Jennifer Lawrence recently shared here experience with acting in the X-men franchise. She described what it was like having her entire body painted blue. Now, most people might think this is cool. Who wouldn’t want to dress up as an X-men for months?
But before you go around figuring out what paint can you put on your body, let’s take a second to see what you’re really doing.
You’re painting your entire body. And like the article explains, you’re going to suffocate your skin regardless of what you paint on it.
So unless you’re getting paid millions of dollars and can afford an entire body rash, treatment, and recovery time, then I’d advise against it.
We’re all following along with the rat race, or monkey race, or some type of animal farm race with this Presidential election here in the US. Sitting around the table with some family, someone asked do government employees pay taxes and I didn’t have an answer at first. The real answer is surprising…
Two men went fishing.
One of the men brought a boat, and early one morning they took the boat out into the middle of a big deep lake.
One of the two men fell asleep, but he was startled awake by the sound of an auger.
The other man was drilling a hole in the bottom of the boat.
While often entirely avoided during the Presidential debates and tidbits we catch from mainstream media, taxes may hit home this year before voters head to the polls. Recent news has focused on politically correctness and where candidates land on today’s chart for cultural norms. However, every American knows the truth when it comes to our money and taxes – we would all rather path less than more.
A recent study by a watchdog group known as the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration found a horrific abuse of the property of every single tax paying American. Over $23 Billion dollars in wrongful tax credits in 2015.
Just reading the title of the report may send shivers down your spine if you’re a tax payer in this country. Of I might say we’ll hear complaints starting with those paying the most taxes, and then down from there. Those who pay no taxes will have no reason to think twice about this news.
Without Expanded Error Correction Authority, Billions of Dollars in Identified Potentially Erroneous Earned Income Credit Claims Will Continue to Go Unaddressed Each Year
What does this mean for the average American? Over $23 Billion dollars is literally being given away without question by the United States government. The system has degraded to the point where there is no difference between a false or a legitimate earned income credit claim.
While you are paying into this broken system, another person is withdrawing from it.
How many Americans will see this as a serious issue with the United States government and tax collection?
One thing is clear. The current administration can fully be blamed for the blatant theft of American tax payers money. The issue must not be important to the Obama administration and the history books will assuredly mark this failure as one of the most detrimental to the American economy – let alone world economy. If this were important, the issue would not now be $23 Billion dollars worth of an issue.
However, as is often the case, the problems created by one administration may be the weight put on the next President’s shoulders.
- April 27, 2016: Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration: Without Expanded Error Correction Authority, Billions of Dollars in Identified Potentially Erroneous Earned Income Credit Claims Will Continue to Go Unaddressed Each Year (PDF)
In 2015, a landmark political win was made when Californians decided to vote for clean money in politics. While some people may have been confused about what was happening, informed voters weren’t. One side of the issue was this:
Clean money in politics. Give the people an honest election where there is an even playing field. Where money doesn’t buy votes, but the best candidate wins.
Then there were reality based views where people claimed the following was more accurate, not wishful thinking:
Money is a necessary resource for any real candidate to get exposure in an election. Take the Presidential election for example. If a person with $0.00 tries to compete, he won’t be able to buy TV ads. He won’t be able to afford trips around the country and so on. Much like advertising any product in the world today or ever, money acts as a valuable resource for getting exposure. Ideals are important, but without funding they go nowhere. And even a world without money in politics can’t actually exist, it’s a fantasy. There is a pseudo money-less politics, but it has to come from somewhere, and someone has to decide who receives it. Creating a monopoly of political funding. Perhaps even more skewed than what people see today.
Regardless, we’re here again to bring you coverage and interesting takeaways from this years political frenzy. Stay tuned.