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  •  The problem isn't that Romney takes an (8+ / 0-)

    aggressive position when he has the opportunity to do so.

    The problem is the opportunity. Our tax code is written entirely BY the 1%, FOR the 1%.

    If we think a rich person will pay more taxes than he owes just to show us how much he loves America, then we are doomed, because our government can't rely on the kindness of strangers (or taxpayers).

    Taxes are dues, not charitable contributions. Everybody needs to fund America according to his ability to pay, and if the 1% has been screwing the average American for decades, keeping wages flat and opportunities flatter, then they shouldn't complain when they have to take up the slack.

    "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

    by gfre on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 04:52:37 PM PDT

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    •  is there some of that (2+ / 0-)
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      Yes, no doubt.

      But there are also places in the tax code that are just legitimately ambiguous.  In those areas, professionals do the best they can, but sometimes you end up taking reporting positions.

      There's a difference in attitude between the client that finds himself in that situation from time to time and the client that actively seeks them out.

      •  well, this... (0+ / 0-)
        But there are also places in the tax code that are just legitimately ambiguous.  In those areas, professionals do the best they can, but sometimes you end up taking reporting positions.
        seems to benefit the wealthy.

        For most of us, it's all quite clear what we owe -- and pretty easy for the IRS to make sure we pay it.

        If there's ambiguity in the tax code, that must be a feature, not a bug.

        "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

        by gfre on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 03:36:55 PM PDT

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