Lois Lerner’s One Wish for The Tea Party

Embroiled in scandal, it’s now known beyond the shadow of a doubt that former IRS auditor Lois Lerner wanted nothing more than to stop any groups sympathetic to The Tea Party dead in their tracks.

As USA TODAY reported:

Lerner was the IRS official responsible for the office in Cincinnati that created a “be on the lookout” list for tax-exempt applications from groups using the words “tea party,” “patriot” and “9/12 project” in their names. Those applications were held up for more than a year while applications from liberal groups requesting similar status were routinely approved.

Not only was she accused of denying conservative groups their appropriate filing status… it was revealed just a few short weeks ago that Lerner and her department had petitioned Eric Holder’s Department of Justice to help target groups that were notably pro-liberty and pro-freedom.

When she found that what she wished to accomplish was not within the law, she sought to go around the law as best she could to make sure that Tea Party groups would not receive their 501(c)(4) non-profit status.

Though proceedings against Lerner have been in motion for more than a year now… more and more evidence is popping up that shows that the scandal goes much deeper than originally known.

It’s debatable what’s most concerning: The cooperation between the IRS and the DOJ or the fact that Lerner’s efforts went largely uncontested. Either way, the fresh revelations of this scandal are symptomatic of an administration that is running wild.

Even worse, Lerner who was found by Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain to be to be in violation of the trust of the public and who was no longer fit to remain in her position has since retired on the taxpayer dime.

It’s believed that Lerner’s taxpayer-funded retirement pension is expected to cost taxpayers an estimated $3.96 million dollars.