The Chairman’s Report August 19th, 2022

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  • 08/19/2022

MCCABE/COMEY IRS AUDITS


In 2021, the “confidential” tax returns of thousands of wealthy taxpayers were leaked and made available by propublica.org.   While there was some public outcry, many of the more liberal pundits and liberal media outlets actually applauded the leak.  They ignored the fact that the leaker broke the law, and instead concentrated on how the leaked information proved the liberal narrative that the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share of Federal taxes.
 
However, those same liberal pundits and liberal media outlets are absolutely outraged that James Comey and Andrew McCabe, two of their own, were subjected to a program audit, the most invasive type of audit conducted by the IRS.  Some have likened it to an autopsy without the benefit of death.
 
There are four types of IRS audits.  They are:
 
  • Correspondence audits—the IRS sends you a letter often stating that you failed to report income shown on a 1099 and you owe tax.
  • Office audits—the taxpayer brings their records to the IRS office.
  • Field audits—the IRS agent comes to your business and demands to see your records.
  • Program audits—the IRS agent audits every line item on your tax return and demands proof to substantiate each line item.
An article in the Dallas Morning News made the following points:
 
  • The odds of matching six numbers in the Texas Powerball lottery are one in 25 million.
  • That’s three times better than the odds that two former FBI directors deemed traitors by then-President Donald Trump were picked at random for an unusually intensive IRS audit known as a “compliance research examination.”
  • Trump fired Comey as FBI director in May 2017 after he refused to promise loyalty or pull the plug on an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
  • McCabe, his deputy, took over as acting FBI director. He was fired the following March.
  • Out of 153 million individual income tax returns filed in 2017, 5,000 were subjected to a a program audit. James Comey was one of those 5000. There were 8,000 such audits in 2019, one of which was McCabe.
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, a Trump appointee, has denied that he was ever asked by President Trump to audit anyone.  Mr. Rettig has asked the IRS Inspector General to investigate.

One of the reasons that Americans have tolerated disclosing the intimate details of their personal finances to the government is that the government promised us that the information we submit on our tax returns is strictly confidential.  We all assume that the only way that our personal income information will be seen by others is if we publish it ourselves.

It has become routine for political candidates to release their tax returns to the public.  That’s fine when they’re doing it of their own free will.

We know that the IRS conducts random audits.  These audits are not pleasant, but they are a necessary tool in fighting illegal tax evasion, which costs the government over a trillion dollars a year.
 

WHAT ARE THE OUTRAGED PEOPLE MISSING?


Commentators who are either bemoaning or applauding leaks of confidential tax data and using the IRS as a weapon against political opponents are missing the basic, fundamental question that needs to be asked in these situations.  “WHY DO WE NEED THE INCOME TAX AND IRS AT ALL?

The income/payroll tax system has too many defects to name them all.  There is a fair and simple replacement—THE FAIRTAX.

When we replace the income/payroll tax system with the FAIRtax, leaking anyone’s tax return data becomes impossible because there are no more tax returns to leak.  Having to undergo a politically motivated IRS audit also becomes impossible since the IRS itself will be abolished.
 

CONCLUSION


We all know that the Ruling Elite and their minions in DC are fighting hard to keep the corrupt and incomprehensible income tax system, because it gives them two things they crave—money and power.

Lobbyists and special interests seeking favorable income tax treatment contribute billions of dollars to politicians to fund their campaigns.

In addition, these same politicians use the income tax system to control many of our decisions.  By offering tax breaks for certain behaviors and tax penalties for others, they try to influence everything from what kind of car we drive to what kind of light bulbs we buy.

As long as tax returns exist, it’s inevitable that there will be politically motivated advocates within the IRS who believe that a greater good is served by leaking certain confidential tax information.

As long as the IRS remains in business, politicians on both sides of the aisle will be tempted to use “random” audits as a way to make life miserable for their political opponents.

The only way to eliminate these abuses is to get rid of tax returns and put the IRS out of business by replacing the income tax with the FAIRtax. 

IT IS TIME FOR AMERICANS TO DEMAND THAT CONGRESS QUIT WRINGING THEIR HANDS ABOUT THE IRS ABUSES.  THE FAIRTAX:
 
  • ELIMINATES THE IRS 
  • ELIMINATES TAX RETURNS THAT CAN BE LEAKED
  • ELIMINATES THE RULING ELITES’ ABILITY TO FAVOR ONE GROUP OF TAXPAYERS OVER OTHERS
  • ELIMINATES THE CONFUSION ABOUT THE TRUE COST OF GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT SHOWS THE COST ON EVERY RECEIPT
  • ELIMINATES ONE MAJOR TOOL THAT THE RULING ELITES AND THEIR MINIONS USE TO CONTROL US
The FAIRtax will allow Americans to TAKE BACK CONTROL over their government and their lives. 

The income/payroll tax system is broken and no longer working—we can’t repair it but we can replace it with the FAIRTAX!

ALL AMERICANS MUST JOIN US BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE AND THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY WE LOVE IS FURTHER HARMED.

Join us and TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR COUNTRY—NOT WITH BULLETS BUT WITH THE ELIMINATION OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS TO OUR LIBERTY AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY—THE INCOME/PAYROLL TAX.

We all should remember Edmund Burke’s warning that applies to our efforts to TAKE BACK CONTROL,
 
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

We should also remember this quote from George Orwell's 1984, which, if we do nothing, may foretell your and your children's future:

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

WHAT CAN EACH OF US DO? 

We can write letters and make calls to our elected representatives and attend Zoom town hall meetings demanding that if they really want to allow Americans to “TAKE BACK CONTROL”, the first step is to eliminate the income/payroll tax system and enact the FAIRTAX!

TAKE BACK CONTROL!   Help us PASS THE FAIRTAX!

The IRS will be gone and we will pay our taxes when we make purchases.  

WE and not the Ruling Class and their minions in D.C. will decide how much federal tax we pay!

WE will know how much tax we and everyone else are really paying because taxes will no longer be hidden from us.  It will be clearly shown on every retail receipt.

If you have friends who don’t know about the FAIRtax, send them to  FAIRtax.org.  Have them watch the white boards under “How It Works” and, if they agree, ask them to please join us.

Then contact your Members of Congress and the President and demand that Congress pass -the FAIRtax—the only fair tax

Is it hopeless?  When confronted with a seemingly impossible problem, remember the statement attributed to the author George Bernard Shaw who wrote, You see things; and you say “Why?”  But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”

Isn’t it time for us to ask, “Why not?”  
 
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