Is the Internal Revenue Service of the United States so corrupt and abusive of law abiding American citizens…?
that it should be completely scraped and remade?
From today’s news article, “The agency (IRS)" is so secretive about what is going on that that really erodes public confidence,” said Edward Zelinsky.
It may be hard to determine whether the F.B.I. or the I.R.S. is the governmental agency most abusive of law abiding citizens doing no more wrong than exercising their rights in a lawful manner.
- fatboysdaddyLv 77 years agoBest Answer
It never should have been given the power that it has now!
It should be scaled down and limited to what it can do.
- justaLv 77 years ago
Its not corrupt, no money or influence changes hands, it is confusing, no question about it, years ago they found you could ask two different agents the same question and get two different answers, that doesn't mean someone is corrupt. I don't think its secretive either, every week the IRS sends out a thick package of revisions as part of a subscription to accountants and others who would need it.
No one likes paying taxes, and we'd all like more simplification and clarification, but as long as we have legislators who write those bills at the request of business we are going to see intentional obfuscation. The problem isn't with the IRS so much as it is with the lawmakers who write tax laws based on what the business interests in their area wants. There are laws written that fit only one rancher in the US, only one ranch, that's where corruption comes in.
- b0rnbadLv 67 years ago
First of all, this is NOT the kind of abuse of power that the Nixon administration was accused of back in 1972.
Look, I hate the IRS just as much as the next guy (probably more because I owe them money) but what they did here was not all that scandalous. This investigation happened in 2010, when the TEA party was growing exponentially. They were over-zealous in their targeting of Tea party tax exempt applications, but the investigations were done properly.
That's it. this really is a non-issue.
The REAL scandal is the Associated Press wire tapping but where the hell did THAT story go??
That's actually against the law and a violation of the APs constitutional rights!! That story just kinda went woosh didn't it?
- markLv 77 years ago
The IRS is NOT so corrupt and abusive of American citizens. There are 106,000 people employed at the IRS. Even if you assume that this recent event was in fact an illegal activity that still only means you have two people abusing the system. The task of collecting revenue for America needs to be done. And calling it something else isn't going to change anything.
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- freijeLv 43 years ago
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- Big SeanLv 67 years ago
This is exactly the kind of abuse of power that the Nixon administration was accused of back in 1972, most of us know the end result of that fiasco. I don't believe that intelligent minded liberals and conservatives enjoy the idea of having the IRS target particular groups because of political ideology!! If it can happen to one kind of group, it can happen to another for different reasons. Do we really want that??
- IngridLv 77 years ago
No, it is not squeaky clean but with a few corrections of their guidelines, all future difficulties can be avoided.
It actually is the applicants trying to cheat us and not the IRS.
- 7 years ago
What exactly did they do wrong? Going after conservative groups that were exploiting loopholes in the law? Oh, how horrible!
- Max HooplaLv 77 years ago
Remade with what?