An ethical person - like a politician, banker or lawyer - may know right from wrong, but unlike many of them, a moral person lives it. An Americanist first already knows that.
Bankers and their government agents will always act in their own best interests. Any residual benefit flowing down to the citizens by happenstance will just be litter.
It appears that the article's author, Matt Bewig, is ignorant of what most Americans don't know either - - the IRS is the enforcement arm for the US Treasury Dept. of the US Government, BUT the IRS is privately owned by the Federal Reserve! See: The IRS is a Private Collection Agency for the US Federal Reserve. So, the delinquent taxes will probably roll over to be paid by the US taxpayer .
Realizing that, wouldn't it be nice to know who these IRS deadbeats are; are they another component of the bankster cartel? With no meaningful oversight of the Fed worthy of the name, who will tell us. Are you still waiting for congress...Hmmm?
Only 50 of the scofflaw vendors were on a current payment plan, leaving 1,118 of them (96%) delinquent to the tune of $587 million as of July 2, 2012.
The data comes just weeks after a related TIGTA report found that 5% (691) of the 13,591 contractor employees assigned to the IRS had almost $5.4 million in federal tax debts.
Prior to 2012 this would not have been an issue because federal law allowed companies to get government contracts even if they had a tax delinquency, but the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 barred firms with unpaid tax bills from getting government contracts. IRS now conducts checks for tax debt prior to awarding a contract, but the agency does not monitor its contractors’ tax compliance after award, according to TIGTA.
That is the one recommendation, first made to IRS in 2011, which the agency refuses to implement, even as it accepts other suggestions of a more technical nature. For example, IRS agreed to take steps to improve its compliance monitoring in light of a finding that the agency awarded four new contracts or contract options worth $2.6 million to three vendors that were barred from government work.
IRS management pleaded for flexibility because “it sometimes does not have a choice in the vendors it” uses. According to the IRS, it must often pay fees of various kinds to financial institutions or to state and local governments for records relating to a particular taxpayer, so that “even if these entities have unpaid tax debt, the IRS must still use their services,” in order to do its job. According to the IRS, 863 (77%) of the 1,118 delinquent vendors were these kind of unavoidable contractors, owing about $39 million, while “the remaining 255 vendors had $548 million in delinquent tax debt.”
But TIGTA J. Russell George called the agency position self-contradictory: “When the IRS conducts business with vendors that do not comply with federal tax laws, it conveys a contradictory message in relation to its mission to ensure compliance with the tax laws,” he wrote in the report.