paid over 30-some years of employment, and all the social security and medicare tax I and my employers have paid, and for you to immediately refund every penny of it. Even more reasonable would be to add five or ten percent interest and five or ten percent penalty.

Anything short of that would just be a thug, you, pointing a gun at my head and me trying to convince you to reduce the amount of money you're demanding that I pay to keep your protection racket from denying me protection from you and your fellow thugs.

Barring immediate refund of my stolen money, I think lots of reasonable people would be unsurprised if I were to cut out your liver and feed it to my dog.

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Dog food

Submitted by feralfae on Mon, 08 Mar 2010 00:17:07 GMT

Warms my heart, it does, to know you will feed your dog on good, fresh meat, even if it is from an evolutionarily-challenged primate.
Very nice.

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