"Mean spirited?" Well, no, not in my opinion. I think it's more a scream of anger and frustration directed against our "elite" do-as-we-say-not-as-we-do government.
To add injury to insult, consider this:
Political Persecution: Audited For TaxCheatStamps.com:
Today I received a letter from the IRS that my 2007 tax returns are being audited. Less than one month after launching TaxCheatStamps.com.
Oh, could be coincidence I suppose. But as the Left likes to say, I question the timing.