THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: IRS Scandal Contradicts Central Narrative of Obama Administration.
Posted at 8:39 am by Glenn Reynolds
Much now being done by the state could better be done by free enterprise
Milton Friedman’s and Daniel Boorstin’s
The accepted approach to this problem [of highway provision] is an illustration of the way in which the proponents of our free enterprise system accept the role which is given them by their opponents – a role as fighters of a rear-guard action against socialism. While they devote their energies to preventing further encroachment by government, they take for granted that those areas in which government is at any moment operating must be so operated. Those of us who believe in free enterprise should show as much imagination, intellectual daring, and willingness to experiment in extending the scope of free enterprise as the opponents of free enterprise have shown in seeking to extend the power of the state. If we do, we shall find that much now being done by the state could better be done by free enterprise.
OBAMA AND THE IRS: The Smoking Gun? President met with anti-Tea Party IRS union chief the day before agency targeted Tea Party.
Indeed. Also, filmmaker Nakoula is still in jail, over a YouTube video that no one now thinks led to the attacks.
AROUND THE COUNTRY, TEA PARTIERS WILL BE PROTESTING AT IRS OFFICES ON TUESDAY. At noon, local time. Yeah, it’s short notice, but I’ll bet some people will show up.
It's Obamanomics, baby. Punish the productive, reward the reprobate
Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?
Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30
In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”
The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America. The IG report wrote it up this way:
April 1-2, 2010: The new Acting Manager, Technical Unit, suggested the need for a Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party cases. The Determinations Unit Program Manager Agreed.
In short: the very day after the president of the quite publicly anti-Tea Party labor union — the union for IRS employees — met with President Obama, the manager of the IRS “Determinations Unit Program agreed” to open a “Sensitive Case report on the Tea party cases.” As stated by the IG report.
SALENA ZITO: Scandals vs. Sway:
In T.S. Eliot’s drama “Murder in the Cathedral,” kowtowing knights who overhear England’s Henry II vent frustration with Thomas Becket decide to please the king by killing the archbishop.
Confronted with the scandalous murder, Henry is forced to deny involvement and punish his knights. Secretly, he is quite happy to be rid of the pesky archbishop.
So when Obama joked about auditing enemies’ taxes, it wasn’t really a joke at all. . . .
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS BECOME THE STUFF OF NEW YORKER SATIRE: Obama Denies Role in Government.
[Fiction turning into fact]
President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to reassure the American people that he has “played no role whatsoever” in the U.S. government over the past four years.
“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news.”
Mr. Obama closed his address by indicating that beginning next week he would enforce what he called a “zero tolerance policy on governing.”