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Well lots of finger pointing in the growing IRS and profiling scandal as investigators try to determine who was behind the targeting targeting of Tea Party groups and why.
Some suspect the White House might be involved others say a few rogue agents are to blame.
In a recent recent piece in the Washington examiner the examiners senior political columnist Tim Carney points out the IRS is heavily democratic and says.
One employee spoke to is even a member of a FaceBook group.
Urging the targeting of Tea Party states.
Tim Carney joins us now for more on this that targeting of Tea Party states' part was interesting to me -- Tell us what you found this IRS employee he's part of a FaceBook page devoted to what.
So yes I got a lot of email from IRS employees after I wrote -- first column about the IRS issue.
And one of them I just Google Jimenez FaceBook page.
He was a member of a group called target the government shutdown at Tea Party group Tea Party states meaning.
If the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011 left to -- to a government shut down -- set.
Well make sure that it's in Phoenix Arizona that the airport shuts down -- in Saint Louis that this government service -- -- And so this it wasn't something related to the IRS but it was clearly showing in antipathy towards that Tea Party.
By this career bureaucrat in the -- And I think that that that's probably fairly typical in that agency and most government agents well and you have an explanation as to why you think that happens.
Well yes and so some of the other guy IRS workers who emailed me said.
Of course we're going to support Democrats Democrats support civil servants Democrats support.
Public employee unions and another one said why would I support the party of Grover Norquist who wants to shrink the government down to the -- -- could drown in a bathtub.
And so these -- government employees who belong to a government employee union they are naturally going to be aligned with Democrats and that's problematic.
Yeah act as we have seen from -- evidence of the IRS.
Has been throwing itself some lavish conferences painful rate for hotel's suites.
50000 dollar genome -- videos that kind of thing.
This is an agency that doesn't seem to necessarily know.
How to how to look -- economize.
Well and -- for me the problem is that our tax code because to be a special tax exempt group.
There's certain guidelines so the IRS is in the position of policing political speech of deciding.
Are you overly political or do you really count as a social welfare organization.
If you are Democrat surrounded by a bunch of Democrats no matter how well intentioned you are you going to be more skeptical all the Tea Party group.
-- see are these guys really pursuing social welfare they're trying to cut the government.
It's -- to not occur to you that well yes that is these people trying to pursue social welfare just as much as -- Save the Whales group are so my problem is.
These people -- in charge of policing political speech when they are Democrats surrounded by Democrats and the campaign contribution numbers.
Tell that story well and when you looked into the political contributions in the 2012 election cycle from the Cincinnati office where this -- targeting of the Tea Party.
First came to light what are you fun.
Well every donation I could Trace to an IRS employee of the Cincinnati office every single donation went to either.
Liberal democratic senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio or to president Barack Obama 100% of the donations.
That I could find from someone who list themselves as IRS employee and lived in the Cincinnati area.
Eventually there will be a Republican administration do you see this ever changing.
Well part of the problem again is the nature of the civil service and that's so many of them are unionized.
And they -- doing in the treasury employees union gives something like 95% of its donations to Democrats so governing.
Employee unions are now and will always be.
And so no matter who's the president I think that's going to be that the the the situation and so again the problem comes to where they are charged with some like.
Think who's overly political whose are actually pursuing social welfare that's when that partisanship really creates a problem.
Even if everybody involved has good intentions.
Tim Carney is the senior political columnist at The Washington Times -- interest in Washington examiner I'm sorry I'm sorry pardon me.
-- my -- thank you thanks for -- thank you.
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