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IRS: A Culture of Absolute Power and Absolute Corruption

No other agency can invoke more sleepless nights, accounting anxiety and beads of sweat across the forehead than the IRS. Those three letters hold so much power, not only with the collection of taxes, but now the enforcement of health insurance. As comedian Jerry Seinfeld jokingly put it, “[They’re] like the mafia. They can take anything they want.” [1] Every joke has some truth to it. Giving a succinct and more serious characterization of the agency, syndicated columnist George Will recently said on Fox News that the IRS is, “the most intrusive and potentially punitive institution of the federal government, and it is a law enforcement ...

The White House knew about problems at VA

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed[1] President Obama was first made aware of the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs system when CNN aired its report last week. In other words, the President of the United States learned about the scandal involving secret wait lists at the same time the rest of America did. Either the president chooses to be woefully ill-informed, or he needs to instruct his cabinet officials on the necessities of communication. Carney’s claim, however, is contradicted by a Washington Times report[2] that says the Obama Administration was made aware of the VA’s problems more than five years ago.  ...