Here’s a note I received from someone who isn’t appreciative of the tax collector. This reminds me of the Internal Revenue Service’s effort to improve “customer service.” That’s funny. It reminds me of David Henderson, who wrote “calling taxpayers customers of the IRS is like calling chickens customers of the egg farmer.”
I received a nice letter on New Year’s Eve from the Kansas Department of Revenue telling me that I owed so many dollars of tax penalties and interest. I had filed an extension in April. Now I did expect a bill from them but what wrenched my stomach was the bold sentence toward the bottom of the letter that read:
“PLEASE NOTE: Failure to respond timely could result in legal action such as the filing of a tax warrant, garnishment of wages and bank accounts, or seizure of real and personal property.”
We have millions living in the US without any documentation — but that’s okay they deserve amnesty.
We are giving billions to banks who are not “trickling down” their ability to give credit.
We are giving billions to auto makers who should be in bankruptcy for being idiots.
We give billions to countries who don’t like us.
We give billions to lazy and/or drug addicted people who did not pay attention in high school in the form of welfare …
But you threaten to take my house, my wages and throw me in jail over less than a thousand dollars!
Wake up Americans! Your desire to care for the world has made the US Taxpayers slaves to the system. They say the average taxpayer works until sometime in April just to pay our taxes. Imagine if that work had to be done in some sort of concentration camp — or dare I say plantation?
Then maybe the system would change. Apathy amongst the taxpayers is what is making us all slaves. As individuals we can’t do anything, but perhaps the taxpayers should be the ones protesting down the streets for once.