Obama Speaks About IRS Scandal

by Ryan on May 15, 2013

in Crime,Politics,Stupid government

At about 6:20pm EDT, President Obama gave a three-minute statement relating to the IRS scandal, saying that he will accept the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, and work within the administration and with Congress to get to the bottom of this growing scandal.

Earlier today, Speaker Boehner made a much better statement:  “My question isn’t about who’s going to have to resign.  My question is, who’s going to jail over this scandal?”

Had Obama used the word “prosecute” in relation to those involved, there would be sufficient energy sparked to truly get to the bottom of this — and I would have been mostly satisfied.  Using the IRS to stymie political opponents deserves that kind of tone.

Unfortunately, Obama’s statement only partially mollifies this issue until his press conference tomorrow, and doesn’t give the impression that those responsible for this will truly be brought to justice.  A firing here, or a strongly-worded-letter there isn’t going to cut it.

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