by Jeff Davis
The IRS scandal is getting closer to Barry Soetoro, although it’s not as if everyone didn’t already know he was up to his caramel-colored nostrils in it. You know, the business about him using the Internal Revenue Service as his personal secret police to disrupt and persecute his critics in the Tea Party.
The Washington Examiner reports: “Less than a week after ’fessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and won’t release the trove to a group suing for access.”
You mean they won’t hand over evidence incriminating themselves? Who’d a thunk it?
The article continues “In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector general’s office said that the documents are covered by privacy and disclosure laws and can’t be provided to Cause of Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500. The decision coincides with publication by the Washington Examiner this week of “Watchdogs, lapdogs and attack dogs” a four-part series examining the successes and failures of the inspectors-general system, including multiple instances in which IGs provided cover for agency managers seeking to avoid more rigorous evaluations.”
Of course, showing anybody’s tax return to anybody else without permission is a felony, but hey, these are Democrats. Nothing ever seems to “rise to the level of an Impeachment.”
To make a long story short, the bureaucrats in question told ordinary citizens to go jump in a lake. As usual, nothing will be done about it. This is the problem with democracy, our democracy in particular—there is no way to compel the people who govern us to obey their own rules.
There is only one solution for a corrupt president: Impeachment. But the cowardly Republican leadership does not want to do what the Constitution says they should do.