[IMGCAP(1)]Mr. and Mrs. Friedberg were just another couple of average married taxpayers like any other married taxpayers happily minding their own business until the IRS decided to wage a war of terror on them.

Just the type of average taxpayers who, after spending $9,400,000 on a home, could afford to spend another $4,000,000 to fix it up. This reminds us of President George W. Bush’s October 20, 2000, speech at the Al Smith Dinner: “This is an impressive crowd: the haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base.”

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