IRS has gone Gestapo… Again!

I heard on the radio this afternoon that the IRS is back to their Gestapo tactics again – this time in the style of George Orwell’s “1984”.

Although the IRS has a 140 year old policy of getting people to “Rat” out their friends, family and neighbors, they are now offering an extra incentive for you to spy on the people around you. How about up to 30% of the back taxes your peers owe! Yup, the IRS is willing to pay cash rewards for you simply providing information about your boss, co-workers, friends, family or even neighbors.

However, think twice before you do because it’s not as easy as it sounds. Although the IRS swears to keep your identity anonymous (I laughed at this one), you cannot simply call them and report a suspicion or theory about the person you think is cheating the IRS. You need to provide evidence and testimony regarding the alleged tax fraud or evasion. Therefore, since the IRS is now paying you for the information, you become an employee (per say) of the IRS. However, most Red-Blooded Americans have other names for this, like: Spy, Informant and Traitor.

In essence, the IRS is admitting that they employ a regular staff that isn’t bright enough to catch the bad guys cheating, so they are asking us to play “Big Brother” or “KGB” and do it for them.

I would advise you to “throw caution to the wind” before you decide to do the IRS’s job for them. Many “Spies, Informants, etc.” have met ‘Mr. Pain’ and/or disappeared long before they could spend a dime the IRS promises to pay. People just don’t like the government recruiting civilians to act as “watchdogs” for them.


About Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan is just your average, ordinary All-American writer. Chase began writing several years ago, but never published anything until the "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?" blog launched in August of 2009. Chase simply got tired of standing around and just observing all of the craziness in the world, so this anxious writer sat down and wrote the first "Are YOu Friggen' Kidding Me?" article on August 19th, 2009. Now, any time something makes Chase say, "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?", the issue get's transformed into an article. Chase is currently single, homeless and living under a bridge in South Florida.

3 Responses to IRS has gone Gestapo… Again!

  1. Dana says:

    Yikes! Never knew this about the IRS. :-<

  2. Chase Morgan says:

    It's a shame. And now that Obama has his clutch on the government, it will only get worse.

  3. Alex says:

    I agree. Sounds like a revolution brewing in this country.

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