“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." - Mark Twain
The IRS Doesn't Recall!
Imagine you’re sitting across the table during an IRS audit.
The IRS agent pulls out one of your receipts and with
glaring eyes says, “Now Mr. Urguilty, let’s discuss this $3.95 receipt for a
pen you supposedly claim is a business expense. How exactly did you use said
pen in your business?” You immediately answer, “I don’t recall.”
The IRS agent not satisfied, continues. “Well then Mr. Urguilty, tell me about this
$5.50 receipt for copy paper - just what do you copy in your business?” Again you respond, “I don’t recall.” The agent’s questioning continues and you
stick to your “I don’t recall” answer.
When all is said and done, what do you think will be the
outcome? I can’t say for sure but based on a consistent history of IRS abuse of
taxpayers, I am pretty confident it won’t be pretty.
But when it comes to IRS agents who testify before
Congress, the “I don’t recall” excuse has become their standard response to any question they don’t want to answer.
And Congress seems to
just look the other way.
Just this week Congressman Darrell Issa’s House Oversight
Committee held another hearing. They questioned
IRS senior Obamacare manager, Sarah Hall Ingram, about a series of email
exchanges between the IRS, senior White House officials and former IRS exempt
division director, Lois Learner.
The focus was a redacted series of emails that described
of confidential taxpayer information in direct violation of Section 6103 of
the IRS code.
Violation of Section 6103 is a very serious offense. To
understand how serious, Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller states “federal
employees who illegally disclose confidential taxpayer information could face
five years in prison.
Yet Congressman Gerald Connolly (VA-8), whose salary is paid
for by you, must believe that IRS officials are simply immune from federal laws
that apply to every other federal employee. Listen to the compelling line of questioning he
directed at Ms. Hall during the hearing including:
“Have you been consorting with the devil?”
“Are reports that you can fly accurate?”
“Have you been involved in any way in trying to pervert our
youth in Salem or anywhere else?”
The disrespect Rep. Connolly showed towards a Committee of
Congress conducting serious business regarding federal employees who have
potentially broken federal law defies description.
More importantly, the sheer havoc the IRS inflicts upon the
American people every day - combined with the new revelations of their multiple
instances of releasing confidential taxpayer information - deserves more than
Rep. Connolly’s vulgar display of carny-style questioning.
The FairTax Plan® will finally solve this problem once and
for all by defunding and eliminating the IRS.
Under the FairTax Plan, the American people will no longer have to
worry that their confidential information will be disclosed by IRS employees
acting as agents of political weaponry.
The Committee on Ways
and Means will soon begin their deliberations on fundamental tax reform and the
If I could, during their deliberations I would have in front
of every member a video loop of Lois Lerner repeatedly pleading the 5th,
Sara Ingram and other IRS officials repeatedly testifying “I don’t recall,” and
Rep. Connolly asking his snarky devil questions.
At the end of the loop, I would place on the screen one
“How can you possibly
stand before American taxpayers and defend the continued funding and support of the
income tax and the IRS?”
This should also be your question to every member of
Congress – today, tomorrow and every single day until the FairTax is the law of
Until next week,