Skip to comments.Stop starving the beast of the IRS (Barf Alert!)
Posted on 07/03/2014 5:06:07 AM PDT by magellan
Pretty much everyone hates the Internal Revenue Service. And I realize this is an especially strange time to stick up for the agency, given the suspicious disappearance of a few thousand key e-mails that Congress wants to see. But right now, the IRS desperately needs a champion.
Our countrys fiscal future not to mention taxpayers collective mental health depends on it.
The IRS generates way more money than it spends, after all. For every dollar appropriated to the IRS in the 2013 fiscal year, the agency collected $255, according to the national taxpayer advocates office. Thats a darn good return on investment.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Theft ALWAYS has a good return on investment, you dolt! "Generate" revenue? The Taxpayers "Generate" the revenue, you freakin' clueless moron.
Catherine Rampell went to Andover (the expensive boarding school G.W. Bush and Al Gore went to) and Princeton. She scored 1600 on the SAT.
She is a female Ezra Klein, attempting "explanatorey journalism". And she does not have the common sense God gave a goat.
“The IRS generates way more money than it spends,”
WOW. That’s just flat out amazing. Who would have ever though the IRS would bring in more money than it spends.
Right there it is !
Another 255 reasons to disband the IRS, neuter the believers, destroy the buildings, salt the earth upon which they stood and forbid the speaking or writing of the name throughout the galaxy for the next 10,000 centuries.
They took our money and proceeded to push the election toward those who would destroy the entire country... I’m not seeing the benefit yet. There are better ways of collecting taxes.
“For every dollar appropriated to the IRS in the 2013 fiscal year, the agency collected $255...”
I read that 3x and still don’t understand such convoluted thinking, except from a libtard.
What a moron. The IRS doesn’t “generate money”. It confiscates it.
I’m stunned to learn that the IRS only collects at the ratio of 225 to 1. Wow.
That's how I read it.
Okay; makes perfect sense, now! lol.
The IRS is so strapped for resources that it could only manage to harass a few dozen conservative groups by concocting hundreds of illegal questions. Just think of what they could have done with more troopies!
Yeah, except both the appropriations and collections come from the same place-
But I agree, we SHOULD stop 'starving the beast'......and just drive a stake through its heart.
“But they made the trains run on time!”
Im stunned to learn that the IRS only collects at the ratio of 225 to 1. Wow.
A grim example of Government at work!
If it were a charity(even for a good cause) I would not donate.
Lickspittle journalism at its best ...
No it don't...it needs to be abolished.
“The IRS generates way more money than it spends”
Until obammy is done trying to destroy American and is gone, nothing good will happen with the federal gubmint.
This butthead only knows one thing, marxism and we all know it just won’t work.
ABOLISH THE IRS!
This un-American agency in which citizens are guilty until proven innocent should never have the ability to intimidate Americans or alter the results of an election again.
Leave the IRS alone!
“Thats a darn good return on investment.”
I work hard for my pay. Some of it I invest as I think would be of the best benefit to me. Some of it is taken from me without my consent and “invested” as I do not wish it to be.
I am able to make a distinction between the two.
The IRS generates way more money than it spends,
Sorry, you didn’t build that. The taxpayers did.
Bank robbers use the same tactics and offer a similar return on investment - but at least I don't have journalists telling me I need to give sanction and approval to their actions.
Has an unbiased analysis of the revenue that would have been collected by the FairTax over a particular time period (in relation to IRS collections for the same time) ever been performed?
Reading the comments, I learned a new word “Tealiban” (as in Taliban).
I am still so surprised at the number of folks who believe that the government is a force for good. It is a necessary evil that should be scaled at a level to control with oversight. Now we have created a monster that means to devour us all.
Be even more surprised that a journalist can take up for them in the same days they are being investigated for probably stealing an election.
Tax collection could be done with no one employed at the IRS by instituting a flat tax.
Two things need to change about the IRS -
First, the taxpayer must be innocent until proven guilty.
Second, it should be considered fraudulent and malpractice for the IRS to spend more in resources than a dispute is worth in order to collect on the disputed amount.
Of course, if the tax system were structured such that the IRS was not needed at all - so much the better.
The stupid, it burns.
Yes, that is the dumbest statement ever by a D.C. "journalist". Bank robbers generate way more money than they spend too.
“Budget cuts beget distrust in government, which begets more budget cuts.”
Sounds like a public employee union bumper sticker.
I looked at the author’s twitter (Catherine Rampell).
A couple of posts:
“Supreme Court Upholds Little Caesars Right to Feed Christian Employees to Lions”
“Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order”
You are correct; libtard!
Great minds think alike. . ."Government, at its best, is a necessary evil. . .at its worse, an intolerable one." Thomas Paine
"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. James Madison
“Our countrys fiscal future “
Our future has been disrespected and smashed by out of control spending, not the lack of our giving. We already give to federal, State, and local governments a combined 55% of our labor. Not even the serfs of old England gave more than 30% to the King.
Let us for a second pretend that this reporter isn't an idiot and that it is correct that IRS's budget is an investment and that the tax dollars they collect is "revenue". It is simply preposterous that it costs 1 dollar out of every 255 (or .39 percent) to collect this "revenue" when the overwhelming majority of "revenue" is just sent to them and requires them to do absolutely nothing except watch the money pour in. What is their justification for using .39% of all taxes collected? might it be their auditing conservatives and harassing tea party groups that makes them so valuable?