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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Audit them all

Good idea
News stories at tax time about tax cheats and the IRS cracking down are likely to undermine tax compliance. So, too, stories that Daschle (and others) under-reported are likely to have a negative effect on compliance. Overall, it is likely that most members of Congress and high-ranking members of the Executive branch (and the judicial branch for that matter) faithfully pay what they owe. So here is a proposal: let’s audit them all. The details of their returns need not be released, just final information on whether they owe back taxes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don’t see why we should tolerate one more average American being audited and forced to pay for their mistakes until they clean up their own house. I think President Obama would go a long way to achieving the bar he has set if he could oversee this action? Audit them all!