Ben Shapiro

For even as the Democrats tell Americans that they ought to spend more money on the IRS, former IRS non-profit head Lois Lerner is off somewhere on paid leave; Sarah Hall Ingram, former commissioner of tax exempt and government entities division, is enjoying her $103,000+ bonuses during the period in question; Joseph Grant, former deputy commissioner of tax exempt, is enjoying his $84,000 in bonuses, as well. The IRS spent $4.1 million on a 2010 Anaheim conference that included a $17,000 speakers fee for a fellow who painted Bono on stage to show that "the thought process (should be freed) to find creative solutions to challenges."

The conservative vision of the world says that people are not by nature good and that unchecked power in the hands of an unelected bureaucracy is dangerous. The only way to cure that problem is to devolve power to individuals over their own lives. The left's idea: Tax those individuals, and give power to a subset of wiser, smarter folks.

The results are evident at the IRS.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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