Friday, July 19, 2013

Examiner Editorial: A White House point man at the IRS is revealed

JULY 18, 2013
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Few sounds are more annoying than a water faucet that won't stop dripping in the night, particularly for those desperately trying to nod off from reality. One sound that is likely far more annoying for President Obama and his allies in Congress and on the Left side of the media-sphere is the steady drip of the IRS scandal. More drips fell Thursday as Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continued to unravel the back story of the federal tax agency's illegal harassment and intimidation of conservative, evangelical and Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status between 2010 and 2012.
The president and his backers initially dismissed the harassment as merely the work of two rogue IRS agents in Cincinnati. Then the cover story became a little bit wider, but still contained the scandal in Ohio. The scary tactics evidenced by demands for lists of donors and descriptions of the political views of applicants were nothing more than over-zealous public servants trying to "manage more efficiently," in the words of former acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller. Nothing to see here, so move along, folks, move along……To Read More…..

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