From the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to today’s Tea Party movement, unfair taxation has been the cause for many of America’s strongest political movements. Bottom line, no one likes being taxed but when we dutifully pay our money to the IRS, we expect they will use it in accordance to the greater good of the country. But according to a new film entitled UnFair: Exposing the IRS, that is perhaps not the case.
What the IRS has morphed into is an out-of-control agency that appears to be wielding their power like a mighty weapon instead of the money-collecting system they were meant to be. And for an organization that is hyper critical of every mistake on your W9, the fact that an entire hard drive full of their most important documents could simply “disappear” is something that perhaps Penn & Teller should investigate…
Virginia PolitiChick Julie Klose recently saw the film and wrote,
I recently had the opportunity to preview this documentary film at the recent Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. It is a movie that all Americans should watch no matter what your political affiliation. It’s not just for conservatives or those who identify with the Tea Party; it’s for anyone who believes that government has no right to abuse the civil liberties of the American people.
The film takes you across the country where politicians, community organizers, and average everyday citizens are interviewed about the extent of the abuse of power from the IRS. There are interviews with political figures such as Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Louie Gohmert, Michele Bachmann and many others. But the real stars of this film are everyday Americans from Tea Party groups, Veterans, and even adoptive parents who give their emotional testimonies in how they were targeted by their very own government.
In a few interesting side note, one of the producers of the film is our former PolitiChicks studio producer, Beverly Zaslow. And one of the programs discussed in UnFair is the special needs adoption tax credit, which was brought about by Dr. Gina’s husband, former U.S. Senator John Loudon. He writes,
The special needs adoption tax credit is a beautiful program that has enjoyed broad bi-partisan public support. The late Senator Ted Kennedy was a champion of it. It is one of the reasons so many American families provide forever homes for special needs kids in America and orphans from all over the world. The IRS has a long-standing interpretation that a child orphaned is a child with a special need.
Missouri is a national leader providing an additional 10k tax credit on top of the federal 10k credit. I worked hard to remove the annual cap so that families could get reimbursed more quickly. Adoptions costs can easily run up to 20-30k. So this program makes the option available to far more families who would otherwise be shut out. By contrast, the cost in lives lost of those children who “age out” of orphanages or foster care, never adopted are immeasurable. This is a critical, proper and frankly morally and fiscally just program and people who take advantage of it to open their hearts and homes to orphans are to be celebrated not persecuted. -Sen. John Loudon (R-7) Chesterfield, MO. M
UnFair: Exposing the IRS is appearing in theaters nationwide as a one-night only event. Check here for local listings and more details: http://www.unfairmovie.com