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House Proceeding 12-01-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 1:20:10 to 1:22:30
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John R. Carter

1:20:01 to 1:20:21( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: internal revenue service. so, we've got the gentleman that actually writes the laws and the rules that govern the i.r.s. and what our tax code is. that said, i don't understand it. but according to i.r.s. and every other citizen, ignorance is no excuse. mr. carter: reclaiming my time.

John R. Carter

1:20:10 to 1:22:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

1:20:22 to 1:20:44( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: that's exactly right. i agree with my friend from georgia. i'll say this. this all started chairman rangel stood at that podium right there and told us about his problems. and actually i thought -- i took it as a very had been his lawyer it would have made meervous, statement

John R. Carter

1:20:45 to 1:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: by mr. rangel that he was laying it all out in front of us. nothing about what he said really concerned me. i thought he was tryingo work through the issues somebody determine whether or not what he had done had been a violation of our ethic rules or the law. but when he said -- he paid the taxes and he would pay penalties and interest if assessed.

John R. Carter

1:21:08 to 1:21:28( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and it popped into my head, there is no option. i never, ever known anybody to have an option. they are going to be assessed. you might bargain your way out of something on the numbers of you might make a little bit of a deal with them. i have never known anybody that didn't get the letter. my friend from georgia just described, that told you what

John R. Carter

1:21:29 to 1:21:49( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: the penalties are d what the interest is for what you have to pay. in fact, i think most c.p.a.'s are doing your work for you, you should have paid on the 15th. you are going to owe some penalty and interest. automatic. when i heard that, i waited to see if that was going to occur.

John R. Carter

1:21:50 to 1:22:10( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: when it didn't, that's how this all started. this is an easy solution. the easy solution is pay the money. these are not poor people. y the money. or at least show the world the due process has something to do with this and everybody has this opportunity to have this due

John R. Carter

1:22:11 to 1:22:31( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: process. i certainly thk at the minimum when you are talking about i.r.s. agents who is talking to you about the taxes you failed to pay, you should very politely say, can you explain to me how i go about getting treated the same way as mr. geithner and mr. rangel got treated by the i.r.s.?

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