America’s most hated government agency is giving us a whole new reason to loath it.
Most people file their taxes online these days but this year, many will be getting a nasty surprise.
Because a new Biden IRS rule will force Americans to use this invasive technology for 2022 taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to require facial recognition scans in the near future.
That means anyone who wants to view their tax returns will have to submit a selfie to a third-party identity verification company.
In what amounts to a massive invasion of privacy, this is the first time the government agency has collected “personal biometric data.”
Biden and friends keep telling us it’s beyond the pale to require voters to show a photo ID before they’re allowed to cast a ballot.
Last summer Kamala Harris even claimed laws requiring voters to show ID would make it too hard for people to vote.
“Because in some people’s mind, that means well, you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove you are who you are. Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t… there’s no Kinkos, there’s no OfficeMax near them.”
She went on to say, “People have to understand when we’re talking about voter ID laws, be clear about who you have in mind and what would be required of them to prove who they are. Of course people have to prove who they are, but not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are.”
Considering it’s been 63 years since the copy machine was invented, it’s a safe bet the folks at even the smallest courthouses in the smallest small towns in America know how to make a copy.
But now the same administration expects every taxpayer in America—including about 23 million members of the Silent Generation and 76.4 million Baby Boomers to set up a third-party account, take a selfie, get it uploaded, and jump through whatever other hoops they can come up with to view their tax returns online.
This confusing process will likely make millions of the least tech savvy Americans targets of new spoofing and phishing scams.
But the most important problem has to do with how this newest “Big Brother” type move fits into how we’re being conditioned as a society.
Suddenly we’re being forced to share our health status with everyone under the sun.
If we post on social media a government-approved fact checker robot scans our comments to see if we’re towing the leftist political line.
And now, our IRS agents get to collect mugshots along with all our most intimate financial details.
At this point, it’s obvious our freedom is being stripped away one crazy government demand at a time.
No doubt, our founding fathers would be truly horrified.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.