And so there she was, a nice looking middle aged woman sitting in what looked to be a lawyers office. You know, with floor to ceiling book shelves. And she’s saying “so and so and so and so reduced my tax bill from $43,000 down to $400 and they can do the same thing for you”. And I’m thinking WHAT? Essentially these lawyers helped this woman cheat the IRS out of $42,600 that she owed them. Damned IRS anyway.
But let’s break this down a little shall we? IRS is short (you gotta love it short) for the Internal Revenue Service (as if you didn’t know that) and it’s the part of the government responsible for collecting federal income taxes. And like it or not, we have to have some agency or mechanism for the collection of taxes. So. This woman got some lawyers to help her cheat (lets call it what it is) the IRS out of $42,600. So she got out of paying the federal government that money…… but the federal government had already spent that money (years ago as it turns out), and now the federal government has to collect that money AGAIN, only this time from someone else. And who do you suppose that might be hmmmmmm? I’ll tell you who! It’s YOU and ME. What the HELL is going on here? What it is is that lawyers are advertising how they can help you STEAL from your neighbors, because that’s what it is.
So the next time you see a law firm offering to help the citizenry weasel out of paying what they owe to the IRS just remember that what they are really doing is offering to help your neighbors pick YOUR pocket.
And that’s what an average guy thinks.