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Shutdown slows taxes but not bankruptcies



Published: Tue, October 1, 2013 @ 11:11 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Internal Revenue Service office located at the federal courthouse in Youngstown has been shuttered because of the government shutdown. Signs of the shutdown are on the door of the office.

The US Bankruptcy Court, however, is still open.

For more information go to IRS.gov.


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1JoeFromHubbard(1115 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

That IRS notice, pictured for this story, probably has a form or document number assigned for easy retrieval each time Obama refuses to cooperate with Congress.

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2redeye1(4687 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

SN You are totally wrong !!!! When did the demoncrats negotiate anything about Obammycare with the GOP . NEVER! They pushed a bill through congress without even reading it. By your post you shown me that you haven't read either. Maybe you should take some of your precious time and read it. It's full BS from the first page through to the last. The majority of the people don't want it. They might have in the beginning , but since they had a chance to study it they don't now 73% don't want it. WHY? It' garbage that you liberturds passed to get OBAMMY re-elected last year. If is so good why isn't OBAMMY and his family along with all of congress along with most major unions and corporations exempt from it Why?

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3walter_sobchak(1979 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

While Obamacare may be the law, revenue must be raised to fund the program. Government obtains revenues by taxes or duties on goods. Now, Chief Justice Roberts' convoluted opinion stated that the requirement for health care insurance was a "quasi-tax", somewhat similar to Medicare. (I guess he doesn't understand that, while you must pay the Medicare tax, an individual is under no obligation to accept the coverage.)Now ,it is most assuredly written in the US Constitution that "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.” This was the Founding Fathers assurance that the PEOPLE would be the sole arbiters in deciding taxes through their Congressional Representatives. This was one way that the people could have the power over excessive taxation, unpopular wars, unrestrained government hubris, etc. Remember, at the time of the adoption, US Senators were selected by the individual state governors or representatives to speak on behalf of the several states. The power of the purse strings was given to the People's House of Representatives for very good reasons. The founders believed in the right of the individual citizen to determine their life path and fate. Of course, what we have now is a federal govt that believes it knows better. We also have a narcissist in the Oval Office that absolutely does not know how to be a leader, only a campaigner. He passed this Act and then the govt has poorly implemented it and the people don't want it.

The TEA party rep's may be akin to the mugwumps, but they are certainly within their constitutional authority to take this position. Our system is set up for these rep's to vote their conscience for the good of the US and then have to stand for re-election every two years. If their stand is unpopular they will be voted out. However, many believe they were sent there to do excatly what is going on. It may not be smart politically in the long run, but it is a strategy.

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4JoeFromHubbard(1115 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

@ walter_sobchak:

>>Obamacare may be the law, revenue must be raised to fund the program<<

A prime example of wealth redistribution, Walter.

New taxes created specifically for this, along with changes to existing tax laws to increase revenue for the same.

These added expenses will not be factored into any COLA calculations as the poor become poorer.

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5walter_sobchak(1979 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Yes! I don't believe that this is what the founders had in mind when they set up this governmnet. Unfortunately, many people LOVE to suckle from the government teat as they believe the other guy has to pay for them. This is a classic Democrat Party ploy. Give the people free stuff and they will keep voting for us! It used to be that the immigrants to this country wanted to provide for themselves since they had some pride and self-worth. This is sorely lacking now.

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676Ytown(1293 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

Every American will be effected by the ACA in some way, fewer work hours, lower take home pay (higher premiums), higher out of pocket costs, increased taxes (directly and indirectly), forced to buy insurance or pay a penalty. I don't know where the affordable is in the Affordable Care Act.

The partial government shutdown is making people uncomfortable but realize that the furlough is a paid vacation for 800,000 federal workers how are deemed non-essential out of 3.3 million federal workers. Yes, many of them do live paycheck to paycheck, but they will get their paycheck when the shutdown ends.

The republican house has presented a budget to the democratic congress 4 times so far, but they have refused to negotiate...hence the shutdown.

When sequestration went into effect, they said they sky was falling, it would be the end of the world. But in the end, the sun came up, budget cuts were done and we all survived.

So now while they once again try to agree on a budget, we will have to deal with a few closings.

The real fun begins when the feds run out of money to pay its bills by October 17th if Congress refuses to give in on an increase to the nation’s debt ceiling. Obama has said he won’t budge on this point either.

16 trillion, 960 million, 500 thousand dollar debt ceiling. http://www.usdebtclock.org/index.html

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