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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Scandal in the IRS

For John, BLUFIs it any wonder so many are registered "independent"?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Yesterday was day 960 of the IRS Scandal.  The Tax Prof, Professor Paul L. Caron, of Pepperdine University School of Law, writes about it here.

The question is, what kind of embedded scandal is it:

  • It is the typical scandal, created by the political party in power and will flip to anti-Democrat activities should the Republicans win in November, or,
  • The current efforts against more conservative political elements is inherent due to a large number of embedded progressives in IRS Middle and Upper Management and will continue regardless of who wins in November.
Our current Civil Service system was developed to prevent the first kind of problem, by creating more of a career path for government employees.  The assumption is that if civil servants are immune from partisan activities they will be inherently neutral, or at least cancel each other out.

The current ongoing IRS scandal calls that assumption into question.

And how would a new President and a new Congress fix this problem?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  And, it seems to work pretty well for the vast majority of employees.  It is those few in positions to cause problems, and do, who are concerning.

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