I have always thought that the IRS is totally un-Constitutional and is the KGB of America. The story of Seattleite Rachel Porcaro, a member of the working poor alongside so many millions of us shines a laser on how the IRS can say anything and do anything to average Americans, while meanwhile, ACORN is still being protected by Eric Holder and receives taxpayer money.
Rachel Porcaro knows she’s hardly rich. When you’re a single mom making 10 bucks an hour, you don’t need government experts to tell you how broke you are.
But that’s what happened. The government not only told Porcaro she was poor. They said she was too poor to make it in Seattle.
It all started a year ago, when Porcaro, a 32-year-old mom with two boys, was summoned to the Seattle office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). She had been flagged for an audit.
She couldn’t believe it. She made $18,992 the previous year cutting hair at Supercuts. A few hundred of that she spent to have her taxes prepared by H&R Block.
“I asked the IRS lady straight upfront — ‘I don’t have anything, why are you auditing me?’ ” Porcaro recalled. “I said, ‘Why me, when I don’t own a home, a business, a car?’ ”
The answer stunned both Porcaro and the private tax specialist her dad had gotten to help her.
“They showed us a spreadsheet of incomes in the Seattle area,” says Dante Driver, an accountant at Seattle’s G.A. Michael and Co. “The auditor said, ‘You made eighteen thousand, and our data show a family of three needs at least thirty-six thousand to get by in Seattle.”
“They thought she must have unreported income. That she was hiding something. Basically they were auditing her for not making enough money.”
Seriously? An estimated 60,000 people in Seattle live below the poverty line — meaning they make $11,000 or less for an individual or $22,000 for a family of four. Does the IRS red-flag them for scrutiny, simply because they’re poor?
I asked the local office of the IRS. They said they couldn’t comment for privacy reasons.
“We can’t give you any kind of broad interview because your request is associated with the case of an individual taxpayer,” IRS Media Relations said in a statement.
So I’ll just tell you Rachel’s story.
Please take the time to go over and read the whole article because you will not believe how the story turns out, and it will get you off the couch to abolish the IRS along with The Federal Reserve, and flipping this Congress and White House. The left wanted a revolution and they are going to get their wish.