It has been reported that the IRS hurricane that struck last week, leaving dark clouds, debris and controversy over the White House and the Black President, has threated public confidence in the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement.
Public confidence in government? That’s quite the conundrum.
How is it possible to have any confidence in a government run by a man re-elected despite a four-year record of failure who insisted two days ago that he knew nothing about the IRS internal investigation or the alleged singling out of conservative groups?
Obviously, there are missing links in the chain of command.
How can there be any public confidence in a government run for the people by the people we elected who authorized the funding for the more than $92 million dollars in bonuses—considered by the IRS as “taxable supplemental wages”— that were doled out by IRS “executives” to employees since 2009?
The beleaguered and unbelievable IRS will be responsible for enforcing many of the Affordable Care Act rules and regulations, the seven-foot stack of rules and regulations known as the “red tape tower”. Feeling confident about that?
How can there be any public confidence in a government that continues to suppress the truth about the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack despite the release of 100 pages of emails between the “intelligence analysts” and State Department officials shortly after it happened?
Or in a Justice Department that seized the phone records from the Associated Press as part of the investigation into the leaks about the incident?
Or in the Attorney General who was “one of the officials” who had access to the leaked information?
Mr. Obama has been up to his elbows in damage control this week. But this isn’t about damage control. This is about the damage that has been done to our country that is spinning out of control. So much for “Hope and Change”, “Yes We Can” and “Forward”.
The mainstream media has already begun reporting on how the Republicans will try to pin this mess on the President.
Move along folks. Nothing to see here.