TAX TRAP: Warren’s Offer Is As ‘Benevolent’ … As The ‘Trail Of Tears’

Democrat darling, Senator Elizabeth “Dances with Lies” Warren, is famous for lying on CNN that she is part Native American when in fact she is as white as white gets. To add insult to injury, she is not only NOT of Indian descent, her Great, Great, Grandpappy Crawford actually rounded up the Cherokee in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia to help them on their way west in what became known as “The Trail of Tears”.

Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a piece of tax reform legislation that would put the entire country onto a whole new path to destruction. She claims her idea will both increase revenues and help middle income and poor people. I’m sure her Grandpappy told the Cherokee it would be real nice on that reservation in Oklahoma, too.

Lookout…this is an ambush.

Sen. Warren has teamed up with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Al Franken (D-MN), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and five other left wing Senators to gut the voluntary compliance system that America has used to collect taxes for generations. Sen. Warren and her band of followers want to allow the tax collector to fill out tax forms. This is more than a simple conflict of interest. This idea is fundamentally un-American.

Voluntary tax compliance is the cornerstone of the American tax system. It is a taxpayer right and the basis of our entire system, which many feel is bloated beyond all recognition as it is. Their plan increases the power of the IRS and expands government’s role in the lives of Americans. The IRS would no longer simply enforce our tax law; it would also take on the role of tax preparer as well. The IRS would prepare the tax documents for the people they are collecting the taxes from. With such an obvious conflict of interest there is no way this idea could portray itself as fair.

Tax collectors preparing the tax forms for Americans may boost revenues in the short term, but the corrosive long term harm to freedom is significant. Not all ideas that boost revenues are a good idea.

The most likely people to use this program right away would be middle and low income Americans hoping to save a few bucks on the front end. Yet the motivation of the government tax preparers would not be tax-paying avoidance; the motivation would be maximizing the amount the taxpayer pays to the government.

Why demonize the many companies helping Americans prepare their taxes? I use an accountant and I am happy that my accountant is not a secret agent for the IRS. A friend of mine swears by TurboTax and he says that it is “idiot proof”, meaning even I can figure it out. Other people use H&R Block to help them file the taxes. All of these methods provide the needed separation between tax preparer and tax collector.

The most insidious element of this idea is that it will raise money for the federal government by hurting the middle and lower class people they are claiming to be helping. The ironic part of this scheme, and it is a scheme, is that this would essentially raise taxes on middle income and poor people by having government workers fill out tax forms resulting in higher taxes. The politicians will then use these increased revenues to cut taxes elsewhere and some of those tax cuts will go to the evil “rich” the Democrats love to demonize.

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren espouse their love for the poor while making their lives harder every day.

Don’t be fooled. Let’s not destroy the tax system just because a handful of progressive Senators hate the idea of private tax preparers making some money by helping every day Americans avoid paying too much the IRS.

It’s laughable. Haven’t these Senators heard the old joke, I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help. This could go down as one of the worst ideas, since well, The Trail of Tears.

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S.C. Sherman

About the author, S.C. Sherman: S.C. Sherman grew up a farm kid in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications Studies. Steve is a business owner, and recently ran for Iowa State House of Representatives.. S.C. enjoys political commentary and great stories. He has written three fiction novels found at scsherman.com. He currently lives with his wife and four children in North Liberty, Iowa. View all articles by S.C. Sherman

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