I have been working for 39 years, 24 years in corporate, 4 years in academia and 11 years as an entrepreneur.
When I look back on all the rhetoric this administration has crafted over the years (and I say this as a professional marketer who understands strategies and end goals) that Corporate America is the big bad wolf I become incensed. Corporate America has greater accountability than the United States Government on almost all levels.
During those years I don’t ever remember ANYONE having the option of invoking the 5th when they were brought on the carpet. I was fortunate, I got to observe C-Levels in their native habitat. They got fired, especially if they didn’t have champions in rank.
My understanding is we can’t fire people in the government. I’m not talking about the elected or appointed ones. I’m talking about a gluttonous government that is consuming everything to keep itself alive – in its present condition. Let’s carve out all that FAT in the US Government and we can start by eliminating the IRS and enacting a flat tax.
But I want to talk about what I consider a terrible thing.
For years this administration has had the unmitigated gall to ridicule, condemn, distort, manipulate, and demonize Corporate America, as untrustworthy, self-serving, consumptive, unethical and the list goes on and on and on.
What we are watching going on in the IRS is even beyond the pot calling the kettle black.
I see a gross violation of ethics in the IRS scandal. They are a behemoth organization that can crush an American. Let’s read that again – The IRS can CRUSH an American if it so desires. Taxpaying Americans dread the IRS. I know that people were afraid of the KGB, I know people were afraid of the Nazi Brownshirts and Blackshirts (aka SS). The American people, since the creation of the IRS – have had a fear of it and I am asking myself why? We don’t need it. It is oppressive – and now we know FOR SURE – it is corrupt.