Taxes and other types of theft.

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Jackie Fiest
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Conspirator for: 7 years 37 weeks
Posted on: March 24, 2011 - 9:08pm

I should have known this day would be bad when I knew I was going to have to go have my new cars title put in my name. It meant a trip to go see the gubment, as Gard calls it. I was charged $135 to do so and I was looking at the charges....$5 "Texas Mobility" tax. Wow. Really? it was a tax put into place in 2001 after a statewide vote. That's democracy for you!


Anyway, since I had to pay this rediculous tax, I decided to do some research for some other stupid taxes. Found a great one. A beard tax. lol


Jackie Fiest

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Posted on: March 26, 2011 - 12:12pm #1

I'm sorry you had to go through that.  We are here for you.  At least they won't ever be able to hit you with the beard tax.  Maybe if they do start taxing facial hair, they will then start a program for public assistance to help pay for razors.  That will offset the effect on poor people like me :)


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Posted on: September 11, 2012 - 3:53pm #2

There is huge evidence that our tax code from federal to state needs to be scrub out of all the junk and special interest. There was a time that tax code were used to move forward useful project, however it has now gotten completely and totally abuse. if we are to deal with our debt problem, we need to start with this kind of useless tax laws that cost states and federal govt billions of dollars. if we need to advance some project, it is best to do it with easy loans online. like giving companies low interest loan to build out our need for electric charging stations, or natural gas fueling station.

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Posted on: September 11, 2012 - 9:45pm #3

"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet."

The Beatles, 1966

According to Wikipedia, George Harrison wrote 'Taxman' to protest the ever growing sums of his earnings that were going right to the gubment as the band was becoming more successful. I think the chorus lines above were originally meant to be tongue and cheek. Not so much anymore, eh?

I feel your pain Jackie. I once bought a total POS trashed out Cadillac because it was a good deal and I needed the transportation. Even though this thing was literally falling apart, title, plate, and registration fee's were considerably more than comparable (and much nicer) Chevy and Ford models. When I asked why, the answer I got from the State of Michigan employee was something along the lines of "if you can afford a Cadillac, then you can afford the higher fees".

Huh? Really? The whole reason I bought this particular Caddy was because I couldn't afford anything else. Next time I buy a well used "luxury" car, I think I will remove the badges and scratch out the name plates.

What do you think? Will that work?

Hope the new car is a good runner. Best of luck with it. 


static free

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Posted on: May 11, 2014 - 11:01pm #4

We know that a tax is imposed by the government in accordance with law. However, there are some instances that some theft activities were made through paying tax. Frank-Dodd Act was made to protect tax payers through abusive financial activities. It’s nice to know that there is a law that can protect individual tax payer from fraud and other theft activities. Resource for this article: Citigroup pushing record number of credit card offers via mail