Eh, I think there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit out there from folks NOT paying their fair share. Plus the fear of getting caught will hopefully spur a lot of people into voluntary compliance.
My take is that it’s kind of like Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart doesn’t want to catch you shoplifting from them. That’s a hassle. They want you to not shoplift in the first place. That’s why they have signs everywhere warning you that you’re on camera. If they were trying to catch you, they wouldn’t warn you.
I think the IRS is similar. They don’t want to catch you cheating on your taxes. That’s a hassle. They want you to not cheat.
Who knows? I first saw it from Rolling Stone in my Apple News feed, and it was similar. Hard for me to post directly from Apple News for some reason, so I googled, and found Rolling Stone, salon (which I still haven’t read), the NY Post and I’m pretty sure one more from the thumbnail looked similar but maybe not. I don’t see it now.
There’s also this from Forbes, which overall is more on election denial generally, not as much about Trump