Saturday, June 21, 2014

What's Good For The Goose... good for the gander.

In this case the goose is the IRS, and the gander is the American taxpayer.

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS
Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators.

“The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people.  Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman.  “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”

Under Stockman’s bill, “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act,” taxpayers who do not provide documents requested by the IRS can claim one of the following reasons:

1.         The dog ate my tax receipts
2.         Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3.         Traded documents for five terrorists
4.         Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5.         Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6.         Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7.         Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8.         Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9.         Was short on toilet paper while camping
10.       At this point, what difference does it make?
Doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of becoming law, but hey - a guy can dream, can't he?

I guess that makes me a Dreamer...


Old NFO said...

Yeah, the hypocrisy of it all...

CenTexTim said...

The hypocrisy is bad enough. But the fact that they think we're dumb enough to believe that nonsense infuriates me!