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WSJ: Tax Scandal Fells IRS Chief

The acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service was forced to resign Wednesday in connection with the inappropriate targeting of conservative political groups.

"Americans are right to be angry about it and I'm angry about it," President Barack Obama said in announcing that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who took over the post in November. "The IRS has to operate with absolute integrity."


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So, this acting IRS chief acted unilaterally to do this?

He decided on his own to target 75 conservative groups to make their life miserable. That number has now swelling to 471 groups, btw. Nixon gave the orders before. Are we not to believe that Obama didn't this time? Until proven otherwise he did, IMO. This abuse of power is so egregious that the orders must have come from the top.

The Nixon wing at the IRS
Last Updated: 11:43 PM, May 12, 2013- Posted: May 13, 2013

In a stunning admission, the IRS has now officially apologized for subjecting 75 conservative groups to over-aggressive tax scrutiny during last year’s presidential campaign — even though it also insists that the treatment was “in no way due to any political or partisan rationale.”
Report: IRS targeted more conservative groups than thought
posted at 6:01 pm on May 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

The IRS targeting of conservative groups is far broader than first reported, with nearly 500 organizations singled out for additional scrutiny, according to two lawmakers briefed by the agency.

IRS officials claimed on Friday that roughly 300 groups received additional scrutiny. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Tuesday that the number has actually risen to 471. Further, they said it is “unclear” whether Tea Party and other conservative groups are being targeted to this day…

Good, start by ACTUALLY applying the law to whom it applies

I say it so often i can't stand it.
The Income Tax has nothing to do with the average guy and NEVER HAS.



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