I just saw a headline that made me think that libertarian fantasies somehow had turned into reality.
As you can see, 24 IRS employees were just arrested for stealing. But what about the other 105,976 bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service who seize our money under the implied threat of violence?
Shouldn’t they be arrested for stealing from us as well?
But then my bubble burst. The story has nothing to do with the injustice of the internal revenue code and the shakedown of American taxpayers.
It turns out that these IRS bureaucrats were busted for getting unauthorized government handouts.
…authorities say Internal Revenue Service employees in Tennessee were stealing unemployment and other benefits while fully employed. On Thursday, 13 of those employees were indicted on federal charges that they lied to get unemployment, food stamps, welfare and housing vouchers. An additional 11 have been indicted on state charges of theft greater than $1,000.
In other words, these “public servants” were guilty of a form of triple dipping.
I’m actually surprised that they got arrested. Based on Keynesian economics, they should get medals for “stimulating” the economy.
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