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Our tax dollars are now spent trying to figure out why people don’t want to pay taxes?

Got it.

With Tax Day right around the corner, a federal agency is facing criticism for approving more than $600,000 to study – wait for it – why some people cheat on their taxes.

Maybe it’s because of projects like this?

Whatever the researchers discover, one Republican lawmaker is fuming that the National Science Foundation felt the need to fund such a report.

“It’s inconceivable that the NSF decided to spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars to study why some individuals cheat on their taxes,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com.

The National Science Foundation green-lighted the 2015 proposal which set out to “advance basic understanding of how tax compliance behavior emerges,” including by trying to determine if there is a link between taxpayers feeling like tax policies are unfair and trying to skip out on paying Uncle Sam….


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  1. n9zf says:

    There is an old Russian saying from the Soviet era: “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.”

    When laws lose their moral legitimacy, people shrug.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Waste of money, but still I’d like to see the results. Because my suspicion is results won’t identify issue of taxes are too high and the middle class doesn’t have the options that the rich have. Can’t Depardieu to another country, can’t set up tax favored trusts and shelters or foundations. Can’t invest and offshore capital gains, can’t set up Panama corps., etc. Also, will research look at Greece and other countries. There is much tax avoidance there.

    This also is my gripe that politicians chase after workers who receive tips, can’t pay them min. wage, wouldn’t be prudent, but have no problem funding favored businesses such as Solyndra.

  3. Maynard says:

    News flash: A federal agency has approved a $10,000,000 program to investigate why people think the government is run by morons who pour their money down the sewer.

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