Skip to comments.How to control the IRS and America's untouchable caste of bureaucrats
Posted on 06/28/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Multiple illegalities coming to light in the IRS scandal provide a composite sketch of why government is America's oldest, biggest and most pervasive lawbreaker -- with no close second. And, it's getting worse.
Government bureaucrats have become America's caste of untouchables. Their arrogance was displayed by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in hearings before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.
Koskinen refused to apologize for lost -- or destroyed -- emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials linked to the political targeting of conservatives, and claimed no criminal acts were committed at the IRS.
Too many government bureaucrats believe that they are not merely above the law, but that they are the law. They are smug because they are beyond the reach of real consequences.
Everywhere, bureaucrats contemptuous of the governed and the rule of law found their new hero in Koskinen, a Yale-educated millionaire lawyer with decades of government experience willing to tell Congress to stuff it.
Victims of bureaucratic indifference and bullying right down to their departments of motor vehicles, however, cringed at Koskinens defiant and brazen display.
The IRS scandal highlights how bureaucrats violate constitutional and statutory restrictions. The problem has risen to epidemic proportions at the federal level, and has even filtered into state and local bureaucracies....
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Term limits for government bureaucrats.
No government unions.
What’s Legal............ (( IS ))...... What “we” say is legal..
Term limits for government bureaucrats.
No government unions.
That’s 2 good ideas for government reform.
The key is to crack the federal unions, these ensure that nobody is ever fired, no matter how egregious their conduct.
I’d love to see Koskinen perp-walked! And for that matter Trey Gowdy as President!
As it should be. State judges also swear oaths to defend the constitution.
ABOLISH THE IRS
REPEAL THE 16th AMENDMENT
My reforms include hot tar, rope and lead.
Guess I’m out of touch...
here is the best answer: get about 50 Trey Gowdys and put them in the highest offices in the land, President, A G., all the cabinet members , leader of the house and the senate. etc. etc. thing would change overnight.
Post number 11 would work fine for me.
It is a conflict of interest and they will vote for whoever keeps their hand in the till and their boot on the neck of their enemies.
As I’ve written for years - “it’s the bureaucrats, stupid” .more than taxes, more than corruption per se we are being swallowed by nameless faceless unaccountable bureaucrats at every level of government.
Mostly the problem as I saw it was deadwood and people assigned to jobs they barely qualified for. The workflow and amount should have been streamlined for efficienty and fewer employees.
They would get the funds so fill slots to keep getting funds, make work kind of thing. Then there were some who did very critical serious work and I do not want to paint them all with the same brush.
I love it. They should all be afraid of tar pots and feathers. If they were, things would work a lot better.
Term limits aren’t the solution. Limits to the number of bureaucrats would be.
The system needs to be overwhelmed. Stress the system find the weak points legally make life miserable for as many fed officials / employees as you can. call them write them ask about programs argue your points with them tell them what you think of .gov and how they are sending America down the drain.
But don’t break any laws if that is possible.
History shows that government bureaucrats understand a gun in their face. And despite the multiple hand-wringers, various surrender monkeys and white flag-wavers on this website who think that federal bureaucrats are 10-ft tall Rambos, a gun in the face works.
Do me a favor and don’t be sending me stupid and incoherent missives of how brave and tough federal fascists are.
Hello, 2ndDivisionVet. Hope all is going well, FRiend..
Um,, 'untouchables' when speaking of 'caste' are a group with ZERO power. Our bureaucrats are the opposite - liberal elites who think they're dukes and duchesses in some mythical royal court.
I have been screaming this for many years!
The real problem though is that the law enforcement part of government is part of the executive branch. If there were 4 branches of government (with Goudy in charge of law enforcement) Mr Obama would be back in a hut with his brother long ago, rather than being celebrated as a bronze king.......
I don’t like the fact that presidents appoint attorney generals but I’m not sure of how they should be chosen.
Put them in jail. That will stop this nonsense.
At a cocktail party back in the late 80’s, I struck up a chat with a fellow — his name was Joe M. — whom I’d met on one or two previous occasions. After my first encounter, Joe’s neighbor and my boss at the time told me that Joe was an alcoholic who had just retired from 25 years with the IRS. Needless to say, I was guarded in expressing my political views to Joe as the IRS had helped my dad into an early grave in 1977 — at age 59 over an estate matter. Joe was pretty deep into his cups at the function in question and began telling IRS “war stories.”
Most had to do with clear cases of criminal conduct by not very nice people. Joe — who was a few years short of 60 — sounded to me like someone who enjoyed helping getting really bad people off the street and I asked why he’d retired early. He told me that what he called “the service” had changed for the worse. Then I asked him about the new people coming in. He shook his head, actually teared up and said that many of them were “really bad.” I pressed. “Really bad” meant incompetent? “No — DANGEROUS,” he responded, “they like to hurt people.”
It was then that I understood why Joe drank.
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