As if things aren't bad enough for this self-destructive obamanation of a health "care" plan, now the IRS could inflict even further damage.
In case you missed it . . .
The IRS will largely administer this attempt at providing near-universal health insurance. It is responsible for overseeing the tax credits and tax increases in the law, and—most critically—ensuring that businesses and individuals comply with the individual mandate and other major provisions.Fiscal Times
And to pour gasoline on the fire . . .
Former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich declared Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," "How can you put Obamacare under the Internal Revenue Service? “Why would you trust the bureaucracy with your health if you can’t trust the bureaucracy with your politics?" he said. "There are bureaucrats in the IRS who are capable of ruining your life while lying about it.”
The man has a point.
Gingrich is no stranger to dissention and is certainly not timid when it comes to expressing his mind . . . whether you ask his opinion or not.
The IRS has undermined its own credibility on the issue. It initially claimed before a congressional committee that conservative groups were not under a special microscope. The agency then apologized last week for targeting that supposedly occurred out of a Cincinnati field office. But a new report by the Washington Post on Monday says that IRS officials in Washington and California also queried conservative groups, who were told at the time that a Washington-based task force was overseeing their applications.
I would say it is symptomatic of the current administration, but that would be an exaggeration.
More truthfully, lies and distortion seem to be a way of life for our elected officials.
Now if the folks in Washington start blaming the IRS scandal and collapse of Obamacare on an obscure video . . .