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View Diary: Want to Reduce the Deficit? Start by Funding the IRS (81 comments)

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  •  Reform First, THEN Consider Budget Increases (0+ / 0-)

    If you just throw more money at them, they'll just use it to harass more poor and middle-class taxpayers (the easy targets). This will yield little revenue and much fodder for reflexive hatred of government.

    The institutions (and, more importantly, the institutional culture) need to be repaired to redirect efforts toward the harder but more lucrative targets (fat tax shelters defended by attack lawyers).

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:28:09 AM PST

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