Is there enough outrage over IRS targeting conservatives?

Posted By on May 22, 2013

I’m sure that I’m not the only one hesitant to voice my thoughts about the IRS targeting conservative groups like the Tea Party and pondering the wisdom of even chiming in. Normally I favor the “keep quiet” approach and avoid even the thought of commenting on an agency with the power of the Internal Revenue Service. There is no denying that they have extraordinary power over every American and can make life pretty miserable.

I admit that initially I was skeptical of the alleged “targeting” of conservatives, but after hearing the admission from IRS officials and the many stories coming to light, it is pretty obvious that this is a big deal. How high it will go, who knows … but administration officials wouldn’t be the first to try to cover things up. Having dealt with an IRS audit of my company 20 years ago, I can’t imagine having to deal with the continued harassment True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht had to deal with — video above (17 incidents from government agencies).

Today I also watched Senator Rob Portman’s clip in reading the letters from citizens in Ohio who were targeted because they were advocates for political change when it came to the size of government and its leadership. The intricacies of the questioning is shocking. Sadly the evidence points to a planned approach by at least the department in charge of approving the non-profit status of organizations … but targeting only those organizations and donors that were conservative.


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