Thursday, February 7, 2008
Paying Additional Federal Taxes in 2007
I just ran through Turbo Tax and discovered that in addition to the $19,833 in Federal tax with held from my salary in 2007 I had to pay an additional $87 this year. Being liberal I dont care about paying taxes - tax the hell out of me as long as it goes to an important cause or function like protection of the earth or helping those who need help or to restoring the name of the United States within the world community.
After finishing my state and federal taxes but before licking the stamp to send the additional dollars to Treasury I wrote the following letter and sent it with my payment to the IRS. I'm sure they will heed the words I have written but even if they dont, well fuck them. If you are unfortunate enough to have to pay additional taxes for 2007, you might consider sending a similar letter with your check.
February 7, 2008
United States Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Atlanta, Georgia 39901-0114
Dear Internal Revenue Service
Attached to my Form 1040EZ is a check for $87.00 to cover the additional taxes I owe above and beyond the $19,833.02 in Federal taxes that were taken out of my check through payroll deductions throughout the year.
That means my total Federal tax paid in 2007 was $19920.02. I thought Bush’s tax cuts were supposed to help the middle class. Oh, wait. I’m wrong. His tax cuts help only the top 1 percent of Americans. How silly of me to forget.
With this letter and my additional payment of $87.00 for a total of $19920.02 paid to the Treasury this year I have a simple request.
NONE of these funds are to be used by the Failure in Chief in the White House or any of his clones to facilitate the killing of one more American kid in Iraq. NONE of these funds are to be used by the Failure in Chief in the White House or any of his clones to kill more innocent Iraqis by American forces. NONE of these funds are to be used to transport another American kid from any military base to any post in the world where Bush claims we are fighting his war on “turism.” Furthermore, NONE of these funds are to be used by the Department of Homeland Surveillance to harass travlers at airports. NONE of these funds are to be used by the Department of Homeland Surveillance or the National Security Agency to listen in on private phone calls between law abiding citizens just because the Failure in Chief thinks they might be a turist. NONE of these funds are to be used by the CIA or any other agency to torture innocent Arabic people sequestered without habeas corpus at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. NONE of these funds are to be used by any cretin in the Justice Department who wants to jerk around sitting United States Attorney’s who are deemed to not be loyal Bushies.
In fact, NONE of these $19920.02 are to be used for any purpose other than to help the less fortunate in this country. That’s the purpose of government – to help people – not to turn the nation into a god damned police state.
Thanks for passing this message on to the Failure in Chief. Luckily for America one year from today that bastard will be out of office and hopefully in the Hague Netherlands where he will be sitting in his war crimes trial with Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, Rice, Wolfowitz and the rest of those deceitful creeps.
Come to think of it IRS, I want all of my taxes paid in 2007 to be applied to prosecuting Bush and the rest of the criminals in his administration. OK?