Privatization ad absurdum

David Cay Johnston, who does a masterful job covering the IRS, reports that the IRS is letting tax lawyers craft tax laws. Why not leave the insurgency help to write the rules of engagement in Iraq; or the narco trafficers write the drug laws; or if you really want to turn matters over to scoundrels, let Congress write rules to cover its own behavior …. Wait a minute. They already do that.

Johnston, David Cay. 2007. “I.R.S. Letting Tax Lawyers Write Rules.” (9 March): p. C 1.

“The Internal Revenue Service is asking tax lawyers and accountants who create tax shelters and exploit loopholes to take the lead in writing some of its new tax rules. The pilot project represents a further expansion of the increasingly common federal government practice of asking outsiders to do more of its work.”

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: