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Response to the IRS' budget woes

By Jim Donnell


January 17, 2015
Saturday PM

Dear Editor,

An internal email to IRS employees was leaked to the press this week where a senior IRS official warned that their budget was slashed so deeply that refund checks would be delayed, that less that half of the people calling the IRS would reach a human being, and that there would be more identity theft. I'm sure the IRS's solution would be for the American taxpayer to pay more money to fund their effort to intimidate and harass us, have more people we could call that would give us the wrong answer to our tax questions and to expedite giving us back our own money that they have held for a year without paying us a single cent in interest.

There's a better solution. Eliminate income tax and shut down the IRS completely. HR 25 / S155 - the FairTax bills would do exactly this by replacing our oppressive income tax with a single national retail tax on new goods and services with no tax on the basic necessities. Passing the FairTax would be trans-formative for this country, encouraging people to work and creating millions of new jobs as companies flood to the US to produce products tax free. That's the solution - no issues with late refund checks, no filling out tax forms and no stealing tax returns for identity theft. Pass the FairTax!


Jim Donnell
Cameron Park, California


Received January 15, 2015 - Published January 17, 2015


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