Today is April 6th. Which means your taxes are due in 12 days (yes, it’s April 18th this year, don’t get smart with me). Which means if you don’t have a ton of taxes withheld every paycheck, you have to write a check to the federal government (and likely a state government) in 12 days. If you haven’t paid quarterly. Even if you did pay quarterly, you might still “owe” Uncle Sammy more of your greenbacks. By the by, if you want to brag about “all the money you’re getting back,” stop it. It was always your money. The Feds just had it longer before returning it to you without interest. Stop celebrating.
Now, with tax day looming, check out this story, where Ben Carson’s first order as HUD head honcho was ordering an audit. Over 500 billion dollars in “bookkeeping errors” was discovered for 2016. Your tax dollars, wasted.
Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) financial books are in bad shape … HUD’s Inspector General (IG) can’t complete an audit even after HUD officials corrected $520 billion in bookkeeping errors, according to a new IG report.
Officials at HUD fixed $3.4 billion in errors from its 2015 books and $516.4 billion in December was unable to issue an opinion on either year’s financial statements and highlighted 11 material weaknesses, seven significant deficiencies and five instants of failure to comply with laws and regulations.
Most of us are not accountants. So I’m going to summarize what “bookkeeping errors” means, as it relates to your tax dollars. And since I’ve used so many words already, I’m going to use visuals.
That’s the before image. Here’s the after image:
Dude just used a stunt double for that cash burning. Also, he’s just burning one bill. HUD burned as many bills as leftists have excuses for all their failings at life. But at least the dude in the above Gif realizes that burning real money is stupid. We cannot say the same for the wizards at HUD.
Lesson: no one cares about your money as much as you do. So the government doesn’t care about spending/wasting your money as it would its own money. This is basic spending logic 101. It’s much more fun to go on an unlimited shopping spree at someone else’s expense. Multiply that sentiment times all the tools in government controlling your tax dollars who want to get reelected every two, four, and six years. In God We Trust.
Lather, rinse, and pay your taxes April 18th is days away!