GAO on IRS Targeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Just days after I got a fat, unexpected check from the IRS (along with an explanation that beggars belief), I happened to run into a news story about the possibility of the IRS harassing people for their beliefs:

"Unfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs," the GAO [Government Accountability Office] says.

Specifically, The GAO found that "control deficiencies" do "increase the risk" that the IRS nonprofit unit "could select organizations for examinations in an unfair manner -- for example, based on an organization's religious, educational, political or other views."
No, I'm not being harassed any more than anyone else with income, but my time is being wasted on top of the fact that I am now pretty sure they're coming to loot my bank account a bit more. I was tempted to call this story, "yet another reason this organization should be abolished". Perhaps that's the case, but it really only aggravates the fundamental reason: The whole function of the IRS, legalized theft carried out by the government, is an abuse of government power.

-- CAV


Vigilis said...

Gus, regarding "The whole function of the IRS, legalized theft carried out by the government, is an abuse of government power." I have a question for you as one who clearly applies skill both to critical thought and careful description of concepts.

Based upon the foregoing quotation, I am curious to know how best to describe the
proposed fees to be levied on U.S. corporations and consumers for the purpose of "combatting anthropogenic climate change(s)".

In my opinion, the U.S. government uses the IPCC, the U.N. and even the Pope in its bum's rush to perpetrate a scam worthy of the greatest shaman in history and certainly having LESS certain justification than the IRS's.

The global pool of monies generated would be unprecedented in total, disappear as fast as the U.S. treasury, and be even less traceable while enriched governmental leaders around the world gleefully point to the salubrious benefit of their climate interventions: global cooling.

What would you call such deception considering its unprecedented scale?

Scott Holleran said...

I agree!

Gus Van Horn said...


It follows from my basis for denouncing the IRS, that taxation (as a violation of individual rights) is not a legitimate function of government, that I have a similar assessment of what you ask about. Were so many people not so used to the IRS, that great fraud would doubtless be far less tolerated and much more difficult for the government to attempt.


Thanks for your support.