Thursday, February 9, 2012

I just signed the RPAC petition, have you?

I signed the Records Preservation and Access Committee's petition to stop fraudulent tax refund claims. Have you? If you haven't why not? As of this posting there are only 1095 signers. Unfortunately, we need to get 25,000 by March 8th, 2012. You might be asking, Why should you sign this petition?

{climbing up on her soapbox}

I'm not going to pretend that I understand everything about the situation, but what I do understand is this: Some bad people, we'll call them criminals, decided to use a dead person's social security number on their tax return, so that they can claim more dependents on their tax form then they are entitled to. Rather than the government making the IRS use a computer program that would red-flag this tax return as, "Hey, this Social Security number is for a dead person!", they want to throw the baby out with the bathwater and shut down the online index......Brilliant! I mean they make apps for everything, why haven't they made an app for this? Can't someone's 14 year old grandchild come up with the coding to do this?

If we, as concerned citizens and genealogist, don't voice our opinions on this petition, we will sit by as the Government shuts down a perfectly good system rather than fixing the real problem of not making the IRS do its job....the correct way.

{climbing down from her soapbox}

You can find out more about the situation by going to RPAC's website located at http://www.fgs.org/rpac/

How do you sign the petition? Go to the Petition's page on the White House website at http://wh.gov/khE
You will need to create a user in order to sign the petition, which is probably whey there are so few people who have signed so far.

Please take the time to sign this petition and get all of your family members, neighbors, clients, business associates and everyone else you stop on the street to sign it too!

Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)
 

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