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Why harass Tea Party?

Michael Kranish’s excellent two articles illuminate the failings of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS is overwhelmed by identity theft fraud,” Page A1, Feb. 16; “IRS is America’s feared and failing agency,” Page A1, Feb. 17).

We now know how wrong it was for the agency to target Tea Party and other conservative Americans for extra scrutiny. Citizens of one political persuasion were pestered with prying questions and endured endless delays. Hitherto unaudited taxpayers suddenly found themselves looking down the lead of the agency’s pencil-pushers.

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If the IRS doesn’t have the resources to collect taxes, its basic job, why, then, the effort to disenfranchise a right-leaning segment of the population during an election cycle?

Josh Passell

Watertown

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