Unless there is missing information, there is little doubt that President Obama knew nothing about the outrageous behavior in the Internal Revenue Service. Never should that branch of government be used to intimate or burden any free expression of speech.
The IRS has the ability and powers to create fear and an enormous amount of personal information about each of us to make that fear real.
The systematic effort by the IRS to go after 'Tea Party" type groups is inexcusable. If those groups were progressive we would be wildly off the charts with rage.
This has occurred on the President's watch and he must match his angry words with quick and decisive action to show there is absolute no room in American democracy for this kind of violation of human rights. Heads must roll.
The IRS is long pass due for a major overhaul and reform. The President should work with conservatives to create legislation that not only will deal with this problem but overhaul the entire agency.
Who is being targeted doesn't matter. What matters is that the IRS is out of control and needs to be reformed with the appropriate checks and balances.