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2013-05-16 12:55:55 PM
The Sun is there
 
2013-05-16 12:55:55 PM
 
2013-05-16 12:56:01 PM
People don't like it when you take their money, even if it is justified and it was clearly said somewhere that your money was going to be taken.

/Course the terrible tax codes don't help either.
 
2013-05-16 12:56:41 PM
Riveting journalism by Puffhost.

I also heard that most people don't like food poisoning.
 
2013-05-16 12:56:55 PM
This seems like one of those times when people dislike something but don't have a reason why.
 
2013-05-16 12:58:08 PM
Umm... Did they even have to call anyone?

If I were doing the poll, I would ask: "which would you prefer:
A) An IRS audit.
2) Ass cancer.
iii) Death by Snu-Snu.
 
2013-05-16 12:58:18 PM
The IRS has been hassling Teabaggers and "Patriots"? Shiat, they just went way up in my opinion. Anyone that hates Teabaggers is just fine by me.
pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-05-16 12:58:56 PM
Most people can barely count to potato and are selfish assholes on top of that.

F*ck you, I got mine!  -GOP and a few other assorted retards who don't fit in that category
 
2013-05-16 12:59:34 PM
But how much of that is actually based on good information?  In 1998 the Republicans held a series of hearings that wound up portraying the IRS as an abusive, out-of-control agency, but it turned out to be 100% bullshiat.
 
2013-05-16 12:59:46 PM
Following news that the IRS subjected conservative and tea party groups applying for tax exempt status to additional scrutiny, most Americans now have a negative opinion of the agency, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

Heaven forbid that "grass roots" organizations funded by multi-billion dollar corporations should ever have to explain how they use that money to buy your opinions. Looks like that part of their plan is working perfectly.
 
2013-05-16 01:00:10 PM

DayeOfJustice: This seems like one of those times when people dislike something but don't have a reason why.


Pretty much this. I have a friend that want's to abolish the IRS. When asked what his solution would be he has no answers. He just doesn't like paying taxes. He thinks no one should, but makes it pretty obvious that his ire stems from his own tax burden. He doesn't seem to realize that if the burden were shifted upward he would have never had a problem in the first place. He's a really great guy, but on this one issue his principles are more important than reality.
 
2013-05-16 01:01:13 PM
Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.
 
2013-05-16 01:01:55 PM
I love it when the government takes my tax dollars and sends them to Syria, North Korea and other countries that hate our guts. I love it when Social Security takes my payroll deduction and gives it to my "disabled" neighbor so he can party his ass off, and brag to everyone he is "retired"  while I will be working for the next 10 years.
 
2013-05-16 01:04:06 PM
well, if the tax code wasnt such an intentionally farked up mess, they might not have such an image problem. for the vast majority of folks, the IRS could do their taxes for them. but that would hurt the cpas and tax software people
 
2013-05-16 01:05:19 PM

squibbits: Riveting journalism by Puffhost.

I also heard that most people don't like food poisoning.


. . . what?  shiat, there goes my plan for a new chain of theme restaurants.
 
2013-05-16 01:08:01 PM

Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.


Do you know what a passport is?
Do you have one?
If so, I bet you've never been to ass-raping Europe where they get ass-raped to the tune of a much higher standard of living.

//ass (for raping)
 
2013-05-16 01:08:42 PM
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2013-05-16 01:10:02 PM

Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.


"this may hurt a little but it's something you'll get use too... relax"
 
2013-05-16 01:11:32 PM

coeyagi: Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.

Do you know what a passport is?
Do you have one?
If so, I bet you've never been to ass-raping Europe where they get ass-raped to the tune of a much higher standard of living.

//ass (for raping)


So rape is okay because some victims have learned to lay back and enjoy it and their assailants have treated them well?

How Republican of you.
 
2013-05-16 01:12:10 PM

SDRR: well, if the tax code wasnt such an intentionally farked up mess, they might not have such an image problem. for the vast majority of folks, the IRS could do their taxes for them. but that would hurt the cpas and tax software people


Which is funny, because it's congress that made the tax code such a mess. IRS can't change tax law, only enforce it.

It's fun to read the National Taxpayer Advocate's annual report to Congress:  http://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/Annual-Reports-To-Congress/Report s -To-Congress
 
2013-05-16 01:19:12 PM
Well, there is a big difference between not wanting to deal with someone (IRS) because it is a painful process versus thinking of someone as acting in a partisan or corrupt manner.  Previously much of the IRS dislike was based on dealing with them was nasty but at least they were nasty to everyone.
 
2013-05-16 01:19:32 PM
Placing more scrutiny on "social welfare" teabagger groups that popped up because political influence from conservative politicians actually made me respect the IRS more. Go after the low hanging fruit.
 
2013-05-16 01:22:18 PM

SDRR: well, if the tax code wasnt such an intentionally farked up mess, they might not have such an image problem. for the vast majority of folks, the IRS could do their taxes for them. but that would hurt the cpas and tax software people


Agreed but like hell I'm going to trust those morans to do my taxes.

