IRS Targeting Tea Party Groups Since 2010

By Deneen Borelli

A draft report by the IRS inspector general found the agency was targeting conservative groups since 2010.  According to a story from ABC News, conservative groups seeking tax exempt status were subjected to additional scrutiny.

The IRS targeted groups with “Tea Party” and “Patriot” in their names.

Despite being responsible for the IRS, President Obama denied having any prior knowledge of these actions. However, there is no doubt that slowing down organizations with opposing views was politically advantageous for the president.

Denial and avoiding responsibility is a popular theme for the Obama administration during the past couple of weeks as recent discoveries in the Benghazi scandal have also been surfacing.