Joe Stack, the Texas man who this morning, say law enforcement officials, flew a stolen plane into an Austin building that houses a local IRS office, appears to be the author of a lengthy online screed, lashing out at the IRS, the federal government, and big corporations, and referring to his coming death.
The rant reflects many of the same populist, anti-government, anti-tax, and anti-corporate themes that have surfaced around the country over the last year. It is entitled, and concludes: "Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well."
Stack's Austin home was on fire this morning, at roughly the same time that he's said to have crashed his plane, according to the Austin-American Statesman.
The paper adds that an IRS revenue collection agent who worked on the building's second floor is missing, according to another revenue agent who worked in the building.
The building, known as the Echelon 1 Building, houses about 190 IRS employees, according to a statement from the agency...............................