Last Night Jack Nicholson revisited his role as Colonel Jessup…
IRS Commissioner Koskinen tried to channel Colonel Jessup but failed to generate any of the character’s sympathetic aspects and focused only on the Smugness:
“You have already said, multiple times today, that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing,” Gowdy said. “I want you to tell me: What criminal statutes you have evaluated?”
“I have not looked at any,” the IRS commissioner admitted.
“Well then how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there is no criminal wrongdoing if you don’t even know what statutes to look at?” Gowdy followed-up.
“Because I’ve seen no evidence that anyone consciously –“
“Well how would you know what elements of the crime existed? You don’t even know what statutes are in play,” Gowdy said, visibly annoyed. “I’m going to ask you again: What statutes have you evaluated?”
“Uh,” the IRS commissioner stumbled, “I think you can rely on common sense–“
“Common sense? Instead of the criminal code, you want to rely on common sense? No, Mr. Koskinen, you can shake your head all you want to, commissioner. You have said today that there’s no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and I’m asking you what criminal statutes you have reviewed to reach that conclusion.”
“I reviewed no criminal statutes,” said the IRS commissioner.
You want to know what is wrong with our Government?
Commissioner Koskinen is what’s wrong with our Government. All of the Bureaucrats that see the world as he does are what’s wrong with our Government. An institution that is so accustomed to ‘being the law’ and see no reason to know the law is what’s wrong with our Government.
Elitist, Smug Liberal Progressives have taken over the Government from the top down. It happened over time. It is complete.
Now that there has been an unabridged War declared on the only opposing Ideology it is presenting itself for all to see.
The Koskinen’s, Lerner’s, et al. are coming out of the shadows into the sun.
In light of Jonathan Gruber’s video taped Honesty… I felt this was worth a repost, just as a reminder that they All think you’re Stupid and they’re above your Stupid laws.
IRS Commissioner Golem: “You really do get what you pay for.”
John Koskinen predicts a terrible 2015 tax season. And, of course, it’s Your fault.
No… it’s not that the IRS targets political enemies instead of sticking to it’s job.
No… it’s not that the Tax Code is intentionally so complicated as to make sure you’re guilty of Something at all times.
No… it’s not that the IRS is top-heavy with career bureaucrats because of Public Sector Unions and our inability to reduce redundant Government Jobs.
No… it’s not because all the Onerous Socialist Obama Care Taxes and Fines start in 2015… because they do.
No… it’s not because the IRS is made up of a bunch of Power Hungry Progressive Elitists. Well.. actually… okay, it kind of is….
It’s YOUR Fault because you don’t seem to be up for continuing to send more of your hard-earned money to Government, particularly the IRS, in the hope they will do MORE of the Above.
You Must be Punished.
And this time you may not even have to be associated with a specific Political Ideology.
You want EQUAL TREATMENT?
They’re going to make sure you get as much as they can shove in.