Paul L. Caron
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1176

IRS Logo 2Legal Insurrection, Hillary: As President, Trump Could Use IRS to Target His Enemies:

Have you noticed that many of Trump’s critics accuse him of things he hasn’t done yet but which other people have actually done already? The latest example comes from the presumptive Democratic nominee who warns President Trump could use the IRS to target his enemies.

Imagine that.

Watch Hillary Clinton paint a picture of this potential travesty which already unfolded under President Obama.

Hillary has one thing going for her here. The media has pretty much abandoned all reportage of the IRS targeting scandal. How many average Americans even know Obama used the IRS to silence tax paying Americans in the run up to the 2012 election and got away with it?

David Reaboi made the point well on Twitter:

Tweet

If we had an honest media, Hillary would have been laughed off the stage for saying this.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/07/the-irs-scandal-day-1176.html

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Comments

"Have you noticed that many of Trump’s critics accuse him of things he hasn’t done yet but which other people have actually done already?"

Yes, I have noticed.

(Full disclosure: I still won't be voting for Trump -- I'm going for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein).

Posted by: Jan | Jul 28, 2016 2:57:45 AM

Clinton has an interesting strategy--take any inconvenient facts and say that the mention of them is "divisive." I guess both parties can play that game.

Posted by: mike livingston | Jul 29, 2016 5:07:00 AM