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Creepy Pennsylvania Tax Agency Ad Goes Big Brother...Find US Before We Find YOU

 
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Creepy Pennsylvania Tax Agency Ad Goes Big Brother...Find US Before We Find YOU
A threatening TV commercial appearing in Pennsylvania has residents of the state spooked by its "Orwellian" overtones, and critics are calling it a government attempt to scare delinquent citizens into paying back taxes.

In the 30-second ad, ominous mechanical sounds whir in the background as a satellite camera zooms in through the clouds and locks onto an average Pennsylvania home. The narrator begins her cold and calculating message:

Your name is Tom ... You live just off of 5th Street ... Nice car, Tom — nice house. What's not so nice is you owe Pennsylvania $4,212 in back taxes. Listen Tom, we can make this easy. Pay online by June 18th and we'll skip your penalty and take half off your interest because Tom, we do know who you are.

The satellite snares its target — Tom's house — and the screen flashes another menacing line as the ad peters out:

FIND US BEFORE WE FIND YOU

Critics say the ad is a threatening campaign against Pennsylvanians — and one that will be a clear waste of taxpayer money if it doesn't work.

"Clearly the government is trying to intimidate and threaten people, which I don't think is something government should do," said Dan Mitchell, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.

"These Pennsylvania ads are irritating, a waste of money and government bullying," he said.

Pennsylvania is also running print ads warning of the "imminent death of Mr. Nice Guy" once its 54-day amnesty period ends in mid-June. "But after June 18, well, things could get complicated," reads one ad.
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[link to www.foxnews.com]
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Don't speak English? Don't think you're safe from the taxman: The state is running Spanish-language ads with the same threats in mind.

Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue defended the ad campaign, saying the spots tested well with focus groups who were incensed at tax delinquents.

"The ads are intentionally edgy," said Pennsylvania Department of Revenue spokeswoman Stephanie Weyant.

"Obviously with advertising we're trying to cut through the clutter and motivate tax delinquents ... to pay up in a very short time. Our budget in Pennsylvania depends on it."

[link to www.foxnews.com]


Ads are intentionally edgy??? Downright intimidation.

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05/05/2010 05:30 PM
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Seen this a couple days ago, my question is, if they claim they know where to tax delinquents are, why don't they go to the residence?

Garnish their wages, but no they have to make it sound like a force or robots will be launched onto society and make those late on taxes pay with their life.

Got to make sure the state employees are taken care of, need every f-in Pennie.
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05/05/2010 05:36 PM
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Yep the majority of Pennsylvanians pay their taxes. The gov just has to make it look like THEY are the reason for taxes being paid. Must make them feel real good about themselves to put out such an ad. Sickening really.
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05/05/2010 05:38 PM
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That is just WRONG!

This fascist system is WAY out of control.
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05/05/2010 05:39 PM
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Fucked up shit! Rude extortionists!
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05/05/2010 05:47 PM
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bump
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When it comes to tax collection the government has no morals, almost like "At all cost".

Wouldn't be interesting to see how many of the ones that are delinquent work for the state government? Or any form of government for that matter.
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Pretty Obvious Big Brother Implications.
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They prepare you for the day it´ll be normal.
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Heh heh heh ,,,ya it is pretty spooky and very intimidating.

BTW,,, I just recieved in the mail a tax bill for .13

Ya,,, 13 CENTS !!!

Wonder how much it cost to send that out?

I think I am just going to send them 13 pennies taped to a postcard and send it certified.

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fox dot com bumped me off internet.
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The US Government can suck it. Each and every one of our elected representatives should be hanged for treason. No trials. No exceptions.
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They're trying to PROGRAM the sheep into thinking people who don't pay or support tax law are bad guys


what a filthy ad

absolutely disgusting

propoganda





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