In the last eight years of Obama’s White House, unprecedented changes have come to our country.
His severely liberal example has emboldened groups to push reckless and dangerous agendas. Government agencies, with his outright or suggested support, have tried to undermine conservative leaders, politicians, and organizations.
We know that the IRS had targeted over 200 Tea Party groups for unnecessary investigation.
They delayed their paperwork and subjected them to aggressive scrutiny. This flagrant, biased attack was clearly an attempt at dismantling these groups, perhaps even endorsed by Obama himself.
Now we’ve learned that the IRS’s abuse of power was even more out of hand.
From Hot Air:
In May 2013, the Inspector General for the Treasury Department reported that the IRS had targeted 298 organizations applying for tax-exempt status, almost all of whom were conservative groups. Tea Party-related groups came under special scrutiny and delay tactics, despite repeated assurances to Congress that no such targeting was taking place. Last month, in response to lawsuits, the IRS finally produced a list of targeted organizations — and the Washington Times reported yesterday that the actual number was much higher at 426.
A collection of the conservative groups took the issue to court, where federal judges forced the IRS to release its documentation. Over 400 groups–mostly conservative–were subjected to potentially illegal delays and intrusive questions about their work. It all could have been a tactic by a biased IRS to suppress the work of organizations they did not like. How un-American!
Even stranger was what happened after the case began. It looked like the IRS suddenly added a few liberal groups to the list, in a pathetic attempt to soften what has a partisan attack. But who coached the IRS into doing that? It looks like the President himself.
Even before the IG conducted its independent probe, Congress had put the IRS under more and more pressure on the rumors of targeting. That prompted Lois Lerner and IRS chief counsel William Wilkins to promulgate a modified set of criteria in April 2012 — two days after Wilkins spent nearly seven hours at the White House, meeting with Barack Obama. No one has ever explained why the chief counsel for the IRS was meeting directly with Obama or why the modified criteria emerged two days later. As chief counsel, Wilkins would report to the IRS Commissioner on most issues, and might have an occasional need to coordinate with the White House counsel. Why would Wilkins need to meet with Obama directly, and for so long?
Why was he meeting with the President? What was the President telling Wilkins to do? Doesn’t the President have more pressing matters to deal with, besides an IRS investigation?
Unless this whole attack was his doing in the first place and he’s now trying to cover his tracks.
Source: Hot Air