Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official sought an audit involving U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa in 2012.Attempted enforcement of said "rule" on the Clintons might have been amusing.
Republicans quickly viewed former IRS official Lois Lerner's actions as an attempt to initiate a baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican senator. Grassley called the situation "very troubling" and said it's the kind of thing that fuels deep concerns about political targeting by the IRS.
The emails show Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Grassley, a Republican.
The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley's wife to attend the event.
Instead of forwarding the invitation to Grassley's office, Lerner emailed another IRS official to suggest referring the matter for an audit, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.
"Perhaps we should refer to exam?" Lerner wrote.
The IRS, the enforcement arm of the pro big government bureaucracy has been pursuing an undeclared war on the the party of smaller (not no) government years ago. It's long past time for the Republicans to realize their left flank is under attack by the entire bureaucracy, and treat them accordingly. Stop feeding them,
Or adopt my "modest plan" to make them pay fair with political affirmative action; fire of those in place now, and replace them with republicans up and down the ranks, and thereafter make hiring be proportional to the number composition of the House of Representatives, and let them keep an eye on each other.