LOIS LERNER, IRS DIRECTOR: No, I said that about a quarter of the cases that were selected for full developments had either Tea Party or patriot in their name.
REPORTER: OK. Sorry. Thank you for the clarification. But that would be a quarter of the 300 then so we are talking 75 or so?
LERNER: That's correct. Is that a quarter? That's correct. Thank you. I'm not good at math. That's correct.
REPORTER: You are with the IRS. Thank you
Linky.

/flat tax and be done with it
//how much money do we waste enforcing useless, silly tax laws Congress makes up to give them something to do?
 
2013-05-16 01:22:51 PM
The IRS just wants to take the number one spot back from the TSA as the most hated federal agency
 
2013-05-16 01:26:54 PM
Wow.  A government agency that literally has the power to take the food out of your family's mouths on the flimsiest of "evidence", charges usurious interest rates and "penalties" even for honest mistakes, and is subjected to little to no oversight is universally hated?  Who knew!
 
2013-05-16 01:27:25 PM

coeyagi: Most people can barely count to potato and are selfish assholes on top of that.

F*ck you, I got mine!  -GOP and a few other assorted retards who don't fit in that category


JesseL: coeyagi: Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.

Do you know what a passport is?
Do you have one?
If so, I bet you've never been to ass-raping Europe where they get ass-raped to the tune of a much higher standard of living.

//ass (for raping)

So rape is okay because some victims have learned to lay back and enjoy it and their assailants have treated them well?

How Republican of you.


You should learn to read the f*cking thread.
 
2013-05-16 01:53:39 PM
Based on the number of ads and commercials I see for sleazy attorneys who'll get folks out from under the IRS's thumb for just pennies on the dollar, I wouldn't have thought the agency was all that oppressive.

"Are you a lazy, unethical, dishonest tax dodger? Come see ME!!"
 
2013-05-16 01:57:02 PM
What a load of crap. Next thing you'll be telling me that hating the taxman has been going on for centuries and was not "invented" by Americans.
 
2013-05-16 02:07:44 PM
Republicans: Impeach Obama
Liberals: It's again someone that disagrees with me, carry on.
Normal people: Yeah, something's not right, can we at least look into this?
 
2013-05-16 02:14:37 PM

coeyagi: Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.

Do you know what a passport is?
Do you have one?
If so, I bet you've never been to ass-raping Europe where they get ass-raped to the tune of a much higher standard of living.

//ass (for raping)


Are we talking about the higher standard of living that has many on them going broke?
 
2013-05-16 02:15:02 PM

MichiganFTL: Republicans: Impeach Obama
Liberals: It's again someone that disagrees with me, carry on.
Normal people: Yeah, something's not right, can we at least look into this?


This.
 
2013-05-16 02:15:14 PM
I read a book about our tax system and those who subvert it for their own tax dodging purposes. I learned many things, including the fact that the IRS, more often than not, is merely the agency Congress likes to prop as the villian that enacts the twisted code that Congress itself voted into law. I'm not saying they are innocent lambs, but now I am always skeptical of any article crying foul about IRS actions.
 
2013-05-16 02:19:56 PM

coeyagi: Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.

Do you know what a passport is?
Do you have one?
If so, I bet you've never been to ass-raping Europe where they get ass-raped to the tune of a much higher standard of living.

//ass (for raping)


That's because they spend their money on different things.

Sometimes (but not all) those things are not practical for the US. They might become more practical if those in Europe spent their money in other ways as well.
 
2013-05-16 02:38:21 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The IRS has been hassling Teabaggers and "Patriots"? Shiat, they just went way up in my opinion. Anyone that hates Teabaggers is just fine by me.
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If you truly believe what you just wrote, you're not a terribly insightful person.
 
2013-05-16 02:46:31 PM

DayeOfJustice: This seems like one of those times when people dislike something without knwoing why


Not me!! The IRSis so intrusive that they tried to coerce Canada into opening up their accounts so that the IRS could seize money if an American/Canadian citizen didn't file. The government refused. The IRS wanted to seize 25% of all property and charge a $10,000 penalty for every year not filed. This is extremely tricky for Americans who came here as kids and became Canadian citizens as kids.
 
we have an autistic child who came here as a four year old and is a Canadian/American citizen. She is technically supposed to file when she turns 18 even if she makes no money. it's a real looming headache for us.sorry for the bold. I couldn't turn the option off.
 
2013-05-16 02:53:57 PM
But are they good at math?
 
2013-05-16 02:57:57 PM
I do not think we should do away with the IRS and I don't mind paying taxes what upsets me is the use of my taxes to supplement the lack of income for others so they can have services that I am expected to pay full price for. I understand food and housing I am not that heartless, but there is no need for a cell phone, internet service, advanced medical care and indefinite monthly income. What I think we should do is set a flat tax rate that everyone pays on all income without the possibility of any deductions aside from income given to charity and remove all non-entitlements aside from food, housing and basic medical care. Those above 65 collecting social security and on Medicare are entitled to those benefits, because they paid into the system before retirement so those should not be reduced or removed.
 
2013-05-16 02:59:58 PM

Zimmy: People don't like it when you take their money, even if it is justified and it was clearly said somewhere that your money was going to be taken.

/Course the terrible tax codes don't help either.


