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Monday, November 21, 2016

The IRS Scandal, Day 1292: Boston Herald Editorial—IRS Scandal Belies President Obama's Claim That His Has Been A Scandal-Free Administration

IRS ScandalBoston Herald editorial, Scandal 'Free' Obama:

“I am very proud of the fact that we will — knock on wood — leave this administration without significant scandal.” — President Obama at his Nov. 14 news conference.

Ah, the lie oft repeated . . .

Define scandal. Or perhaps “significant scandal.”

Well, let’s start with the IRS scandal — or is there another word for what happens when public officials in one of government’s most sensitive departments make decisions based on ideology. Let’s see, how about when any organization with the words “tea party” in its name applies for tax-exempt status? Lois Lerner, who headed the tax exempt division resigned.

But guess that’s only a “significant scandal” for those groups still waiting to hear back from the IRS. ...

No scandal here, folks. Just move along.

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/11/the-irs-scandal-day-1292-boston-herald-editorialirs-scandal-belies-president-obamas-claim-that-his-h.html

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Comments

The NSA mass domestic surveillance program was far more unconstitutional, and also declared totally illegal by a federal court, than the IRS' malfeasance in this matter. Not to minimize the effect on conservative groups, but the President unleashed the national security apparatus on every American who uses a cell phone and email.

Posted by: MM | Nov 21, 2016 7:40:24 AM

President Trump's first act should be to name a special prosecutor to clean out the rats' nest at IRS.

Posted by: VoteOutIncumbents | Nov 21, 2016 10:25:07 AM

Let's not forget the intentional act of selling guns to Mexican drug cartels so that the thousands of deaths caused by those sales could be used to take away the 2nd amendment rights of Americans.

Posted by: wodun | Nov 21, 2016 11:06:58 PM

It hasn't been that there were no scandals, but rather that they came so fast and furious that they all blur together and none ever got resolved. The media attention span is worse than that of a three-year old on caffeine.

Posted by: ruralcounsel | Nov 23, 2016 4:51:25 AM