IRS scandal a hint
of things to come
Regarding the unfolding scandal of Internal Revenue Service agents targeting conservative groups:
The IRS is stacked with liberal Democrats, a fact evident in a report by the Center for Public Integrity, which showed that IRS employees contributed more than twice as much to President Barack Obama's campaign as they did to Mitt Romney's.
We now know the IRS targeted tax-exempt groups that disagree with Obama. This is only a preview of how the IRS will manage Obamacare. The agency is responsible for enforcing the individual insurance mandate and administering tax credits to help subsidize health insurance costs.
Those who did not vote or who voter for Obama even after he and Democrats foisted the monstrosity of Obamacare are getting wheat they merit - the loss of their freedoms as individuals.
Don't expect the media, which mostly support Obama, to help you. The Justice Department's probe of Associated Press phone records sends a chilling message for them not to get too far out of line, which places us that much closer to a dictatorship.
TONY DE ANGELIS
In light of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, we should contact our congressmen and insist on a special investigation into the Benghazi affair of Sept. 11, 2012.
It is obvious to anyone who has seen recent testimony before Congress that the administration dropped the ball during the attack and has since been involved in a massive cover-up of this debacle. I do not know how high up this cover-up goes, but at a minimum I suspect the Secretary of State and possibly higher.
This has been an international embarrassment for the American people and I suspect most of us, Republicans and Democrats alike, would like to be told the truth on this matter. From the administration dragging its heels on this investigation from the beginning, to Hillary Clinton's "What difference, at this point, does it make," to White House spokesman Jay Carney's comment of "Benghazi happened a long time ago," it is evident the administration would like to see this just fade away. The lack of reporting in the major news media seems to take this view as well. We need to have a special committee to get the truth out.
Four Americans died that day. Two ex-servicemen heroically tried to defend our ambassador while their calls for help were not only unanswered, but in my view, purposely ignored. Contact your congressman today and show your support of your fallen heroes.
How does AP
like Obama now?
Former chairman of the board of directors of the Associated Press, Dean Singleton, was a big fan of President Barack Obama back in April 2012, when he warmly praised him at the AP's annual luncheon. A little more than a year later, AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt is crying the blues about Obama's Department of Justice seizing two months of AP telephone records. Why hasn't the media asked Singleton to comment about his choice of president?
Does anyone trust Obama to get to the bottom of the Internal Revenue Service crackdown on organizations that had the audacity to believe in the United States Constitution? I guess Obama and AP will get to the bottom of that as soon as they get to the bottom of Fast and Furious and "Benghazigate."
Where is the outrage
about IRS actions?
Regarding the May 15 Associated Press story, "FBI probing IRS targeting of tea party":
Where's the outrage? Where is the impartial fourth estate? Isn't it their job to keep our politicians honest by reporting wrongdoings and probing for information?
This scandal is outrageous, as is the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the Justice Department's probe of Associated Press phone records.
Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative or libertarian, all should be afraid of the path our federal government is taking. Remember, it is the Internal Revenue Service that will soon be tracking our health insurance. This agency is tasked with making sure we are in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Partisanship at the IRS in particular should never be tolerated.
Egg Harbor Township
White House has used
questionable tactics before
Regarding the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department scandals:
Perhaps this is a good time to revisit how the still-unpopular health care law was passed. Recall all the bribes and arm-twisting that were used to persuade Democrats to vote for it.
We knew then that this White House used questionable tactics. These recent scandals that are plaguing this administration are just more of the same.
Let's hope the media will finally hold them accountable.
JUTA H. LEVIN