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  •  I can't believe this from BP (0+ / 0-)

    Show Us Your Papers.
    To claim loss of income, BP is demanding that those who will likely become destitute must provide their effing tax and income statements.

    Reporting from Delacroix, La.
    BP's request for tax records poses a problem for some residents of fishing communities in southeastern Louisiana — the nonconformists who haven't kept records or reported their cash income.

    The first step for a commercial fisherman or coastal business seeking compensation for losses suffered in the oil spill seems simple enough: Submit copies of a commercial fishing license, proof of residence and tax statements.

    But the request for tax records poses a serious challenge to some residents of close-knit fishing communities on the swampy edges of southeastern Louisiana, which for generations have harbored self-reliant nonconformists who don't pay much heed to everyday rules and regulations.

    Los Angeles Times.

    Chance favors the prepared mind - Pasteur

    by tlemon on Sun May 30, 2010 at 09:33:24 AM PDT

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    •  Of course. The poor and working classes will (0+ / 0-)

      get fucked over by technicalities, by strict interpretation of "the law", and these bastards will get away without paying them just compensation.

      Same exact thing Exxon did to the people in Price Edward sound, by the way. Same exact thing.

      Best Republican idea:
      Ban ranch dressing. It's the devil's saliva.

      by shpilk on Sun May 30, 2010 at 10:08:04 AM PDT

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