Lois Lerner Retires Amid IRS Scandal

IRS SC 211x300 Lois Lerner retires amid IRS scandal

A woman whose name has become analogous to the widespread mistrust of the Internal Revenue Service has recently announced she is stepping down from her post. Lois Lerner, who headed the division responsible for issuing tax-exempt statuses, was rightfully vilified by conservatives when news broke the IRS was wrongfully targeting Tea Party-affiliated groups.

Since that story broke, Lerner has been infamously tight-lipped regarding the scandal, even exercising her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself by testifying before a congressional panel.

The IRS has admitted agents withheld tax-exempt status for conservative-leaning groups; and Lerner has become the face of the continuing scandal. A number of prominent Republicans have advocated her forced removal from the agency.

While her departure from the IRS is being reported as a retirement, some sources indicate she was facing an ouster by the U.S. State Department Accountability Review Board.

A number of other scandals — most notably the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi — continue to receive mere lip service at best; however, it is somewhat encouraging to learn the board was still actively involved in the IRS debacle. Unfortunately, countless conservative voices were silenced during the pivotal period between 2010 and 2012 because of the actions of Lerner and her minions.

Initially characterized as misbehavior by a select few IRS employees, subsequent reports show the targeting of Tea Party groups was incredibly widespread. Though the removal of Lerner from the helm is unquestionably a positive development, unfair treatment based on political differences can and likely will continue within the IRS.

Even more disheartening is the agency’s increased role in the implementation of ObamaCare. If conservatives cannot trust the IRS to remain impartial as it relates to tax policy, we likewise cannot expect fair treatment under the reprehensible mandates of socialized healthcare.

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Comments

  1. Loerner can run but she can't hide. Loerner WILL be subpoenaed

  2. Linda From NY says:

    This woman Lerner violated the Rights of Patriots and good Americans, some how I feel that Laws were broken, and she got her orders from this muslim traitor in our White House, she needs to be sent to prison along with this whole corrupt administration.

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Linda not only sent to prison but havethat big fat pension taken away and make her pay back that money she was getting after they made her step down.I fear Sambo would pardon her because I'm sure the orders came from him.

      • Linda From NY says:

        She may be stepping down, but you right, she will go away with a nice big fat pension or obummer could reward her and give her a better job making even more money.

        But that is OK, she can only get away with so much, one day she will have to give an account to God Almighty, and I do believe that she will burn in Hell. I would not want to be her for all the money on earth, she sold her soul to Satan.

        • Edwardkoziol says:

          The only trouble is that we christians believe in an all forgiving God so if she ask for forgiveness before she croaks God will forgive so lets kick her ass now before she expirers.

      • Though the removal of Lerner from the helm is unquestionably a positive development, unfair treatment based on political differences can and likely will continue within the IRS.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Now we'll see what kind of balls Issa got when it comes to Lerner and the justice she receives.Most likely she'll get a slap on her ass and not a prison sentence.

  4. countless conservative voices were silenced during the pivotal period between 2010 and 2012 because of the actions of Lerner and her minions.

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