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With the latest concerns about the serious behavior of personnel within the Internal Revenue Service, do you ever feel intimidated or fearful of this agency? You should also be aware that the IRS will also be involved in the enforcing of the
With the latest concerns about the serious behavior of personnel within the Internal Revenue Service, do you ever feel intimidated or fearful of this agency? You should also be aware that the IRS will also be involved in the enforcing of the Obamacare program and that many people feel there healthcare will be compromised. What do you think?
I think how you phrased the question is part of the problem. You have made assumptions of serious behavior, when no such behavior has been shown to date. What you have at this moment is a partisan debate regarding a specific tax code which has caused angst, and venomous opportunity to inflict political pain. Congress originally approved the term “Exclusively” for this specific tax code, and it was changed to “Primarily” within the IRS. This change using “Primarily” was partisan to begin with, because large donor money wants to receive non-taxable status, when none should exist for either party. So, Congress and the IRS could simply end the debate by enforcing the status under the original termed language "Exclusively", and you would no longer have a problem with regard to this specific code. However, you will find that both the GOP and Democrats will steer clear of this simple fix, because of Big Money. So, when you mention serious behavior, you neglect to mention the difficulty placed before the IRS employee to determine who or what group is operating under the term “Primarily“. You can drive a MACK truck through the term “Primarily“. We charge our IRS personnel with the responsibility of collecting tax, within the IRS tax code. People/tax payers in general do everything they can to take advantage of every loop hole available, as well as some who knowing evade paying tax. The IRS has created computer programs, and every other method under the sun to determine who is likely, or possibly evading tax collections. So, Congress has intentionally caused this specific problem by not fixing it, and they will not fix it. Yes, we can all agree that no specific Political Party should be focused on, when the IRS is determining a groups eligibility. However, it is the IRS’s responsibility to make certain that everyone meets the guidelines of the IRS tax code. No IRS employee to date has been shown to have acted with partisan/political motivations. It does not mean that poor decisions have not been made by a few employee’s within the IRS regarding focus. But, let’s try refraining from using politically charged, or motivated phrases like “serious behavior”.