Then why not loosely organize a campaign to withhold $1 from your taxes, to protest the misuse of this $70,000?
Yes, $70,000 is a pittance in the larger scheme of things.
So was whatever the dollar value of the duties colonists cost England during the Boston Tea Party, or any number of similar tax revolts.
Can you not print up t-shirts with “$1” and a line through it or something, and add a note to your tax return ostentatiously announcing your decision to withhold one dollar from your check to the IRS?
Yes, I am advising you to break the law.
Again: so what?