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Government and The Golden Rule

“But it is time for our bureaucrats — before they engage in partisan expression or partisan giving — to ask, “What would a reasonable partisan opponent think of my conduct?” It’s time for bureaucrats to apply a governmental version of the Golden Rule. Should I inflict on others the kinds of suspicions that I’d feel myself if the roles were reversed?”

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The Most Destructive Form of Political Corruption

from The Worst Perversion, by Kevin Williamson at National Review: A liberal society with decent government requires that the pursuit of political power be insulated from the exercise of political power. That is why we have a Hatch Act and why…

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A Cancer of the Federal Government

William McGurn makes a great and scary point, more worrisome than the ethical abuses  and lies that surround the Clintons- from the Wall Street Journal, Even Worse Than Clinton’s Emails It’s a disturbing pattern, and unfortunately it’s not limited to State.…

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IRS Discretion

from The Jewish World Review, The Process is the Punishment by Mark Steyn: excerpt: Let us also overlook the excellent treatment received from the IRS by members of the president’s family. Although acting commissioner Steven Miller apologized for the “horrible customer service”…

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“Richard Nixon, eat your heart out”

from the Wall Street Journal, The ObamaCare-IRS Nexus, The supposedly independent agency harassed the administration’s political opponents and saved its health-care law, by Kimberly Strassel excerpt: To summarize: The IRS (famed for nitpicking and prosecuting the tax law), chose to authorize…

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“Careless with the Reputation of Government”

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, Fortress IRS:  Agency stonewalling could permanently harm Americans’ faith in government. Excerpts: The scandals that have so damaged the agency took place in just the past few years, since the current administration…

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A Vacuum in Leadership

When there is so much coverage on the NSA and IRS abuses I think it is smarter to wait a while to let the facts settle.  What I think I see is a daily outrage from the bloggers on the…

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The Buck Stops Way Over There

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, The IRS Can’t Plead Incompetence, 6/6/13 Excerpts: If the agency didn’t know what it was doing, it wouldn’t have done it so well. In March 2012, the organization, which argues the case…

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Everything is not Enough

Justin Hohn writes in American Thinker How Much Taxation Would Fund Current Spending?, 12/12/12 Excerpts: Using 2009 data, the IRS says that 8,274 tax returns were filed with incomes over $10 million.  The total amount of income on those returns was $240.1 billion.…

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Categories vs. Flesh and Blood People

“Perhaps the most fertile source of misunderstandings about incomes has been the widespread practice of confusing statistical categories with flesh-and-blood human beings. Many statements have been made in the media and in academia, claiming that the rich are gaining not…

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People vs Categories

From Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society “Although such discussions have been phrased in terms of people, the actual empirical evidence cited has been about what has been happening over time to statistical categories – and that turns out to be…

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