It's a gaping hole that criminals are driving truckloads of ID theft through. The IRS doesn't give a damn, as it isn't affecting revenue, just who some of the booty is distributed to afterwards. As such, expect nothing to be done to address this.
For using the intelligence services to blackmail political opponents -- e.g. what every intel service does everywhere, all the time. Maybe they'll have the kind of sense the Costa Ricans displayed when they disbanded their military and dispose of their intel organizations as well.
Sadly, everything Soviets told us about communism turned out to be a lie. Even worse, everything they said about capitalism turned out to be the truth!
Kiev. A guy is stuck in traffic, as usual. Suddenly there’s a knock on the window, some government official in a suit.
– What do you want?
= You see, terrorists just took the Cabinet of Ministers hostage, and are threatening to douse them all in gasoline and light them on fire if we don’t give them a million dollars in the next hour. There is obviously no way to get it through legislature this quickly, so we decided to do a collection among the drivers here.
– So how much did others give already?
= So far, about twenty gallons and a dozen lighters.