The former two-time Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, thinks the American Tax Code is way too complex, and he’s not afraid to tell the IRS about it.
Every year (seriously, Google it, he’s been doing this for years), Rumsfeld sends the IRS a letter along with his taxes, to complain about the complexity of it all. More than anything, Rumsfeld explains, he just doesn’t have any confidence that he’s completed his taxes properly or that he’s abiding by the law. Even worse, Rusmfeld says he is willing and able to pay his fair share… but he’s just not sure that it’s actually happening.
The problem, as Rumsfeld sees it, is that the tax code is simply too complex for the average person to understand. In fact, he seems fairly sure that even the most intelligent of Americans likely have a difficult time knowing for sure that they’ve done everything just the way they should when it comes to “doing” their taxes.
Read on and enjoy the hilarious, but not so funny, letter from Secretary Rumsfeld.
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 18, 2017
Here are a few of his previous letters:
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 18, 2016
I hope at some point in my lifetime, the US gov't will radically simplify the tax code. My annual letter to the IRS: pic.twitter.com/UFvfGnSGWq
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2015
— Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014