"Peter" has some thoughts about the IRS.
Today John Koskinen, the unjustifiably arrogant Commissioner of the IRS, was interrogated once again by a Congressional Committee. This time the subject was the security of taxpayer data within the IRS computer system. Under questioning Koskinen admitted that taxpayer information, such as Social Security numbers, addresses, personal income, dependants and employers to name a few, could be susceptible to hackers. He said the IRS computers are getting a million hits per DAY by hackers from all over the world. The shocked Congressmen were assured by Koskinen that his people are "working on it."
If you have rain blowing in through an open window and destroying your files, common sense dictates that you must close the window to stop the damage. Common sense is apparently lacking in Koskinen and "his people." In this case the open window is the Internet connection through which the hackers enter the computer system. But the employees would rebel, says Koskinen, because they need the Internet to communicate.
It wasn't very long ago that there was no Internet. What happened then? The IRS, DOD, DOJ, and many other three letter agencies didn't get hacked. They didn't lose files except to insiders committing espionage, carrying files and documents out in briefcases or boxes or envelopes. Now doesn't that sound a lot more secure than now? There is only one thing that is obtained through the Internet that couldn't be replicated inside a secure government system: porn! And the various Inspectors General have found that many agencies, but especially the IRS, are awash in porn.
Mr. Koskinen, is depravity and lust really the only reason you can't secure the IRS computer system by disconnecting from the Internet? Because if it is, as I sincerely believe, then you and all your counterparts in all the other government agencies are as corrupt, stupid and incompetent as we have long believed. And YOU should be immediately impeached!