Regarding the editorial, "Incompetence at the IRS" (June 27), you state: "But recent testimony ... has conjured up a new image for the IRS — clueless, bureaucratic, disorganized and technologically incompetent." May I say, as one who has followed the Internal Revenue Service for many years, that this is not new. Members of Congress have known this for years and have contributed to the situation in various ways. Republicans are now pointing this out because they can make political hay out of it. No one has ever lost an election by criticizing the IRS.