April 1, 2015

IRS Commissioner, We Can't Abolish The IRS

The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another.

“You can call them something other than the IRS if that made you feel better,” the agency’s chief, John Koskinen, said after a speech at the National Press Club.

Story here.


LL said...

Koskinen is a shameless cur, but he's right in this instance. The difference is that if it's a flat tax, you can get rid of hundreds of thousands of useless government apparatchiks in the IRS. Maybe they could pick lettuce or prune trees, or stand around with other County workers holding shovels, looking at the same pothole or something?

sig94 said...

LL - IRS has about 91,000 employees right now. I think 2,000 should be just about right, just enough to push paper and piss people off.