IRS commissioner Steve Miller admits that "mistakes were made"
By Kim Magdalein
The following article offered by Politico is beginning to define the scope of allegations that the IRS specifically targeted conservative non-profit groups. One Tea Party group from Texas complained that the harassment was so severe that it cost the small non-profit precious time and money that should have gone toward political efforts. These allegations fuel fear that Obamacare is truly the nightmare many believe.
Steven Miller is breaking his silence about the scandal that’s engulfing the Internal Revenue Service. Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, is quickly emerging as the focus of fury in Washington after an agency official acknowledged last week that conservative groups seeking nonprofit status were targeted for extra screening if their applications included words such as “tea party” or “patriot.”
In an op-ed published Tuesday in USA Today, he said the agency was simply trying to manage the explosive growth in applications for 501(c)(4) status that started pouring in to the IRS in 2010.
"The Internal Revenue Service recognizes that we should have done a better job of handling the influx of applications by advocacy groups," Miller wrote. He denied that politics played a role in the targeting practice. “Mistakes were made, but they were in no way due to any political or partisan motivation,” he wrote. “We are — and will continue to be — dedicated to reviewing all applications for tax-exempt status in an impartial manner.”