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Entry from June 26, 2013
Internal Rectal Service (Internal Revenue Service or IRS nickname)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects revenue for the United States federal government. The IRS was nicknamed “Internal Rectal Service” by Congressman James Traficant (D-Ohio), who used the nickname in 2000 ("It is time to abolish both the income tax and the IRS. Replace it with a national retail sales tax. Mr. Speaker, one last thing. I yield back the lies, crimes, dental needs, and amnesia of the ‘Internal Rectal Service.’") and 2001 ("From the womb to the tomb, Madam Speaker, the Internal Rectal Service is one big enema."). The IRS has been nicknamed “Internal Rectum Service” since at least March 2003.

The IRS has also been nicknamed the “Infernal Revenue Service” (cited in print since at least 1956), “Income Reduction Service” (cited in print since at least 1990), “Internal Rotten Scoundrels” (cited at an “Abolish the IRS” rally in 2013), “Internal Revenge Service” (popular since April and May 2013) and “IRSS” (IRS + SS, popular since May 2013).


Wikipedia: Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code.

The first income tax was assessed in 1862 to raise funds for the American Civil War, with a rate of 3%. Today the IRS collects over $2.4 trillion each tax year from around 234 million tax returns.

Wikipedia: James Traficant
James Anthony Traficant, Jr. (born May 8, 1941) is a former Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He represented the 17th Congressional District, which centered on his hometown of Youngstown and included parts of three counties in northeast Ohio’s Mahoning Valley. He was expelled after being convicted of taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering, and forcing his aides to perform chores at his farm in Ohio and houseboat in Washington, D.C.. He was sentenced to prison and released on September 2, 2009, after serving a seven-year sentence.

Google Groups: alt.politics
2000CRH168B IRS INVESTIGATED
The Old Timer
2/3/00
> IRS INVESTIGATED
>
> (Mr. TRAFICANT asked and was given permission to address the House
>for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
> Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, after destroying lives and ruining
>families for years, reports now say that the IRS is being investigated
>for targeting political opponents. Being one, I find it amusing that
>all of the sudden files are missing, agents have amnesia, and evidence
>just cannot be found.
> Truth is, the IRS has been lying through their teeth for so long,
>they need braces. Think about it. Little Punxsutawney Phil can find his
>shadow, but the big bad IRS cannot find their laptops.
> Beam me up, Mr. Speaker.
> It is time to abolish both the income tax and the IRS. Replace it
>with a national retail sales tax.
> Mr. Speaker, one last thing. I yield back the lies, crimes, dental
>needs, and amnesia of the ``Internal Rectal Service.’’

Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
Traficant’s speeches add color to House
Here are some examples from indicted Ohio rep.

Sunday, May 06, 2001
By Peter Carlson and Margaret Smith, The Washington Post
WASHINGTON—Mr. Speaker, if we may?

Rep. Jim Traficant, D-Ohio, was indicted Friday on charges of tax evasion, bribery and obstruction of justice. Among its other consequences, this event could potentially silence the House’s unofficial King of the Surrealistic One-Minute Speech.
(...)
Here is a small greatest hits sampling of the wit and wisdom of Jim Traficant:

. On the IRS: “From the womb to the tomb, Madam Speaker, the Internal Rectal Service is one big enema. Think about it: They tax our income, they tax our savings, they tax our sex, they tax our property-sales profits, they even tax our income when we die. Is it any wonder America is taxed off? We happen to be suffering from a disease called Taxes Mortis Americanus. Beam me up!” (March 20, 2001)

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german_hero
05:40:22 Wed Mar 5 2003
Re: Best Acronym’s ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
(...)
IRS - Internal Rectum Service

Let’s Roll Forums
Phil Jayhan
2 Apr 2007 , 01:34 AM
New Forum - IRS Fraud - Internal Rectum Service
I started a new forum today, which most of you are aware of through the mass email I sent out to you, but some mihgt have missed it and am sure tat it ended up in some peoples spam box and was never seen. thus I want to formally announce this new forum, and ask for your usual, spirited and hearty participation.

This single forum is long over due, as one of the chief strangleholds, as most of us are aware, is the Feral [sic] Reserve Corporation. And its domestic enforcement agency, the IRS, better known as the Internal Rectum [sic] Service.

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s5thomps
Posted: December 10, 2008, 7:02 am
I prefer the Internal Rectum Service! 

Google Books
Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie:
A History of the United District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Edited by Paul Finkelman and Roberta Sue Alexander
Athens, OH: Ohio University Press
2012
Pg. 237:
There, he (James Traficant—ed.) was known for his one-minute speeches, often denouncing the IRS and calling it the “Internal Rectal Service.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Permalink