Ever see a young kid who just can't find her shoes no matter "how hard" she looks? It usually happens right when the parent needs to head out the door? The IRS could teach the toddler a thing or two about delaying tactics, because -- finally! -- after years of delay, the IRS has laid its greedy hands on some documents they just couldn't seem to locate.
You may remember -- back in the recesses of your brain -- a year called 2009 when the Tea Party emerged as a political force in American politics. Soon after, the IRS began targeting patriotic Americans for abuse, harassment and delay of their non-profit status applications in order to stunt their freedom to speak out during hotly contested political races. It was a stunning show of the Obama Administration’s abuse of power, and justice has not been served, even though the IRS admitted at the highest levels to this behavior.
FreeBeacon reports that there's a new development in the case:
The Internal Revenue Service has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them.
The watchdog group intended to find records regarding how the IRS selected individuals and organizations for audits that were requesting nonprofit tax status.
The agency will not say when it will make the documents available to the public.
"At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents," the agency said. "The Service will begin producing any non-exempt, responsive documents by March 10, 2017, and, if necessary, continue to produce non-responsive records on a bi-weekly basis."
"Unable to provide an estimate," indeed.I can go out on a limb here and say, "as long as humanly possible," or "until the American tax payers have forgotten." Here's the thing, IRS: we won't forget. The treatment that everyday, patriotic Americans received at the heavy arm of government is something that is indelibly imprinted on our brains forever.
It'd be really interesting to see how well a typical American taxpayer would fare with you guys if he handled his tax documents as carelessly.