IRS Fails Government Audit

You probably think I’m making an Onion post.

Sadly I wish I was.

Yahoo News reports:

A new report from the Government Accountability Office inspected the tax agency’s financial statements from the 2009 fiscal year with the exacting thoroughness of, well, of an IRS auditor, and found a few billion-dollar errors.

According to the report (PDF), the IRS made a variety of accounting errors last year that “could adversely affect the reliability of its financial statements” and result in “duplicate or erroneous refunds.” Among the mistakes were a “failure to record the receipt of a taxpayer’s $3 million payment” and an $8 billion discrepancy between two accounting systems tracking how much money taxpayers owe. The audit also found a $5.1 billion “unexplained variance” between the total amount the agency took in last year and the amount its detailed tax files said it took in.

But what’s a few billion here or there, right?

Jeff, the reporter, then goes on to make excuses.

As if a few billion is really no big deal in the large scheme of things.

Yeah Jeff, its no big deal.

Its only your money getting pocketed by a bunch of thieving crooks that loot you at gun point.

But I guess Jeff likes having guns pointed at him, being deprived of his property, and then having it spent on bureaucrats booze and partying.