Internal Revenue Service
| It doesn't stop|
at the water's edge
“”I'm crazy enough to take on Batman, but the IRS? Nooo, thank you!
|—The Joker, The New Batman Adventures - Joker's Millions|
Everybody hates the IRS, but most would probably hate it a lot worse if there were no IRS. It's a Catch 22 and you can't win.
The IRS has been notoriously labeled as a force to be reckoned with as it has served a role in imprisoning Wesley Snipes (only to be released by the Expendables) and taking down the most untouchable criminals like Al Capone.
The IRS is a bogeyman in most tax protester arguments, who claim the IRS is not really a legitimate agency or that IRS regulations make payment of taxes optional. The IRS considers these frivolous arguments and the courts agree.