The masses are howling. Apparently, it's just beginning to dawn on them that not only is this very same agency responsible for administering the mandate on Obamacare, but the very same official who ordered the targeting! What?!? The Internal Revenue Service, known for its ruthless, heartless, relentless, determination to pry some poor slob's last dime out of his cold, dead hand, will be in charge of our healthcare. They've admitted (only after it came out by mistake) that they "profile" those with opposing political views. And now, they've put Sarah Hall Ingram, the culprit responsible for the current scandal, as director of Obamacare for the IRS! You can't make this stuff up.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich insists it would be "madness" to give the responsibility for enforcing Obamacare to the IRS, considering the circumstances.
"Obamacare empowers the agency that just violated the public's trust by secretly targeting conservative groups," Representative Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind.said, "Even by Washington's standards, that's unacceptable. Now, more than ever, we need to prevent the IRS from having any role in American's healthcare. I do not support Obamacare, and after the events of last week, I cannot support giving the IRS any more responsibility or taxpayer dollars to implement this broken law."
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold hearings on Friday. Committee Member, Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., said the IRS has no business monitoring anyone's health insurance information. "I will not rest until the full scope of the IRS's corruption is uncovered, the guilty parties are held accountable, and actions are taken to ensure this never happens again."
Among those singled-out to be put under the IRS "special microscope" were:
- Tea Party groups
- Israel-related groups
- patriotic organizations
- Billy Graham
- those critical of the progressive agenda
- religious organizations
- those critical of big government
Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, says he now believes the extra scrutiny his organization received was part of "an attempt to intimidate us".
Graham claims the reason IRS agents visited during last year's presidential race was political. The Graham Association urged voters to back "candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel." In a letter to the White House, Graham wrote: "Mr. President, the IRS has already publicly acknowledged it operated in a less than neutral and non-partisan way. We also now know that the target of their improper actions was much wider than political or Tea Party organizations. Will you take some immediate action to reassure Americans we are not in a new chapter of American history--repressive government rule?"
Amen to that. But don't hold your breath--with the IRS in charge you could die before they deemed you worthy of healthcare.
A wise man once said: "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of Justice is no virtue." --Senator Barry Goldwater
"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil" --Ephesians 6:11.
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