If there is any doubt the IRS has a disdain for the American people and our representatives? If you believe this is a benign and disinterested federal government agency read the following:
The IRS’s director of privacy, governmental liaison, and disclosure division, Mary Howard, testified that soon after the IRS targeting scandal was revealed, the IRS “amassed hundreds of attorneys to go through the documents [requested by Congress] and redact them” . . .
In other words, as soon as the IRS targeting scandal broke, the IRS set up a special team of hundreds of attorneys, including President Obama’s political head of the Chief Counsel’s office, to keep requests for publicly available information away from the person who would normally review those documents and turn them over to Congress and the public. That “special” team then overly redacted, delayed, and determined which documents it wanted Congress to see. (Read more from “The IRS Used This to Hide Information From Congress” HERE)
This is a government of the people, by the people and for the people? Yeah, right!