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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm with you on this one - I'd like to see the government numbers on estimates of taxes not paid or in default.

    2014 Tax Revenues Will Be Highest In US History
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    True, but that's neither here, nor there.



    Working within the system?!?

    The head honcho of the IRS is a part of the corruption!
    so giving a agency less money that it asked for in order to do it's basic job somehow removes corruption?
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Thanks, but that wasn't the question. What is the estimate of tax revenue not collected or paid? That is, after all, what the IRS enforcement budget is all about, isn't it?
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you serious? The IRS is obviously too corrupt to wield the power that it does.
    Corruption is not curtailed or corrected by agency cuts. It feels good, but not all that effective.


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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    so giving a agency less money that it asked for in order to do it's basic job somehow removes corruption?
    Well, the enforcement arm of the government refuses to investigate the corruption. Someone has to do something.

    The system isn't going to fix itself. That's obvious from all the evidence that the IRS, itself, has destroyed.

    Personally, I think that every salary across the board at IRS should be cut by 50% and then see who starts talking.
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Corruption is not curtailed or corrected by agency cuts. It feels good, but not all that effective.
    What's happening so far isn't working.
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Thanks, but that wasn't the question. What is the estimate of tax revenue not collected or paid? That is, after all, what the IRS enforcement budget is all about, isn't it?
    Obviously it's much lower than at any other time in history. The revenue increase didn't occur because of our booming economy.
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obviously it's much lower than at any other time in history. The revenue increase didn't occur because of our booming economy.
    Well, the revenues are higher because in simple numbers more people are working than ever before, the payroll tax holiday ended, tax increases on those making more than $250,000 took effect, etc. That doesn't mean that more people aren't cheating on their taxes or avoiding paying entirely - probably more are, with taxes higher.
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's happening so far isn't working.
    Since there aren't enough agents to catch tax-cheats off-shore and on-shore non-profit liars.
    Tax cuts and loopholes are a good way to keep the deficit artificially high and then blame Obama for the high deficit. This is still Cantor's false-equivalency running the House .
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    Re: House GOP votes to gut IRS budget

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Since there aren't enough agents to catch tax-cheats off-shore and on-shore non-profit liars.
    Tax cuts and loopholes are a good way to keep the deficit artificially high and then blame Obama for the high deficit. This is still Cantor's false-equivalency running the House .
    It's because Obama's black, huh? Is that what's next?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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