Initially, they wondered what his motivation was for doing something like that.
Hell, I knew immediately what his motivation was. The IRS is a humorless bunch that generally treats people like garbage, won't listen to reason, and is not motivated by compassion or mercy.
Then, they find the guy's suicide note.
"Here we have a system thatis, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet it mercilessly holds accountable it's victims, claiming that they're responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand."I understand his frustration. I've been there, done that.
The US Tax Code is so Byzantine that no one understands it. If you call the IRS, it's an even bet whether you'll get a correct answer or not, yet you're still held to comply with the law.
This guy is the best argument around for simplifying the tax code. If the Congress wants to change something they could begin by repealing the entire tax code and substituting something less than 10 pages, written in 10th grade English, entirely understandable and plainly written. That's change I could applaud.