Posted On: Friday - December 16th 2022 5:41PM MST
In Topics:   Salesmen  Curmudgeonry  US Feral Government  Taxes
This tidbit based on a comment of mine is mostly just curmudgeonry. We at Peak Stupidity haven't pampered ourselves with a rant under this topic key in a couple of weeks, so we deserve it. The IRS, in the meantime, deserves to be terminated with extreme prejudice. What's discussed here is not even close to the main reason though.
That's the top of a letter from the IRS, sent to our household a week or so. back. The envelope did not tell me that inside was nothing but an advertisement by one branch of the Feral Gov't about another. I took that out of the mail thinking, "Oh shit. How much money is this going to be or time that I've got to spend on the phone on hold or punching in keys even if it's not $20,000?!" I had an idea this might be a reply to my letter to them this past February instructing the nice IRS cube dwellers to look again for my last 2 tax returns.. Nope, they must have found them, left in a bathroom stall or something.
It was a big relief seeing that this IRS letter was nothing but an ad for Øb☭macare. However, this still pissed me off, as it used to do when the bank did this. I use to figure that something from the bank is important. If not my monthly statement, it might have been I screwed up or someone's screwing me up. As with the junk mail, I resent being suckered into opening it. The junk mailers have gotten pretty smart over the years, and this is their latest trickery, making you think you've got something really important to open.
Yeah, straight to the fireplace it goes*, but, OK, you got me, IRS! Feel better?
What's #SAD is that the US Gov't has gotten to sending junk mail to push people into other US Gov't programs using this trickery. OTOH, I can only hope that this is what those 87,000 additional agents were hired for.
¿Why AM I getting this letter, Senor? I get free health care in los Roomo Emergencia y this eeess not my made-up SS numero.
* This one went to the scanner first.