It is pretty apparent that nobody is actually buying the excuses of the IRS that they lost two years of emails. In a beautiful legislative move, Texas Republican House Representative Steve Stockman has introduced a bill that would allow normal, everyday people to do unto the IRS as they have done unto “we, the people.”
It’s called “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act.”
True to legislative form, not every cover story given would be acceptable for failure to provide requested documents. Lame excuses would be required to fit into specific categories. According to the press release on Rep. Stockman’s website, only these specific fish stories would be acceptable:
1. The dog ate my tax receipts
2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3. Traded documents for five terrorists
4. Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5. Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6. Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7. Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8. Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9. Was short on toilet paper while camping
10. At this point, what difference does it make?
Recently The Inquisitr reported that Lois Lerner and other IRS officials told House investigators last week that they “lost” two years of emails, documents that are needed to get to the truth about the IRS targeting conservative and Tea Party groups and others who criticize President Obama. In a blatant disregard for integrity and accountability to the American people, the IRS officials have given a flimsy song and dance to Congress about hard drives crashing and emails being lost.
Perhaps they should check with the NSA. Breitbart says that, undoubtedly, they have copies of the emails.
In response to Lerner and the IRS thumbing their nose to truth, Rep. Stockman has introduced the karma bill that would require American citizens to be held to the lower standard of proof that the IRS has allowed itself. It’s only fair, maybe even Constitutional:
“fairness and Due Process demand that the American taxpayer be granted no less latitude than we afford the bureaucrats employed presently at the IRS.”
There is the caveat included in the language of Stockman’s bill that would eliminate these loopholes if “the Internal Revenue Service produces all documentation demanded by subpoena or otherwise by the House of Representatives, or produces an excuse that passes the red face test.” (Is anybody holding their breath?)
Rep. Stockman’s bill further specifies that:
“All taxpayers shall be given the benefit of the doubt when not producing critical documentation, so long as the taxpayer’s excuse therefore falls into one of the following categories…”
Congressman Stockman’s ten categories manage, in one fell swoop, to indict most of the Obama administration’s more egregious assaults on the principles of veracity held dear by patriot Americans everywhere.
It’s not like the bill actually has a snowball’s chance of passage, but it is a brilliant statement to those in Washington who believe that they can act with impunity. How about Texas voters keep Rep. Steve Stockman in office? This comeback to the IRS is priceless.
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