In a surprising twist to the Lois Lerner saga, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) recently announced the Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act. The proposed bill reflects Stockman’s belief that the IRS must allow taxpayers to offer “a variety of dubious excuses” for missing documentation as the IRS has done for the Lerner emails it has claimed are missing.
In Stockman’s own words: “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”
Under the proposed bill, taxpayers who fail to provide IRS requested documentation can offer any of the following excuses (which we hope you will enjoy regardless of their obvious political bent):
- The dog at my tax receipts
- Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
- Traded documents for five terrorists
- Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
- Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
- Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
- Was short on toilet paper while camping
- At this point, what different does it make?
Enjoy the full text of the proposed resolution here.
What other excuses would you like to use? Post your best below.