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Debt Collectors for the IRS

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posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 11:52 AM
Now imagine that late night call, you are not familiar with the number, and when you answer it, it's "Acme Collections." Only this time, they are working for the government and the IRS wants their money!

The IRS is set to move ahead on a plan to privatize the collection of tax debts, even as a government advisory group joins critics who say the initiative should be scrapped.
The agency will start assigning 40,000 delinquent tax accounts to three collection agencies on Sept. 7. In 2008, the IRS hopes to expand the program, which is authorized by the 2004 American Jobs Creation Act.
The contractors can earn commissions of up to 25 percent of what they collect. IRS officials have said the private collectors can recover more tax dollars than government employees.
Everson has said the outsourcing will proceed unless it is blocked in the Senate, which is currently recessed. “Congress gave us this tool, and I’m going to do everything I can to get every nickel that’s owed to the government,” he said in a statement. “If both chambers act and the authority is revoked, we will immediately stand down.”

Perhaps the most powerful entity in the government today, and now they are provisioning one of the most corrupt examples of our society with governmental power. Who has not experienced or heard of abuses by collection agencies?

Where will this all lead? How much will we lose before it is too late to do anything?

Upsetting, troublesome and more.


posted on Aug, 27 2006 @ 11:00 PM
This is exactly why everyone should write or call their Congressperson and ask that they back and support the "Fair Tax." There's a lot of reading at the following link, but I urge everyone to bookmark the site and read EVERYTHING when you have the time.


posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 05:47 PM
This an absolute slap in the face to us. We are going to pay people to do the IRS's job now? That will mean they will collect a portion of the money they collect as well. Absolutely crazy.

posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 11:35 AM
Just another example of how the private sector can outperform the government.

Hopefully this is a move to more privatization! Public education would be the next logical choice!

posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 11:41 AM
haha its just another Bill collector i can hang up on, an or tell a lengthy story about stray cats an how they need loving..... lol honestly they can hire myself to go collect my own debt doesnt mean im gonna procure the money out of my ^&**@#!!!!

i mean seriously our GOOberment needs to focus on matters that will make us a well balanced nation, one that gives its needs to the people who make it a nation, we need to be about the PEOPLE again an not about the DOLLAR.... Lame

all i can say is Relvolutions started on much smaller premises an they are deeper then Blood.......

[edit on 3-9-2006 by Tranceopticalinclined]

posted on Sep, 3 2006 @ 12:21 PM
What's next...rendition flights to a foreign country for delinquent taxpayers, so the privatized collector can help persuade the taxpayer to pay? Maybe Dawg can get in on the show Dawg the Tax Collector.

Privatization of govt is a good thing for some, until it gets too close to home. Privatization of public services does not necessarily mean no more taxes, rather it's the private sector figuring out how to get hold of those tax dollars. Giving public money to corporations is corporate socialism. There already is a robust private education system; they're just trying to figure out a way to get govt money. God help us if we ever have the Enron School of Education.

The last time I looked, the Constitution was for We the People, not We the Corporations.
Not only will government drown in a bathtub, this country will go down the drain.

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