A worthy cause deserving your support

A worthy cause deserving your support

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:48 pm

You will be pleased to find that page 82 of your IRS 1040 instructions tells you, quite seriously, how to make a gift to the Bureau of the Public Debt to reduce the national debt. A GIFT! The instructions cover about two column-inches. I wonder whether total donations received in a year will pay for the ink for printing those two inches of text in a hundred-million instruction booklets.

If there's anything left over, it can pay for the ink for the Paperwork Reduction Notice, which has accomplished exactly nothing except to increase the quantity of paper required for every federal form to make room for the notice.

And if there's any money left over after paying for THAT, they can use it to bring home some of those missing children, one of whom (in my booklet) is now 49 years old. It's high time he returned.

So if everybody on this forum sends a dollar to the Bureau of the Public Debt, we can get a handle on it in, say, twenty trillion years. Please help.
rberq
 
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Re: A worthy cause deserving your support

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:16 pm

Huh! Go in to the fuel delivery business and get on the LIHEAP program if you want to see waste.

I delivered in 6 counties so was on the list for each county, the program is run at the county level. Each and every county would send me a booklet each year that had to be at least 100 to 150 pages in length. My best guess considering the cost of the booklet, postage, the envelope was that it had to be costing them at least $15 if not much more... Times that by nearly every fuel dealer in the state times the counties they service.... :roll:


Government waste is astounding when you see it first hand.
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Re: A worthy cause deserving your support

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:27 pm

Bob,
That is so funny, great post.
Dann757
 


Re: A worthy cause deserving your support

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:33 pm

Bob, is that "Gift" tax-deductable? :D :D ;)
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Re: A worthy cause deserving your support

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:11 am

After the mills shut down in the 80s I went thru a goverment run job training program. When I was all done I had to fill out allthe G.v. paperwork, the last six pages I had to sign( they couldn`t even be copies) were the paperwork reduction act.
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Re: A worthy cause deserving your support

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:38 am

samhill wrote:the last six pages I had to sign( they couldn`t even be copies) were the paperwork reduction act.


Like Richard said, it's almost impossible to believe the waste until you see it first-hand.
rberq
 
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