Everyone hates tax day, well, everyone except Warren Buffett, but who really cares about the complaints of a billionaire? That hatred is justified when you hear about stories like this one.
Lora and Jamey Costner of Tennessee got a bill from the IRS for $7,854 for failing to pay taxes on $30,000 in income in 2005. Only problem is the Costners didn’t earn that money, some who stole their identities did. But facts cannot stand in the way of a bureaucracy, especially one as powerful as the IRS.
This case remains open, and disturbing, and should serve as a warning shot to leftists like Michael Moore who think the government could a bang-up job with health care because a computer can cut a retiree a check once a month. Checks are cut to dead people and people who’ve obviously had their identities stolen have to go through this sort of inquisition for months on end when any rational human could look at the case and go, “Oh, you’re right, sorry about that. Let me hit the delete button and take care of that.”
Yay, big government!