Limerick Ode To The GOP’s War On The IRS

Crooks and Liars calls our attention to the huge cost of the GOP’s war on the IRS.

Now, the annual report to Congress from the National Taxpayer Advocate shows, “IRS is not adequately funded to serve taxpayers or collect revenue.”

C & L quotes the AP:

The Internal Revenue Service can’t keep up with surging tax cheating and isn’t sufficiently collecting revenue or helping confused taxpayers because Congress isn’t giving it enough money to do its job, a government watchdog said Wednesday…

Congress cut the IRS budget to $11.8 billion this year. That is $300 million less than last year and $1.5 billion below the request by President Barack Obama, who argued that boosting the agency’s spending would fatten tax collections and provide better service to taxpayers.

Limerick Ode To The GOP’s War On The IRS
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The GOP’s often applauded
For IRS cuts, even lauded.
But those savings ain’t real:
The records reveal
A big loss, when you slash those who audit.

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3 Responses to “Limerick Ode To The GOP’s War On The IRS”

  1. hansi says:

    Well that’s one way of lowering your taxes. Cheating?

  2. Steve Nance says:

    Though it’s not frugal
    It’s about saving “Money” —
    From democracy

  3. madkane says:

    I love your haiku, Steve. Thanks. And thanks for your solid observation Hansi. :)