New Poll: Alarm Over IRS Abuse Growing, Not Receding
The Obama Administration, Congressional Democrats and liberals generally may claim that the IRS scandal is essentially resolved, that "there's no there there." The American people disagree, and in growing numbers.
According to a Rasmussen survey released today, some 70% now believe that the unconstitutional and criminal targeting originated in Washington, not some insular Cincinnati cubicle:
While the controversy over the National Security Agency surveillance program has dominated the news recently, concern about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations remains high and is inching up. Despite the large number of controversies engulfing official Washington, the number of people following the IRS scandal has actually increased…[more]
To understand why President Obama surrounded himself with a human shield of children last week as he ordered a tightening of our nation's gun controls, you have to remember this is an administration that never lets a "crisis" go to waste. Nor does it resist the use of a superficial prop to divert attention from serious deliberation.
It also has a history of claiming urgency to pass solutions based on misinformation without careful reflection.
That anyone would use children in such an overtly political manner or hijack a tragedy like Sandy Hook to further their political aims is repulsive…
"Congress is boring. It can’t even make new false promises. On border security, it keeps making the same assurances. The Gang of Eight immigration bill, which could well be the signature legislative accomplishment of President Barack Obama’s second term, travels in the well-worn ruts of past immigration promises. The Gang of Eight is offering this basic deal: 'We will pretend to enforce…[more]
—Rich Lowry, National Review Editor, In the New York Post
— Rich Lowry, National Review Editor, In the New York Post