Wednesday, December 9, 2009

If you thought you hated the IRS already, read this.

Rachel Porcaro knows she's hardly rich. When you're a single mom making 10 bucks an hour, you don't need government experts to tell you how broke you are.

But that's what happened. The government not only told Porcaro she was poor. They said she was too poor to make it in Seattle.

It all started a year ago, when Porcaro, a 32-year-old mom with two boys, was summoned to the Seattle office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She had been flagged for an audit.

Click here to read the rest of this shocking story, written by Danny Westneat of The Seattle Times.

Incredible abuses of power by the Internal Revenue Service have happened under both Republican and Democrat administrations. It doesn't seem to matter which party controls Congress, either.

When you are accused of wrongdoing by the IRS, it's up to you to prove your innocence. That isn't how our system of justice works, but it's standard operating procedure under statutes that govern the IRS.

What do you think? Can the IRS be reformed? Should it be abolished entirely?


  1. Abolish it!
    Taxes are a necessary evil, why not have a national sales tax (on everything, food included) after abolishing the IRS? That way even the illegals have to pay some form of taxes also. Even drug dealers need milk and bread sometime.

  2. Assuming we'll never completely escape taxes seems a logical place to start. Using a flat tax, sales tax or somthing like the Fair Tax would require far less in terms of compliance monitoring. Other thoughts, readers?

  3. been there, done that twice, so far .......

  4. Dome Home - as in two audits? You must have a story to tell...