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Published: Friday, May 17 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Provo, UT

The real persons who suffer from this scandal are those who trusted Obama enough to vote for him. The truth is coming out bit by bit piece by piece. We all need to be shocked and determined to defend our rights as citizens regardless of party affiliation. The first amendment has been seriously abused by the acts of IRS under the Obama administration.The buck stops at his office.

Dog Fur
Prather, CA

The Obama administration seems to have no respect for the constitution of the United States.

Ogden, UT

But Obama never knew about it. Say what? But he says that about everything. History will say: "George Washington couldn't tell a lie, Richard Nixon couldn't tell the truth, Obama couldn't tell the difference".

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

So, we have 2 possible scenarios:

1) Obama really had no idea that this was happening.

What course of action would be taken if scenario 1 were true? Obama would fire the people who knew and should have let him know. That is downright incompetence; the president needs to know this kind of stuff!

2) Obama knew about it and lied about not knowing about it.

What course of action would be taken if scenario 2 were true? No action taken, just blaming others and saying "I found out about it the same time the American people found out".

What actually happened? Obama didn't take any action and said he didn't know.

The verdict: Scenario 2 is the truth. Obama knew and lied about it.

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

Why would any political group, Tea Party, conservative, liberal, democrat, republican, or any other label, expect to gain tax exempt status?

Kaysville, UT

What is the worst about this 2-3 year problem is the administration was doing this while the prior IRS commissioners evaded questions and the responses to the Congressional committees who had oversight. If the IG said the administration was aware of this during the election year, no matter how or who instigated it, it is a definite crime of the Federal Election Law and procedures as it gives an unfair advantage for the Democratic elections, at all levels and not just the President's election. They have only addressed the Presidential election. The President wanted Congressional elections for Democrats for his agenda. It wouldn't make a budget or be honest and true to his raising his arm taking the oath of office.

He probably has a hard time going to bed at night and getting a good night's sleep. The President's buddy, the AG, doesn't appear to be comfortable, either when interrogated by the Congressional Committees. Either he did or didn't know but should have known as he is the only one that approved that type of waiver or variance to the law with the subpoena.
Top dog and the law enforcer are suffering alzheimer's.

Salt Lake City, UT

As Ms. Clinton said about Benghazi, There's nothing there. It's in the past, forget about it.

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