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    Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Why the IRS scandal is worse than Watergate. Watergate was a political scandal in which the DNC offices in DC were broken into and President Nixon and his administration attempted to cover it up. The IRS scandal involves the government in the form of the IRS going after American Citizens including groups, organizations, and individual citizens based on their political or religious ideology. If a smoking gun is found that directly ties the president to this he must be impeached. If however he was kept in the dark those who kept it from the president must be fired. There is evidence that officials in the white house knew about this in June 2012, during the campaign. Those who were directly involved must go to prison. This is huge and every American regardless of their political persuasion should demand that heads roll. This scandal could be the catalyst that lights a fire under our politicians asses to rewrite the tax code and abolish the IRS. Just think what a flat tax or national sales tax would do for our economy. And another thing, most people are afraid to talk about the IRS because their worried that they too will be targeted. We should not have to be afraid of our government on the other hand the government should fear us. WE ARE THE PEOPLE!

    So this is a simple question. Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Not. Even. Close.

    And I love Nixon.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Yes, the IRS scandal pulls at the very fabric of our democracy.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Why the IRS scandal is worse than Watergate. Watergate was a political scandal in which the DNC offices in DC were broken into and President Nixon and his administration attempted to cover it up. The IRS scandal involves the government in the form of the IRS going after American Citizens including groups, organizations, and individual citizens based on their political or religious ideology. If a smoking gun is found that directly ties the president to this he must be impeached. If however he was kept in the dark those who kept it from the president must be fired. There is evidence that officials in the white house knew about this in June 2012, during the campaign. Those who were directly involved must go to prison. This is huge and every American regardless of their political persuasion should demand that heads roll. This scandal could be the catalyst that lights a fire under our politicians asses to rewrite the tax code and abolish the IRS. Just think what a flat tax or national sales tax would do for our economy. And another thing, most people are afraid to talk about the IRS because their worried that they too will be targeted. We should not have to be afraid of our government on the other hand the government should fear us. WE ARE THE PEOPLE!

    So this is a simple question. Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?
    The simple answer is "yes."
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Why the IRS scandal is worse than Watergate. Watergate was a political scandal in which the DNC offices in DC were broken into and President Nixon and his administration attempted to cover it up. The IRS scandal involves the government in the form of the IRS going after American Citizens including groups, organizations, and individual citizens based on their political or religious ideology. If a smoking gun is found that directly ties the president to this he must be impeached. If however he was kept in the dark those who kept it from the president must be fired. There is evidence that officials in the white house knew about this in June 2012, during the campaign. Those who were directly involved must go to prison. This is huge and every American regardless of their political persuasion should demand that heads roll. This scandal could be the catalyst that lights a fire under our politicians asses to rewrite the tax code and abolish the IRS. Just think what a flat tax or national sales tax would do for our economy. And another thing, most people are afraid to talk about the IRS because their worried that they too will be targeted. We should not have to be afraid of our government on the other hand the government should fear us. WE ARE THE PEOPLE!

    So this is a simple question. Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?
    Not even remotely.
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    don't forget to vote.
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    Not even remotely.
    let me get this right. The government going after it's own citizens based on political or religious ideology is not worse than politicians spying on each other and attempting to cover it up?
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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Its far worse in that what the IRS did was done to average Americans seeking to engage in political activities. When the single most powerful and feared agency of the federal government engages in this level of misbehavior, it makes watergate seem insignificant.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The simple answer is "yes."
    I don't get how. Technically what the IRS did isn't illegal (it's immoral as all hell, it's tacky, and it's incredibly partisan, however). Watergate was very much illegal.

    If anything, it just goes to show how so many Washington agencies go essentially unchecked...and the Department of the Treasury is the worst. If you work for the IRS or the Secret Service, you're about as close to being "above the law" as you can get.

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    Re: Is the IRS scandal worse than Watergate?

    Similar in offense.

    But the Benghazi screw up is much worse because people died as a result of a poor policy decision leaving them unprotected.
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