Saturday, July 7, 2012
IRS Boots & HealthCare
Already the tough talk and foolish rhetoric has begun in our community regarding the news that IRS will be hiring more Agents to enforce ObamaCare.
I hope you do not think they will send a Kill Team into your home for failing to surrender the proper remittance on April 15th to cover your nut. It is possible in the opening days they may make an arrest or two, or even burn down a house or two of those who squeal the loudest in protest. PR, don't ya know.
But as a practical matter, anyone who has ever seriously butted heads with IRS will tell you, they do not need to flash a badge, knock on your door, or clear leather to earn the capitulation of 99.9% of those who owe the tax.
You see, they will simply add it to withholding, making your employer the collector.
If they choose to make it a payment due on April 15th and you fail to remit, they will simply send a letter to your employer and tell him to hold all of your paychecks and send the money to IRS Central on your behalf. You'll be cut from the equation. Oh, you think you'll outwit them and simply get another job? Good luck. You'll be un-employable, with a check mark next to your name and all potential employers will know better than to deal with a person who makes trouble with IRS. Employers simply don't need the headache.
Oh, you'll finally open your own business and duck them? Good luck opening that business bank account. Good luck getting a Merchant Account to accept credit cards from your customers. Forget auto loans, college loans, or any other transaction on the grid, because most such transactions today already require you to provide tax returns for the last 3 years. Haven't filed? No candy for you.
Folks, the Revenuer Man doesn't need to risk walking up into the holler anymore.
Your boss will not stand with you against IRS.
Pay attention, folks. They do not need to pat you down to empty your pockets and deny you access to society to earn a living. They'll simply let you starve to death as an example. You'll be an untouchable.
Please do not rant and rave about how they'd better pack a lunch if they want your money. Please don't wail and rail about how you will never obey and how you will take a dozen with you.
Perhaps when you write it may be more beneficial to consider the writings of our Founders, who did not write or speak of Kill 'em all & let God sort 'em out avenues of redress, essentially until the fighting had already begun. You will remember that Patrick Henry did not give his Liberty or Death speech until blood had been spilled.
They did not puff. They did not offer hollow rhetoric. They really didn't offer much in the way of threats and bravado, until they had begun slitting throats.
A dog that barks too often reveals his fear. The dangerous ones rarely bark more than once...
Here's an IRS story.
Posted by K at 5:30 PM