Hob asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Is it true that the IRS has been targeting American citizens since 1913?

I heard that the IRS has been targeting American's incomes and slowly taking greater and greater percentages of it since 1913.

Update:

@El Tecolote: Nope. Of course no one should target selectively. But maybe incomes shouldn't be "targeted" at all.

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  • Carl P
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    "The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code."

    They are doing the job they were created to do, enforce the laws and check out loopholes for tax cheating, money laundering organizations. You do not like the tax code, talk to your elected representatives, not rag on the enforcers of the written laws. And it is a known fact the 401 C 4 code was being abused, they should have checked everyone listed in it, not just the first ones jumping on the tax dodge.

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  • Ericka
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    4 years ago

    The IRS doesn't play around when doing their job. Even though the Tea Party is less popular than Syphilis right now, no one should be singled out by the IRS. It was wrong when the N.A.A.C.P was singled out in 2004 when Dubya was president and it is still wrong today! I think the republicans were doing better with the Kenya socialist Muslim without are birth certificate story. At least the had the crazy people with miss spelt signs out marching, lol.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yup and to their everlasting credit they're completely democratic about it; they'll investigate anybody

    The ironic thing is that the IRS was originally created as a crime busting organization and now they've devolved to the point where the treat all Americans as criminals

    Source(s): Al Capone
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  • 7 years ago

    1913?

    how odd...

    that's the same year our central bank was re-invented.

    did you all know the federal reserve bank is our THIRD central bank?

    or that 6 of the 10 private banks who own the fed are not american banks?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Historically the IRS targeted all taxpayers equally . 0bama's plan of targeting specifically Conservatives is something new and is expressly unconstitutional.

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  • Mike
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    That is what i heard, disgusting isn't it. From what I read it has been used as a weapon in many administrations to silence or punish those that disagree or criticize those in power. Maybe it is time to rethink the tax system and the enforcer of it.

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  • saggi
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    According to Aaron Russo, they have

    I don't normally agree with liberals, but he was very convincing in that documentary he made about that issue.

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  • 7 years ago

    Of course. Don't mess with the IRS is an old adage.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    LOL. Targeting is what audits do!!!

    *** El Toke-a-lot! Wilson was president in 1913. Nixon! Really!!!!

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  • 7 years ago

    So Nixon should have been skewered, but it's okay for Obama to do it. Good job here.

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