The IRS is suffering withdrawal pains from a $346 million “cut” in its budget, and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is wailing that the agency will now have fewer enforcement agents which will cost at least $2 billion in lost tax revenue this year. What this really means is Konisken and his IRS friends may not be able to enforce the government shakedown of citizens as required by Obamacare.
From The Daily Chronicle:
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said budget cuts are forcing the agency to reduce taxpayer services and other functions. The number of audits will decline, technology upgrades will be delayed and the agency might be forced to shut down and furlough workers for two days later this year, Koskinen said.
The IRS will no longer help low-income taxpayers fill out their returns, and tax refunds could be delayed for people who file paper returns. “It couldn’t be worse timing,” Koskinen said of the budget cuts.
The spending cuts could actually cost the government money, Koskinen said. Having fewer enforcement agents will cost at least $2 billion in lost tax revenue this year, he estimated.
Last year, the IRS hired 1600 new agents to harass Americans guised as offering assistance. These agents assist to verify whether or not our healthcare coverage is “Obamacare” compliant. If we fail to comply and don’t purchase a government approved plan we may not want and may not be able to afford, the agents ensure citizens surrender our “shared responsibly fee.”
The enforcement agents are also necessary to assist law abiding taxpayers with further questions concerning how we can avoid becoming felons as we navigate the 71,684 pages of the US tax code. The 1.9 billion tax dollars shortage being claimed does not leave enough IRS operating funds to pay these enforcement agents.
Fire this new army of agents, if the agency, as it claims, cannot pay its employees and must send some home for a few days to save funds. Of course, furloughed employees would be paid for what amounts to a paid vacation days, as funds are allocated a few weeks later.
Washington is awash in record tax revenue as Americans are squeezed at every level, while the federal government wastes billions on outdated and agenda-driven programs and willfully overlooks fraud at staggering levels. Yet, government still cannot get enough of its addiction to our money, and very few elected officials care to do anything about the hemorrhaging of cash that is destroying our children’s futures.
Let the IRS feel some of the pain we as citizens feel every day. Mr. Koskinen cites inflation as robbing his agency’s budget while the dollar becomes worth less and less. I wonder if he has gone grocery shopping recently. If so, he would then know how much American families are suffering as the cost of basic needs to provide for their families are skyrocketing, increasing the pressure placed on our budgets by mandated healthcare purchases and IRS imposed fines.
Of course, while the IRS is crying that it doesn’t have enough of your redistributed wealth which which it can harass you as a taxpayer, the IRS is not really suffering. They have more than enough of our money to operate. Too bad an increasing number of Americans have less of our own money.
Don Rodgers has been an influential political activist and leader in Colorado for 8 years. He is the founder, leader, and organizer of the local 9-12 Project Pikes Peak Patriots, and a military veteran. Find Don on Twitter and Facebook.