Americans and businesses may be asking: Where’s my tax refund?

This year, more Americans and businesses may be asking: Where’s my tax refund?

That’s because cash-strapped states such as North Carolina, Alabama and Hawaii have been forced to slow down issuing income tax refunds to individuals and businesses because of a lack of funds in their budget.

Kansas has hinted that a delay might be possible, and processing paper refunds in Iowa has slowed because the state doesn’t haven’t enough employees to get them processed faster.

Another state, New York, is still considering whether they’ll follow the likes of Hawaii and delay refund payments.

“States typically do this when they are tight and they don’t have a budget in place,” said Karla Dennis, SOURCE

So do you think things are getting better, or can’t you see beyond your nose that things are worst now a little over a year of Barack Obama?

More And More of North Carolina Roads Looking Like this!

 

This is what they call repair? What a laugh!

The so called repaired road above is not the same spot as the unrepaired one above.  It is one of many on the same road!

10 Worst States For Personal Freedom

1. Maryland

2. Illinois

3. New York

4. Rhode Island

5. Ohio

6. New Jersey

7. Massachusetts

8. Alabama

9. Georgia

10. South Carolina
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Mostly North Eastern States and 3 deep South States! How many of these 10 are Blue States and how many are Red States? I can fully see why 4 in 10 Americans say their views are growing more conservative!

LINKS:
(1) Americans shifting to the right (Snowe and Collins not listening)
Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%, with 42% saying they have not changed.

(2) Most Liberal States Are Least Free Says Study
May 6, 2009

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford Arrested on Federal Charges

The mayor of Alabama’s largest city, a player in a multibillion dollar sewer bond deal that drove the surrounding county to the brink of bankruptcy, was arrested on Monday on federal criminal charges, an FBI spokesman said.

He was accused in a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit of taking more than $156,000 from a friend whose firm made millions on risky bond transactions with the county for a new sewer system.

Those bonds went sour as the housing market plunged this year and credit costs skyrocketed and have pushed the state’s largest county to the brink of bankruptcy.

The county is trying to avoid filing what would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history over $3.2 billion in bond debt, nearly double the record of $1.7 billion set in 1994 by Orange County, Calif.

The SEC accused Langford of taking the undisclosed payments and benefits from Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount, whose firm collected more than $6.7 million in fees on county bond transactions. The money was allegedly routed through Al LaPierre, a lobbyist who is a friend of Langford.

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LINKS:

(1) Our mayor is arrested
(2) Lorenzo Langford Sceptics Re-Emerge