Skip to comments.FLASHBACK 2009:Tax Audits Are No Laughing Matter
Posted on 05/10/2013 11:10:12 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
At his Arizona State University commencement speech last Wednesday, Mr. Obama noted that ASU had refused to grant him an honorary degree, citing his lack of experience, and the controversy this had caused. He then demonstrated ASU's point by remarking, "I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA brackets. . . . President [Michael] Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."
Just a joke about the power of the presidency. Made by Jay Leno it might have been funny. But as told by Mr. Obama, the actual president of the United States, it's hard to see the humor. Surely he's aware that other presidents, most notably Richard Nixon, have abused the power of the Internal Revenue Service to harass their political opponents. But that abuse generated a powerful backlash and with good reason. Should the IRS come to be seen as just a bunch of enforcers for whoever is in political power, the result would be an enormous loss of legitimacy for the tax system.
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Low probability that Obaba was joking.
He would be just another in the series of corrupt White House occupants who use soft domestic terrorism against U.S. citizens via Govt harassment.
Just like the Obaba regime now admits to having done against conservative (but not liberal) groups in and around the 2012 election season.
Obama is rather easy to see through if you pay attention. The wicked always have a tell.
His statement is actually a roundabout brag, a boast.