Well another piece of chit has hit the fan. If they are allowed to sell us out then we are screwed. I have a few questions though...
1. Will tax prepares be allowed to include previous clients?
2. Will clients be able to opt out and really be safe?
3. Will tax prepares have a limit to the info they are allowed to sell?
I don't know how you feel about this but I have to answer all of these questions as no. My reasons? Because the Bush administration doesn't give a damn if our info is out there or not. As a matter of fact judging on previous matters concerning our information I believe they want our information out there. Plus they are doing everything possible to get our information out there. If they didn't want our information made public they wouldn't have all of these loop holes when it concerns our information. So if you think that just because you opt out you are safe? You haven't got a snowball's chance in hell. The major thing to look for after the IRS is cut loose to do as they please with our info is a "ahem" security breech on a computer. Our Social Security numbers are fixing to mean nothing. Even though we have been told all of these years to protect them. It is fixing to be the end of them because this type of breech will hurt all Americans. I am sure right now somebody has plans to hit these computers hard. Plus the ones selling our information will find loopholes to go after our info with a vengeance. We are truly screwed if this is allowed.
I am curious as to why they even mentioned this in the first place? See they passed some laws a time back to stop the spam, and give us a way to opt out of the phone calls etc. Why would they pass laws to allow the IRS to sell us out like this when they know how this information will be used? See how much our Government really cares for its citizens now?