Irony: 24 IRS Workers Charged With Theft

If you don’t pay your taxes, they call you a tax cheat. They say you’re stealing from the government. They might make some emotional plea, claiming that you’re stealing from poor children, the elderly or the disabled, but all they really care about is the fact that you didn’t pay your fair share to the government.

Once they take your money, they do with it what they please. Sure, quite a bit of it goes to welfare that only makes the poor and elderly more dependent on government and probably makes their condition worse, but that’s not where it all goes. Their main goal isn’t to take care of people; it’s to grow itself. To take over all sectors of the economy. In that regard, they claim they can “create jobs.”

Jobs like IRS workers. Twenty-four of them were indicted recently on charges that they “illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare and housing vouchers.”

Thirteen of them face charges of “lying about being unemployed while applying for or recertifying their government benefits” and “each face up to five years in prison if convicted of making false statements to receive the benefits.”

The Associated Press continued:

 “Eleven others face state charges of theft of property over $1,000, a felony that can carry a sentence of probation up to 12 years in prison if they are convicted.”

 And these were just IRS workers mostly in Tennessee. How many of these are all around the country that haven’t been found out yet?

U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton reacted with this statement:  “While these IRS employees were supposed to be serving the public, they were instead brazenly stealing from law-abiding American taxpayers.”

I think the only way the IRS can “serve the public” at this point is by disbanding itself. That would be a tremendous public service. “But then who would be left to confiscate people’s wealth?” a liberal might ask. Well, hopefully, nobody. “But then the government might have to shrink,” a concerned liberal might retort. Yeah, so?

And the U.S. Attorney’s statement about these IRS workers “brazenly stealing from law-abiding American taxpayers.” Yeah, well, they learn from the best I guess, because that’s what the IRS does anyway. They just don’t call it stealing.

They’re collecting everybody’s “fair share.” And that “fair share” is an arbitrary amount that the majority of Americans (welfare recipients, Obama voters) decided should be confiscated based on how productive and successful the minority of Americans are. The more productive and successful you are, the more you should have to pay. And the IRS is there to force those unwilling and greedy individuals to pay up. So see? It is a public service.

And those poor IRS workers should be let go. They were only doing what they thought was their job.