Paul L. Caron

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 238

IRS Logo 2Washington Examiner:   Best of 2013: Rep. Darrell Issa Takes on the IRS:

Rep. Darrell Issa likes to show visitors to his office a bullet-riddled body-armor plate that was manufactured in his district.

He holds up a new model that offers better protection for soldiers, but cautions that even the latest prototypes have limits.

"Ultimately, these things are not bulletproof," Issa said as he examined a shield. "When you are getting riveted, you've got to get out of there. You don't stand there like one of those movie stars, taking bullets in the chest forever."

It's a fitting metaphor for Issa, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, whose aggressive style of taking on government agencies, most recently the Internal Revenue Service, has drawn a barrage of hit pieces in the news media.

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