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Gulf Coast Fishermen Can't Fine For Compensation Because They Never Paid Income Taxes

 
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After a lifetime of forking over my hard earned money to those worthless scumsucking parasites in Washington, so they could give it all to a bunch of other worthless scumsucking parasites, I'm kinda at a loss for words here....

Cash Business In Gulf Makes Compensation Difficult

by Yuki Noguchi

June 29, 2010

Cash is king in the Gulf fishing industry. And many fishermen and residents say a large, if unquantifiable, amount of the Gulf Coast's economy operates with cash. It's a segment of the economy that, for generations, has been kept in the shadows of the Internal Revenue Service.

That's a sore subject now. Since the oil spill began, many of the fishermen haven't been able to work. And they want to collect payment from the $20 billion compensation fund BP set up.

'A Cash Business'

Bobby Barnett is a veteran fisherman in Pass Christian in southern Mississippi. The waters there are mostly closed for fishing. But normally, Barnett would be catching oysters and shrimp, and selling them at the dock.

Some of that income is in documents. But "we sell a lot of cash cash shrimp," Barnett says.

Danny Lee is a representative of Boat People SOS, a Vietnamese-American community group that, along with other similar nonprofits, offers free legal advice for fishermen in Biloxi, Miss.

"Basically it's a cash business, and they don't keep track of how much they're selling," Lee said. "But the big concern is they don't know how they can come up with the proper documentation to show they have a certain income."

Not paying taxes is, of course, illegal. But St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says it would be unfair to penalize the fishermen now for past misdeeds.

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06/29/2010 07:15 PM
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^ That is why they keep targeting them!
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^ That is why they keep targeting them!
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Probably
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bump The underground economy will be squashed. Farmers by Monsanto. Fishermen by Katrinas and Oil. Soon we will all be cashless. Idol1
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06/29/2010 07:22 PM
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boo fucking hoo , pay your taxes or fuck off and die.
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06/29/2010 07:23 PM
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Let them use some of that $10,000 to $20,000 that they have saved by not paying taxes to live.....


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boo fucking hoo , pay your taxes or fuck off and die.
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In other words....

Let Uncle Sam fuck you up the ass, or starve when one of Uncle Sam's corporate buddies fucks you up the ass.
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06/29/2010 07:30 PM
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Yep, sounds like a problem.

Make everyone else pay more taxes, because some cheat the system.

Then have the nerve to say, now is not the time to penalize them.

OK, pay them their best tax years income and see if they make it.

If they don't investigate for tax fraud.
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06/29/2010 07:31 PM
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Some choice: Vessels of Opportunity or SOL
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06/29/2010 07:31 PM
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Can't they get a cash job from BP doing oil spill cleanup?
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06/29/2010 07:33 PM
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Yes, I am a cold hearted, tax paying SOB and have NO SYMPATHY for cheaters.
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Can't they get a cash job from BP doing oil spill cleanup?
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All corporations operate in debt and therefore can not pay in cash.

Cash is lawful money and non-taxable as its presumed to be issued by congress.

to say the cash is not issued by congress is obviously treason .... and no one can enforce anything upon you ..
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No compensation at all for many and with soon-to-be nearly worthless boats many will pull the trigger. Hope you like sulfite-coated antibiotic loaded farm raised shrimp and tilapia.
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BS but i heard they down there wanting their cut. like i said only thing being washed down there is money.. from BP back to 0b.. Acorn needs it don't ya know..
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Not paying taxes is, of course, illegal. But St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says it would be unfair to penalize the fishermen now for past misdeeds.


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Hey Craig,

Penalize and Subsidize are two different words. I do agree no reason to put them in jail at this point.
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06/29/2010 09:37 PM
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No compensation at all for many and with soon-to-be nearly worthless boats many will pull the trigger. Hope you like sulfite-coated antibiotic loaded farm raised shrimp and tilapia.
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or just don't eat ocean products at all. you seriously expect me to give a fuck about people who can't even be bothered to learn english and pay taxes? having paid taxes as a commercial fisherman I assure you it was painful to write ou them big checks to the IRS, however I did it.
These ignorant fucks can didi mao their sorry little asses right back to vietnam if they don't like it here no more.
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If they want the money have them sign a statement that they CHEATED the government out of X amount per year FOR YEARS.

THEN assess them the Tax PLUS Interest PLUS Penalties for all the years that they cheated the government LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE HAS TO PAY!! ... and take that out of the payments that they are supposed to get from BP AND charge them with criminal tax fraud and have them spend some time in the slammer courtesy of the US Taxpayers, the rest of whom THEY WERE CHEATING!!

When they get out they can start their lives over ... just like every other tax cheat who is caught has to do.

IF THEY GET A FREE RIDE FOR NOT PAYING TAXES ... I WANT ONE TOO!!
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Not paying taxes is, of course, illegal. But St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says it would be unfair to penalize the fishermen now for past misdeeds.

[link to www.npr.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1020081


Yeah, so WHAT if they didn't pay taxes, GIVE then whatever they ask for. They're AMERICANS, so their shit don't stink!!!

sigh
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Not paying taxes is, of course, illegal. But St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says it would be unfair to penalize the fishermen now for past misdeeds.

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Of course, "they" are presuming that such income is in fact taxable.

What a farce!!!!


Please people, NOTHING IS TAXABLE, unless there is a law grounded in the constitution which makes it so.

NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING IS TAXABLE!

DEMAND THAT THOSE WHO WANT YOUR MONEY PROVE A LAW EXISTS WHICH TAXES YOUR INCOME, otherwise its EXEMPT BY LAW!
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Not paying taxes is, of course, illegal. But St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says it would be unfair to penalize the fishermen now for past misdeeds.



Of course, "they" are presuming that such income is in fact taxable.

What a farce!!!!


Please people, NOTHING IS TAXABLE, unless there is a law grounded in the constitution which makes it so.

NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING IS TAXABLE!

DEMAND THAT THOSE WHO WANT YOUR MONEY PROVE A LAW EXISTS WHICH TAXES YOUR INCOME, otherwise its EXEMPT BY LAW!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 989878



I'm going to add, If you signed a W-4 (a voluntary withholding agreement) with an Employer, then THAT DOCUMENT may make your income connnected to it, TAXABLE.

But, if these fisherman, did not sign any such document, then most likely 100% of there income is in fact EXEMPT.

The only problem I see is that they did not keep records to prove their 'exempt income', so it will be hard for them to demand damages from BP.
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The Fed Goverment has BP's 20 Billion. Now that the Feds are holding that 20 billion they will make-up tons of excuses to keep it for themselfs and spend it!





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