Here's the deal: The I.R.S. is not the guy pricing the menu, it's just the waitress collecting the tab.
The I.R.S. has not, will not, and cannot tax you. It carries out the charge of Congress and the president
Ordinarily, I don't care how much members of the brass make. Success is a beautiful thing, right? But with this round of Wall St. bonuses, the companies would not be standing without taxpayer-funded rescues.
Do you get the sense that the banking reform melee is like one massive free-for-all where the combatants, all snarling and backbiting each another, will stymie true and productive reform and turn it "phony?"