In this heartbreaking discussion during this special time of year, the “they” are the poor, long-suffering folks . . . at the Internal Revenue Service.

It is a terrible, too-long-ignored scandal, which should tear at the heartstrings of every American.

“Years of conservative attacks on the Internal Revenue Service have greatly diminished the ability of agency regulators to oversee political activity by charities and other nonprofits . . .” posits the recently published Post analysis.

Apparently, it is all part of a scheme by “conservatives” to “scale back the IRS and shrink the federal government.” They write as if that were a bad thing.