Tea Party Congressman Steve Stockman (R–TX), who relishes the thought of using “liberal tears” as gun lubricant, feels that the IRS losing thousands of e-mails (the agency says they were destroyed because hard drives crashed) requested as part of Darrell Issa’s sham IRS investigation into the targeting of Tea Party groups that didn’t actually happen, is absolutely horrible — so horrible in fact, that he is bowing out of Congress with a feat of trolling with which everyone should be impressed. T
Stockman has introduced a bill that will forgive taxpayers for failing to hand over documents requested in tax audits if they claim…well, pretty much any excuse works.
Now, therefore, be it resolved that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that unless and until the Internal Revenue Service produces all documentation demanded by subpoena or otherwise by the House of Representatives, or produces an excuse that passes the red face test,
[box type=”shadow”]All taxpayers shall be given the benefit of the doubt when not producing critical documentation, so long as the taxpayer’s excuse therefore falls into one of the following categories:
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?
In any case, IRS can see the NSA for a good, high quality copy.[/box]
“Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses,” Stockman said in a statement.
Let’s face it: No matter how stupid Stockman is, no matter how moronic his ideas, and no matter how worthless of a legislator he manages to somehow be–he has just proven himself to be an amazing troll.
And that, friends, will be his legacy.
h/t: The Daily Dot