As if we weren’t already scared and distrustful enough of the Internal Revenue Service, now a new report by the Office of Special Council reveals still more lawlessness among the tax collectors. (Source: Washington Post news article quoted by Guy Benson today in “Watchdog: IRS Employees Told Taxpayers to Vote for Obama, Badmouthed GOP,” in townhall.com)
The Hatch Act, a federal law, prohibits the use of governmental agencies for partisan political purposes. You’d never guess that such a law was on the books, the way some IRS personnel behave.
During the 2012 election season, says the OSC report, IRS employees urged taxpayers to vote for Obama and chanted political slogans. Can you think of anything more unsettling than an IRS agent sitting at a desk across from you, chanting the president’s name while you’re trying to find out how much money you have to pay? At an IRS office in Dallas, says the report, IRS employees wore campaign stickers and “Vote for Obama” buttons, had Obama screensavers on their computers, and Obama posters on the walls. They even wore “Obama clothing,” whatever that may be.
.This is not only blatantly lawless. It’s also terribly intimidating. People are going to be thinking, “Oh, what will happen to me if I don’t vote for Obama, and they find out?”
Libs ‘n’ progs, of course, are scratching their heads, wondering what anybody’s so upset about. What’s wrong with totally ignoring the law?
This is what happens when you hand power over to amoral, immoral fanatics–and that’s what our country did in 2008.
The election and, even more, the re-election of Obama is a perpetual blot on America’s history, a shame that can never be wiped out.
I just wonder what they have to do to us, how much more they can do to us, before we’ve had enough.