Friday, January 06, 2006

When I Get Audited, I'll Know Why

From dailykos:

IRS tracked taxpayers' political affiliation

IRS officials acknowledged that party affiliation information was routinely collected by a vendor for several months. They told the vendor last month to screen the information out.

"The bottom line is that we have never used this information," said John Lipold, an IRS spokesman. "There are strict laws in place that forbid it."


According to Murray's office, the 20 states in which the IRS collected party affiliation information were Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

How can you believe the IRS when they say "strict laws" forbid using this information, when their bosses are illegally wiretapping us? Laws, schmaws, we know Bushco does what it wants, damn the laws and the Constitution.

The IRS itself is in open violation of a court order: Above the law: Bush's IRS defies court order

Better get my last 6 years of tax files in order.

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