IRS Quotes: What People Say About the Whackos
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Compiled by Mark Lamendola
Contact your misrepresentative in CONgress today, demanding
action toward abolishing the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. The surge
in new jobs resulting from this desperately needed change would easily
accommodate the relatively few decent people working in that useless, morally
reprehensible agency plus provide new jobs for millions of useful people who
just can't find work. The IRS is the single largest cause of unemployment there
is (if you don't know why, you need to educate yourself!).
These quotations will help you understand why the IRS must go.
Or, if you already know why, then they will help you convince others.
These are from IRS Commissioners
- ". . . when it comes to the workings of our tax
system, I have just about seen it all, and that experience has led me to
the conclusion that we should repeal the Internal Revenue Code and start
over. Eight decades. . . have produced an impenetrable maze. I favor
replacing the system." -- Shirley D. Peterson, Attorney, former IRS
- "The IRS has become a symbol of the most
intrusive, oppressive and non-democratic institution in our democratic
society." -- Former IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg
- "... the key question is: can we define
'income' in a fair and reasonably straightforward manner? Unfortunately we
have not yet succeeded in doing so. We should repeal the Internal Revenue
Code and start over." -- Former IRS Commissioner Shirley Peterson,
- "Eight decades of amendments... to [the] code
have produced a virtually impenetrable maze... The rules are
unintelligible to most citizens... The rules are equally mysterious to
many government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing
- Former IRS Commissioner Shirley Peterson, April 14, 1993
at Southern Methodist University
- "I believe that a better way to raise revenue
not only can be found but must be found because I am convinced that the
present system is leading us right back to the very tyranny from which
those, who established this land of freedom, risked their lives, their
fortunes and their sacred honor to forever free themselves..."
"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we
get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each
according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist
Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return
receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's
happening to him".
-- Former IRS Commissioner T. Coleman Andrews, May
25, 1956 in US. News & World Report
These IRS quotes are from other respected people:
- "Today the income tax is in trouble, because
its exaction's are forcing the middle class into poverty, and IRS abuses
-- Paul Craig Roberts, former Asst. Secretary - U.S.
- "The (tax) system is so sick that we must put
it to sleep and start over."
-- Richard Davis, former Assistant IRS
- "I just wanted to speak to you about something from
the Internal Revenue Code. It is the last sentence of section 509A of the
code and it reads: 'For purposes of paragraph 3, an organization described
in paragraph 2 shall be deemed to include an organization described in
section 501C-4, 5, or 6, which would be described in paragraph 2 if it
were an organization described in section 501C-3.' And that's just one
sentence out of those fifty-seven feet of books."
-- Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th US President
- "To establish republican
government, it is necessary to] effect a constitution in which the will of
the nation shall have an organized control over the actions of its
government, and its citizens a regular protection against its oppressions."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Lafayette
- The three Rs of the Internal Revenue Service: This is ours; that is
ours; everything is ours. -- Bob Hope
- "As long as our elected officials
continue to act like sheep, all of us will continue to be fleeced.
Except the shears go a little deep."
-- Mark Lamendola, private citizen, writing to Congress about criminal
activity within the IRS, as reported by the GAO.
- "For the sake of appearance, the IRS
sometimes asks for public input on IRS procedures. This is like the
rapist asking a woman which orifice she prefers to have violated. The IRS
simply leaves that one for last. We need real reform, rather than these
useless PR stunts. We need to indict and prosecute IRS employees who
break the law and consequently undermine our voluntary compliance system
and our civil liberties. And believe me, there are plenty of them."
-- Mark Lamendola, private citizen, commenting on an IRS outreach.
- "What the
1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Amendments giveth--the 16th
Amendment taketh away...."
-- Mark Lamendola, private citizen, commenting on anti-crime
legislation passed in Nebraska in late March, 2006.
- "Tax cheaters drive me nuts. Not because they don't pay their fair
share, but because they provide a ready excuse for the abuse of our
civil liberties on the part of those who are supposed to catch them but
focus on easier prey, instead."
-- Mark Lamendola, private citizen, commenting on the compliance issue.