The Dickey and the Tiahrt Amendments to our nation’s gun laws make it more difficult than it should be to trace ownership of these guns.
As a result of so many miners getting sick from breathing in coal dust over 78,000 people have died from pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. In 1977, the government started charging an excise tax on each ton of coal mined for the disability payments and health care of afflicted miners. $15 to $26 billion by 2050; If Congress doesn’t put a stop to this, that’s what it could cost the American taxpayer.
$15 an hour times 40 hours a week is $600, and that’s assuming you can get in that many hours; many full- time jobs in America are fewer than 40 hours a week. $600 a week times 52 weeks equals $31,200 a year.
The IRS computer system is old and needs replacing. The IRS Commissioner asked Congress for $2.7 billion over 6 years to modernize its I.T. department but congress has only given them about $.3 billion a year on average, for that department.