My good friend Matt Clark from the Clarkcast radio network had on another friend of mine, Justin Binik-Thomas–one of the original founding members of the Cincinnati Tea Party, on WAAM’s Sunday afternoon show. The reason for the discussion was a recent IRS request of a liberty group in the Cincinnati region that moved into new and dangerous territory by asking about family members and specific individuals on a questionnaire. In the case of this particular IRS inquiry it was Justin’s name that was brought up. Specifically a Tea Party group was asked to “Provide details regarding your relationship with Justin Binik-Thomas.” Click the video below to listen to this Gestapo type IRS harassment.
I covered Justin’s case in great detail at this previous article, CLICK HERE. In the video above and my previous article on Justin’s issues with the IRS we see the classic strong arming that goes on against the taxpayers by this oppressive tax collecting organization. So there isn’t any need to continue to brow beat it again. Because a new menace just revealed itself as this interview between Matt and Justin was taking place. On March 30th a Texas jury unanimously found the well-known and controversial tax advisory firm Tax Masters as well as founder Patrick Cox that the company used deceptive practices in a bid to lure customers and provide them IRS harassment relief and slapped Tax Masters with $195 million dollars in civil penalties. Cox is personally on the hook for nearly $46 million dollars.
Tax Masters was caught telling a potential customer who owes $19,000 in back taxes that they can get the payment down to “next to nothing” and said the company was 97 percent successful in these endeavors. Over the last couple of years I’ve watched the ads for Tax Masters and I wanted to believe they were fighting the good fight and helping people out. But unfortunately, the day before testimony began, Tax Masters filed for bankruptcy protection, which is a pretty good sign of guilt.
I personally know a few of the customers of Tax Masters and I know they are out of several thousand dollars now, as they were trying to satisfy tax problems that they probably shouldn’t have had. The tax code is so confusing, and full of parasitic opportunities for the thieves of our society that if a person inherits money from a death, does some work on the side for extra money but doesn’t claim it properly, or sells property without claiming the gains correctly, they could easily find themselves at the mercy of the IRS trolls looking for their take in the action. And this is where a group like Tax Masters seeks to pray off the troubles individuals are having with the IRS.
The IRS because of its bully nature has set society looking for other parasitic bullies to protect them from tax collectors, and often these parasitic bullies are just as corrupt. This leaves tax payers between one parasitic bully and another, both looking to rob the tax payer of their hard-earned money.
Tax Masters sadly looks to have performed a task that is even lower than the Gestapo tactics of the IRS. To take advantage of people who are already in trouble is deeply revolting and to sell the product as an ally to the realm of freedom fighting is proof that there are many perils that must be avoided. It’s also evidence that the ultimate fix for every single human being is in self-reliance. They should trust themselves and nobody else.
The enemy of our freedoms needs our buy-in to their parasitic nature. They need us to allow them to suck off our work, and spirit for their sustenance. This is in essence what is behind President Obama’s Health Care law—he needs every American to pay into it for it to work. Just as Social Security needs every American to pay into it so money can be dispersed. And in our schools, progressives need every property owner to buy into their government schools for the math to work. And in taxes, the IRS needs every American to pay the maximum amount of tax possible to fund the huge wealth redistribution programs the government has created and to make sure that happens the IRS will apply whatever pressure necessary to get their money, just like the mob. I don’t see any difference.
With all this policing power the IRS has to get their money they have far-reaching power into our lives, and can—and do target political enemies, which is how Justin got pulled into this mess with Tea Parties and their tax status since many Tea Party organizations take donations to pay for small expenses. This gives the IRS power over even these volunteer groups and allows them to harass individuals and groups just for knowing someone who is on their “target” list.
Sadly it was companies like Tax Masters who took money from clients to protect people from this tyranny, and as it has turned out, many people jumped out of the frying pan and into the skillet to be cooked by Tax Masters out of fear of being eaten by the IRS.
People like President Obama speaks a lot about “fairness” and “equality” among the America population, but it is politicians like him who have created the need for an IRS to steal money from the American people and give it to their bloc voting groups. And it’s this system that has put some people into the position of possible jail sentences, crippling fines, and unproductive stints to protect themselves from such an overreaching agency designed to wrestle away every last dime they can. But inadvertently these same politicians are responsible for creating fraudulent companies like Tax Masters since those organizations are essentially doing the same thing the government is, and that’s offering a service in exchange for money given to them, then defaulting completely on the promises they made. The only difference between the criminal activity of Tax Masters and Obama’s commitment to Solendra is that one writes the law and the other feeds off the laws tyranny. But to my eyes, they are both the same.
As to Tax Masters turning out to be complete crooks, well, they did say the were former IRS agents. What should we have expected?
Oh–you want more proof? You think I’m kidding you? You think all this is a conspiracy, because the knowledge is not convenient? Then read what’s at the link below and you’ll see how it was all set up in 1958 to create the world we are finding ourselves dealing with today. I’ve made it easy for you. All you have to do is look for yourself.