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The revenue officers we represent will continue to efficiently and effectively carry out their mission of helping taxpayers meet their lawful tax obligations through other means of communication,

Tony Reardon
National president of the National Treasury Employees Union
July 24, 2023
IRS halts most unannounced visits to taxpayers, citing safety concerns

This has to be the most Orwellian thing I have read outside of an Orwell book.

Via Stephanie who said:

“Knocking on someone’s door today is a different scenario than it was 10 or 15 years ago, and there have been significant reports from IRS employees where they have felt unsafe,” he said.

I say it’s a step in the right direction. Thieves should always feel unsafe.


8 thoughts on “Orwellian

  1. The IRS agents feel unsafe meeting the public.
    Gee, the people feel unsafe meeting the Federales.

  2. IRS agents will “feel unsafe” knocking on doors … until the budget authorizes armed and armored SWAT teams to “secure” the homes so the normal paper-pushing types can come in “safely”.

    Because nothing says, “We’re here to help you meet your tax obligations,” like having your door kicked in by 12 armed, armored, and masked ninjas, your dog shot, your wife pulled out of the shower, and your whole family face down and handcuffed on the front lawn, all due to some IRS worker’s questions about an undetermined $20 charitable deduction on your tax forms.

    As Reagan said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.'”

  3. So what their really asking for is a CBDC so they can force you to come to them on their terms. Which they use to do by just freezing your bank account.
    Why would the IRS be coming to your door anyway? Ain’t like they do audits at your kitchen table or something. I think we can safely say anything coming out of governments collective mouth is managed bullshit, fabricated for a reason.
    Methinks this just be a manufactured excuse for a more draconian system.
    It’s almost amazing they didn’t find some way of blaming white supremists for the problem. Maybe next week’s presser?

  4. I am reminded of the famous Robert Heinlein quote; “Avoid strong drink. It makes you shoot at tax collectors…and miss.”

  5. Wasn’t it a few years ago that the IRS was buying up weapons and ammo?

    I suppose we can be grateful that they were not intended for this purpose. (That still leaves me wondering what their actual purpose is.)

  6. With the ever increasing digitization of America…including the coming CBDC scheme… IRS Agents will have no need to actually see Americans face to face. They will have the capability of simply TAKING your money, with the ease of a few keystrokes on a computer. Then it will be up to YOU to try and convince them to return it. Good luck with that. Why do you think they are pushing SO HARD to end currency and make everything digital.

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