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By FITSNews || Two people were injured in Austin, Texas on Thursday when a disgruntled software engineer who was pissed off at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) flew his airplane into a government building.

Joseph Stack, 53, wrote a long anti-government manifesto on his website shortly before flying his plane – a Piper PA-28 – into the Echelon office complex building, which housed nearly 200 IRS employees.

Stack was the only person aboard the plane, which took off at 9:40 a.m. (CT) from a local airport.

Prior to his apparent suicide, Stack set his home on fire with his wife and family still inside. They were rescued later by neighbors.

“Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well,” Stack’s online missive said.

Stack had been audited by the IRS, according to the Wall Street Journal – which cost him $10,000.

Stack’s letter was removed from the web at the FBI’s request, but a copy is available below …

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Joseph Stack’s Letter