To the editor:
Most of us dutifully pay our Social Security taxes every payday, fulfilling our obligation as citizens, with the expectation that at year’s end our 1040 will either ask for a …
To the editor:
Most of us dutifully pay our Social Security taxes every payday, fulfilling our obligation as citizens, with the expectation that at year’s end our 1040 will either ask for a little more or gift a refund—a happy event. It’s a ritual—a bargain—that Americans accept as part of life, if begrudgingly. Most of us don’t fear that the IRS is going to come after us for an audit. Small potatoes, most of us.
So what was one of the new GOP House majority’s first legislative actions? To “defund the IRS.” The ironies of that action are too extensive for commentary here, but its priorities are blazingly clear--cripple the ability of the IRS to do its mandated work and deliver a message to the superrich, the tax cheats protected by a ring of lawyers, the would-be ruling class that thinks it’s “smart” to game the tax code: You’re safe. We’ve got your back. The one percenters and the ten percenters are aware that an adequately staffed IRS knows where to target the audits—where the money is and where the dodging hides. Those Republican legislators—many of them millionaires plus, themselves—like to pose as warriors for working people. How stupid do they think we are?
Ask those GOP warriors, including newly minted Marc Molinaro from our region, who voted in favor of the defunding: will you help me get my tax refund, of which millions have been delayed because there are too few IRS personnel to process them? More likely, they’ll be fundraising with the base on their phony damn-the-IRS issue, while their unhappy donors know the defunding effort will be shot down in the Senate or vetoed by President Biden.
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A few years too late but if you can remember back a few years it was a part of former
President Trumps campaign to Get rid of the IRS which was hailed by many as something we wanted but now that it's not Trump but the R Party seems to change it a little bit tho 87000 agents to go after the little guys hopefully are gone and you want them back.
All 87000 were going to be armed, if they are processing returns why do they have to be armed?
Simple, it depends on the way they are going to 'process'!
Don't forget all the democrats that became millionaire's as well.
By the way WHO wrote the tax laws that allow the rich to stay rich?
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Doing away with the IRS is small potatoes compared to the total GOP agenda: the party also wants to eliminate or severely cut Social Security and medicare; make it impossible for all, but rich white people to vote; Hamstring the EPA; stamp out women's reproductive rights; declare the U.S. to be a totally "Christian" nation. The GOP also wants open-carry assault rifle use, and with no background checks, or any licensing procedure. They want to eliminate teaching Black history and wipe out their cultural achievements. Many Republicans favor Russian dictatorship over Ukrainian freedom. I dare to believe that at least some of the elected and appointed GOP officials in Sullivan County government would feel right at home with these national Republican agenda items.
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