above, for articles in
longer live in the America I grew up in!
Perhaps most people know this already, and I am just stating the
Did you know that bribes and kickbacks are
recognized by the IRS as income?
believe me? Check out IRS publication 525 on Taxable and
Non-Taxable Income http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p525.pdf
on page 28 column 3, it states: "If you receive a bribe include it in your
income." And on page 31, column 1: "Illegal income, such as money
from dealing illegal drugs must be included in your income...", and on
column 3 of the same page regarding kickbacks, it states: "You must include
kickbacks, side commissions, push money... in your income."
in the continent of Africa major U.S. oil companies have been accused of using
bribes as a method of corrupting governments and getting their way—Nigeria is a
well documented case. So I guess if
bribes are used abroad then why not on the nation’s mainland. The IRS must know that bribery is
extensive, if not, then why make a point of including the classification in its
own rules and procedures?
have I been asleep!
up a newspaper recently? How can
you escape the gossip and slugfest of the Elliot Spitzer scandal—‘the man is
human after all’; ‘Spitzer
the hypocrite’, etc., etc.
Everything in our society, it seems, is seen in
quasi-moral terms of moronic nonsense.
Spitzer is called an hypocrite, but the same ‘newspapermen’ that tout the
horn of moral purity, hail the ‘greatness’ of the Sopranos television
Give me a break!
is a society that tolerates go-go bars, skin magazines, legalized political
prostitution like LOBBYISTS, and then slugs mud at public figures who get caught
for the kind of lifestyle that is tolerated and allowed to pervade in the
By the way, did you get a gander at the latest
Sports Illustrated—Swimsuit Edition?
Or how about the Dallas Cheerleaders
No? Well you must have seen MTV’s
series 'A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila?
about SPIKE-TV's show MANSWERS?
and what is hypocritical here?
want to clean up society? Then
shutdown the go-go bars, ban guns, closeup shop on the pornography
industry, and clean up HOLLYWOOD and the studios that consistently produce
violence, and sexual content for the silver screen.
live in an upside down country whose 'pilars of the community'
incessantly spew forth puritanically tinged ethical babble while
indulging in a lifestyle of utter violence, hypocrisy, hedonism, idiocy and
Leonard Manfred is a columnist of The Citizen for
Posted March 17,
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