Carol Platt Liebau

It's all about the priorities, isn't it.

While the IRS was busy harassing law-abiding taxpayers -- whose only "crime" was seeking to set up nonprofit groups that might be hostile to the administration -- it was overlooking other matters: In particular, the fact that it was paying out billions in bogus claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit. That's $13.6 billion, in fact, just last year.

When an agency is busy preying on the people it is supposed to be serving, I guess it's no surprise that it ends up paying people it shouldn't be.


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.