The IRS never ceases to amaze us. Not only has the venerable tax collection agency become a weapon employed against political opponents of the Obama administration, it has also managed to keep its place as one of the most corrupt dens of bureaucratic sleaze in Washington:
The IRS still hasn't fixed all the holes in its taxpayer data files, which means sensitive information is still ripe for hackers to plunder. In response to this rolling bureaucratic blunder, Virginia Rep.
No one wants to face an IRS audit. But the chances of you finding yourself answering the taxman's questions rise substantially if the agency considers you to be wealthy. Why? Because auditing those who earn more provides greater return on investment for the IRS:
We've written a great deal about the federal government's abuse of our Fourth Amendment rights through its repeated use of warrantless searches. Now we learn the abuses reach beyond the usual suspects -- the NSA, FBI, and CIA -- and include the IRS:
In the spring, we learned the hackers broke into the IRS computer system and obtained access to around 100,000 taxpayers accounts. That number has soared to more than 300,000. And it may get much worse: