IRS chief: "Whenever we can, we follow the law"

From articles published on The Hill, Front Page Mag, The Gateway Pundit, it seems evident (from an exchange that occurred on Wednesday, 10 September 2014) that IRS Chief John Koskines believes that he and his agents cans skirt the law. Considering the accusations leveled at the Obama administration for their purported lawlessness (from the 76 acts identified by Ted Cruz to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to their flouting of the Defense of Marriage Act to their encouraging states’ Attorneys General to ignore the law to their flouting of the War Powers Resolution to their use of the IRS to suppress free speech), it seems that the President and his minions think themselves to be over the law.

Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern by saying, “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances.”

Koskinen, who was confirmed as head of IRS last December, has repeatedly faced lawmakers’ ire over the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) cautioned against what he described as unchecked power given to the IRS under the healthcare law. He demanded to know how the Obama administration would prevent a “Lois Lerner 2.0 situation.”

“It seems to me that the IRS is just poised to go swimming in a big pool of money,” Roskam said. “Are these the same IT people that can’t find Lois Lerner’s emails or deal with her hard drives?”

Despite the Importance of this Lawbreaking, the Press Yawns

Considering that Obama’s Executive branch has taken phone records, wiretapped, and otherwise eviscerated the freedom of the press, one would think that the press would investigate Obama closely. Conversely, a search of the New York Times site on 4 November 2014 using the quote “Whenever we can, we follow the law” yields no articles.  Likewise, a search of the Chicago Sun Times on the same date and using the same phrase yields no articles.  Similarly, a search of the Atlanta Journal Constitution on the same date and using the same phrase yields no relevant articles.

Search results on the New York Times site
Search result on the Chicago Sun-Times site
Search results on the AJC

Bible verses

As far as many believe that a politician (Obama, Boehner, or others), a government program, or any other man-made thing will save them, we should now be aware that there is no salvation outside of Christ.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”  (John 14:6-7 NIV)

Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:4-13 NIV)

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