Stimulus Contractors Owe $750M In Bac...

Stimulus Contractors Owe $750M In Back Taxes

There are 61 comments on the KCCI.com story from May 24, 2011, titled Stimulus Contractors Owe $750M In Back Taxes. In it, KCCI.com reports that:

Thousands of contractors who got stimulus money to do such things as build roads and provide social services owe more than $750 million in back taxes, a federal investigation has found.

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Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#1 May 24, 2011
My, my, hows that for stimulating. I bet the contractors wished that they had never even heard of Obamas stash now.
Me To

Coopersburg, PA

#2 May 24, 2011
Yeh it was soooo much better giving these corporate businesses money rather then give back to the people who did pay their taxes which is where the money came from in the first place. I don't understand why the government doesn't help the people. Businesses are supposed to earn money from working not free handouts from taxpayers. If they fail they fail. Its the chance you take when you become a business owner. You don't see business owners sleeping in the streets, or in low income housing. These people who live paycheck to paycheck are the people who deserve the money HOW BOUT OUR BAILOUT!!!!!!!!!! All that money would have gone back into the system. When we fall behind we get evicted, foreclosed on, where is Obama then? With all due respect President Obama where is my help??? Work Work Work 2 jobs to support my family all i get is higher gas prices higher taxes, etc. to bailout billion dollar companies. If it wasn't for us nobodies these places wouldn't exist. All i know is i will not vote for any President who does these things this way. Sry. Tired of paying paying paying so you can Bailout these people. They deserve foreclosure just like the rest of the citizens.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#3 May 24, 2011
Me To wrote:
Yeh it was soooo much better giving these corporate businesses money rather then give back to the people who did pay their taxes which is where the money came from in the first place. I don't understand why the government doesn't help the people. Businesses are supposed to earn money from working not free handouts from taxpayers. If they fail they fail. Its the chance you take when you become a business owner. You don't see business owners sleeping in the streets, or in low income housing. These people who live paycheck to paycheck are the people who deserve the money HOW BOUT OUR BAILOUT!!!!!!!!!! All that money would have gone back into the system. When we fall behind we get evicted, foreclosed on, where is Obama then? With all due respect President Obama where is my help??? Work Work Work 2 jobs to support my family all i get is higher gas prices higher taxes, etc. to bailout billion dollar companies. If it wasn't for us nobodies these places wouldn't exist. All i know is i will not vote for any President who does these things this way. Sry. Tired of paying paying paying so you can Bailout these people. They deserve foreclosure just like the rest of the citizens.
I read somewhere that if the government had given the stimulus to each taxpayer it would have amounted to over a million dollars each.

Since: May 10

Marina, CA

#4 May 24, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
<quoted text>I read somewhere that if the government had given the stimulus to each taxpayer it would have amounted to over a million dollars each.
Gawd you're an idiot.

Divide $800 billion by 300 million. It's around $3,600 each.

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Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#5 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
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Gawd you're an idiot.
Divide $800 billion by 300 million. It's around $3,600 each.
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Gawd your're an idiot.

I said taxpayers not citizens

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#6 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
<quoted text>
Gawd you're an idiot.
Divide $800 billion by 300 million. It's around $3,600 each.
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and only about half of the working people pay taxes.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#7 May 24, 2011
It is becoming harder and harder to abide the idiots and fools who live in Liberalville.

Since: May 10

Marina, CA

#8 May 24, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
<quoted text>Gawd your're an idiot.
I said taxpayers not citizens
OK, You're not AS BIG AN IDIOT!

139,960,580 million tax payers in 2008. So they each receive $7,500.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.ht...

Stop listening to hate talk media from the wingers!

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Irascible Infidel

Denver, CO

#9 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
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Gawd you're an idiot.
Divide $800 billion by 300 million. It's around $3,600 each.
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As of 2009 the US Gov't had commitments totaling $12.2 TRILLION w/$2.5 trillion actually spent http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/02/04...
Divided by the current US population of 307 million is $397,394.13 for everybody. I'd have been pretty happy with $3,600. Next indeed.

Since: May 10

Marina, CA

#10 May 24, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
<quoted text>and only about half of the working people pay taxes.
Bzz. Wrong.

According to the ANTI Tax Foundation, when including comprehensive household income for 1991 to 2004, which consists of both market-based income and the net value of government transfer payments,

(81%-INCLUDING TOP 1%)the top quintile earned 41.5% and paid 48.8% of total taxes.

(61%-80)The fourth quintile earned 21.0% and paid 22.4%. MIDDLE CLASS? HMM

(41%-60%)The third quintile earned 15.4% and paid 14.8%.

(21%-40%)The second quintile earned 12.2% and paid 9.6%.

(Bottom 20%)The lowest quintile earned 9.8% and paid 4.3% of total taxes.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/wp1.pdf

You're talking INCOME TAXES, which accounted for 44% of federal revenues.

