As the IRS apologizes for targeting conservatives groups such as the Tea Party, and also Jewish groups, during the 2012 elections, the Obama administration is already blaming former President Bush.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, we may be seeing the IRS apologize for targeting the Tea Party now, but the Federal government knew about the indiscretion since 2011. Conservatives groups are already rejecting the IRS apology and are demanding an investigation.
In addition to the Tea Party inquisition, we may see the IRS apologizing to Jewish groups soon enough. The Jewish Press says the “passionately pro-Israel organization Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS, claiming it had been told by an IRS agent that because the organization was ‘connected to Israel,’ its application for tax-exempt status would receive additional scrutiny. … In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been assigned to ‘a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the [Obama] Administration’s public policies.’ ”
A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011. The 2012 election saw a spike in political groups seeking tax exempt status, but only conservative groups were given problems. But despite these IRS actions being undertaken by “low level” IRS agents, Obama is blaming Bush and his choice of IRS leadership through Jay Carney:
“Two things need to be noted; which is the IRS is an independent enforcement agency. Which I believe, as I understand it contains only two political appointees within it. The individual who was running the IRS at the time was actually an appointee from the previous administration.”
As the IRS apologizes, Senator Orrin Hatch thinks this is not enough:
“When we start letting the IRS impose its will on people and doing it in a partisan, biased way, then we’re exposing our country to some real problems. I suspect there are some whistleblowers ready to come out and expose this and that’s why (the IRS) came out and apologized … . Whoever did this ought to be exposed.”
Do you think the IRS apology is enough? Who do you think is responsible for causing the IRS actions?