Sunday, February 23, 2014

(Related update 2): IRS Scandal update

Related update 2:  And there's also this from Tea Partier Christine O' Donnell:

Whether Democrat or Republican, do you really want your private tax information leaked with impunity?
On March 9, 2010, around 10 a.m., I announced my plans to run for senate representing Delaware.
Later that same day, my office received a call from a reporter asking about my taxes.
It’s since come out, after a halting and unenthusiastic investigation, that a Delaware Department of Revenue employee named David Smith accessed my records that day at approximately 2 p.m. — out of curiosity, he says.
That these records ended up in the hands of the press is just a coincidence, the IRS claims.
This is the most corrupt Administration in the history of the United States, far out-pacing Nixon's and, with three years left, likely to leave FDR's in the dust as well.  Just disgusting.

Related update:  With another hat tip to Instapundit, here's more on the IRS scandal:
WASHINGTON – Experts agreed that the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative, pro-life, and evangelical groups in 2012 ties directly back to President Obama's campaign style before his presidency.

"The best way to look at this is as a continuum of a very long and determined strategy that dates back to 2008 and a man named Barack Obama," Kimberley Strassel, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, declared at The Heritage Foundation on Friday. Strassel argued that "this is a president and his team of political operatives who have always understood the power of speech, but more importantly, the power of denying it to their political opponents."
Original post (2/14/14):  Courtesy of Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, here are three links about the IRS scandal:
First, an article at The Hill arguing that vulnerable Democratic pols across the land want the IRS to police conservative groups that are likely to provide substantial campaign support for their Republican rivals. 

Second, results of a recent poll show that a strong majority of Americans believe the IRS is corrupt.

And last, an article from Town Hall that suggests that "the scope of that scandal is widening."