Now consider: This White House has hosted the secretary of Homeland Security fewer than 50 times – but the head of the IRS has stopped by more than 150 times.
Still believe the IRS targeting of conservatives was contained to low-level employees in Cincinnati?
And here’s how little former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman thinks of you and the scandal his agency is embroiled in: When asked by a congressman why he made all those visits to the White House, Shulman quipped, “Um, the Easter Egg Roll.” We’re not sure whether that’s a thumb in your eye or a different digit shot your way.
You think the IRS is powerful now? Just wait. If they get away with blatantly using their stewardship of the tax code to punish enemies of the regime, there is no floor to how low our government can go to rig civic life in America. And the IRS will be at the forefront of enforcing Obamacare.
Look at what this says about the president’s priorities. The IRS commissioner’s 150-plus White House visits dwarf those by the secretaries of Defense, Energy, Treasury (in a historically weak economy), Labor (in a historically weak economy), Transportation, Agriculture and Education, as well as the CIA chief and even the attorney general. Most of them notched fewer than 50 White House trips.
What, aside from the annual Easter Egg Roll, could interest the White House so much about the workings of the IRS? Doesn’t it strain believability to now presume this White House had nothing to do with the IRS scandal?