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Is The U.S. Federal Tax Code A Conspiracy By Lawyers and Accountants?

  1. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 2 years ago

    Is The U.S. Federal Tax Code A Conspiracy By Lawyers and Accountants?

    As I grow older, I realize that the U.S. tax code is way more complicated than it needs to be.  Just about every situation in life is addressed in the tax code, making it far more complicated than it was just a few decades ago.  Is it all just a conspiracy by Lawyers and Accountants to keep people coming to them to try to figure out and in some cases litigate the complex tax system?  Most lawmakers are lawyers after all.

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    TheBizWhizposted 2 years ago

    I so agree! Too many moving parts makes it way too complicated than it needs to be.
    I don't know if it is a conspiracy or has just gotten out of control over time, but someone needs to step in and do something.

  3. Daddy Paul profile image74
    Daddy Paulposted 2 years ago

    Well some are just for political reasons. I won't hack on Bush or Obama but I could show many instances of their passing laws that could do very few any good.

  4. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    I think making the tax accountants and lawyers rich is a by-product of our terrible tax code. Greed, pork barrel needing financing, welfare, warfare, bailing out banks out of control, sending money to ungrateful countries overseas, just a few little products of overpopulation have added to the creation of a horrific tax code, and it is partly due to overpopulation. People cost money to keep, feed, house, protect, and police.
    Some people will disagree with me and say that this country has room for lots more people, but large countries with really big populations have had them controlled by Communism or other force (remember Gengis Khan from history).
    I think it is time for a tax overhaul, but yet, the thought scares me as to what that would do. Some unthinking people think a flat-rate tax would be ideal, but they don't realize that without the deductions for special expenses like handicapped children, elder care, blindness, education, household expenses (1040A), etc., most of our tax rates would triple. Ten percent of, let's say a waitress or clerk's salary of $20,000 a year is $2,000. Ten percent of a person making $500,000 thousand a year is $50,000. Now $50,000 sounds like a lot of money, but who would miss the 10% the most? The waitress would have only $18,000 a year minus state, local, and FICA taxes, while the other person would still have $450,000 a year minus state, local, and FICA, which caps out at a certain income level.
    I think we should simplify the tax code, but lets keep the accountants working. (No, I'm not an accountant or lawyer, nor do I have one in the family.)

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image81
    tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago

    The ones who have most to lose from simplifying the tax code would be....
    Politicians who live high on the hog. The IRS manual is 67,000 pages.  Did the lawyers and accountants write the code and make themselves jobs?  You may have a point.  But don't include accountants.  Most of them are not social enough to go into politics.

  6. tsadjatko profile image60
    tsadjatkoposted 2 years ago


    The tax code?

    How about everything that the government does. The government's very existence has been perverted into a tool to make money for lawyers.

    To begin with Lawyers make up about 40% of our Legislative branch, 100% of our Judicial branch and (electing Barack Obama with his lawyer wife) 100% of our Executive Branch causing our three branches of government to be made up 80% of lawyers. Irrespective of one's political party this is untenable if one wishes to prevent government "in the same hands". Now our three branches of government intended to serve as a check on each other are in the same hands. Do not forget the decline in morality and the ignoring of terrorism during the administration of lawyer Clinton, lawyer Gore, and lawyer Hillary.

    Multiple professional and business benefits accrue to the lawyer who is elected to an office and government evolves in the ways of lawyers.

    Today you cannot get disability benefits you paid into through social security without a lawyer who will always delay the process which is rigged to take years anyway solely to increase the amount of money the lawyer gets (30% of the amount of unpaid benefits to you and your children! since you filed).

    Look at all the government "investigations" that cost billions of dollars and take many years to complete, often after the alleged perpetrators are gone and with no charges brought. Every time a law is passed more lawyers need to be consulted and/or put on pay rolls. Visit any capital in the United States you'll find more law firms than restaurants.

    Look at the growth in government regulations. Law firms flock to Washington seeking growth in their regulatory practices http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ … story.html

    This government is no longer a government of, by and for the people, it is a government of, by and for the lawyers and that is just a fact. Even our elected officials who are lawyers need to hire lawyers to interpret the laws they pass so they can understand what they voted on after they voted on it.

    So yes, no surprise here, the U.S. Federal Tax Code is a conspiracy by lawyers and accountants (who have to be lawyers now to understand it)! As is the entire federal government which will soon be 100% controlled by lawyers if the lawyers continue to get their way.