Government Seizes Tax Returns From Thousands
A Provision to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (aka U.S. Farm Bill of 2008) allows the government to go after old debts by seizing tax refunds from the children of the debtors.
A government mistake from 1977 for the overpayment of a woman’s social security payments resulted in the confiscation of the tax return of her daughter, who was just a child at the time the mistake was made.
This year alone, the Treasury Department has intercepted around $75 million dollars from tax filers for debts their parents owed more than 10 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers are expected to get their tax refunds confiscated due to this provision.
Since the Government began acting on this provision in 2011, the Treasury Department has collected over $424 million dollars in debt that is more than a decade old.
• Introduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 2419 by Collin Peterson (D–MN) on May 22, 2007
• Committee consideration by: Agriculture, Foreign Affairs
• Passed the House of Representatives on July 27, 2007 (231–191)
• Passed the Senate as the Food and Energy Security Act on December 14, 2007 (79–14)
• Reported by the joint conference committee on May 13, 2008; agreed to by the House of Representatives on May 14, 2008 (318–106) and by the Senate on May 15, 2008 (81–15)
• Vetoed by President George W. Bush on May 21, 2008
• Overridden by the House of Representatives on May 21, 2008 (316–108)
• Overridden by the Senate and became law on May 22, 2008 (82–13)
THIS IS WHY AMERICANS ARE FAT!
Take a close look at this chart (2012). 23 percent of an Americans grocery bill is for processed foods and sweets, whereas 30 years ago, it was fifth on the list. The amount of fat, sodium and sugar present here is a recipe for obesity.
TIP: When at the supermarket, avoid the center, inner lanes. This is the danger zone- full of sugars and processed foods. Instead, stick to the outskirts and go for the produce, meat and dairy. This is what Health Advocates call “shopping the perimeter.”
Credit: Planet Money/National Public Radio
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Buh-Bye Muffin-Top! Here’s The #SKINNY On Your #Summer #Diet!
So whether you’re at a pool party or a summer BBQ, no one wants to look or feel bloated, especially in a bikini!
Here is a little 411 on what to eat to kick that muffin top to the curb!
CHOOSE: Grilled chicken, shrimp, tuna, salad, even a light sandwich.
LOSE: Broccoli and cabbage, they make you gassy. And anything salty!
CHOOSE: Wine, Vodka, and any Juice cocktail.
LOSE: Beer, Champage, anything carbonated.
Don’t use a straw. Every time you take a sip, you take in air…which expands your stomach!