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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Charity Begins At Home

(Fox News) - Thousands of Oregon taxpayers who were supposed to receive tax rebate checks from the state — are very upset that the refunds were automatically donated to the state school fund.

Media reports say it appears there was a glitch affecting electronically filed tax returns. But the maker of the popular TurboTax software says its forms automatically select "no" in the box asking whether refunds should be donated. State law requires that surplus revenue be returned to taxpayers — and refunds this year totaled more than a billion dollars.

Wednesday, revenue officials said they have not yet decided whether they will return the mistakenly donated money — but hope to reach a decision by Christmas.


Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

If the state of Oregon doesn't return this money, the government officials should be charged for robbery.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:15:00 AM  

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