Creepy PA "Tax Amnesty" Advertisment

Posted April 28th, 2010 by ZaneBilger

The PA dept. of revenue recently started a "tax amnesty" program for people who "owe" PA back taxes. The advertising campaign they launched for this, with the money of the people they are attempting to extort, is, to put it mildly, super creepy. All of them are along the lines of "we know who you are, where you are, and WE OWN YOUR STUFF." The URL goes straight to their advertising campaign webpage, where they have kindly posted all of the spots, probably thinking they are funny, rather than threatening and creepy. If they realize what they are doing, and take it down (though I doubt it, given the usual hubris of the state) I have already archived it all...somewhere.

I hope government makes more

Skooma 5 years 17 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago

I hope government makes more of these. More ballsy, more blunt, more everything. Who needs to expose the state for what it is when it will so cheerfully do so itself? They must be getting really desperate to go all-in like this.

PA, we know where you are

followyourbliss 5 years 17 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago

Intimidation tactics much? Without even the pretense of disguising them. That's brazen. I just wonder what has to happen before people stop walking around in a daze accepting this crap as the status quo and say enough is enough.

They should keep this up

phonon 5 years 17 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago

If they keep this sort of rhetoric up, it will shatter any illusions people have about the state and the way it conducts itself. Listen to the TV spot. "Nice house. Nice Car. Sure would be a shame if anything happened to them." Instead of a nice soft female saying these words, people should hear them being said by some wiseguy with a thick Brooklyn accent. That would totally crystallize the whole thing in people's minds.

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