Saturday, April 13, 2013

ABC 20-20: "A Nation of Moochers"


Last night (Friday, April 12)  ABC 20-20 presented an episode called “A Nation of Moochers”.
It started with a young Oregon man telling a story about getting a call from a female IRS auditor. When she came over for a visit, she immediately tried to seduce him, offering a lower tax bill, for sex, even removing his shirt, just as in soap operas.  (It seems to happen to Brady a lot on “Days of our Lives” when he is with Krystal). 
  
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Later the episode covered the problem of “adverse possession”,  a legal trick where “squatters” try to get title to expensive homes left vacant by absentee owners.  Like sinkholes, it is a big problem in Florida.
  
It also presented people making disability claims when able to work out in gyms.
  
Part of the broadcast covered “ridiculous write-offs”, for things like body appearance items (maybe even “No-No”?)
  
(Note: posts with ABC embedded videos are easier to watch in Google Chrome or Firefox than in Internet Explorer, which sometimes flags scripting errors.)  

Picture: from a steelworker's labor union building in Washington DC, "real jobs"?

Remember the character Wesley Mouch from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"? 

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