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This is why people hate paying taxes...

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Because the government wastes our money.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/11/picture-this-cabinet-portraits-for-big-bucks/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

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The [url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/environmental-protection-agency/"]Environmental Protection Agency[/url] spent nearly $40,000 on a portrait of Administrator [url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/lisa-p-jackson/"]Lisa P. Jackson[/url], while a painting of [url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/air-force/"]Air Force[/url] Secretary [url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/michael-b-donley/"]Michael B. Donley[/url] will cost $41,200, according to federal purchasing records. The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of [url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/department-of-agriculture/"]Agriculture Department[/url] Secretary [url="http://www.washingtontimes.com/topics/thomas-j-vilsack/"]Thomas J. Vilsack[/url]: $22,500.[/size][/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]
All told, the government has paid out at least $180,000 for official portraits since last year, according to a review by The Washington Times of spending records at federal agencies and military offices across government.[/size][/font][/color]
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This is not a Dem or Repub thing... they all do it.

I get that it's a tradition that has been being done for ages, but that doesn't mean it's wise to do...

$40,000 for a portrait??? Take a damn picture, blow it up and frame it. It'll last just as long, and surely won't cost that much.
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It's absolutely insane that people are still OK with the way the government spends OUR dollars.

I could go on a rampage.

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No kidding, not to mention I can take a picture with my digital camera and upload it to photofiddle and for $25 dollars it will look exactly like an oil painting.

I can spiring an extra 20 bucks and get it printed on canvas...

Maybe I should start doing this for the government.
I could sell them to the government agencies for the rock bottom price of $10,000!!!
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I need to go brush off my brushes

[img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kx4tg5SZN31qatsfco1_500.png[/img]

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[b]What do you think would happen if you had to pay your taxes at the end of every month/ just imagine if all the sales and income taxes were paid in check form at the end of the month. And you had to look at the total amount every time? taxes on every hour you work + all the things you buy in one month, 12 times a year![/b]

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panthro we will give you all the time you need to remove that. not just from the huddle but from our brains.

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1352748071' post='1996425']
I need to go brush off my brushes

NOT REPOSTING PICTURE
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Is that Johnny Rockets?

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He would have feet like Pan if it was him

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1352748071' post='1996425']
I need to go brush off my brushes

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[quote name='Harris Aballah' timestamp='1352748628' post='1996448']
[b]What do you think would happen if you had to pay your taxes at the end of every month/ just imagine if all the sales and income taxes were paid in check form at the end of the month. And you had to look at the total amount every time? taxes on every hour you work + all the things you buy in one month, 12 times a year![/b]
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Hahaha I made a thread about this theory the other day.

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wonder if the rich prefer income being taxed or wealth? hmm

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[quote name='pstall' timestamp='1352753794' post='1996697']
wonder if the rich prefer income being taxed or wealth? hmm
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No doubt, income.

Romney doesn't have to pay another penny of income tax the rest of his life, but he would have massive taxes on his wealth.

Same could be said for anyone who amassed fortunes.

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Well, I could never imagine seeing this kind of lavish wasteful spending done in the private sector!
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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1352741469' post='1996108']
Because the government wastes our money.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/11/picture-this-cabinet-portraits-for-big-bucks/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS




This is not a Dem or Repub thing... they all do it.

I get that it's a tradition that has been being done for ages, but that doesn't mean it's wise to do...

$40,000 for a portrait??? Take a damn picture, blow it up and frame it. It'll last just as long, and surely won't cost that much.
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fuging disgusting...

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[quote name='Delhommey' timestamp='1352765998' post='1996920']
Well, I could never imagine seeing this kind of lavish wasteful spending done in the private sector!
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It's their money to do it.

That's our money they are spending it on.

You have a choice if you want to support private excess.

You are smarter than this.

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1352821907' post='1997944']


It's their money to do it.

That's our money they are spending it on.

You have a choice if you want to support private excess.

You are smarter than this.
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He's trolling...

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1352821907' post='1997944']


It's their money to do it.

That's our money they are spending it on.

You have a choice if you want to support private excess.

You are smarter than this.
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I can't be sure, but I think Delhommy is in the "Taxes are the Governments money not your own" or some such.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1352822106' post='1997951']

He's trolling...
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Yea, probably.

I will quit playing.

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1352821907' post='1997944']


It's their money to do it.

That's our money they are spending it on.

You have a choice if you want to support private excess.

You are smarter than this.
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So you're saying private execs don't frivolously spend taxpayer money?

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[quote name='Kurb' timestamp='1352822128' post='1997952']
I can't be sure, but I think Delhommy is in the "Taxes are the Governments money not your own" or some such.
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No, I'm in the "private industry acts just as moronic with money as the government when it gets big and bureaucratic enough" camp.

But let's all continue with our mindless "Private GOOD!!!! Government BAD!!!! Fire BURN!!!" rant. Nuanced approaches be damned.

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So not going to play this game today.

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1352742889' post='1996200']
It's absolutely insane that people are still OK with the way the government spends OUR dollars.

I could go on a rampage.
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Im guessing that you voted against the taxpayers paying for a baseball stadium in Wilmington?

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1. Abolish the Fed
2. Go to the gold standard
3. ?????
4. ECONOMIC EDEN RESTORED!!!!

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[quote name='Delhommey' timestamp='1352833633' post='1998203']
1. Abolish the Fed
2. Go to the gold standard
3. ?????
4. ECONOMIC EDEN RESTORED!!!!
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How about instead of going off the deep end with your liberal trolling, we just try to have some responsibility/accountability in gov't spending?

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Don't bother Delhommey. He's posing for his painting right now.

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