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Old May 18, 2013, 01:37 PM   #28
Buzzcook
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That is hardly a fair and unbiased statement. Nearly every administration has done so to a degree since the founding of the IRS:
I admit to bias, but it is fair to contrast previous instances to what's happening now.
Yes previous administrations have abused their power. To quote Bob Barr, If you give government power it will use it.

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The question is to what degree?
I believe that there is no instance where abuse of power is tolerable. When we don't go after corruption we set a precedent. That precedent, the camel's nose, was when Ford pardoned Nixon.
That is why I'm not too sanguine about the current scandal leading to a big pay off for the administration's opponents.

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This is the first time a such widespread pattern of abuse has been noted.
Are you sure of that? I'll wait till the investigation is over before going that far.
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