Letter: Pass flat tax, eliminate IRS

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said. Photo Credit: iStock

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Newsday's timid last paragraph in its editorial "Newest scandal at IRS shows need for reform" [June 5], hints at the scope of the problem but refuses to engage with the reality and implications of this national crisis.

Historically, the IRS has been repeatedly exploited by the current administration to punish enemies, an effort facilitated by political appointees only too willing to please. Reforming an easily corruptible IRS is, frankly, denial behavior.

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We must adopt a flat tax with no exceptions, enabling us to dismantle this monstrous aberration created by the real culprit, the U.S. Congress, which treats the tax code as a special-interest gift bag.

Get on board with real reform, Newsday.

Stuart Klein, Island Park

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