“IRS rides 1884 ‘dead horse’ law to defense of tax preparer rules”

Speaking of the Institute for Justice’s legal work: “The Obama administration on Tuesday defended its effort to regulate the tax return preparation business for the first time in U.S. history, basing its case largely on a 19th century law dealing with horses lost or killed in the Civil War.” Earlier here. [Reuters]


  • One more thing to blame on Nathan Bedford Forrest.

  • Whoever thought this one up really should get some sort of award, maybe they could call it the “Furthest Reach Award” or “A Reach Too Far Award.”

  • And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and her name that sat on him was Lois Lerner, and the IRS followed with her.

  • @ A.K. Henderson, that is some mighty good stuff.