Capitol Gains: While Condemning IRS Scandal, Dems Were Busy Cashing Checks From The Agency’s Union Matt Gorman | May 17th, 2013
Democrats throughout Capitol Hill jumped at the chance to condemn the IRS for their outrageous abuse of power. Yet, what they didn’t say was that they’d already cashed their checks.
The union of the same agency now entangled in scandal gave over $700,000 to noted Democrats and their campaign organizations, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
It’s unconscionable for Democrats to even consider keeping the campaign contributions. They must come clean and return them immediately.
No wonder Democrats want higher taxes – their campaigns are funded by the IRS.
Democrats And Their Organizations Took Campaign Contributions From The National Treasury Employees Union. (OpenSecrets.org, Accessed On 5/16/13)
The National Treasury Employees Union Represents IRS Employees. (“About NTEU, National Treasury Employees Union, Accessed On 5/16/13)
According To A Report From The Treasury’s Inspector General, “Ineffective Management” At The IRS Led To The Recent Scandal. “Ineffective management at the Internal Revenue Service allowed agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, an internal Treasury Department report said Tuesday. Lax managers allowed the practice to go on for more than 18 months, said the report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.” (“Inspector General Says Ineffective Management At IRS Allowed Agents To Target Tea Party Groups,” Associated Press, 5/14/13)
- The Associated Press Reported That Senior IRS Officials Knew Of The Targeting In 2011. “Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.” (“IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups Earlier Than 2012,” Associated Press, 5/13/13)