Remove politics from the IRS

The IRS is an organization designated to collect taxes. As unpopular as this seems, it is also perhaps a necessary evil. However, findings that the IRS targets a certain political group is not rare and certainly not the first time this organization has breached its duty. What makes this time egregious is the fact (not fantasy as the liberal press may want you to believe) that the agency did so intentionally and seemingly at the behest of leadership as high us as the president himself.

I doubt very much the committee investigating this will gain enough evidence to drive serious punishment. However, the very nature of the issue ought to raise the ire of all of us, including those who are currently calling the investigation a “witch hunt” or other derogatory terms. It’s one thing to hinder a politically motivated investigation, but in this case one needs to be more farsighted. Eventually, the other party will win control of the White House. It’s inevitable. If this case is buried, then by proxy the opposition will have blessed this behavior as acceptable. The new administration can choose the same tactics and position it with sound historical precedent — regardless of the fallout. When that happens the party now fighting to stop the query will be screaming for impeachment. It’s time to stop the political positioning, cooperate and find the truth, mete out punishment and ensure it never happens again. only in that way will this type of thing be prevented from happening in the years to come. If not, then and the thousands of others who retain their current safety of “non-profit status” can look forward to a huge back tax collection to the likes that even George Soros couldn’t afford.

Don Thompson

Lake Stevens

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