IRS targeting of conservative groups deserves condemnation

June 27, 2013

Reader Paul Streckfus is wrong to fault former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for criticizing the Internal Revenue Service after it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny ("Ehrlich wrong about IRS," June 23). This is a matter of our government going after its own citizens. It is indeed a scandal.

This goes well beyond concerns over organizational exemptions. And there probably never will be any proven connection between the IRS and the Obama White House beyond the enormous and telling number of meetings held there.

Why didn't Mr. Ehrlich and Newt Gingrich propose tax reforms when they served in Congress? Obviously, it was not so apparent at that point. As I recall, they were primarily concerned with balancing an out-of-control budget.

David A. Kraus, Nottingham

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