Full Caf Americano™
The U.S. government has no idea how close Iran is to acquiring a nuclear warhead, it didn’t know whether or not Saddam Hussein had WMDs, and it is not certain of North Korea’s nuclear launch capabilities. But someone in the government can tell where you went to dinner last night, what you ate, and how long you stayed.
Whatever the government’s ineptitude in determining our enemies’ activities, it now has almost limitless capabilities to track the goings-on of its own citizens: it can read your email, triangulate and tap your cell phone, track your automobile GPS, even in some cases remotely shut down your car engine.
However, inside a government so adept at information-mining its citizens, according to practically any knowledgeable source you speak with, an IRS agent cannot ‘go rogue.’
Someone is directing the activities of every IRS official. And you can bet someone above is directing that director. Maybe the government doesn’t give a rip how your tax dollars are spent, but it is danged exacting about collecting them.
A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.
The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as saying they only operate on directives from headquarters…
“We’re not political,’’ said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do…. That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. Everything comes from the top. We don’t have any authority to make those decisions without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive.”
This should scare the skivvies off every liberal out there, especially if they think Republicans are as dangerous as they claim. What, you guys don’t think a Republican will ever be president again?
You guys have a choice: You can read the NYT and the other Obama house pets while they try to bury these scandals, or you can catch the train before it leaves the station. The spin isn’t working this time.