‘People are more engaged,' ex-IRS chief tells Colusa crowd
The former head of the IRS told an audience in Colusa that things were getting better, but that "we are in a period of continuing transition. We need to figure out something that rewards hard work, provides a livable wage — or whatever you want to call it — ensure they don't give up, and have them pay into taxes."
Mark W. Everson, who served a five-year term under President George W. Bush as head of Internal Revenue was in Colusa on Monday at the Colusa Indian Community Center to give a presentation on the IRS and how it will impact small- and medium-sized business owners and their returns.
Everson spoke to a crowd of about 45 business owners.
He also discussed the impact that the fringe members of both parties were having on politics: "You have two edges of the parties who think they are one election away from vanquishing the other side."
"People are more engaged and concerned about their country than they have been at any point in my time in public service," Everson said.