News From the Swamp

Townhall | 1/14/2020 | Staff
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Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.

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Do you wish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was more – or less – likely to mail you one of their ominous audit letters?

You know, the kind that lands in your mailbox like the carnival sledgehammer in the “high striker” game. Only, instead of ringing a bell, it sends your blood pressure soaring and has you running for boxes of receipts in the basement – even if you did your taxes honestly and accurately, which we all should.

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If not, you must be an editorial writer for the Washington Post, the government newsletter. They railed against Republicans this past Thursday for trimming the IRS’ budget.

“The agency’s audit rate has plummeted,” the Post thundered from its prime spot in the belly of the Swamp. “If you pay your taxes, on time and in good faith, you should be outraged.”

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Or relieved, depending on your point of view.

Calling for a bigger IRS budget and more audits, the Post labeled “the GOP effort to hobble the IRS” an “irrational populist spasm that Congress should finally suppress.”

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Somehow, the Post was not overly moved when the IRS under President Obama was caught red-handed using its power to kneecap the Tea Party movement in 2009, 2010 and beyond.

Ample documentation emerged of IRS officials repeatedly visiting the White House during this time to, oh, I don’t know, have tea?

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Meanwhile, IRS agents were demanding years of financial records and piling on with other federal agencies against Obama’s perceived political enemies. They even demanded to know if some groups seeking a tax exemption started their meetings with prayer.

It soon became clear that Lois Lerner, who was in charge of the nonprofit sector at the IRS, was illegally using the government like a Third World brute squad...
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