Sunday, June 23, 2013

Two items worth reading

IRS Sent $46 Million In Tax Refunds To 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens — All At The Same Address In Atlanta
Excerpt: The IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). However, the Atlanta address that received millions of dollars in refunds was not the only address apparently housing thousands of “unauthorized” aliens. In fact, it wasn’t even the only address in Atlanta that was claiming such a situation. (Well, they were really busy with the Tea Party you know. Accidents happen. ~Bob.  These are the guys we trust to collect taxes fairly and efficiently, while also searching out and punishing tax fraud.  But look at what managed to slip by them!!!  Maybe they could reallocate the effort at doing super focused investigations of charities with conservative names into checking out massive tax filings from single addresses.  That would find more real criminals and protect the system from raiding by frauds.  Seems like a good idea, yes? --Del)


Men Who Truly Want To Fight For You. By Andy Weddington, Colonel, USMC (Ret)
I also read the article cited in this superb summary. Combat at the small unit level can not be replaced. As Andy mentions, far too many of our senior leaders never saw combat at the small unit level and believe me it is different than at the regiment or division level. The number of athletes who can go from high school to pro in any sport is infinitely small. The same is true with the military going from no combat experience to large units is even more difficult and the cost is in blood not reputation. Keep at it Andy. --Don

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