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A Short Phone Conversation Between Mitt Romney and the IRS

September 26, 2012


This is the IRS, where our motto is “We will hold off your death, until you have paid your taxes.” Uh, hi.  Hey, are you aware that I have been on hold for about two hours? I would ask you what your point was but it wouldn’t matter.  How can I help you? Uh, yeah, […]

Death by Audit

January 13, 2012


(The following is the 11th in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend, blogging-wise). This week’s Newsweek has a really interesting articled titled, […]

Taxes and Other Communicable Diseases

March 14, 2011


 “She didn’t make her quarterlies on time.” This year, I sailed breezily through tax preparation time.  No fretting, no anguish.  This is because I was entirely too busy making cute cuff bracelets to focus on doing any prep work in anticipation of visiting the tax preparer.  When, on Tuesday, I finally removed the glue that had […]

Death by Audit

May 20, 2010


This week’s Newsweek has a really interesting articled entitled, “What Should You REALLY Be Afraid Of?” It lists common fears vs reality. For example, most people fear shark attacks (there were 28 last year) over dog bites ( 4.5 million). Most people fear fatal plane crashes (there were 321 people killed last year) over fatal […]