Discussion in 'Current Events' started by SpidermanTuba, May 9, 2010.
Louisiana Coastal Erosion: Facts and Figures
This oilspill looks like a truly potentially tragic event.
And if fishermen has the same sort of representation on K STREET as the oil industry has, I suspect that BP would have had the equipment in place that might have prevented this disaster, too.
Government isn't our problem.
BAD government is our problem.
Sadly, many of the fisherman do not claim most of their income to the IRS. So when it comes time to show the judge what their damages are - they will either have to claim far less than they are actually owed - or admit to tax fraud in open court.
Any successful lawsuit on behalf of the fisherman will have to involve a massive deal with the IRS on back taxes.
Falls into part of the game they play then. It's a shit situation. Whatever outcomes, noone is going to be happy.
There would be higher compliance if there was higher enforcement. I'm guessing the IRS agents are too afraid to go down to places like Venice - they might wind up 1 mile under the Gulf!
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