Comments on: Maine governor draws ire with new IRS “Gestapo” comments http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Calvin2k http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-432090 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:14:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-432090 So if I live in Maine, and choose not to pay my state taxes, what will happen to me, Governor LePage? Your state henchmen won’t bother me?

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By: texan5555 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-432085 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:33:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-432085 Is his salary paid by the federal government which is what the IRS reports to not the state level? Your analogy does not work

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By: Ian_Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-432077 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:22:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-432077 Governor LePage, being a public servant, has his salary paid out of taxes. If the IRS is the Gestapo, then who does that make him?

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By: Dano43 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-432054 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:41:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-432054 What happened to freedom of speech? Listen to the message and stop trying to disguise what most other Americans are thinking! Vote RON PAUL!

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By: texan5555 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-432050 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:36:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-432050 Would it be more appropriate (and PC) to compare them to the KGB then?

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By: Faithful.Cynic http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-431983 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:22:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-431983 Since when did it become popular to defend the bigots and the minority who embrace extremist views?
When did we learn to fear the civil servants who in theory are just that- servants who are civil?
When did we start fearing success?
The truth is this, folks- taxes suck big time…
But taxes don’t get burned by men with flame throwers or flushed down a 20 ft wide toilet that sees operations at all hours…
No! Taxes are (in theory) payment for services rendered… By us and for us through those we elected…
Hate the priorities, hate the politicians, but seriously, hating the IRS is like hating the firemen for puttIng out fires! It doesn’t make sense, and frankly, paying taxes is the patriotic thing to do…
Even if you can hide your $$ in the Caymans, should you?
Because what really bothers people isn’t paying taxes, it’s rather paying taxes when the Joneses aren’t paying their share

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By: datstratham http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-431913 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:36:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-431913 There are a LOT of right wing idiots posting here…wonder what you’re gonna do when President Obama is re-elected…should be fun to observe ;-))))))

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By: TexTide http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-431904 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:34:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-431904 the politically correct left are insane… marxist / fascism is obamas religion..say it

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By: Wolfgang985 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-431876 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:45:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-431876 The mere fact that there is so much uproar regarding the IRS being labeled as the “Gestapo” should raise some eyebrows among many.

In all reality here, they are an omnipotent threat to any citizen. Even the smallest tax mess-up can result in seized property and/or arrest. Don’t think for a second that these guys have answer to your local police department, or even county / parish police for that matter.

If they’re nothing like the Gestapo, then what is all the fuss about?

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2012/07/13/maine-governor-draws-ire-with-new-irs-gestapo-comments/comment-page-1/#comment-431834 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:37:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/?p=41272#comment-431834 The simple fact is that Jews were a minority of the victims of the Nazi State during its existence. While it had prejudices for sure, it killed with alacrity, vigor and enthusiasm. The horrors of that era are not the property of the Jews but of humanity at large.

The comment had to do with reducing people to numbers and a non-human status in the eyes of the Government. After that kind of thinking, the horrors become less horrible in the minds of the perpetrators. Every single victim of the Nazi State should bring sadness to every single one of us.

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