Planning for my future

@laglen (19779)
United States
January 31, 2009 9:50am CST
I have decided to not pay anymore taxes so that I can get a job in the White House. What are your qualifications for a government job?
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I'm practicing kiting checks.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Too funny, Irisheyes! Ya' know, kiting just might land you a cushy job in Obamaland. I can see you with a bright future with the Treasury or Foreign Trade divisions. Keep up the good work! (In case it wasn't obvious -- I am being wholly facetious.) (Or am I?) (snicker, snicker)
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I have to tell you, Ladyluna, I think that check kiting is a nonpartisan political art and I expect to be set to go in any administration if I can get it pat without getting arrested. It's the learning that's tricky. Once you turn political pro, there is absolutely no trouble with the law. lol
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
2 Feb 09
Very astute, Irisheyes! I worked for a CEO who was a master! And, you're right -- once you develop the art, the sky's the limit. This particular CEO was seated on a high priority federal fiduciary commission. Imagine that! (True story)
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@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
31 Jan 09
The first job requirement of a politician is that you have to be able to look people in the eyes and lie to them.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Can I wear dark glasses and pretend I am blind?
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• United States
9 Feb 09
Well the American voters were stupid enough to elect Obama for president (I voted against him)...so they would probably be pretty easy to convince that you are blind...
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• United States
3 Feb 09
Don't you know there's a double standard in Washington? It doesn't matter what laws the Democrats break. They're above all that. Only Republicans most pay for their infractions.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
If they had to answer to their actions, they would get nothing done. Which would be a good thing!
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
31 Jan 09
Well, I'm already ahead of ther competition because not only have I stopped paying my taxes, I'm registered as a lobbyist now. I also plan on printing up a few trillion dollars of worthless paper and am going to call it money. Just for good measure, I'm going to learn some fancy feel-goody catch phrases to utter repeatedly while I fear monger people in to accepting losses of liberty and financial ruin. All of this aught to guarantee me a job in the Obama administration.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
OMG! XFAHCTOR FOR PRESIDENT!!!! 1012
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@Wizzywig (7858)
31 Jan 09
Well, I can talk for hours without really saying anything but I'd fail the test because I wouldn't be able to watch people struggling to make ends meet by working two jobs whilst I swanned around in my chauffeur driven car to fancy banquets. Nor could I see money being wasted on pointless enquiries which prove what everyone has known for years whilst the NHS, education and justice systems run short of basic resources. I couldn't be a part of digging up the dirt on the opposition and I dont do brown-nosing. Well, I guess that's my political career in shreds before it even began!
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
You people are taking the wind out of my sails. I guess I didn't think far enough ahead!
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Sounds like a good idea - but unless you make mega bucks and can stop paying high taxes then you won't owe enough before this lot is hopefully gone from the government.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
There is that, it would take me an awful long time to hit their numbers.
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@murderistic (2279)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Hahaha, good thinking. Unfortunately I think you have to have some friends in the IRS to get away with that. I don't pay any federal taxes not because I'm a fraud, but because I don't have to yet. They always end up giving me everything withheld from my paycheck back.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Enjoy it while you can.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Hello Laglen, Yes, it would seem that tax evasion is a required qualification for consideration in this administration. As such, I am wholly unqualified for placement. You see, I have always paid my taxes -- on time. Silly me, I could have had a bright future in the HOPE & CHANGE era, if only I had embraced my inner tax-cheat. I do not think that stopping payment of taxes NOW will position you for a job in the HOPE & CHANGE administration. It would seem that the tax-cheat mind-set and behavior must be well ingrained for consideration. Sorry -- it seems that you're willing to do too little, too late!
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Dang! Now what am I going to do with my life??? Pay taxes? Thats just silly.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I'm not qualified...I'm too honest [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I didn't think of that.......
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• United States
14 Mar 09
Hi laglen: I had to laugh at this one. Thanks! By the way, do they have internet access and computers in jail?
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Well crap! I've done lost before that idea even rolled over my brain. I have a very guilty conscience and can't lie w/o being caught. My conscience won't let me cheat either.