February 17, 2005
it's better to surrender!!!
I once had a fight with the Internal Revenue Service. They wanted money that didn't belong to them, so I protested and jumped through every stupid hoop they put in my way. Jennifer told me to shut up and let them have the money. It was only $420 and that was a cheap price to pay to keep from pissing the IRS off. Besides, they owed US--- we didn't owe THEM.
With me, it wasn't the money--- it was the principle of the thing. Once a citizen becomes too frightened to stand up to a government bureauracy when the bureaucracy is WRONG, we've all become sheeple. It's time to piss on the fire and call the dogs.
So, I did all the letter-writing, receipt-mailing and phone-calling that they demanded that I do to solve this problem. This project took about three months to complete. I don't believe that I ever talked to ANYONE who knew what the fuck was going on there. THAT'S your government.
In the end, I received a check for $428, because the IRS added interest onto the money they owed me. Just a check--- no letter, no explanation, no written apology and not even a good ol' "fuck you!" from those people. Just a check. I guess that was proof enough that I was right and they were wrong. That was fine with me.
I didn't roll over and let those people railroad me.
You have an attitude to admire and to emulate. Don't give it up.
The IRS is out of control because Congress is out of control.
Heh. This is in keeping with the post about alternative minimum tax I put up this morning.
I found myself being gang-banged by two different IRS offices that didn't talk to each other. They told me that they didn't talk to each other. One had dropped a levy on my pay leaving me $400/month and the other was billing me $500/month.
After fooling with these folks for a while with no results I wrote a letter to my CongressCritter and hand delivered it to his local office manager. It's amazing what a visit to the CongressCritter's office can accomplish. They were playing "let's make a deal" in a matter of days.
Yeah, I owed them money but their way of going about collecting it was so abusive that they had no recourse when I complained.
There was no hearing, no judge or court appearance. They just did it. Some clerk having a bad day can fuck you good. This has got to change.
It ain't gonna change until the Gov't is defunded, which means never. It's infested with imbeciles and other parasites.
The stuff wich happens to me doesn't just happen to me alone.
Once the Oregon Dept. of Revenue tried to get me on felony charges because they had "no records" of me having even filed returns starting from seven past years prior and receeding for another seven years. I had the returns and the checks.
Did they reply to me at all? I have no record of this, so I am probably still guilty and "at large". Let me know if there's a reward.