Republicans: Privatize IRS Debt Collection. What Could Go Wrong?

The highway bill is Paul Ryan’s first big test as speaker of the House. Debt collectors are feeling optimistic about it. (Caption from linked article)

From the article: “Debt collection agencies frequently get into legal trouble for intimidating or misleading borrowers over their debts. The GOP is advocating to empower them with tax debts as part of an effort to pay for highway funding without raising taxes. The idea is that private debt collection companies will be more aggressive with tax delinquents than IRS agents, thus generating more money for the U.S. Treasury.” Read more HERE.