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Two wealthy men were in the clubhouse after golf having a hot dog and root beer, discussing politics. Did you give our congressman, who is not sure how to vote on that bill we want, a PAC contribution? Yes, maxed out. Did you give him his gift? No, I forgot about that. What are the details again? You can give anybody up to $14,000 per year without having to report it. I’m giving him $10,000 — my wife and our three kids will too. Are you going to match that? Sure, but I only have two kids. I’ll give $10,000 to my gardener and tell him, using the correct words of course, that if he don’t give it to our congressman, my gardener next year will be speaking Japanese, not Spanish. Good, we can give it to him personally together.

There is nothing like an attaché case with $100,000 cash in it, perfectly legal, without a paper trail, to convince him that our logic is correct and he should vote correctly — our way. Here comes our server with the bill. Thank you Miss, keep the $2.73 change as a tip. Be sure to report that $2.73 to management because it is taxable. You will have to pay state and federal income taxes, Social Security and health taxes on that. You don’t want the IRS coming after you for nonpayment. When do you want to go see the congressman? How about next week before golf? Great.

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Dan Drumel

Wind Lake

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