How Horrible is the IRS?

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A few days ago, a Wall Street Journal report about oral arguments in Z Street v. Koskinen, a case challenging the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) unconstitutional discrimination against a pro-Israel group, had everyone astonished at the level of IRS mishandling.

The case was on appeal at the D.C. Circuit, before Chief Judge Merrick Garland, Judge David Tatel and Judge David Sentelle, from a decision by the district court denying an IRS motion to dismiss. What transpired inside that courtroom, indeed in that whole case, is far worse than reported.

The level of corruption, incompetence and abuse in today’s IRS is not common. It is illegal.

It reminds us that drastic changes are needed in the agency and that it should be a priority for the next president.

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