As under Breshnev, so in the US: scandals never emerge into the state-controlled media without a political purpose, let alone about such a central organ as the IRS. So the conseervative tax-exempt scandal may be a neocon trick to assuage people’s anger at the government. The IRS can be abolished, with a worse system put in place. See Ted Cruz, for example. Any tax system, which is always based on armed robbery, must have a spy system. And a nasty flat tax or national sales tax will be used to drastically, if somewhat invisibly, raise the thieves’ take. As the Cruz article points out, only Ron Paul has the correct view: abolish the income tax, and replace it with nothing.8:51 am on June 4, 2013 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.