Addtional evidence from the IRS scandal that the country is being governed currently by gangsters:
“We did pose that question, and no one would acknowledge who, if anyone, provided that direction,” Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George said in response to a question from Representative Tom Graves (R., Ga.). George interviewed employees in the IRS field office in Cincinnati as part of his audit, which found that the agency inappropriately targeted conservative organizations seeking nonprofit status.
So, the gangland code of Omerta is in full force among the minions of the IRS. Think about that for a minute. These are public employees, sometimes called laughingly public servants. They are part of an agency that routinely orders confiscation of the property of American citizens who owe the government money, and routinely refer criminal charges against those they claim are in willful criminal violation of the Tax Code. These same people now believe they can become deaf, dumb and mute when it comes to wrongdoing within the IRS. This is rapidly becoming much more than a scandal but rather a crisis of legitimacy for the Federal government. How can the Feds expect citizens to obey the law when it is manifestly the case that the people involved in this criminal enterprise believe that they are above the law?
One agent has begun to understand that people are going to be tossed into jail for this and he or she is unwilling to be the fall guy:
Additionally, interviews with an IRS field agent involved in the division that targeted Tea Party groups for additional vetting appear to contradict the White House’s assertion that rogue agents — not the administration — were behind the effort, according to partial transcripts released Sunday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The agent in the Cincinnati office, in which the targeting took place, told congressional investigators that he or she was told by a supervisor in March 2010 to search for Tea Party groups applying for tax-exempt status and that “Washington, D.C., wanted some cases.”
The agent said that by April the office had held up roughly 40 cases and at least seven were sent to Washington. The agent also said a second IRS employee asked for information on two other specific applicants in which Washington was interested.
“It’s impossible. As an agent we are controlled by many, many people. We have to submit many, many reports. So the chance of two agents being rogue and doing things like that could never happen. … They were basically throwing us underneath the bus.”
Go here to Fox News to read the rest. The Code of Omerta frequently works for the Mafia only because it has a death sentence for its violation. I assume that the Obama administration will not go that far against IRS agents who cooperate with investigators, but with this gang who really knows?