If it wasn’t government – it would be criminal

By:  Diane Benjamin

If your bank charged you an almost 100% penalty for paying late, what would government do?

Payday loans have capped interest rates to protect borrowers.

Not so much for government

A family I know bought a vehicle out of town in September.  A few weeks ago they got a Sales Tax bill for $92.  With the holidays and a trip out of the state, the bill wasn’t promptly paid.  They returned home to a new notice.  With penalties and interest, the bill is now $176.

An almost 100% increase because they didn’t promptly kneel at government’s feet.

If a private lender did this to consumers, the Justice Department would shut them down.

Don’t expect anybody in government to care.   Government thinks they are entitled to your money.

Yep, buy a car and title it in McLean County, they will find you.

Once again, laws are only for us little people.

11 thoughts on “If it wasn’t government – it would be criminal

  1. I don’t think saying that “laws are only for us little people” is an accurate description of what is going on here. Banks and payday loan companies are not little people. I think a more accurate description is that laws are only for non-government people and companies. How many times have you seen cops speeding? Or the recent EPA debacle where they released toxic waste into a river?

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  2. Keep in mind the sales tax is increasing to 8.75%.

    By the way, State Farm has opened three new offices and here are the sales tax rates in these areas:

    Tempe, AZ 8.1%
    Richardson, TX 8.25% with 0 income tax
    Dunwoody, GA 7%

    Bloomington is the highest at 8.75%. In other words a person can live better in all three areas that are not Bloomington Normal. Is it any wonder people are leaving town?

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    1. Probably even a better selection of homes in those locations too. B/N to me has nothing but cookie cutter homes and they all almost look the same too. Probably better streets too.

      As for government fee’s and charges a classic example is the IRS as well as the State of IL Dept. of Revenue. When I was doing my state taxes I was reading the instructions and it said if you owed over $1K they penalized you. Just leave the amount blank and they would calculate it for you. How nice. Worse than a mafia!

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  3. Judy, let me ask you this ONE question? What’s a “light” lunch or “dinner” that the council spends $100 on? and did YOU ever get to partake on ANY of them, and IF not, then can it be considered a legit expense IF the council as a WHOLE did not get an invite? Just a New Year thought.

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    1. To further that question. If taxpayers are footing the bill, shouldn’t they be allowed to listen in on the conversation?

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      1. It is questionable as to whether the spending on meals is even legal. “It is non-essential for the functioning of government.” AKA–misappropriation of funds.

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    2. Judy isn’t computer savvy, so I’m sure she never saw your question. I can tell you she was appalled by the “light dinners”. The staff did most of the eating and they took the leftovers home. At least, that’s the story I’ve heard.

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  4. Being what passes for an “american” these days means standing idly by as the state engorges itself on your properties, paychecks, and bank accounts.

    If only I had the monopoly on force, coercion, and violence – I TOO would make you suckers pay for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything else my heart desires through theft, extortion, and racketeering.

    Not only will I make YOUR lives miserable, I will inflict misery, poverty, and death upon the rest of the world as I see fit – using the money I took from you and every other ‘taxpayer’ within my omnipotent gaze.

    Pfft!

    Of course it’s criminal, says the anarchist!

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