So a big government agency abused its power against certain groups of citizens. That is at least, unfortunate. Of course, since most of these groups are against the huge size of government and the President couldn't have known about all these issues because government is so big, that has to be more than just ironic.
Heya OC. Looks Like Obama is saying he don't believe this was Politically Motivated.
Carney: President Doesn't Necessarily Think IRS Was Politically Motivated, Or Something.....
At today’s press briefing, Jay Carney reiterated much of what he said yesterday regarding the multiple scandals plaguing the Obama Administration, once again working to distance the president himself from his wayward colleagues.
Today, although he noted that the president felt “strongly” about the need for the tax code to be applied in a neutral manner, Carney made a point of saying that the president had no reason to doubt the IRS officials who claimed that the targeting was for purposes of efficiency. In other words, Carney seemed to suggest that the president didn’t believe the targeting was politically motivated—and yet, in the same breath, he noted a lack of “neutrality,” indicating that there was political bias present. "The president has no reason to doubt the Inspector General's report," Carney said, in which political bias was not named a factor in the targeting.
Turning to another unfolding indiscretion, reporters in the room seemed awfully curious about the president’s sudden renewed interest in passing media shield legislation, to help protect the press from unwarranted scrutiny over sources. Given the AP hacking discovery, isn’t the timing rather suspect, and perhaps a transparent attempt to save some face?
Reporters also wished to know what the president had to say on the hacking scandal, but again, Carney refused to comment owing to the “ongoing criminal investigation,” and the fact that there is a “firewall” between the White House and the Department of Justice during times such as these.....snip~
Carney: President Doesn't Necessarily Think IRS Was Politically Motivated, Or Something - Kate Hicks
This whole thing is ridiculous. Any group that has the function of political activity cannot be a charity and is not eligible for a federal tax exemption. Whether they are leftist or rightists, they are not tax exempt. Any political group that claims to be a charity deserves the extra scrutiny. I'm sure you'll find in the end of this politically motivated investigation that the IRS was simply doing what it was supposed to.
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