If the US government has stopped providing services has it thus stopped charging taxes for providing servicesJanuary 21, 2018 Tim WorstallYour Tax Money At Work11 Comments?? previousSocial responsibility in businessnextInteresting…. 11 thoughts on “If the US government has stopped providing services has it thus stopped charging taxes for providing services” Paul Rain January 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm No. On the bright side, audits are on hold. On the dark side, refunds are also on hold. PJF January 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm Glad to see McConnell is going to force a vote. Make the Democrats filibuster. Let them be seen to stick and hold a wrench in the basic workings of legal government in order to support illegal immigrants. Spike January 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm Not only is taxation not on hiatus, we had already established that taxpayers cannot make the excuse of a bad filing system or a discarded hard disk, as former Commissioner Lerner did after she used the IRS to harass Obama’s enemies. PJF–A filibuster used to mean that a minority could debate indefinitely (until 60 votes emerged to shut them up) but they would actually have to hold the floor, day and night. In the last decade, leadership counts votes and spares the minority the discomfort. (Ted Cruz’s 2013 “filibuster” was technically just a “gabfest” and he went on for 21 hours mostly because Cruz and McConnell hate one another.) Forcing Democrats to pull all-nighters to advocate for border-jumpers (and their welfare case-workers) might promptly bring this episode to a close. Agammamon January 21, 2018 at 7:49 pm jajajajajajajaj! Of course not. And people wonder why I say ‘taxation is theft’. Dennis the Peasant January 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm Paul – The IRS will not begin processing individual returns until January 29. There are no refunds to be had until then irrespective of what the children in DC do. Daedalus January 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm Agammamon. ???????????? Hey, did you know that The Name Agammamon = 666? Sure it does. All you have to do is take the numerical value of the letters in His name and add them together (1 + 7 + 1 + 13 + 13 + 1 + 13 + 15 + 14), in which case you get 78 which, when multiplied by 8.5384615384615384615384615384615, you get 666! Hmm, what could it possibly mean? Dennis the Peasant January 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm And audits are not on hold. The IRS, like most of the federal government, continues to function whether there is a spending bill in place or not. Harry Haddock's Ghost January 21, 2018 at 9:36 pm As an aside, I notice that our ‘national broadcaster’ reported the shutdown during Obama’s time as the ignorant, tea party influenced, may right wing republicans putting ideology before county just because they disliked the chosen one in the White House. Whereas this is a failing of Trump, apparently. Agammamon January 22, 2018 at 3:41 am *drives up in metallic turquoise Toyota truck with blood-spattered front grill and a teetering pile of corpses in the back, blasting Dubstep out rolled-down windows* WOOH-HOO! SHUTDOWN 2018! WOOOH! Check out these new rims, yo! They’re china plates I took from our congressman’s wife’s china cabinet! I just super-glued them on, works fine. That’s her in the back of the pile back there. No, the one with the nose missing. And do you see my new earrings? I made ’em out of a toddler’s femurs! Took a lot of trial and error, but I finally got a pair sharpened just right. Anyhoo, gotta split! I heard they’re having a garage sale down at what’s left of the police precinct! PARTY LIKE IT’S CURRENT YEAR, MOTHER-EFFERS! *drives away, corpse pyramid shedding bodies left and right, honking at burning wrecks of various cars that litter the roadway* GET OUTTA THE WAY, you carbon-spewing shitlords! Bein’ a smolderin’ corpse is no excuse! I’ma call Al Gore about this! BigFire January 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm And Chucky Schumer bend his knees before Trump. PJF January 23, 2018 at 12:57 am Yup, the whole “screw America for the illegal immigrants” angle must have been polling really badly for them. Meanwhile, our bunch of arseholes give council houses to terrorists. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.