IRS political targeting scandal expands

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  • raybies Layton, UT
    May 15, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    I suppose I should be more outraged, but I remember back in the Clinton Era a similar allegation was made against the IRS targeting political oponents of the Clinton's political agendae. I remember at the time, they specifically targeted churches threatening their tax-exempt status because of their political activities, and they were all conservative based. I honestly thought this was something that unethical presidencies did.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 13, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    The President wouldn't be apologizing if there wasn't some truth to the reporting 2 years after it happened. They didn't want to report it before the election to skew the results of the pontification man.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 13, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    Did the IRS target Romney's various groups to use that information to help Obama's campaign?

    Watergate required a physical break-in to a location. However, the IRS could gather data on Romney and use that for the Obama advantage. I remember Senator Reid mentioning something about Romney's taxes. However, Reid didn't come forth coming with that information source.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 13, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    Since the IRS is the most procedural driven agency in government, their apology is critical because it claimed that the malfeasance was restricted to low-level employees who were acting in good faith, and that no high-ranking employees are aware. They don't do anything that is not authorized through their procedures, especially without higher level or even the highest levels knowing of the deviation or exception to the policies. They even have to have public hearings on some processes that extend beyond their normal purview.

    This administration doesn't want to have a Benghazi. For 2 years, what have they compromised of people's privacy and those of the people that donated their funds to groups that the IRS considered conservative. Even conservatives can't define all the areas they are conservative in. So what groups were considered conservative? There are plenty of people in Utah that belong to conservative groups of a variety in nature and scope. What about the officers of those organizations and people that have contributed to those groups in time or money?
    Have we become a nation of KGB and PRAVDA where anything is game for the government to peruse in your life?

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    May 13, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    The IRS shouldn't be apologizing for auditing these extremist groups who are being funded by the Koch brothers. I doubt very much that t-party funding is on the level.