TX congressman proposes bill that would let Americans claim ‘the dog ate my tax receipts’ next April 15

In an effort to add some comic relief to an otherwise mind boggling situation, Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) introduced a bill earlier this week aimed at allowing the American people to adhere to the same set of standards as the Internal Revenue Service.

Aptly named The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act, the bill would allow taxpayers who do not produce documents for the IRS to offer a variety of dubious excuses. In a press release dated June 20, Stockman laid out 10 such excuses that just so happen to harken some of the biggest political scandals in American history.

Under Stockman’s bill, taxpayers who fail to provide appropriate documentation requested by the IRS can claim one of the following excuses:

1. The dog ate my tax receipts
2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3. Traded documents for five terrorists
4. Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5. Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6. Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7. Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8. Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9. Was short on toilet paper while camping
10. At this point, what difference does it make?

Stockman joined guest host Dana Loesch on Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program to further discuss the concept behind the legislation and what Republicans in the House of Representatives are doing to ensure the American people learn the truth about what happened at the IRS.

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“I wish this was real,” Dana said. “We should be able to follow the law as well as the IRS.”

While Stockman agreed that it is a welcomed source of comic relief to make light of the inane excuses that have come from the IRS over the last couple of weeks, the bill actually highlights the absurdity of the situation. As Stockman explained, the American people are expected to keep records dating back seven years, and yet the IRS can’t produce documents from six months ago. The we’re above the law mentality is elitism at its finest.

Ultimately, Dana said it best: “The easiest way to crash a hard drive is to subpoena it.”

  • Deckard426

    Another great interview by Dana.

  • landofaahs

    How about instead that the IRS cannot seize or freeze any assets of a citizen by any means even by court order until the full slow process has gone through the court system and a person has been found guilty by a court of law? Better that the guilty go free than the innocent punished.

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of time. Better to work on ELIMINATING the IRS!!!!! Does any Republican have the guts to get the process started?

  • Anonymous

    The IRS is a criminal empire that must be removed , not trusted!

  • Shalom

    Social Security’s unfunded liability is around 23 trillion dollars – approximately $77,000 of liability for each US inhabitant.

  • Anonymous

    The greatest right Americans have in freedoms is dissent, the IRS is telling us that it has no intention of obeying the laws they are sworn to up hold….If this be the case then WTP need not comply with any of the tax laws until the IRS decides they are our ward and we demand they serve the law as sworn or we pay no taxes to the government….when several million people go missing from the tax collection for upholding their right to dissent, it will make a difference…..

  • Bolton

    Why doesn’t Congress simply go to the NSA for all the records and emails??? You know the NSA has a copy of them all on their databanks!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    11. wrote on the back of the tax receipts: notes of encouragement and prayer to sgt. andrew tahmooressi telling him we’re doing what we can to let people know you’ve been wrongfully held in a mexican prison.

    12. wrote on the back of the tax receipts: notes of encouragement and prayer to the veterans who are in pain and dying waiting for an appointment from the va.

  • Anonymous

    what a funny coincidence how the only emails that are missing are the ones from husseinObama and Holder telling IRS to target their enemies of constitution-teaparty! please abolish IRS and FED And Dept of INjustice and agencies ending in A….and we know what the A(SS) stands for

  • Anonymous

    oh good one, i hope i can use one of those excuses