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IRS outsourcing

Rangel tax bill has a provision to get rid of the IRS’s outsourcing of tax collections. Apparently Bush is threatening a veto (in part) due to this provision. Next thing you know, the CIA will be outsourcing interrogations…
See Stop the Madness! By Derek Douglas, John S. Irons, Bobby Lepore on the IRS sending cases to private debt collectors.

Paul Krugman – Op-Ed Columnist – New York Times Blog

PS: I missed this:

The White House also said language in the bill to terminate an IRS program farming out delinquency cases to private debt collectors would subject it to a veto.

Privatization — and tax farming, no less, which went out with the French Revolution — trumps aid to the middle class.

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