Call it a job perk, or call it corruption, but there’s a dirty little secret in the IRS that most citizens aren’t aware of…
In the context of the new bill hiring 87,000 new IRS agents to chase down those tax cheats that Democrats assume are lurking behind every corner, Iowa Republican Joni Ernst raised the issue of the IRS needing to put its own financial house in order.
If your job is to enforce the law against others, it should not be controversial for you to be living within the law yourself… right?
“Innocent, hard-working Americans should not be subjected to unfair and costly IRS audits when the agency is ignoring tax cheats on its own payroll,” the senator said in a letter to Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George.
…A 2019 report by Mr. George and TIGTA said the IRS itself had identified 1,250 IRS employees who had failed to pay their full taxes in 2017. That’s nearly 2% of the agency’s workforce.
Making matters worse, TIGTA in 2017 reported that the IRS had a habit of rehiring employees with past tax problems.
“We have a real problem if the IRS staff who enforce the tax law aren’t paying their own taxes and can’t even understand how to properly fill out the agency’s tax forms!” Ms. Ernst said in a statement announcing her request. -WashingtonExaminer
That’s a great idea.
But we can probably take it even further.
Whatever percentage of private citizens and small businesses find themselves under audit should be mirrored by audits of government employees.
What would it look like if we really swung for the fences?
Imagine if we extended that same reciprocicty to a percentage of the elected officials who voted for us to have 87,000 more IRS agents in the first place.
How quickly would we see a change in this policy of aggressive auditing of the American public — when our government’s real money problem is where it has always been. On the spending side.
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.
This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.