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Monday, July 21, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 438

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Politico: The IRS declared under oath and penalty of perjury on Friday that Lois Lerner’s hard drive is irrecoverable after being wiped clean by tech staff and recycled with an outside contractor….

Hey, if that’s good enough for the IRS, then it can stop all audits of taxpayers, who sign a similar declaration on their tax returns. Their word should be as good as any investigation, too.

Posted by: Woody | Jul 21, 2014 11:17:08 AM

So what do you want Woody? Water-boarding? The rack? Did you read the affidavits?

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jul 22, 2014 6:36:12 AM

Good idea, Publius Novus. Since IRS officials have already lied and covered-up under oath, send them to Gitmo and waterboad them to get to the truth and stop their terror.

Posted by: Woody | Jul 22, 2014 10:08:26 AM

I don't know if such a poll exists, but I would like to see the results of one in which the confidential questions to taxpayers are something like: (1) Are you aware of IRS attempts to cover-up its own illegal acts and its destruction of evidence, and (2) If so, does that make you less willing to accurately report your taxable income?

If complaints from many are translated into actions, I suspect that there is a small percentage who would feel justified in cheating more on their taxes as a result of the IRS scandals (note plural) and its own undermining of its moral and legal authority.

Posted by: Woody | Jul 22, 2014 1:05:02 PM