Friday, April 29, 2016
And I don't feel even the slightest bit sorry for the people who fall for this crap.
The radio versions of ads for Community Tax tell listeners to "take down this number or store it in your cell phone," making it very clear that their prospective customer base is so stupid that it needs to be told how to go about jotting down a number they might want to call later on- if they really are that stupid.
This televised version doesn't tell us to write down the number or store it in a cell phone or repeat it over and over again until we can get to a phone or take a sharp instrument and carve it into our arms. Instead, it attempts to win us over with throbbing buzzwords dashing across the screen and fast talk which we are ordered to listen to "very closely." Because the stakes are so high, after all.
And here we have another service offering us the opportunity to duck our responsibilities, this one using a billowing American flag which just screams "it's totally patriotic to shift your tax burden on to the sucker tax payers." Diane C. breathlessly informs us that her $13,500 tax debt was settled for only $400. Even if Diane C. is being sincere, that means that this bubbleheaded freeloader just handed us a bill for $13,100 or a larger debt. Gee, thanks Diane C.- pardon me if I don't exactly share your enthusiasm beating the system.
Of course, I don't believe any of this, despite the flag and the insistence that I have "Rights" which include not paying my taxes. Not even the bizarrely fascistic symbol placed over the flag after Diane C makes her last attempt to sell us on this scam wins me over (it looks like a traffic cop holding a pair of scales with his legs as he makes a Nazi salute, what the hell?)