While Tea Party groups were put on hold…
Now, we all know the IRS improperly targeted group with names containing “Tea Party” or “Patriots” from seeking tax-exempt status—but we have not known who were behind this practice yet.
On Tuesday (5/14), President Obama acted angrily over the news and called the activity “intolerable and inexcusable”—a late reaction from the chief of the O administration considering that the White House has known about these at least a few weeks ago.
John Boehner and Mitch McConnell both said that was not enough. “…My question isn’t about who is going to resign. My question is who’s going to jail over this scandal…” as Boehner insisted someone violated the law even though IRS claimed the activity was not politically motivated.
On Wednesday (5/15) afternoon, Obama announced he has accepted the resignation of the acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller.
…Progressive (Liberal) groups were approved liberally
And we also know now that if your group contained in the name “Progress” or “Progressive”, your group would be granted the tax-exempt status easily—a report from the USA Today.
Earlier in an op-ed for USA Today, Steven Miller wrote “…Mistakes were made, but they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation. We are — and will continue to be — dedicated to reviewing all applications for tax-exempt status in an impartial manner…”
While we will wait to see how much (and how truly) the Obama Administration will co-operate with Congress in finding out more details, we must not—now or ever—tolerate this improper acts from government agency.
And if we ever do, then there will be no difference between the government in Washington DC and the one in Beijing.
After “Fast and Furious”, the lies about Benghazi, the gathering of phone records at AP, and now the IRS scandal…one must ask what’s next. And one must ask what Obama has been doing in Washington DC other than campaigning.
Mr. President, who is in charge of your administration?
Are you really that out of touch with your administration?
Or do you just act like you are to CYA?