Edwards Wants A Bigger IRS

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    I am so happy to see some liberals actually speaking the truth.

    This should make the voters happy - hearing a candidate proposing to give more power to the IRS


    Edwards wants IRS to complete 50M tax returns
    by Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer
    published April 6, 2007 3:05 pm

    Raleigh – Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards wants the Internal Revenue Service to calculate and complete the income tax returns of up to 50million Americans annually.

    In a podcast the campaign will post on its Web site on Saturday, Edwards says the U.S. tax code is unnecessarily complicated and full of loopholes that favor the wealthy over the working class.

    Under his plan, the IRS would gather tax information for 50 million Americans with relatively simple returns, including those who don't need to file itemized deductions to record charitable contributions or capital gains.

    The IRS would calculate their tax bill or refund, and mail a final report to the taxpayer. That person would be able to just sign and return the form. Edwards campaign estimates that process would save taxpayers an estimated 225 million hours each year.

    For those with more complex tax needs, Edwards wants the IRS to allow taxpayers to file their returns online for free.

    The IRS would also directly inform taxpayers if they are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit – a credit for low-income working families. Edwards says the tax credit is so complex that up to 25 percent of eligible families don't apply for it.

    http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770406084
     
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    Bigger, bigger and bigger and bigger bigger bigger bigger til it's as big as his HOUSE!
     
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    Hey, come on. Pretty Boy is building a small modest home

    It is only 30,000 sq ft

    That is modest for a rich liberal

    This is another eample of how liberals view government and your money. They think it is their money and they want it

    On 3/39 Dems voted to approve a $400 billion tax hike - even the retired will see a huge jump int heir taxes

    Pretty Boy wants to make sure the government gets every penny
     
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    Edwards on conserving energy, seriously

    If you want to know whether John Edwards is vain, go to YouTube, search for "pretty edwards" and then sit back and enjoy. On the other hand, if you want to see how hypocritical he is, then go to C-SPAN's Web site (c-span.org), select the priceless Campaign Network on the menu at the left and click on the April 3 John and Elizabeth Edwards town hall meeting in New Hampshire. You're on your own with YouTube, but we can help with the policy-oriented town hall meeting.
    "Today we're 4 percent of the world's population," Mr. Edwards told the college crowd, but "we emit 25 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. That is not an example for good." Describing the situation as an "emergency," he outlined the consequences for the world: "hundreds of millions of people migrating, political upheaval, not enough food, not enough water." How close are we? "We're near the tipping point. Right now. Today." Telling the audience that America "shouldn't be following, we should be leading," Mr. Edwards declared that "we ought to cap carbon dioxide emissions in America" and then "ratchet down that cap every year." Mr. Edwards repeatedly talked about first "clean[ing] up our own house." Then we could approach China and India "with some credibility." The issue of credibility was very important to Mr. Edwards.
    Then Mr. Edwards opened the discussion to questions. "You spoke about America leading the world in energy conservation and changing global warming and reducing its footprint in the world," a student reminded him. "I heard a rumor that you're building a 20,000 square-foot house. Shouldn't you be leading America in energy conservation?" she asked.
    In fact, the house, which has been built, is 28,200 square feet, more than 40 percent larger than the student had heard. But Mr. Edwards did not set the record straight. Instead, he flim-flammed about running "the only carbon-neutral [presidential] campaign." He solemnly assuring the audience that "Elizabeth and I are doing exactly the same thing on our house." The Edwards bragged about their house's five-star energy rating. How much carbon-generated energy does the house use? Mr. Edwards won't say. He refused to discuss his monthly energy bills with the Associated Press two weeks ago.
    Mr. Edwards did assure his New Hampshire audience that "we have solar which provides some of the power for the house. And we have passive solar on top of that." The Edwardses, the former senator repeated, are "carbon neutral." That is achieved through "carbon offsets," which people claim to purchase to alleviate the environmental effect of building, heating cooling and operating their own 28,200 square-foot manses.
    Then Mr. Edwards, raised the issue of credibility again. "It's sort of like America -- how can I go out with credibility and speak to the world about this if I don't do something about it?" So what did the Edwardses decide to do? Three months ago they replaced their SUV with a hybrid. "So, both in the car we drive -- or one of the cars we drive -- and what we're doing in our house, we're doing everything we can to try to be responsible."
    (Stop laughing.)
    http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20070407-095754-6386r.htm