Democrats love paying taxes.......... now.  Been seeing a lot of virulent defense of the IRS by Obama's boyfriends and girlfriends the last couple weeks.
 
2013-05-16 03:07:54 PM
I'd rather pay a flat 25% sales tax on all items instead of an income tax.
 
2013-05-16 03:11:12 PM
Was the story reported by John Madden?
 
2013-05-16 03:13:51 PM

MichiganFTL: I'd rather pay a flat 25% sales tax on all items instead of an income tax.


This.

Exempt food, housing, utilities, medical care, and education.  Everything else, pay up.
 
2013-05-16 03:34:55 PM
I used to be the guy the IRS called at 3 in the morning when their servers went splat, and I am not at all
surprised that they'd be stupid enough to document their targeting of groups percieved to be right leaning.

Competence is not a job requirement for most IRS workers.
 
2013-05-16 03:46:58 PM
Does the IRS have two or three auto play videos on their website the way Huff Post does? I don't think so.
 
2013-05-16 03:59:04 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The IRS has been hassling Teabaggers and "Patriots"? Shiat, they just went way up in my opinion. Anyone that hates Teabaggers is just fine by me.
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NutWrench:
Heaven forbid that "grass roots" organizations funded by multi-billion dollar corporations should ever have to explain how they use that money to buy your opinions. Looks like that part of their plan is working perfectly.

This and This. I'm having a hard time getting too worked up over this "scandal"
 
2013-05-16 04:11:18 PM

Astorix: DayeOfJustice: This seems like one of those times when people dislike something without knwoing why

Not me!! The IRSis so intrusive that they tried to coerce Canada into opening up their accounts so that the IRS could seize money if an American/Canadian citizen didn't file. The government refused. The IRS wanted to seize 25% of all property and charge a $10,000 penalty for every year not filed. This is extremely tricky for Americans who came here as kids and became Canadian citizens as kids.
 
we have an autistic child who came here as a four year old and is a Canadian/American citizen. She is technically supposed to file when she turns 18 even if she makes no money. it's a real looming headache for us.sorry for the bold. I couldn't turn the option off.


Part of being an American citizen is filing a tax return every year regardless of residence. If you don't like that, there is an easy fix: renounce citizenship. What you don't want to do is simply not file because then if your kid every tries to use her citizenship, she will be screwed.
 
2013-05-16 04:17:11 PM

MichiganFTL: I'd rather pay a flat 25% sales tax on all items instead of an income tax.


If I made $150K per year, didn't care about social inequality and didn't understand how a graduated income tax or the US economy worked then I'd be right there with you.
 
2013-05-16 05:17:39 PM

JesseL: coeyagi: Pair-o-Dice: Americans find that most have a negative opinion of the IRS

Unless you like ass-rape.

Do you know what a passport is?
Do you have one?
If so, I bet you've never been to ass-raping Europe where they get ass-raped to the tune of a much higher standard of living.

//ass (for raping)

So rape is okay because some victims have learned to lay back and enjoy it and their assailants have treated them well?

How Republican of you.


Is it really rape if the person enjoys it?

like I always heard you cant rape the willing
 
2013-05-16 06:56:23 PM

Jument: Astorix: DayeOfJustice: This seems like one of those times when people dislike something without knwoing why

Not me!! The IRSis so intrusive that they tried to coerce Canada into opening up their accounts so that the IRS could seize money if an American/Canadian citizen didn't file. The government refused. The IRS wanted to seize 25% of all property and charge a $10,000 penalty for every year not filed. This is extremely tricky for Americans who came here as kids and became Canadian citizens as kids.
 
we have an autistic child who came here as a four year old and is a Canadian/American citizen. She is technically supposed to file when she turns 18 even if she makes no money. it's a real looming headache for us.sorry for the bold. I couldn't turn the option off.

Part of being an American citizen is filing a tax return every year regardless of residence. If you don't like that, there is an easy fix: renounce citizenship. What you don't want to do is simply not file because then if your kid every tries to use her citizenship, she will be screwed.


Oh, we'll file for her. We've filed every year for me. I resent having to pay an accountant and filing every year. Renoucing citizenship is not as easy as it sounds. We actually looked into it. there is a record number of Americans who have filed to renounce their citizenship, but the State Department can and does refuse to grant the renouncement.
 
2013-05-16 09:39:37 PM

DayeOfJustice: This seems like one of those times when people dislike something but don't have a reason why.


you are an idiot.
there are countless reasons to hate the farkups at the IRS
I once had an agent tell me that the IRS doesn't sieze bank accounts. I told the idiot to look at the screen in front of their face. The IRS had siezed MY bank account 6 years earlier.

I'll say it again. you are an idiot
 
2013-05-16 09:44:04 PM

phenn: Prank Call of Cthulhu: The IRS has been hassling Teabaggers and "Patriots"? Shiat, they just went way up in my opinion. Anyone that hates Teabaggers is just fine by me.
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If you truly believe what you just wrote, you're not a terribly insightful person.

but he is a typical liberal. Liberals love to cheat. Just look at the liberal hero, Bill Clinton. He got cheers for cheating on his wife. Liberals love it!
 
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