A Golden Opportunity

Posted by Larry Miller on May 30, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Amid all the scandals showing the corruption and incompetence of the Obama regime, we have before us an opportunity to actually do something many of us have been wanting for years. In particular, the illegal harassment of conservatives by the Internal Revenue Service has opened the door and given credibility to those looking for a major overhaul of our impenetrable tax code.

It’s not just that these individuals and groups have been inconvenienced, but that they were effectively prevented from organizing and spreading the truth about Obama’s destructive impact on our country. Democrats, after seeing their losses in the 2010 election, appear to let their fear prompt them to do just about anything to keep their president from the same fate.

Lois Lerner of the IRS even admitted that they took a closer look at people regarded as Barack Obama’s enemies. Her boss added that, while it may not have been a good idea, it certainly was nothing illegal. Perhaps he thinks, as some have in the past, that if the government does something, it’s not illegal.

This kind of thinking, combined with power the agency has to harm the American people, is a recipe for disaster and tyranny. It represents a complete shift from our government being a servant of the people to a role as a severe master. Law suits may help, these people need to be reined in, and occupy some public housing behind bars, high walls and razor wire.

For years, proponents of the flat tax and fair tax have touted one of the major advantages of their plans is the reduction of the IRS influence on American life. Either plan would replace the 65,000 plus pages of tax legislation and regulation with something that the people could actually understand. This malpractice by the tax collection agency has opened the door for even unbelievers to see the danger they represent to our republic.

On top of this, we have the National Treasury Employees Union, headed by Obama friend and supporter, Colleen Kelley. Under the current administration, the NTEU has grown in power and influence. In return, the union and members gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the president’s campaign – all with money that came from the tax payers. It is even reported that she paid a visit to the White House just the day before the IRS turned on those perceived to be enemies of the state.

Thus we are presented with a double opportunity – we have seen the corruption of the tax agency and the public sector union that has been sucking the economic life blood out of the American economy. They have shown themselves to be thugs of the first order… threatening and intimidating those who stood against the president.

The question is, will the Republicans have the intestinal fortitude to jump on this opportunity to bring an end to the tyranny of these criminals in suits and ties. These knights in GOP armor sometimes talk a good game. They investigate and investigate… yet nothing seems to change. Can they ride the irritation of the press at the administration snooping on their work to rid our nation of the scourge of the IRS?

The hangup: Legislators on both sides of the aisle cherish the ability to carve out tax breaks and other benefits for friends and supporters. Would they be willing to give up this power to do the right thing for the American people? It is their own form of corruption. The more complex the code, the more people need, and appreciate, favors from those in positions of power.

We have created a system where those we have chosen to represent us, have become more interested in maintaining their own wealth and position than actually standing up for the people that put them in office. Our founders warned us about a professional political class, but we have gone down that path anyway.

Now is the time to encourage, in the strongest terms, to do the right thing. This is a time when we may well be able to rid ourselves of this organization, and, while we are at it, take a shot at reducing at least one public sector union. It may be that it is too much to expect jail terms for the guilty parties, but we can at least try to set things right with the tax code and hand cuff the out of control IRS.

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