I think its a window washer or something in one of the Austin offices of the IRS. Who could this unfortunate soul be???
Joe Stack was a disillusioned man who fell for the old belief that there are certain portions of the tax code that allow you to get away with not paying your taxes. Wesley Snipes was one of those guys, but he at least had the money to pay back the IRS at Audit time. Joe Stack didn’t. After his anger, his divorce and the loss of his life’s savings fighting the government, he took his own life by cramming a piper cub up the IRS’s nose.
From the Smoking Gun here, along with an epic rant on why he did it:
The man suspected of intentionally crashing an airplane into a Texas office building today appears to have posted a lengthy online diatribe attacking the Internal Revenue Service and declaring that, “I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand.” The six-page manifesto, which you’ll find below, is dated “2/18/10” and is signed “Joe Stack (1956-2010).” Andrew Joseph Stack, 53, has been identified as the man who flew a small plane into an Austin building housing IRS offices.
The online posting is titled “Well Mr. Big Brother IRS man… take my pound of flesh and sleep well.”
Dude, you have to pay your taxes. And don’t hire stupid accountants like Stack did. Turbotax walks you through everything! Its easy!