Matt Welch on Five New Ways the IRS Is Screwing Americans


As the nation staggers toward the April 17 tax-filing deadline, Matt Welch writes, the immovable object of a debt-financed $3.8 trillion federal budget is incentivizing the irresistible force of rapacious government to scrounge for any and all spare change in the country's cushions. From punitive disclosure laws to picayune licensing requirements to punishment of foreign banks, the IRS is immiserating Americans and making the economy even worse. In handy list form, here are five ways Uncle Sam's tax collectors are screwing America.