That's the President's response to the Treasury IG report. You are either genuinely blinded by hyper-partisan bias or fundamentally dishonest.
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
Jun 25, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service today provided Congressional investigators with new information that shows that the term “progressives” was included on the IRS “Be On the Look Out” (BOLO) lists used to screen tax-exemption applications. The so-called BOLO lists were previously known to have included criteria singling out conservative organizations -- this is the first evidence, however, that the lists included "progressives" as an identifier. Separately, Ways and Means Committee Democratic staff has now verified that the list of 298 organizations reviewed by TIGTA included liberal organizations. Linked here is a copy of the November 2010 BOLO. We will be releasing additional BOLOs as they are received from the IRS.
In response to the new information, which is based on a Ways and Means Committee investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's handling of tax-exemption applications, Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Levin today is taking the following actions:
Writing a letter to Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George requesting that he explain why he released an audit report on May 14 that omits vital information regarding the processing of tax-exemption applications by the IRS and why he subsequently failed to disclose this information in congressional hearings.
Requesting that Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp hold a hearing where the Inspector General can explain the glaring omission in his audit report.
Requesting that the interviews conducted to date be reevaluated and possibly supplemented in light of the information learned today.
“The audit served as the basis and impetus for a wide range of Congressional investigations and this new information shows that the foundation of those investigations is flawed in a fundamental way,” Rep. Levin said.
New IRS Information Shows
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
You couldn't possibly be speaking of the REPUBLICAN appointed head of the IRS, now could you? Because that would be so irrelevant that the executive in charge for five years had been nominated by a Republican President and unanimously confirmed by the Senate.
Oh of course not, because you think the President can control every single bureaucrat in the federal government down to the level of which pencil they use.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822