As soon as you catch your breath from laughing hysterically, feel free to continue.
Max Baucus turns
59 69 on December 11th, so even if you assume that he will have the life expectancy of Robert Byrd that means he's got 32 22 years of watching the IRS's every move. Sure, we're making the assumption that the IRS has a snowflake's chance in Hell of closing the tax gap but that's an assumption we're comfortable making.
The General Accounting Office recently stated that the IRS was using "antiquated techniques" to fight tax evasion and Baucus feels compelled to be on top of the situation until the tax gap is a distant memory.
"This report makes clear the IRS needs to develop a comprehensive strategy to fight complex tax evasion schemes and that more work is needed to close the tax gap," Baucus said in prepared remarks. "I intend to closely monitor the IRS' progress to make sure they have an effective strategy to root out this tax evasions and close the tax gap once and for all."
You may now resume laughing until you soil yourself.
Baucus urges new strategy for IRS to combat evasion [On the Money]