Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 2:48am PDT
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Why would you say this? Oh, yea - because the story itself says:
charles hugh smith says
I do not have copies of the correspondence so I cannot verify this sequence of events, but I have corresponded with R.T. for many years and have found him to be a credible witness to national events. While some might claim he invented this story of state theft out of whole cloth, there is no basis in our years of correspondence to support that claim.
This one time, in band camp, my cousin's best friend's sister's boyfriend had nearly the same thing happen to him. I blame obama.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012, 2:39am PDT
Anyone who deals with these things know that the US governments, including California, does not take money from bank accounts, ever. They turn it over to collection, they put liens on your property, garnish your wages or even freeze known accounts with a court order. Taking money is not among them! So if the author makes such claims, I do expect tangible evidence.
In any case, CA tax can exceed federal tax (As federal have tax credits like Earned income tax, Child care, higher education, energy credits that California don't and the tax bracket does not parralel). But that is besides the point. Simply, if CA indeed "take money" as they claimed, chances are all kinds of penalties, collection fees are slapped on top of the principle. You really think that if CA goes in and take $1,372, it is simply principle only? The author is either intentionally misleading or have no education.
That's why I believe this is a fabricated story. Take it for what it is worth. Don't appreciate BS headnotes.