Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

IRS: We’re all being targeted for taxes

Letter by Erik Hovden, Olalla on May 21, 2013 at 10:01 am | No Comments »
May 30, 2013 9:31 am

The Internal Revenue Service accounts for about 33 percent of what our government brings in. George W. Bush increased the size of the federal government by about 33 percent, and let’s not even get into how much Barack Obama has increased government.

If we just went back to Clinton-level spending, we could do away with the income tax and the IRS altogether.

If you remember the state of our economy when Bill Clinton was president, things were pretty good. People had jobs, the stock market was growing and food was a lot more affordable. Gas was only about $1.50 a gallon. So clearly we can do without the income tax, and therefore the IRS, and replace them with nothing.

The Republicans are all upset that the IRS targets right-wing groups. Let’s be honest: The IRS has been targeting all of us since 1913.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.