Is it any wonder that rational people have lost faith in the federal bureaucracy? We're learning now that the Internal Revenue Service has revealed that some taxpayers information was obtained by hackers from the IRS. See IRS hit by cyberattack, thousands of taxpayers’ information stolen. Lead paragraph:
Fraudsters stole private information from the IRS on more than 100,000 taxpayers and used it to bilk the agency of tens of millions of dollars, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday — though he insisted the breach didn’t affect most Americans.
Well, of course 100,000 taxpayers is not "most Americans." But it's still a large number. Apparently, only those taxpayers who have enrolled at the IRS' Get Transcript program were affected. And it can't be comforting to know that hackers had access to the victims' tax returns for however far back the transcript access goes.
It's also not very comforting to think that all Obamacare patients' information will be kept by the IRS.
Now if only those hackers would publish those lost Lois Lerner emails.