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By Jason Johnson


December 05, 2008

Mr. Hanger has a valid point, but why just go after the Gas Peddlers in good old Ketchikan when there are other opportunists doing business in the First City as well. Although it has been several years since I lived along the Narrows I hear from reliable sources that some purveyors of Tax Return preparation are up to their old tricks!

Folks have to work 4 months of the year just to pay Uncle Sam. That's bad enough, but come the first of the year you have to run the gauntlet of the IRS Code. The Government makes it so that sane people can not understand that code so you have to hire somebody who can decipher the darn thing. Anybody that can decipher the darn thing is worth some compensation..... But not an Obscene Profit!

Mr. Hanger is calling for a return of the hangman's noose for the Fuel Distributors. I am not opposed to resurrecting the Rack and the Iron Maiden for those Tax Prep Robber Barons! Sarah Palin ought to commence after all them on a synchronized front. What ever she decides to do is fine with me. It certainly would be more efficient to deal with all of them at the same time rather than have to set up twice.

Jason Johnson
Socorro, New Mexico
(Gas is cheap, water is expensive)


About: "Former resident of Ketchikan in the 70s and 80s when a guy could get a tax return for $35.00 and a beer at the Frontier Bar for $2.00."

Received December 04, 2008 - Published December 05, 2008


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