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Searching for top of IRS scandal

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Is the Internal Revenue Service really doing its job when the only organizations subject to delay and refusal of tax exempt status are ones that are opposed to current administration policies? For the IRS there appears to have been a very definite bias, at least at the lower levels ("At hearing, IRS official mum," May 23).

The only question that remains is whether this was a decision by the individual employee of the IRS or whether the effort to hinder the granting of tax exempt status originated at the very top, including even the White House. Unfortunately, any probe will be stonewalled, as usual, by the administration with the blame transferred to the lower echelon, resulting in the token firing of a number of individuals who were merely following orders.

This Obama administration has reversed the statement of President Harry S Truman that the buck stops here, namely with President Barack Obama, and instead insists that the buck and the punishment should wind up at the lowest level.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring

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