Friday, January 20, 2006

Bush's IRS goes after the tax refunds of the neediest Americans

Talk about trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor.


The taxpayer advocate at the Internal Revenue Service told Congress last week that since 2001, the I.R.S. has labeled as fraudulent the tax returns of 1.6 million people and has frozen their refunds without notice, although most appear to have done nothing wrong. Overwhelmingly, the taxpayers are poor and are simply applying for a break created for them.

Full NY Times editorial here.

Tax cuts for millionaires. A million little cuts for the rest.



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