Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘plan’

IRS Offers Revised Plan to Tax Cheats

In this series I choose a current news article and you decide via a multiple choice format which terms were used and whether others would have been more accurate…….

NEW YORK — The IRS unveiled a new __________ (initiative, set of rules for politicians, plan to hire thousands of agents, kinder-gentler enforcement approach)  yesterday that’s intended to lure tax evaders, but with stiffer penalties than in a previous program.  Americans with hidden offshore accounts have until Aug. 31 to report the accounts to the Internal Revenue Service in exchange for penalties below what __________ (politicians, Hollywood stars, they would, we) ordinarily pay.  Defense lawyers had been ________ (wondering how to make money on, speculating about, getting ready to turn themselves in, suing someone over)  a possible new program after recent statements by IRS officials.  The agency created the latest program amid a widening crackdown on offshore accounts sold to wealthy Americans.

True American Hero – Paul Ryan

Even though this post is about, perhaps our next president, I am going to start it with quotes from two prominent politicians;

“Republican leaders haven’t come up with “a single, solitary new idea” to help the American people recover from the economic recession.”

Barack Obama

“You lie”

Joe Wilson

Maybe Barack Obama was being Clintonesque parsing “single,” “solitary,” “new” in his mind to justify the lie.  I’ll admit that many Republicans have no new ideas and many of them are progressive and probably agree with Obama’s direction, just not his speed.  I would argue that the same could be said of Obama’s vision for America.  His plan for “spreading the wealth” is not a new idea.  His plan has been tried numerous times always with the same result…either failure (see Greece) or totalitarianism (Cuba, Venezuela, etc.).