When Barack Obama won reelection I was a little down. Oh, of course you could assume the obvious reason was because of four more years of a totally unqualified leftist running our country. But I did not want to spend four more years just writing columns bashing the indefensible. It would seem so mundane. Plus focusing on the negative creates such a pall over one’s thinking. Then our President provided an embarrassment of riches that could make any columnist happy.
The press focuses on the number three when naming scandals, but there are really four (and we are sure you could point to others like Lady Sebelius strong arming insurers to make illegal contributions of Lady Jackson from EPA using phantom email accounts). Let us not forget Fast and Furious. Remember that little episode where our government sold guns to Mexican drug cartels and an American border patrol agent was murdered with one of the illicit arms. As meaningful as this one is, it is not my favorite – if there can be a “favorite” when speaking about such a tragedy.
Then there is Benghazi. Such a goldmine of riches this scandal continues to produce. The cover up by the Administration, coupled with the lack of availability of the survivors for questioning and the fact that the FBI has done nothing to “bring the perpetrators to justice” nine months later, remains a treasure trove of investigations that might at some point boil over and burn the Administration. Hopefully, the stupid comment by Hillary Clinton (“What difference does it make?”) will come back to bite her all over her body. All that said this is not my favorite scandal.
Being a CPA, one could project the IRS targets as my favorite, but yet it is not. It has so many layers it makes on onion look like an orange. Revelations come out daily, like the huge expense for conferences that seems more like parties with silly videos and inept line dancing. The fact that there are 201 full-time employees who the government pays for (that means you and me) whose sole job is to work on union business for IRS employees just boggles the mind. The fact that someone at the IRS handed out taxpayer information from a nonprofit to a private party should scare any taxpayer. You can be sure there will be zillions more disclosures of how out of control our tax collection agency has become, signifying how out of control our government has become.