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IRS abuses: It did not start with the Tea Party

 
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IRS abuses: It did not start with the Tea Party

Those who think that the IRS’s targeting of political organizations is a new phenomenon should read James Bovard’s “The Sordid History of IRS Political Abuse.” Bovard goes through the IRS’s sordid history of targeting political opponents of the current administration, a history that dates backs to the agency’s founding: The IRS has a long history of […]


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Tax Reform is Useless Without Spending Reform

Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk on why supporters of limited government, free-markets, and individual liberty should not get excited about the chatter about tax “reform” emanating from the Beltway. Instead, we should continue to work to reduce government spending in all areas and work to lower all taxes–including the […]


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Judge rules it is OK to auction widow’s home over $6 tax bill

This is what happens when you give the government the power to tax and is one of the reasons why we continue to fight the IRS. A widow owed her county $6.30 in property taxes and unpaid interest. When she didn’t pay- she claims she wasn’t aware of the outstanding bill- the county decided to […]


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IRS awards bonuses to employees who didn’t pay taxes

The IRS doled out millions of dollars worth of bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues, including employees who hadn’t paid their taxes. Via USA Today: The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn’t pay their federal taxes, a […]


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Income Inequality Institute Will Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 Per Month

City University of New York will pay Paul Krugman $225,000 to work for the university’s Income Study Center, which researches income and income inequality. Via Gawker According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month (over two semesters), to “play a modest […]


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