“1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS." - Ron Paul
"The IRS Is A Joke"
As of today, you have 14 days to get your 2013 tax return
finished and dropped in the mail.
But ironically, in the year when a plethora of Affordable
Care Act tax code regulations came into effect, the IRS put out the word that
American taxpayers should not call them for help. Those are the same taxpayers
who pay the salary and generous benefit packages of every single IRS employee!
That’s right. Our nation’s tax administrator, fiduciary
agent and chief tax enforcement agency has said don’t call us this tax season. But
if you insist on trying to be in the 61% of calls the IRS was able to answer
last year, you will most likely hear a busy signal or a recorded message saying
It’s infuriating that in 21st century America - when
you simply need a hand with a mandatory or go to jail tax return - the agency
that should provide you with a modicum of customer service while you navigate
over 77,000 pages of tax code, - takes its’ 1%
pay raise and bonus
and thumbs its nose at you.
To recap: The IRS is a 100-year-old weaponized political
agency tasked with collecting information on every person and business in the
United States. They barely answer half of their phone calls while targeting
political enemies and peering into every aspect of taxpayer’s financial lives.
commentator put it, “The IRS is a joke... an expensive, unproductive one at
that.” The congressionally twisted tax code makes this joke especially cruel.
Speaking of the IRS, the tug-of-war between the House
Oversight Committee and former IRS senior manager Lois Lerner continues. The Washington
Examiner noted this week that another “tool” might be available to entice
Ms. Lerner to finally disclose what she knows – the jail in the U.S. Capitol.
Put simply, the
FairTax legislation completely eliminates the need for an outdated and abused
tax code, as well as the IRS, the bureaucratic weapon used to enforce it.
There is only one reason our corrupted tax code and an
agency like the IRS is allowed to do what it does: Not enough Americans have
said, “ENOUGH!” and taken action to replace this embarrassment to our nation.
If only enough people will say ENOUGH, they can transform
our nation by demanding their representatives enact the FairTax. If you agree,
please take a few minutes this week to advance the FairTax Plan with some
suggestions from the “Take Action” sidebar on the right.
Finally, on a personal note, after weeks and weeks and weeks
of gathering documents and data, followed by expensive CPA compilation, today I
mailed my 2013 tax return. Ironically, at the same time I’ve also started
getting mail and phone calls from candidate representatives asking for my
support in the 2014 elections (and it is only March).
As a private citizen, here is what I want to know about any
candidate who seeks my personal support. Do you support the FairTax Plan? Are you proud to publicly acknowledge your
support of the FairTax?
Can and will you defend the FairTax? If the answers to my questions are not an
enthusiastic yes, yes and yes, then I have one simple answer for them – see ya!
Until next week,