All IRS all the time, at least last week at my other tax blog
House and Senate committee hearings on IRS screening
of Tea Party tax-exempt applications set for May 21 & 22

Enjoy the song stylings of Steve Miller, the singer, not tax guy

Admit it. For the last week or so, the song "Take the Money and Run" has been playing continuously in your head.

That musical inclination is natural if you grew up listening to tunes on the radio in the '70s, are a Texan, or both (guilty!) because the recently sacked acting Internal Revenue Service commissioner shares the same name as a popular Lone Star State band.

But I've had friends from elsewhere in the country mention that the same thing has been happening to them.

Steve Miller in the news: This actually started back in November 2012.

That's when a career IRS guy named Steven Miller was tapped to temporarily helm the IRS after Douglas Shulman resigned. All of us fans of the Steve Miller Band got a chuckle over the shared name.

Then when Steve Miller the IRS guy was fired, songs by Steve Miller the Texas musician came back to mind in full force.

"Take the Money and Run" is at the top of the playlist because it even mentions taxes:

Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas.
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is.
He ain't gonna let those two escape justice.
He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes.

If you're interested in adding some Steve Miller, the band not the soon-to-be-ex IRS employee, songs to your iPod, let me suggest:

  • Take the Money and Run
  • The Joker
  • Fly Like an Eagle
  • Rock 'n Me
  • Jet Airliner
  • Swing Town
  • Jungle Love
  • Space Cowboy   

And if you want to catch Steve and his latest band incarnation in person, they're now on tour. Great timing guys!

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