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Abolish the IRS

Abolish the IRSFor the past 16 years I’ve been the accountant for our engineering company. That explains why I get crazy angry and show signs of battle fatigue and hair loss once per quarter — on approximately January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 of every, single, solitary year.

The certified idiots public servants who have defined our tax code need to be educated. Each one needs to take — and pass with flying colors — the most stringent tax preparer exam that can be created.

While it’s laughable that the United States Secretary of the Treasury, the chowderheaded honorable Timothy Geithner can’t even get his personal taxes right — even while using the plug-and-chug TurboTax, it’s sadly understandable.

Our tax code is a monstrosity. It’s 71,684 pages of nonsense created specifically to allow each politician to bilk as much money as possible from people that do not vote for them, to give it to people that do vote for them. It’s intended to hide and obfuscate who’s paying and how much they are paying by making the verbiage obtuse and by breaking the payments up into a zillion tiny incremental amounts that (hopefully!) no one will make a stink about — because they are clueless about how much they are really paying.

As another tax day approaches, I can already feel the migraine coming on. Just read the IRS’s own compliance estimates. The amount of time and money wasted every year complying with a code that no one has read and no one can understand is an enormous drain on our economy and productivity.

If we’re smart — and honest — we’ll do away with this nonsense and put in place a simple, understandable tax code that is ethically transparent to those paying the bill. In the mean time, I’ll be watching for members of congress to line up for the IRS exam.

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  • DiNaRa February 17, 2012, 5:11 am

    The same thing in my country where to undestand the tax system is impossible at all and we have changes all the time and we can’t even get ued to them at all as they change and introduce the new ones. I hire a professional and pay some money and keep my hair.

  • DiNaRa February 17, 2012, 5:11 am

    The same thing in my country where to undestand the tax system is impossible at all and we have changes all the time and we can’t even get ued to them at all as they change and introduce the new ones. I hire a professional and pay some money and keep my hair.

  • Daniel Johnston February 25, 2012, 7:40 pm

    The IRS is totally corrupt and drunk with power. It need to be totally abolished. Ideally there should be NOTHING in it’s place. The IRS collections only represent one third of the US “income” annually. Completely dismantle the military bases around the world would be a BIG start to reducing spending. Also End the Federal Reserve Board and going back to a gold standard will also make a major difference. The IRS is totally corrupt, the US Government is totally corrupt, and the Federal Reserve Board is totally corrupt. End all of them, (except the US Government, elect GOOD people into office instead the garbage that’s in there now.)

  • Daniel Johnston February 25, 2012, 7:40 pm

    The IRS is totally corrupt and drunk with power. It need to be totally abolished. Ideally there should be NOTHING in it’s place. The IRS collections only represent one third of the US “income” annually. Completely dismantle the military bases around the world would be a BIG start to reducing spending. Also End the Federal Reserve Board and going back to a gold standard will also make a major difference. The IRS is totally corrupt, the US Government is totally corrupt, and the Federal Reserve Board is totally corrupt. End all of them, (except the US Government, elect GOOD people into office instead the garbage that’s in there now.)

  • jean March 1, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Hi Alison! I understand how you feel. Tax system is really complicated and it’ s impossible to those people who have in power to declare how much they gain. If that would be transparent I think many politician could be evicted in their post. 🙂

  • jean March 1, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Hi Alison! I understand how you feel. Tax system is really complicated and it’ s impossible to those people who have in power to declare how much they gain. If that would be transparent I think many politician could be evicted in their post. 🙂

  • TDL March 7, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Many individual feel the same way you feel my friend and this issue is not new for many of us. Tax education is very hard to understand most specially that not all are showing their right assets and gains that is why our economy rate drops.
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  • TDL March 7, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Many individual feel the same way you feel my friend and this issue is not new for many of us. Tax education is very hard to understand most specially that not all are showing their right assets and gains that is why our economy rate drops.
    TDL recently posted…What happens if you are under 21 and you get a DUI?My Profile

  • Anna March 13, 2012, 3:08 am

    The tax system is very complicated, even in our country. But still numbers are numbers and no matter what you do you have to come up with balances or if not you will be sent to court for unexplainable inaccuracies that sometimes lead to losses in treasuries.

  • Anna March 13, 2012, 3:08 am

    The tax system is very complicated, even in our country. But still numbers are numbers and no matter what you do you have to come up with balances or if not you will be sent to court for unexplainable inaccuracies that sometimes lead to losses in treasuries.

  • MegumeChan March 23, 2012, 12:40 am

    Well stated Alison. Ordinary citizen sometimes doesn’t mind where are their taxes go, and they don’t even complain even if they don’t understand how, why, where politicians make used of our money. We don’t even complain and we always let politicians rule the law even if sometimes it exceeds to our own will. We are sometimes unaware, blind-folded citizen. But we cannot blame our government because at the first place, we are the one who put them in the limelight of their profession.

  • MegumeChan March 23, 2012, 12:40 am

    Well stated Alison. Ordinary citizen sometimes doesn’t mind where are their taxes go, and they don’t even complain even if they don’t understand how, why, where politicians make used of our money. We don’t even complain and we always let politicians rule the law even if sometimes it exceeds to our own will. We are sometimes unaware, blind-folded citizen. But we cannot blame our government because at the first place, we are the one who put them in the limelight of their profession.

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