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Chapters

Preface

One
accountants portrayed in popular culture

Two
death from overwork

Three
accountants' glamorous world

Four
history of accounting
"Sarbanes-Oxley Blues," words and music written by Headwaters Co-Founder & Chairman Dave Maney

Five
evil taxers

Six
U.S. tax history

Seven
IRS history

Eight
Al Capone, FDR, LBJ, MLK, Watergate

Nine
Sex of a Hippopotamus

Ten
Tax Court

Eleven
tax return publicity

Twelve
famous wealthy people

Notes

Index


Barack Obama's Successful Tariff Tax

Legislation


Here is the complete list of 15 bills that Barack Obama legislated should be imported free of tariff, with links to the original legislation and (where appropriate) the EPA description of the chemical's hazards as environmental toxins that cause cancer and birth defects. His proposals were enacted as part of two tax laws in 2006 with the common names of the compounds changed to their chemical formulas which made it hard to trace back to Obama's original bills. Nufarm Ltd. is an Australian chemical company. Astellas Pharma Inc. is a Japanese drug company. Obama has never been explained why the U.S. Treasury should have provided a $12 million tax abatement to these two foreign companies.
  1. S.3155. RSD 1235 is an experimental atrial fibrillation intravenous drug of Astellas Pharma and passed in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-432, 1201).

  2. S.3156. N6-Benzyladenine is a pesticide which EPA rates as Category III (slightly toxic). Imported by Nufarm and listed as 4,6-Dimethyl-N-phenyl-2-pyrimidinamine in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1428).

  3. S.3157. MCPB acid and MCPB sodium salt are pesticides used on pea crops to control weeds. Kidney and liver effects are the most prevalent hazard concerns and neurotoxicity effects have also been noted in studies. Imported by Nufarm and passed in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-432, 1202).

  4. S.3158. 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid, salts, and esters are herbicides used in products such as Scott's Lawn Care. Kidney and liver effects are the most prevalent hazard concerns. Imported by Nufarm and passed in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1593).

  5. S.3159. gibberellic acid, a naturally occuring plant hormone, rated Category IV (practically non-toxic). This legislation benefited Nufarm as passed in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-432, 1203).

  6. S.3160. triphenyltin hydroxide controls potato blight. The EPA classifies it as a probable human carcinogen and also suspects it of causing birth defects. This legislation benefited Nufarm as passed in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-432, 1204).

  7. S.3161. sebacic acid is as a corrosion inhibitor in engine coolants. It is mostly manufactured in China and prior to this legislation, was subject to an anti-dumping order. This legislation benefited Honeywell and was listed as 1,10-decanedioic acid in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1555).

  8. S.3162. bromoxynil octonoate is a pesticide which EPA rates as Category II (moderately toxic) and a possible carcinogen and cause of birth defects (and very highly toxic to freshwater fish). This legislation benefited Nufarm and was listed as 2,6-dibromo-4-cyanophenyl octanoate in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1439).

  9. S.3163. epoxy molding compounds for ecapsulating integrated circuits. This legislation benefited Honeywell imports from Japan and Singapore and was passed in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1501(a)(31)).

  10. S.3243. metsulfuron-methyl is a Category III (slightly toxic) herbicide. This legislation benefited Nufarm and was listed as 4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1491). It passed despite the objections of DuPont.

  11. S.3244. dichlorprop-p acid, dichlorprop-p dimethylamine salt, and dichlorprop-p 2-ethylhexyl ester are herbicides. Dichlorprop-p acid is restricted in Denmark. This legislation benefited Nufarm and was listed as 2-ethylhexyl ester in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1438).

  12. S.3245. 2,4-DB Acid and 2,4-DB Dimethylamine Salt is a weed herbicide, which EPA announced on June 4, 2008 was safer than previously thought, though still subject to strict limits. EPA classifies the salt as a Toxicity Category I (severe) eye irritant. This legislation benefited Nufarm and was passed in the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-280, 1233).

  13. S.3249. metsulfuron-methyl. Same as S.3243.

  14. S.3250. 2, 4-DB Acid and 2,4-DB Dimethylamine Salt are pesticides. Same as S.3245.

  15. S.3251. dichlorprop-p acid, dichlorprop-p dimethylamine salt, and dichlorprop-p 2-ethylhexyl ester. Same as S.3244.
This article is an expansion of another never-before told story that can be found in:

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