Demonizing federal employees is a product of a misguided idea of what it means to have a job with the federal government. And a hatred of government & it's function in American life. Cruz managed to shut down the government & then was shocked & outraged that it meant that national parks were closed. And that children with terminal illnesses didn't get necessary treatment from the National Institutes of Health. The federal government plays a important role in the daily life of citizens--whether it is noticed or not. The IRS collects the $$$ that pays for the many essential things we rely on to have country with decent roads, public education and a world class economy. It doesn't happen by magic. IRS employees are just people with jobs who do important work that keeps us all in a world we mostly take for granted. Back off! And leave them alone.