I began this blog post a few years ago and kept adding related links. But it worked its way down on the priority list. But the issue is still with us.
Check out this headline from 2014: Republicans seek to cripple IRS with the subhead: "The GOP’s moves will gut the tax agency, advocates warn."
The IRS definitely needs reform. But the problem with trying to reform an agency by cutting their budgets is that instead of reforming they'll take it out on the taxpayers then gnash their teeth and wail away about how much the cut hurts the service they are supposed to provide. Expect big news stories about how some sympathetic victims are so badly harmed simply because the IRS can't afford to help them.
Fast forward to the other day and check out this one: As Trump Budget Plans Cuts to IRS, Agency Asks for More Money, subhead, "Only 40 percent of taxpayers were able to reach the IRS last tax filing season."
IRS commissioner John Koskinen needs to be kicked out so he can pursue some lucrative job at a Democrat dominated law firm. Drain the swamp.
2:30 PM 5/26/2017