The then acting commissioner of the IRS, Mr. Miller told Congress that what happened with the IRS (targeting conservative groups, religious groups, et al) was “horrible customer service.”
Does it irritate anyone besides me that we are considered “customers” of any government agency that is run by OUR TAX DOLLARS? I am not a customer of the IRS. As much as I hate to claim this, they work for us. We pay their wages.
What we pay in income tax is used to maintain our government, our military and numerous other essential needs of our society. I’m not complaining about that. I’ll pay “my fair share,” although I’m pretty sure that my fair share is more than what 45% of the population in this nation pays. But please, don’t consider me bitter over that or anything. (Insert rolley eyed emoticon here, please.)
Maybe that’s the real problem with these people at the IRS. In fact, there’s no maybe about it. These people in this agency feel they are above the law, above Congress, and above those of us who are their customers…. oops, I mean their employers. We really need to impress upon them that they WORK FOR US. We pay their wages and their mostly, unearned bonuses as well as their conventions with unnecessary line dance training and an artist doodling Einstein and Lincoln.
This crap needs to stop and stop now. We need to get rid of this Frankenstein monster once and for all. We need a fair tax or a flat tax because if we don’t go that way, we will end up with not only income tax but a VAT tax, as well, just like the Europeans have.
We are already staring at European-style health care, after all.