Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ed Barnett: Dear IRS

Glenn Beck discussed this letter to the IRS from Ed Barnett on his radio program yesterday:

Dear IRS,

I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost. I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can’t recall but I have run out of space and money.

When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Democrat Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. ….. No penalties and no interest.

Ed Barnett
Wichita Falls

P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my $13 stimulus check.


Unknown said...

And so it begins...

Patriot said...


Good for him. I'm sure they're drowning in these letters.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Hope everything goes well with him!

Bob G. said...

As a former Treasury Department worker (who left because MY values didn't jive with THEIRS), I find Ed's letter BRILLIANT.

But knowing the IRS the way I do, he's certainly on a LOT MORE lists than he was BEFORE he wrote that letter.

Personally, I think it's only FAIR that ED be treated in the same manner that Rangel et all have been treated.
I mean, that would be the DEMOCRATIC way of doing things, right?

Dustin said...

Very true. :)

Justin said...

Altruistic giving has for quite some time been a piece of tax benefits and despite the fact that we can't include what we have given the previous couple of weeks, we can surely anticipate what we will have the capacity to discount once 2013 finds some conclusion. Here are a few things to consider. payday loans chicago