Do people know what they’re really voting for when they pull the lever for clowns who propose things like this? Actually, this probably is a bad example; many Republican voters probably agree with this unapologetically intrusive idea, because they’re just as hypocritical as the people they elect.
GOP Bill Would Force IRS to Conduct Abortion Audits
Under a GOP-backed bill expected to sail through the House of Representatives, the Internal Revenue Service would be forced to police how Americans have paid for their abortions. To ensure that taxpayers complied with the law, IRS agents would have to investigate whether certain terminated pregnancies were the result of rape or incest. And one tax expert says that the measure could even lead to questions on tax forms: Have you had an abortion? Did you keep your receipt?
In testimony to a House taxation subcommittee on Wednesday, Thomas Barthold, the chief of staff of the nonpartisan Joint Tax Committee, confirmed that one consequence of the Republicans’ “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” would be to turn IRS agents into abortion cops—that is, during an audit, they’d have to detemine [sic], from evidence provided by the taxpayer, whether any tax benefit had been inappropriately used to pay for an abortion.
In other words, it’s the same old story: Keep the government out of people’s lives when it comes to guns, seat belts, and the “right” to force religious myths into government-run institutions, but impose stiff regulations on women’s bodies, carnal relations between same-sex couples, and driving around while having brown skin. Now they’re aiming to have an arm of the government many on the right want to see abolished carry out something they have no right to do. Let’s hear it for Fudders. Fucking idiots.