Congressman Steve Stockman recently introduced a sarcastic resolution in Congress, called the “Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Resolution.” Stockman introduced the resolution to make fun of Lois Lerner’s emails being “lost” amid the IRS targeting the Tea Party scandal.
Stockman believes that the United States government was created to be “subservient and accountable to the people,” and that “taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”
The IRS claimed their hard drives were erased due to a “computer glitch,” and then the hard drives themselves were destroyed.
Here’s the text of the resolution:
The resolution may be cited as the “Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Resolution.”
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must allow taxpayers the same lame excuses for missing documentation that the IRS itself is currently proffering
Whereas, the IRS claims that convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction is sufficient justification not to produce specific, critical documentation; and,
Whereas, fairness and Due Process demand that the American taxpayer be granted no less latitude than we afford the bureaucrats employed presently at the IRS;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that unless and until the Internal Revenue Service produces all documentation demanded by subpoena or otherwise by the House of Representatives, or produces an excuse that passes the red face test,
All taxpayers shall be given the benefit of the doubt when not producing critical documentation, so long as the taxpayer’s excuse therefore falls into one of the following categories:
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?
In any case, IRS can see the NSA for a good, high quality copy.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom