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Wishing I was undocumented

I went out and did the right thing in forming a business by incorporating, paying taxes, and on and on. I wish I hadn’t. And this is why:

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This is roughly two weeks’ mail received from either the IRS, Department of Labor, or other alphabet agencies. They tell me I need to file this form or that. Pay this fee or that. They’re in my head a minute at a time, in my time one trip to the post office at a time, and in my wallet a dollar at a time. Picking away with minutiae. The bureaucratic states of America. Who’s got time for that?

16 Responses to “Wishing I was undocumented”

  1. Jailer Says:

    Death by a thousand cuts

  2. ben Says:

    It truly is like death.

    Lawyers should be prevented by law from running for public office or from any other involvement in making the law.

  3. Sando Says:

    This exact issue has caused others to declare their independence…
    “He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.”

  4. Sebastian Says:

    Lawyers should be prevented by law from running for public office or from any other involvement in making the law.

    So we have a group of people narcissistic and self-absorbed enough to run for public office and win, but who know nothing about law, making laws?

    What could possibly go wrong?

  5. LibertyNews Says:

    I shut down my little side business last year, it just wasn’t worth the effort. My taxes this year were dead simple, stress free for the first time in decades. I suppose you could say I’ve shrugged.

  6. SE Says:

    Run your business as a sole prop and/or only hire contractors that you 1099. Vastly simpler, no pile of government junk mail.

  7. Chris Says:

    I would have formed it for you for free, Unc.

    After being deluged with government (state and Federal) alphabet soup agencies, you will start receiving credit card applications, free pens with your company’s name on it, ect.

  8. JTC Says:

    I was under the impression that you are a CPA?

  9. ben Says:

    What could possibly go wrong?

    How could it possibly be worse?

  10. Rivrdog Says:

    Lest you think that un-incorporation will make your life easier, it won’t. There is far more paperwork to close a business than open one.

  11. JKB Says:

    …but who know nothing about law, making laws?

    That is the situation we have now with the graduates of law school running for office so I’d expect little change.

    I wish I could remember where I read it, but it made sense. In the 1970s, an army of lawyers launched a guerrilla war against the American people. They strike, then retreat, only to strike elsewhere later. They hide among the people and plan their operations. Their goal is to undermine the people and bring them to submission. Technically, since they rarely strike against government forces and target the non-combatant population, they could be considered terrorists.

  12. Renegade_Azzy Says:

    SE: some businesses have enough of a risk that you want to separate your assets (like the house) so that when some sue happy a-hole comes around after their client misuses your product, you at least have a roof over your head that you can struggle to keep paying on.

  13. Ellen Says:

    A friend and I were a small publishing house quite a few years back. We eventually gave up on it – the money was nowhere near the hassle of record-keeping and forms-filling.

  14. ben Says:

    Ain’t the regulatory state awesome!

    But then we were all indoctrinated back in middle school and high school to think it was great. How would we ever get by without the USDA making sure our meat wasn’t rotten? Who could survive without labor laws to protect us from big mean corporations? How could anything ever function, how could we ever hope to be SAFE without armies of bureaucrats enforcing mountains of regulations?

  15. hank Says:

    How would we ever get by without the USDA making sure our meat wasnt rotten?

    Looking at fox right now. The 4th or 5h story is some defective dog treats. An after thought linked to that one is “BTW, tons of E coli in the beef”. Glad our priorities are golden.

  16. ben Says:

    Defective dog treats?!? We’d better get the USDA on that STAT! I say we need at least 10,000 bureaucrats and a $2 billion budget to make sure no dog ever dies again from defective dog treats! If it saves just one dog…

    I for one submit that any risk of any sort must be zero, and if it’s not we’re not doing enough about it. Where are the lawyers when my life is at risk?!

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