    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pretty+edwards&search=Search
     
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    You mean Edwards want's to SIMPLIFY the process for US WORKING AMERICANS and SMALL BUSINESS???? How HORRIBLE!!!!!

    Did you even read the article or just the headline??
     
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    With the record tax increase Dems passed last week, people may need help doing their taxes - or is the Edwards real intent is to make sure every drop of blood is squeezed out the taxpayer?


    Filed under: Your Democracy, Federal Budget — Press Office
    at 2:56 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2007
    The House Budget Committee sent out an update on the FY2008 Democratic Budget which the House will be considering this week. If the budget is passed with the tax increases included, those increases will cost the average Ohioan $2,716. In addition, 4,420,000 Ohioans will be affected by the tax increases including raising the 10% tax rate to 15%, eliminating the marriage penalty relief and cutting the child tax credit in half.


    What happens if the tax hikes are included in the 2008 Budget
    Filed under: Your Democracy, Federal Budget — Press Office
    at 12:51 pm on Monday, March 26, 2007
    This week, the House will begin debating the FY2008 budget. Unfortunately, some very large tax increases may be included by the Democratic leadership. Here are some good figures from the Budget Committee of the taxes which may be increased if the budget passes in its current form:

    Specific Tax Hikes

    Raising the 10% Tax Rate Bracket to 15%- More than 5 million individuals and families who previously owed no taxes would become subject to the individual income tax in 2011 if the 10% tax rate bracket is raised to 15%.
    Eliminating Marriage Penalty Relief- 23 million taxpayers would see their taxes increase, on average, by $466 in 2011.
    Cutting the Child Tax Credit in Half- 31 million taxpayers would see their taxes increase, on average, by $859 in 2011.
    Sample of Taxpayer Fallout

    Elderly Couple with $40,000 in income- their tax bill would rise by 156% in 2011 – from $583 to $1,489.
    Family of Four with $60,000 in earnings- their income tax bill would rise from $3,030 to $4,893 in 2011 – that’s an increase of more than $1,850, or 61%.
    Single Parent with Two Children and $30,000 in earnings- this single parent would see her tax benefits decline 67% in 2011. With tax relief, this single parent qualifies to get back $2,41 4. With the Democrats’ tax hike, this single parent would only get back $799.
    EVERY Working American Would be Affected by Democrats’ Tax Hike

    115 million taxpayers would see their taxes increase, on average, by $1,795 in 2011.
    83 million women would see their taxes rise, on average, by $2,068.
    48 million married couples would incur average tax increases of $2,899.
    Taxes would increase, on average, by $2,181 for 42 million families with children.
    12 million single women with children would see their taxes increase, on average, by $1,082.
    17 million elderly individuals would incur average tax increases of $2,270.
    Taxes would rise, on average, by $3,960 for 26 million small business owners.
    Over 5 million taxpayers who previously owed no taxes would become subject to the individual income tax as a consequence of the sunset.
    http://www.house.gov/reichert/press07/3.29 .07.2.shtml
     
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    maybe the IRS can be as big as our current Govt?
    and what is it with know-nothings like RSR who can't stand someone on the left making their money through the very system they claim to support?
    Once again your rants and posts are void of any logic.
    :eusa_shifty: :eusa_shifty:
     
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    The next step: Have the government collect all of our paychecks directly and send us an "allowance".
     
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    I hate taxes and I'm sick of people that don't work for a living -- politicians -- taking mine from me to support their bullshit agendas.
     
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    I found the following particularily interesting.

    Libs just don't get that for most rich people they are one and the same.
     

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