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But even though the IRS is collecting more revenue in fiscal 2016 than in any previous year, free-spending, class-envying Democrats say that it's not enough.
For instance, Bernie Sanders recently bellowed that American corporations aren't paying their "fair share" and cited the flagrant example of tech giant Verizon, claiming "they haven't paid a nickel" in taxes.
And he's right. They haven't paid a nickel. They've paid $35 Billion in taxes in the last two years alone. Which, granted, is simply a rounding error in the Alice-in-Wonderland economic theme park which is currently toot-toot-tootling calliope music between Bernie's hair-sprouting ears.
Are there people and corporations who contort themselves like Russian gymnasts to wriggle out of paying taxes? Of course - but the crazy and largely legal loopholes they're using have been built into the system by both political parties because of their desire to control commerce, as well as the direct influence of lavish campaign donations and other fiscal goodies, both above and below the table.
The IRS is now a nightmarishly complicated, inept, and thoroughly corrupt institution (yes, Lois Lerner, we're talking to you) which needs to be abolished and replaced with a simple and straightforward flat tax which everyone pays into.
Of course, Hope n' Change doesn't seriously expect to ever see that happen. Which is probably good news for our dry cleaner.
BONUS: PAYING FULL FAIR
BONUS TWO: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
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