“”They didn’t do it because of any political bias,” Lerner said, adding that singling out groups with specific names was an ill-thought-out organizational “shortcut.””
This one comment rubs me wrong, this is obviously political. These employees need to be identified and fired.
There is probably no more chilling words to hear than "I am from the IRS and I would like to ask you some questions."
Who knows how much grief, wasted time and angst these jokers, working at the behest of obozo, caused.
I hope the Republicans follow this one up the pole that will ALSO lead to obozo (like Benghazi).
... and... Benghazi was instigated by a YouTube video
Not just fired, criminally prosecuted for violation of constitutional rights, freedom from coercion and to assemble.
If in fact IRS staff was told to do this in a subterfuge manner by this Adminisration, then we are well on our way back to King George.
This revelation could be more explosive than Benghazi. Benghazi is more about incompetence resulting in death and no attempt to order military into action because of concern on electoral politics.
Using the IRS to destroy or thwart the political efforts of Americans desiring to be active in how our government is run is basically ripping the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in half and using them for toilet paper.
The IRS staff should not have the authority or the ability to be able to do this. These auditing actions should be similar to a police officer getting a warrant from a judge. Where is the oversight to prevent this type of arbitrary behavior?
Who told this staff to use Tea Party labeling as a search mechanism? Was it verbalized at a cocktail party in DC to make this happen because of the fear of the in roads the Tea Party was having throughout the US?