With the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) claims that former IRS Director Lois Lerners’ emails have gone missing, one Texas congressman is proposing that if the federal government does not have to obey the law, neither should ordinary people.
Titled “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act,” Rep. Steve Stockman’s (R-TX) legislation would give Americans as much leverage as the federal government when they fail to give up tax documentation to the IRS, via a list of ridiculously funny lame excuses.
“The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people. Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman. “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”
Here’s the 10 hilarious excuses that you could pick from:
1. The dog ate my tax receipts
2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3. Traded documents for five terrorists
4. Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5. Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6. Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7. Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8. Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9. Was short on toilet paper while camping
10. At this point, what difference does it make?
Stockman even promoted the bill on cable news earlier. Watch:
But, Stockman’s bill concludes by saying that in any of the cases, the IRS can simply ask the National Surveillance Agency (NSA) for a copy of the tax receipts, mocking the federal governments use of spying on the public.