IRS Discrimination: Still No Justice

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Posted by Sarah Feldpausch on Monday, March 21st, 2016, 2:23 PM PERMALINK


The Capital Research Center recently released a report on the IRS non-profit conservative targeting scandal. The IRS Attacks the Tea Party highlights Lois Lerner’s corrupt behavior. Current agency chief John Koskinen’s aid in covering the targeting scandal has only furthered the agency from accountability.

The report reminds us of the scandal:

“Before examining the role that those left-wing nonprofits played in the saga, some background is necessary. In the lead up to the 2012 election, many conservative organizations and Tea Party groups that had sought tax-exempt status from the IRS were frozen in limbo, unable to participate fully in election season because they were wasting away on an IRS waiting list specifically created to stymie right-leaning groups hostile to President Obama’s radical left-wing agenda.”

 

“The very fact that Lois Lerner isn’t in prison right now is proof of political interference at the highest levels. Lerner lied to congress, committed, contempt, and engaged in obstruction of justice on a massive scale. Yet nothing happen to her.”

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), noted that the “Obama administration continues to refuse to hold anyone accountable at the IRS." This comes after an interview in which President Obama said that not even “a smidgen of corruption” would be found during the investigation into the IRS scandal.”

The CRC report concludes:

“The Left’s ‘accountability’ actions focus on harassing and intimidating political enemies, disrupting their activities, and forcing them into waste resources dealing with activist’s provocations… They want to shut down, humiliate, and silence those who won’t quietly submit to their policy agenda.”

 

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