Thank Providence, we still live in a country where it is roughly as easy for a politician to get elected for vowing to shrink the government as for vowing to expand it. But the bureaucracy can’t tolerate a similar diversity of opinions and survive. To the bureaucracy, support for smaller government, deregulation, consolidation, and budget cuts portends death. Under the current American political configuration, electing Democrats is the surest way to avoid all that. And so most bureaucrats lean Democratic (40 percent of unionized federal employees, as opposed to just 27 percent who lean Republican, according to Gallup), and the bureaucracy, through its unions and PACs, spends vast sums to get Democrats elected.
This includes the IRS, and even the low-level IRS agents we are assured were responsible for the tea-party targeting. Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner followed the money:
In the past three election cycles, the Center for Responsive Politics’ database shows about $474,000 in political donations by individuals listing “IRS” or “Internal Revenue Service” as their employer. . . .