In the wake of the IRS scandal, some of the "tax issues" that have been raised by members or allies of the Obama administration take on a particularly ominous cast.
For example, the Weekly Standard's John McCormack wonders about how then-economic adviser to the President Austan Goolsbee came to assert that Kochg Industries doesn't pay corporate income taxes. What information had he seen prior to the anonymous background briefing where he leveled that charge? McCormack details the ways explanations emanating from Goolsbee and The White House have been inconsistent and implausible.
But while we're on the subject of spurious tax charges, why not ask Harry Reid about how he came up with his outlandish claims that Mitt Romney had gone 10 years without paying taxes? Was someone at the IRS trying to do the President more favors by "leaking" false information to Reid, whose well-known for -- shall we say -- his willingness to ignore the ethical niceties?
Maybe, maybe not. But while the House is investigating IRS scandals, it might want to get some people under oath on these matters (with four different committees looking into this matter, surely it falls within someone's jurisdiction!).