Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Failings of the IRS Go Far Beyond Targeting Conservative Groups

Here is my latest op-ed on the IRS "scandal."

Here are the first two paragraphs:

Public outcry regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s apparent targeting of conservative groups has been swift but largely misguided. The so-called “IRS scandal” essentially boils down the following: conservative groups that applied for 501(c)4 status were subject to more rigorous vetting by IRS employees than liberal groups.

At first blush this is no doubt problematic. The IRS, a vitally important government agency, must function in a neutral and non-partisan manner. However, the true scandal behind the IRS’s actions stretches far beyond this incident targeting conservative groups.

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