Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The IRS Scandal, Day 944

IRS Logo 2Following up on yesterday's post on Brian Leiter's poll on whether I should continue my daily coverage of the IRS Scandal,  Brian writes:

Prior to the invasion of the Insta-gnorance readers, the normal intelligent readership was 30% in favor of the scandal-mongering, the rest against with about one quarter deeming the Blog Emperor's continued coverage the real scandal.

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Well at least keep it going until the IRS either approves or denies the last of the targeted group's application. I haven't checked since day 900, but there were still groups waiting a decision then and I'm pretty sure I would have heard if the IRS had finished off the decision making process. How hard is it to make a decision one way or the other? Have the decency to reject them for no reason so that the groups can sue the IRS.

Posted by: max | Dec 9, 2015 8:05:02 PM

It is troubling that there is a mindset that believes the inner workings and political positioning of the IRS should not be a subject of continuing, indeed, constant, scrutiny. This is an agency that can take all your property without prior judicial process. It is my view that only a committed statist would object to scrutiny of government. The fact that people complain about coverage of the IRS' antics suggests the revelations either embarrass them or expose the bias in the agency with which they agree. If there is really no scandal, this blog will fade from inactivity, not a mandate from one of its observers.

Posted by: TexEcon | Dec 9, 2015 7:56:00 PM

Still a scandal.

Posted by: Teapartydoc | Dec 9, 2015 4:17:56 PM

Not a regular reader but I'll offer that your archive creates a valuable jumping off point for any scholar who would later want to research this issue. So . . . keep it up!

Posted by: James Strom | Dec 9, 2015 9:07:01 AM

Many thanks for compiling this treasure trove of information regarding this issue. I wish that someday you publish a best selling book using this information. I think it will also prove invaluable to any other persons wishing to review/investigate this period. Thank you very much.

Posted by: tom scott | Dec 9, 2015 8:49:13 AM

Wait... 30% of Brien Leiter's readers thought this blog should continue agitating about the IRS scandal? It must be pretty bad because that's about 29.5% more than I expected.

Posted by: Ignanttorney | Dec 9, 2015 8:46:09 AM

Interesting that Brian Leiter seems to define "ignorance" as following an issue he would prefer you not follow.

Posted by: tim maguire | Dec 9, 2015 8:01:08 AM

please continue until this is finally resolved. Unfortunately that will be AFTER the next election, where someone can take a fresh look and take the appropriate action.

Posted by: RRP | Dec 9, 2015 7:57:01 AM