Tax fraud victim
I read the recent letter article about the lady who was a tax fraud victim in Avon Park. I, too, was a victim for the 2010 tax year.
I was to get a refund and after trying to work with the IRS for a year, which was my first mistake, I could not get it resolved.
Then in January 2012, they decided I owe them thousands of dollars for 2010.
I think that was the refund the criminal got by using my name and Social Security number.
Then, adding insult to injury, they took my 2011 refund I was to receive to pay down on the debt they said I owe for 2010.
I finally realized that this situation was hopeless, so I contacted Sen. Bill Nelson and he put me in contact with a tax advocate.
Hopefully, they can finally get this mess resolved before I get arrested for tax evasion.
Controlling gas prices
The question of who is smart and who is not, in political terms, will forever be debated and never resolved.
However, a recent TV broadcast concerning a president's ability to control gas prices was very confusing to me.
A panel of Fox news contributors agreed to a "T" the president has no control whatsoever when it comes to controlling runaway gas prices.
Of course, this was a taped 2008 newscast when gas was nearing $4 a gallon and the past administration was in the White House.
Sounds like a flip-flop to me.
More of the same
When one Republican incumbent runs against another Republican incumbent, as will now happen in Florida because of redistricting, you can throw out their resumes, ignore their biographies, and forget about sizing up their personalities, charisma, speech-making abilities and other qualifying attributes.
No, you will compare their legislative records — what they supported as well as what they voted against — as predictors of future legislative performance.
When you do that, you will realize there is not one iota of difference between the candidates.
It will be like choosing one M&M over another.