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Abolish the IRS Now

Recently, IRS official William Wilkins has been implicated in the IRS scandal that targeted Obama’s political opponents. And Capitol Hill Daily has now learned he may have personally discussed his actions with President Obama – just days before Wilkins’ office released new procedures for how the IRS reviews conservative groups.

White House visitor logs confirm that a “William Wilkins” was at the White House on April 23, 2012, specifically to meet with Obama. Was it the same Wilkins? Unfortunately, everyone who can answer that question is hiding behind a lawyer.

Regardless, it’s now clear that directions were given to the IRS officials in Cincinnati from the highest levels of government to target perceived opponents of President Obama. This was no low-level operation. All of the testimony points up the chain of command.

This is a gross violation of the IRS rules intended to keep the agency above or outside of politics. The IRS should never be involved in promoting partisan politics.

If this was an isolated scandal, one might forgive the agency. But this is only one of multiple scandals that show the agency has become a nest of corruption.

A Laundry List of Scandals

Where to begin?

The IRS is giving incarcerated criminals who submit fraudulent returns tens of millions of dollars in refunds. These are dollars that felons aren’t eligible to receive. The fraud figure increases every year, and at last tally, the IRS dealt north of $35 million to crooks, according to a federal audit.

The IRS also gave one million noncitizens, most in the United States illegally, approximately $9 billion in tax credits – even though they didn’t provide valid Social Security numbers on their tax returns.

The IRS also handed out $33 million in bogus electric car credits.

Recently, two dozen IRS employees were charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government welfare, including food stamps and housing vouchers. The scheme fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of at least a quarter of a million dollars, according to federal prosecutors on the case.

Another scary prospect is the empowerment of the IRS as part of Obamacare. The IRS will be the go-to agency for enforcing the fines on Americans who don’t buy the expensive, mandated health insurance plans.

As the abuses multiply, it’s time to seriously consider the only real fix.

A Clear Solution

The fix that will end this pattern of scandals is total abolition of the IRS.

And I’m happy to report a movement is building on Capitol Hill to actually abolish the IRS. You see, only abolition can protect us from an agency which has become bathed in scandal.

Abolishing the agency would be easier than most understand. All Congress would have to do is simplify the tax system. With a changed system, we could end the aggressive, highly discretionary and unfair targeting by the IRS. Either a flat tax or a national consumption tax would allow the agency to be eliminated while improving compliance and increase revenues.

Several members of Congress have taken up the battle and called for the end of the IRS.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is backing an online petition to abolish the taxing agency. In the House of Representatives, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Representative Steve King of Iowa and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota have called for the abuses to be contained by abolishing the IRS.

The White House attempted to incriminate low-level agents in Cincinnati for the scandal problems. But it’s clear the abuse is widespread. High-ranking officials have known for a long time about the scandals, yet they’ve done nothing to stop it. The only real long-term solution is to end the life of a rogue agency. I hope you’ll join me in supporting the abolition of the IRS.

Your eyes on the Hill,

Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown

Floyd Brown

, Political Expert

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