Thursday, January 18, 2018

Remember the IRS targeting scandal? No one ever got punished for it

Via Billy

Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit at the heart of the scandal, retired with a full pension, and no disciplinary action was taken against any IRS employee. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Remember the scandal that erupted in 2013 when the IRS was found to be targeting conservative organizations for harassment? President Barack Obama called such conduct “outrageous.” “There’s no place for it,” he added, and assured the public that “[the IRS] have to be held fully accountable.”

And then nothing happened.

Obama took no action, and his handpicked IRS commissioner, John Koskinen, simply stonewalled congressional investigations. Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit at the heart of the scandal, retired with a full pension, and no disciplinary action was taken against any IRS employee.

Finally, last October, the IRS signed a consent decree in federal court in which it admitted to targeting conservative organizations for more than two years, from 2010 through 2013. It confessed that:

2 comments:

  1. A republic lives and dies by the 'rule of law.' Considering past deeds at Waco, Ruby Ridge, this IRS scandal etc. etc. etc., as well as the general adherence of government to it's enumerated limits under the Constitution, it is best for the reader to makes his or her own decision as to the health of our 'republic.'

    Y'all have a nice day.

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