“A lot of people were afraid…that if they started fighting the government, they were going to be attacked,”
Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal
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Sure, a high-level IRS official left after the scandal erupted last year about the agency targeting conservative groups. But what good did it do?
IRS officials admitted that groups with conservative leanings, especially with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, had been targeted for special scrutiny, asked for “inappropriate” information, and had their applications for nonprofit status delayed on purpose. Now it’s coming out that nothing is changing—and in fact, the Obama administration has been pursuing a stiffer crackdown all along.
Nowadays, “Instead of trying to correct its internal bias and problems, the IRS is apparently trying to double down and stifle the political activity of opponents of the Obama administration and its policies,” says Heritage’s Hans von Spakovsky. He explains: