Republicans are absolutely giddy over the current IRS scandal. Agency employees reportedly harrassed Tea Party-linked groups and individuals. Many in the national GOP see the scandal as an election issue and a possible monkey wrench in the implementation of ObamaCare.
Does anybody seriously think that the IRS is solely a Democrat Party or Barry Obama problem? The IRS has been intimidating and harassing people under Democrat AND Republican administrations for ages. Politicians like to rail against the taxman at election time, but no one EVER takes any serious steps to rein in the confiscators’ powers.
Why? The IRS supplies the fuel for the spending binge aimed at buying the votes that keeps the scalawags in the legislative and executive branches (in Raleigh, Columbia AND DC) in power in perpetuity. They feed the beast.
Anyone serious about limited government will approve rules and regulations that tame — or even neuter — the IRS. A simple flat tax would reduce the need for so much manpower in that agency.
Consider how much information the IRS collects on you each year. Put that together with the idea of the agency intimidating people who dare to question the regime in Washington and the chill of totalitarianism starts to run up and down your spine.
Anyone who uses this scandal for the purpose of scoring a few points against Barry & friends for the next election is wrong. The whole IRS kerfluffle is a shining example — and an incredible piece of ammo — for use in scaling back and downsizing the federal leviathan. It’s important. It’s about preserving and protecting our rights, our privacy and our freedom from the iron fist of the state.