During Obama’s Ohio State University commencement address, he decried “voices” warning “that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.”
It’s no longer lurking. It’s here.
Testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee by the outgoing acting IRS commissioner, Steve Miller, as well as numerous statements by individuals claiming they have been harassed and intimidated by IRS agents, reveal a government agency out of control, or more precisely, under the control of political hacks.
According to an undisclosed IRS staffer in Cincinnati: “Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.”
This was not a freelance operation as Obama would have you believe. The IRS reports to the Treasury Department and the Treasury Department reports to the White House. Maybe the buck stops with Valerie Jarrett – but it does stop at the White House.
And, not only was the IRS targeting conservatives and patriotic Americans, it appears that the EPA was doing its part to silent opposition. In a statement released by Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), David Vitter (R-LA) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the EPA is accused of treating conservative groups differently than how they treated liberal environmental groups.
Since January 2012, 21 of 26 requests for Freedom of Information Act fee waivers from conservative groups were denied while 75 of 82 FOIA waiver requests from the environmental nazis that shared Obama’s agenda were approved.
The Department of Justice Inspector General published a new report on Monday that proved that former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke, leaked documents intended to smear “Fast and Furious” whistleblower John Dodson. In addition to Burke’s involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson.
One of those was Tracy Schmaler, the Director of the Department’s Office of Public Affairs, who resigned after the emails were uncovered in a Freedom of Information Act request that proved she worked with leftwing Media Matters to smear whistleblowers and members of Congress and the media who sought to investigate DOJ scandles under Eric Holder.
Perhaps it would be easier to ask if there were any of Obama’s departments or agencies that were not involved in harassing those that don’t share his agenda!
To prove his “outrage” amid the sequester and scandal in his administration, the White House announced that Obama and his queen will be hosting another taxpayer-funded concert in the East Room later this month.