They're at it again. The IRS, known to me as the INFERNAL REVENGE SERVICE, is going against all the power in the White House, to give out millions of dollars in bonuses to employees. My guess is that some, perhaps many, of these employees were working with others in the process of discrimination against conservative groups. By the way, as it's used in the title of their agency, "Service" is what a bull does to a cow...does that clear it up some for you? I despise the IRS. They are unregulated, although the taxpayer is regulated to death, almost. They have no overseer, and even the Commissioners aren't aware of anything amiss, when the one visited the White House about 150 times...and almost no one believes that the tax system is alright.
I'm a firm believer in THE FAIR TAX, and since you're reading this online, you can look that up online also. It's written in plain language, you don't have to reference 300 other things in every paragraph and the whole thing is just over 100 pages. How's that for simplicity, huh? Here's a few things that you might like, were we already under THE FAIR TAX; you would take home 100% of your paycheck, there would be no deductions; if you bought something at the retail level you'd pay the tax; no matter how much money you made you would only pay for what you buy; no one would be exempted because there would be no loopholes or manipulations; April 15th would be just another Spring day and you could chuck all the receipts that you hoard during the year.
Changing gears, looking at something different...the Islamization of the United States, and make no mistake, it IS happening. With every little concession that Americans make, so they won't OFFEND Muslims, we give up a little piece of our freedom. This country was founded on the basis of religious freedom, and yes, that means even Islam(although I consider it a cult or a sect). The difference is that, as far as I know, there is no other religion on earth that demands complete submission on pain of death. There is no other religion on earth that has, as it's prime objective, the domination of the world. Offend Muslims? Hell yes! Let's offend Muslims to the point where they understand that this is our country, not theirs. Let's offend them to the point where they understand that they have to follow our laws, not institute their own. Let's offend them to the point where, if they really don't like it here, as it is, then go back to whatever country in which Sharia is the law.
Our Congress members, at least the males, seem to be lacking the cojones to do the right thing for the country, and to hell with party wants and desires. I believe I have found the problem. The men are suffering from something called retractile testicles, and you can look that up. One of the major proponents of immigration reform is Senator Marco Rubio from Florida. Originally he called for the borders to be secured before any other immigration proposals should be looked at, but, in a speech given before an all-Hispanic group, in which he spoke Spanish, he turned that around and said he wanted a pathway to citizenship BEFORE the borders were secured.
One of my talk-show heroes, Neal Boortz, characterized the immigration problem in a way that everyone could understand. First, imagine you're in the middle of a very large lake, in a rowboat. Now, a hole appears in the bottom of the boat and water starts shooting up into the boat. The boat is the United States, the hole is the border and the water rushing in are the illegal aliens. So, what are you going to do? The logical step is to plug the hole in the boat before you start bailing out the water(and that would be deporting the illegals), because if you bail first, the water will continue to flood the boat and eventually sink it. Think about that.
Larry Usoff, U.S. Navy, Ret.