More tax fraud. Is this a surprise to anyone? The Tax Code is gotten so complex, so bloated, so full of holes and exceptions that no single person can understand it all. Not only does this represent a huge universe of opportunities for error, it also exposes broad opportunities for exploitation and abuse.
"Never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity." Or ignorance. Or misunderstanding. How much of that "fraud" are people who, with the best of intentions, filled out their tax forms wrong? Took deductions that they weren't entitled to because the instructions from the IRS are vague or incomplete?
Title 26 of the United States Code is just too damn large. It's time Congress be required to hold to a word count, just like a novelist has to keep his book within a certain size, or a magazine/newspaper article write to the "news hole".
And reduce the exceptions and loopholes. If the tax is good enough for Joe Six-Pack to pay, it's good enough for Congressman Handout to pay as well. That includes FICA. That includes health insurance withholding.
posted on 07/05/2012 6:55:11 AM PDT
(Quality Assurance is the process of making sure mistakes never happens.)
Oh, I am sure they will get health insurance withholding screwed up. We have to prevent THAT from happening. November may be our last chance.
posted on 07/05/2012 6:58:48 AM PDT
Don't know the exact quote, but in “Atlas Shrugged” there is a discussion about making so many laws that almost nobody can escape being a law breaker. And that is how the government will control the populace.
posted on 07/05/2012 7:15:27 AM PDT
by gov_bean_ counter
( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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