One after the other, Obama’s IRS officials step up and do what government bureaucrats do best: they spin, they obfuscate, they lie, and they cover their rear-ends. We have been treated to the reality of big government: a mob of lawless bureaucrats drunk on their own power. These men and women, career government pencil pushers, are political hacks who do Obama’s bidding.
And they did it with the greatest vigor during Obama’s reelection campaign.
Of course, Obama doesn’t pick up a phone, call Lois Lerner—try taking the 5th when dealing with the IRS!—and instruct her to kneecap the political opposition. No, that call is probably made by Valerie Jarrett through her underlings.
Obama and his political thugs have learned from Nixon’s mistakes.
But make no mistake about it, Obama sends out very clear messages; he sets the stage for an IRS who act as enforcers for his administration.
King Henry II did not order his knights to murder Thomas Becket.
I know because I saw the 1964 movie.
Henry (Peter O’Toole) simply shouted, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”
And that carefully dropped outburst was enough to trigger and legitimize Becket’s murder.
Obama, throughout his reelection campaign, demonized the Tea Party, labeling them, “A threat to democracy.” And through his surrogates, vilified Mitt Romney as a tax cheat. In effect Obama was saying, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome Tea Party?”
The IRS is the monster designated to administer the monster that is Obamacare. It is a marriage made in hell. And we, the American people, are at the center of this impending inferno.
There is only one course: Congress must act to defund the role of the IRS in Obamacare.
The Internal Revenue Service, charged with implementing the biggest change in tax laws in 20 years due to Obamacare, has created eight offices and special “teams” to handle the chore, way more than initially revealed.
Besides the top office headed by the woman in the middle of the IRS-Tea Party scandal, there are seven others and a special enforcement team that make up an organization chart that mirrors the organization of the IRS itself, according to a Treasury Inspector General’s report.
The June report focused on concerns that the IRS, which is filling the Obamacare offices with 2,137 agents and officials to make sure citizens and companies comply with the new health law or pay a fine, isn’t clear on its new role and how many new workers it will actually need. For example, the IRS will be in charge of analyzing hospital “community benefit activities,” which it has never done before.