A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.
Among the other revelations, on Aug. 4, 2011, staffers in
the IRS’ Rulings and Agreements office “held a meeting with chief
counsel so that everyone would have the latest information on the
On Jan, 25, 2012, the criteria for flagging suspect groups was
changed to, “political action type organizations involved in
limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of
Rights, social economic reform/movement,” the report says.
Translation: "These people are upsetting the President and a lot of other politicians, so let's go after them."
If the IRS was serious about that 'even-handed and non-biased' stuff, they'd have come down on the people involved in this like a semi rolling over an armadillo; but they didn't.
But we're supposed to trust them. Yeah, add this to our tax-cheat former Treasury Secretary and tax-cheat politicians who get special deals as to why we SHOULDN'T trust them. And why a serious housecleaning is needed.
Preferably involving something really nasty in the way of exit routes.