Once in a while I want to scream.
The CDT (Center for Democracy & Technology) has a new post about the IRS wanting to stick its nose into your pocketbook. They want your favorite "broker of personal property" (like auction houses and consignment stores) to get your personal information and share it with the IRS.
But according to the CDT, the real target are sites like eBay, Amazon, Craig's list and such. That means all these Internet sites would have to collect your personal info (SS number, address, phone number, age of your firstborn and so on). Then they'd have to store it. And leave you open to errors and perhaps a lack of security about your personal information. After all, the Feds aren't the best at securing information.
I'd like to know when was the last time you offered Yahoo or eBay your SS number? I for one would not ever use them again. I imagine many people would feel the same way. Imagine, the IRS going to force businesses to close?
I hope they don't forget they qualify for number two on the three place list of Big Lies. You know, the one that says, "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help you".
Have a read of this thing. It's one more attempt to pigeon hole you.