Saturday, August 15, 2009
NOTICE-THIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TONGUE-IN-CHEEK (the ones in your cabeza) BLOG.
I caught this article on Yahoo this morning. Another bit of proof that there is symmetry, and maybe justice in the universe.
The quotes in this article are taken from an AP article this a.m. The entire article is HERE.
Seems the U.S. Internal Revenue, through the courts, has forced the Swiss Bank, UBS, to reveal U.S. Citizens who have secret accounts with their bank.
Take a look at these numbers: "The U.S. and Swiss governments announced a court settlement last week in efforts by the IRS to force Zurich-based UBS AG to turn over the names of some 52,000 Americans believed to be hiding nearly $15 billion in assets in secret accounts.
Who are they after? Those with OVER $100,000 tax obligations!
But here is the catch: "In March, the IRS began a six-month amnesty program that sweetened the offer with reduced penalties for people with undeclared assets. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said the response has been unprecedented.
Shulman wouldn't say how many people have applied so far. But the IRS said 400 people applied to voluntarily disclose undeclared assets in a single week in July, compared with fewer than 100 applications all last year.
The amnesty program, which ends Sept. 23, is part of a larger effort by federal authorities to crack down on international tax evaders."
Here are some of the other countries targeted by the IRS: the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Hong Kong and Panama.
I realize that my next statement is probably a little over simplified...but, why give amnesty? Fuck 'em. The bank is naming names, and has admitted to, and been fined $750 million for advising American clients as to how to dodge paying U.S. Taxes. Prosecute their sorry asses...fine them to the hilt. I would bet a nickel to a donut that many of these hypocrites are the first to scream about their tax dollars being squandered by lazy good-for-nothing social services violators...not to mention pending social legislation...and you know what I am referring to there.
Here's a little song for all y'all $100,000 + tax violators. Oh, and don't worry about the anal penetration part.
This is a great country, isn't it?