Paul L. Caron

Monday, February 15, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1012

IRS Logo 2Reason, Remember the Scandal Over the IRS Targeting Tea Party Groups? Glenn Reynolds Does:

It seems like so long ago, but really isn't. In 2013, President Barack Obama acknowledged that the IRS had in fact been directing extra scrutiny to broadly defined right-wing "Tea Party" groups as they applied for various forms of tax-code recognition. In fact, Obama forced out the acting commissioner of the agency and pledged publicly, "I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but particularly the IRS given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives."

Paul Caron, a Pepperdine University academic who runs the always interesting TaxProf blog, recently celebrated the 1000th day of the scandal, which he argues (convincingly) has never really been covered or investigated fully. After Obama's first big statements, interest drifted away for the most part and even the president's bald acknowledgements that something was rotten at the IRS started to be walked back.

In a new USA Today column, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit, who's been linking to TaxProf for the past 1,000-plus days, sums up the social implications of the IRS scandal. ...

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"Totalitarian socialism?" Exaggerate much?

Posted by: Publius Novus | Feb 15, 2016 3:50:44 PM

History will not judge Obama and the Democrat media kindly. The rise of totalitarian socialism in the Democrat party goes unexamined and Democrats are not held to account for their abusive policies or reprehensible ideology.

Posted by: Wodun | Feb 15, 2016 11:34:58 AM