13,000 lucky Americans will soon receive letters from the IRS explaining that they've been selected for a random audit. The hapless participants are rounded up as part of the IRS' National Research Program, which seeks to explain why the Treasury receives $300 billion less than we Americans collectively owe. A random audit is nothing to fear, unless you are a tax cheating yutz.
Not that I don't completely trust the IRS with my life... but just how random will this be?
Would be interesting to see how many rich/poor, bloggers/mouthbreathers, Republicans/Democrats come up on the random choices.