An announcement launched from the workplace of Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, says what’s good for the federal government must be good for taxpayers. So there may come a time sooner or later when a letter beginning out, “Dear IRS, The dog ate my tax receipts,” could be a superbly acceptable response to a authorities inquiry about these “health cost” deductions for a sizzling tub and the journeys to the Bahamas.
The phrase got here from Stockman’s workplace on Friday after a contentious listening to in Congress the place the chief of the IRS mentioned there was no apology due for the company’s lack of months value of emails involving IRS brokers and managers suspected of making and managing a program for the persecution of conservative teams.
“Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators,” the announcement mentioned.
“The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people. Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” mentioned Stockman. “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”