Sunday, February 18, 2007


the internal revenue service In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that "If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse". -- Henry Bellmon, Senator (1969)

If no information or return is filed, [the] Internal Revenue Service cannot assess you. -- Gary Makovski, Special IRS Agent, testifying under oath in US. v. Lloyd Our tax system is based on individual self-assessment and voluntary compliance. -- Mortimer Caplin, Internal Revenue Audit Manual (1975)

Only the rare taxpayer would be likely to know that he could refuse to produce his records to IRS agents...Who would believe the ironic truth that the cooperative taxpayer fares much worse than the individual who relies upon his constitutional rights. -- Judge Cummings, U.S. Federal Judge, in US. v. Dickerson (7th Circuit 1969)

Let me point this out now. Your income tax is 100 percent voluntary tax, and your liquor tax is 100 percent enforced tax. Now, the situation is as different as night and day. Consequently, your same rules just will not apply... -- Dwight E. Avis, former head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the IRS, testifying before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in 1953

Fear is the key element for the IRS in achieving its mission. Without fear, the IRS would have a difficult time maintaining our so-called system of voluntary compliance...Given the opportunity, the IRS will take the easy way out and grab whatever it can...the IRS does not really care about you and what your future...may be. -- Santo Presti, former IRS Criminal Investigation Agent and author of IRS In Action The IRS is an extraordinary example of the end justifying the means.

The means of this agency is growth. It is interesting that the revenue officers within the IRS refer to taxpayers as "inventory". The IRS embodies the political realities of the selfish human desire to dominate others. Thus the end of this gigantic pretense of officialdom is power, pure and simple. The meek may inherit the earth, but they will never receive a promotion in an agency where efficiency is measured by the number of seizures of taxpayers' property and by the number of citizens and businesses driven into bankruptcy. -- George Hansen, Congressman and author of To Harass Our People

I have sat on many a promotion panel where the first question of panel members was "How many seizures have you made?". -- Joseph R. Smith, eighteen-year IRS agent, testifying before Congress The agency that is so strict on the way Americans keep their books cannot even pass a financial audit. -- Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska Eight decades of [the] code have produced a virtually impenetrable maze...

The rules are unintelligible to most citizens...The rules are equally mysterious to many government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing the law. -- Shirley Peterson, Former IRS Commissioner, April 14, 1993 at Southern Methodist University

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion"in a casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" spending your tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans. It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division . . .

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what does it mean?

a. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.

b. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.

c. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D.C. ... HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

This is too true to be very funny


Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.

Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.

Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.

Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom!"

And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax,
Luxury Tax,
Marriage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Sales Taxes,
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
School Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Utility Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.

COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago
And there was prosperity, absolutely no national debt, the largest middle class in the world and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What the hell happened?????