Scottie Hughes

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the IRS is busy. After all, they have a lot of work to do to make up the Obama administration’s $1 trillion yearly deficit. But that hasn’t stopped them from targeting tea party groups and denying their non-profit applications. Or spending time at lavish conferences, recording Stark Trek parodies and the “Cupid Shuffle” dance. And all of this while the Americans they are “collecting” from are hard at work.

But this is what happens in an era of big government, and we should only expect it more often. Fast and Furious, Solyndra, and Benghazi are all symptoms of the bloated federal mass in Washington, too tangled in its own underwear to do anything effective.

Many of us have understood this for years, and have fought tirelessly to pull in the reigns on out of control spending and bureaucracy. Power tends to corrupt, hence the purpose of our Constitution in the first place. Pretend like the Constitution doesn’t exist on a regular basis, and what do you get? You get scandals and misuse of authority on a regular basis.

The key to restoring American’s faith in government is principled leadership of a government that is small enough to manage. Conservatives have been wronged by the IRS. The only way to restore a semblance of trust in the institution is to appoint someone that can be counted on to clean house and keep the rogue institution from overstepping its bounds again.

There’s a job listing at the IRS, with the description: “Looking for principled leader who understands the taxpayer.” I also happen to know someone looking for a new line of work, after exhausting herself fighting for the rights of the American taxpayer for an employer that just didn’t quite get it.

That person? Michelle Bachmann.

It’s time that we really put Congresswoman Bachmann to work. No move could more symbolically signal a seriousness about transparency, integrity, and commitment to the American taxpayers that Obama has claimed to represent than to appoint her as new head of the IRS.


Scottie Hughes

Scottie Nell Hughes is the news director and chief journalist for the Tea Party News Network as well as a contributor to Patriot.TV and PatriotUpdate.com.