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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 237

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9.  The IRS Overreaches
When a report surfaced in May that the IRS was targeting nonprofits with words like “Tea Party” in their name for increased scrutiny, it looked, momentarily, like President Obama was facing a major political scandal. Within days, the IRS’ acting commissioner resigned and Republicans were calling for Obama’s impeachment. But things didn’t unfold as expected. Obama maintained he had no knowledge of the policy, and it soon became clear that the IRS also targeted liberal groups seeking nonprofit status. Instead, the revelations served as a reminder of the bureaucracy’s potential to overstep its bounds and spurred an internal review that found ongoing malpractice within the agency.

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Comments

And even when they do admit it, they still spin it to cover their behinds.

Posted by: Voyager | Jan 1, 2014 7:56:44 AM

Paul, I haven't followed this as closely as you but didn't the IRS overwhelmingly target conservative groups and a relatively few liberal groups. Your take seems to make light of the ideological bias these folks have.

Posted by: axel hose | Jan 1, 2014 11:44:00 PM