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IRS Scandal: Washington Was Involved



The scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gained additional steam this week, as a new report in The Washington Post further exposed the agency’s inability to come clean regarding its discriminatory campaign against limited government advocates.

“Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved in the targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed,” the Post reported late Monday.

This scandal – which broke late last week – is yet another example of the selective treatment Washington, D.C. doles out based on whether individuals or groups conform to its increasingly left-leaning ideology. And while that’s bad enough, the scandal has been compounded by government’s inability to tell the truth.

Initially, the IRS claimed its discriminatory behavior regarding tax-exempt applications was confined to low level employees in a single office. It was later learned that this office handles all tax-exempt applications – and that the singling out of conservative groups was official policy, not some “random error.”

Thus far no one has been held accountable for the scandal … which IRS leadership first became aware of nearly two years ago.