They way the Repugs have been growing the top 1% piece of the pie, it may soon reach 70% or so not paying INCOME taxes Bubba!

Since: May 10

Marina, CA

#11 May 24, 2011
Irascible Infidel wrote:
<quoted text>As of 2009 the US Gov't had commitments totaling $12.2 TRILLION w/$2.5 trillion actually spent http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/02/04...
Divided by the current US population of 307 million is $397,394.13 for everybody. I'd have been pretty happy with $3,600. Next indeed.
STILL not a million dollars right? lol

Just imagine if Dubya's policies hadn't wiped out $15 trillion in US assets? LOL

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Since: May 10

Marina, CA

#12 May 24, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
It is becoming harder and harder to abide the idiots and fools who live in Liberalville.
Yes, considering the CONservative HATE real facts and truth, I can see why.

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“Your Own Peace Prize Inside”

Since: Mar 07

Hyannis, Mass

#13 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
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OK, You're not AS BIG AN IDIOT!
139,960,580 million tax payers in 2008. So they each receive $7,500.
http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.ht...
Stop listening to hate talk media from the wingers!
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So, How much more effective would a check to those taxpayers have been?
People would have put the cash right back into the system, creating even more tax revenue for the spenders in DC....

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#14 May 24, 2011
sailorman2 wrote:
My, my, hows that for stimulating. I bet the contractors wished that they had never even heard of Obamas stash now.
You have to wonder where the other 3 or 4 hundred billion went to that was never spent........

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#15 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
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Yes, considering the CONservative HATE real facts and truth, I can see why.
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White House Adds New Position (WOW A NEW CZAR) to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media; WELL WE KNOW MOST COMMUNIST DO NOT DO WELL WHEN FREE SPEECH IS INVOLVED.

WELL HITLER HAD A PROPAGANDA MINISTER ALSO AND A STATE MEDIA. Wonder where Obama will build his bunker..........maybe the NYC subway.

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Since: May 10

Marina, CA

#16 May 24, 2011
WeElectedABunchOfIdiots wrote:
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So, How much more effective would a check to those taxpayers have been?
People would have put the cash right back into the system, creating even more tax revenue for the spenders in DC....
You understand that 40% of the stimuli WAS tax credits/cuts?

Keep selling the lie that giving more back" will create demand Bubba. Giving it to the bottom 75% or so? YES, not much above there.

We've had 10 years of Dubya's tax cuts. WHERE ARE THE JOBS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO CREATE? Your fallacy of supply side has been proven wrong by the CBO and their dynamic scoring and even WSJ called the dispute over supply side "dead".

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Anonymous Proxy

#17 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
<quoted text>
You understand that 40% of the stimuli WAS tax credits/cuts?
Keep selling the lie that giving more back" will create demand Bubba. Giving it to the bottom 75% or so? YES, not much above there.

We've had 10 years of Dubya's tax cuts. WHERE ARE THE JOBS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO CREATE? Your fallacy of supply side has been proven wrong by the CBO and their dynamic scoring and even WSJ called the dispute over supply side "dead".
We were doing fine until the 2006 midterms, when the Pelosi/Reid democRATS took control of the House and Senate....aka the death knell.

Source: St. Louis Fed/FRED, Hoven's Index for June 30, 2010
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/06/g...

Changes in number of jobs:

When Republicans controlled House and Senate, Jan 03 to Jan 07:
+6,801,000

When Democrats controlled House and Senate, Jan 07 to present (May, 2010):
-6,497,000
________

In last six months (Nov 2009 to May 2010):
+873,000

In Bush's eight years (Jan 2001 to Jan 2009):
+1,080,000

In Obama's 17 months:
-2,979,000

When Republicans controlled House and Senate, Jan 95 to Jan 2001:
+16,107,000

When Congress/Senate were split, Jan. 01 to Jan 03:
-2,203,000

Since December 2007 (peak):
-7,381,000

The marxist subversive-in-chief has already cost us over 3 million jobs, and 6.8 million jobs have been lost since the democRATS took control of both houses of congress in January, 2007. And if you take government jobs (and census jobs) out of the equation.....the number of jobs lost by Reich Chancellor Obama and his National Socialist Democratic Party is MUCH, MUCH higher.

BO = EPIC FAIL. Case closed.

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WH ClownCar Hood Ornament

Anonymous Proxy

#19 May 24, 2011
NEXT!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#20 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
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Gawd you're an idiot.
Divide $800 billion by 300 million. It's around $3,600 each.
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HE'S an idiot??????

ahahaha...
i guess the whole fcking country is responsible for those cheaters tax liabilty.

what a moron!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#21 May 24, 2011
Jonny Boy Central Coast wrote:
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Yes, considering the CONservative HATE real facts and truth, I can see why.
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another in a (never ending) series of intellectual rebuttals ...
a few more and you'll be ALMOST as credible as marine pattie.
LMAO!

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