Steven Law: What Enron and the IRS Have in Common

Crossroads GPS President Steven Law writes in today’s Wall Street Journal:

Congress’s role in corrupting the IRS must be investigated, and tough new penalties should be imposed on members of Congress who try to call in IRS drone strikes on perceived political enemies. Hatch Act restrictions on the ability of IRS employees to engage in politics—recently watered down by Congress—should be re-examined in light of the IRS’s politically aggressive union.

As an old political hand once told me, “There’s never just one cockroach.” The IRS scandal wasn’t the work of a few isolated employees. It was fostered by a culture that many powerful people in Washington helped create—and it will take time and hard-nosed action to eradicate it.

Read the full piece here.