If a large cuckoo clock falls out of a window, 50 stories high, onto a concrete sidewalk, would anyone believe that clock can be fixed? The IRS just fell out of a 50-story window, as it were. Systemically corrupt from top to bottom, the IRS has shattered every bead of trust the American taxpayers mistakenly ascribed to it. Now we all know better. Like that cuckoo clock smashed into 20,000 bits, the IRS is kaput and can never be fixed – only swept up from the pavement and shoveled into the dustbin of history.
The IRS will never be trusted again – by anyone. Every taxpayer form and letter sent to IRS can potentially find its way to political hacks, smear groups, rumor mills, business competitors and the desks of a president and attorney general who bear no moral consciences, respect for law, or even human decency. The bulwark of our republic and its economy are the citizen taxpayers, and you've lost them, Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder, you've lost them. It's over. Time to decamp.