For years many of the richest people in the United States have avoided paying their fair share of taxes thanks to a deliberately underfunded IRS that is incapable of aggressively policing wealthy tax cheats. So much money that is rightly owed to the IRS is being unpaid that, by simply giving the IRS more resources, the federal government can bring in trillions of dollars without raising tax rates whatsoever. (Ching Huang, Patriotic Millionaires)
My comment: Kill several birds with one stone – hire a whole lot of people for the IRS, hammer the cheats, increase employment and steady (or even start reducing) the massive national debt. Seems a no-brainer.