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July 24, 2006

Where There's a Will to Screw People Over, There's a Way

True to their malicious, spiteful, vindictive and evil ways, the Bush Administration has found a new crafty way to screw over average tax payers and line the pockets of the wealthy.

Since they haven't been able to ass-rape Congress into repealing the estate tax completely, they're just gonna stop enforcing it.

The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half
of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of
some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to
gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their
children and others.

The administration plans to cut the jobs of 157 of the agency'’s 345 estate
tax lawyers, plus 17 support personnel, in less than 70 days.


Estate tax lawyers are the most productive tax law enforcement
personnel at the I.R.S., according to Mr. Brown. For each hour they work,
they find an average of $2,200 of taxes that people owe the government.


"This is not a game the poor will win, but the rich will," said
John Hruska, another I.R.S. estate tax lawyer in New York who, like Ms.
Phillips, is active in the National Treasury Employees Union, which
represents I.R.S. workers.

Colleen M. Kelley, the national union president, said: "If these
lawyers are not there to audit the gift and estate tax returns, then a
lot of taxes that should be paid will go uncollected, and that impacts
every taxpayer who is paying their fair share."

Shouldn't the bastards that are getting rich off of our fucked-up policies and lack of oversight at the very least pay their taxes? They're like bizzaro Robin Hood - robbing from the poor and giving to the rich. I know it's overused phrase, but if you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention.


  • At July 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You must be one of the most unintelligent people in Tampa, maybe instead of cookie you could call yourself KOOL-AID Christine.

  • At July 25, 2006, Blogger Stogie said…

    i often wonder why these so-called intelligent people always post Anonymously? hopefully this will all be over in nov. and these Neanderthals can crawl back in their caves.

  • At July 25, 2006, Blogger cookie christine said…

    yeah, well I'm rubber and you're glue and whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you....lowering the level of discourse once again.


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