Why Not Put the Beast in a Cage?
As the Left continues waging a full-fledged cultural revolution against traditional America, John Durham, special counsel, just issued his final report on wrongdoing with the FBI, CIA, and Department of Justice.
Victor Davis Hanson reports in American Greatness that “the summary confirms that our premier investigatory and intelligence agencies interfered in the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns:”
- The FBI hired a foreign national to gather dirt on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign—while he was being paid by the rival Hillary Clinton campaign.
- The directors and high-ranking FBI officials lied under oath. They misled Congress, altered court documents, and deceived federal judges.
- FBI contracted Twitter to suppress news stories. It kept the Hunter Biden laptop under wraps, even as former intelligence officials flat out lied it was likely “Russian disinformation.” That was a blatant effort to aid the 2020 Biden campaign.
- The IRS just conceded whistleblowers were correct and the agency fired its entire multiyear audit team responsible for investigating Hunter Biden’s purported tax irregularities.
- The IRS claimed it was ordered to do so by the Department of Justice, headed by Biden’s appointee Merrick Garland.
In the WSJ, as House Republicans and the White House wrangle over a debt-ceiling deal, Kimberley Strassel asks why shouldn’t one specific GOP demand be non-negotiable?
A politicized Internal Revenue Service has no business keeping its untrustworthy fingers on last year’s $80 billion cash infusion.
A Flat Tax
Ponders Ms. Strassel, let’s hope “one enterprising GOP presidential candidate will strike on the obvious answer to the forever IRS mess: a flat tax.”
No agency with this track record deserves last year’s $80 billion reward, especially as the IRS is openly promising to use the cash to hire tens of thousands of new agents for draconian enforcement activity. If Democrats are so concerned about discretionary spending cuts, they ought to be forced to choose between a cash infusion aimed at taxpayer harassment and the domestic handouts they claim are vital.
A vastly simplified system wouldn’t only strengthen the economy but carry the side benefit of completely eliminating the positions of legions of IRS employees, whose power rests in the gray area of a tangled tax code. Starve the beast—for now.
Ultimately, put it in a tiny cage.
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