Again - as we saw with the abuses of the tea-party associated groups, this stuff doesn't even have to be directed from the center (though it can be).
In fact, given the almost insane amount of blowback that could come from such a thing, I would tend to doubt it. Even the architects of Obamacare aren't that stupid.
All it requires, in fact, is a government employee willing to use the powers entrusted to him by the people of this nation to pursue personal vendetta's or abuse those with whom he disagrees.
One afternoon a few weeks ago, Chicago insurance broker and ObamaCare critic C. Steven Tucker happened to see a cancer patient tell Fox News' Megyn Kelly about losing his health care insurance policy.
Tucker looked up the South Carolina resident on Facebook and offered help him find health care coverage immediately so his badly-needed cancer treatments could continue. Tucker and cancer patient Bill Elliott connected and Tucker was able to find Elliott the help he needed. Elliott publicly thanked Tucker for his life-saving assistance, but little did either know they would soon be fighting another battle - this one with the Internal Revenue Service.
Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, both Tucker and Elliott received official notifications that they were being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.
Elliott, who is a retired government worker, was told he would be facing audit in 2014. Tucker says the IRS letter to him demands $4000 from 2003 and $2000 from 2010 be paid before December 26, 2013....
Tucker says he has obtained legal counsel and plans to fight the IRS' demands.
Meanwhile, IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins responds with I don't recall more than 80 times during questioning on the original tea-party-targeting scandal.
I wonder how well his co-workers would take it if Mr Tucker and Mr Elliot were to provide similar levels of response during their audit?