Nope, they're going after a core American competency and making most citizens look like pikers at it: cheating the IRS.
One of the local stations here in Indy dug into it last year and when the story broke, it was an eight-day wonder, complete with whistleblowers, happy cheaters, mountains of dodgy paperwork and somber government officials, soberly promising There Will Be Reforms and asserting how They Would Do Better In Future.
So, being an usually diligent newsie, the reporter went back this year for a follow-up. He probably expected a nice, short bit on how the great improvements were proceeding but that's not what he found. Nope: the situation is not much better. (Yes, yes, I was shocked -- shocked -- to learn such things were still happening, just like you are).
Y'know, when non-citizens are doing a better job scamming the IRS than folks who grew up here-- Well, it's some kind of a sign. Kind of cryptic but a sign, nonetheless.
(Edited to replace "Geen" with "Green" in title. Can't find my r's with both hands, I guess.)
4 months ago