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Old 05-02-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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IRS to Spy on Our Shopping Records, Travel, Social Interactions, Health Records and Files from Other Government Investigators



And the point of doing this?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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welcome to the USSA.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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IRS to Spy on Our Shopping Records, Travel, Social Interactions, Health Records and Files from Other Government Investigators





And the point of doing this?
I'm just guessing here, but it may have something to do with making sure they are collecting the right amount of taxes.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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And the point of doing this?
if you read the real link embedded in your biased link, you'd have your answer:


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Even as millions of people's accounts are screened online and matched against their digital files elsewhere, the IRS's data-detection tools come nowhere close to collecting the $400 billion in tax dodges estimated to take place each year. The area in which its robo-audits have had the most impact is on tax returns for low-income taxpayers who try to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. In total, fraudulent claims totaled $2 billion, just 0.01 percent of the total of individual taxes. The EITC was the biggest single compliance problem cited.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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It's our job to fund this spending spree, so of course they will adapt and use any means necessary to shake us down.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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If you are reporting only $50k in income, but spending $500k... you'll get red flagged. Might also be a way to go after welfare system abusers... you know, the republican holy grail.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:21 AM
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Location: Florida
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I'm glad to see the IRS going after tax dodgers in more substantive ways.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Apparently we can no longer have any expectation of privacy in our lives.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:38 AM
 
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Somehow I doubt lack of taxes is the reason things are so messed up. Yeah expectation of privacy has been dead for sometime now. You are a battery for the machine.
Already have soft CISPA?
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:48 AM
 
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welcome to the USSA.

Ahahaha

There is no presumption of innocence when the subject is taxes (money).
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