http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417275/msnbcs-tour-has-taxman-his-case-jillian-kay-melchior I've often wondered if there was a huge swath of people in this country that didn't even bother to pay taxes... And what our government did to those that don't pay them. At first, I thought of the stereotypical suburban family, with a home, 2-1/2 kids and a dog. The father worked for a living and mother stayed at home & took care of the kids. These guys may seem happy go lucky, but they live in fear of the tax man coming for them if they don't pay on time. Hell, just the threat of an audit was enough to send my parents into a huff. Then I wondered what some poverty stricken asshole in the ghetto would do. Does he even think about taxes? Or does he say fuck it, and not give it a second thought? Then I thought, there's a lot of assholes out there. The recent protests brought out just how big this population is. They don't seem like folks that would sit down and prep a 1040 by April 15th. This article pretty much shows that the Irs has no teeth left. what will they do to these deadbeats? Debtors prisons aren't only not constitutional, but recent cases have started linking them to normal repayment practices, getting collection agencies in a lot of trouble. What good is a tax Lein on these assholes? Which brings me to my point: as a middle class working stiff, am I a fool for believing that everyone pays their taxes?