Rep. Griffin had this to say at today’s IRS hearings in D.C.:
Griffin, who’s on the House Ways and Means Committee, said afterward:
Today’s hearing demonstrates how our most expansive federal powers have been given to our most intrusive agency. A constituent texted me last night, relaying how the IRS has harassed his family with inappropriate questions.
The Treasury Department’s audit report that was published this week is just the tip of the iceberg, but already, we know that several Democratic senators demanded the IRS target a number of conservative groups. Further, the IRS division commissioner who oversaw this outrage received bonuses and a promotion.
Where is the accountability? And unfortunately, she’s now leading the IRS’s effort to implement ObamaCare.
All of this underscores why we need a simpler, flatter, and fairer tax code that protects taxpayers and reduces the reach of the IRS.
Rep. Mike Kelly did a fine job today at the IRS hearings. He clearly explained EXACTLY how the American public feels about the IRS and its strong-arm, Chicago-style, invasive and illegal tactics aimed at ANYONE who opposes Obama and his agenda.
Yep, we should be more than concerned: The IRS official in charge when tea party groups (and many others) were targeted now is head of the IRS office responsible for Obamacare.
Sarah Hall Ingram was head of the IRS group handling tax-exempt applications between 2009 and 2012. She is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today. (read more…)
We can’t quit thinking about the “apology” from the IRS about targeting tea party groups. There, there, now — don’t you feel better about their unconstitutional, over-reaching, and invasive enforcement activities?
Americans should remember that this same corrupt IRS will be in charge of enforcing Obamacare. And this same inept and corrupt government will supposedly secure our now unsecured borders in advance of immigration reform, and will implement a completely ethical and non-political IPAB panel to make life and death health care decisions for you and your family.
Forgive me for not trusting these big government promises any more than I trust the White House’s latest Benghazi spin or the IRS’ fairness.
So many Americans knew this was happening, but many felt defenseless and even helpless against a government that seems to roll along without accountability or sense of obligation to the people it’s supposed to serve...