Monday, June 17, 2013

It's Not Just the IRS

The Wall Street Journal documents how the IRS is not the only federal agency that has been allowed, even encouraged, to indulge in political favoritism under the present administration:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323844804578529571309012846.html

More from the Western Center for Journalism:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/its-not-just-the-irs-and-its-clearly-coordinated/

Since this particular story has been mentioned on this web site before, here's the paragraph we'll quote for a preview:

"In 2009 and 2011, Gibson Guitar Corporation was raided by armed federal agents from the FBI and the Justice Department, for allegedly using “endangered” wood in the construction of their acoustic guitars. The agents seized raw materials, electronic files and finished guitars. The raid cost the company over $3 million, not including a $300,000 settlement with the government. None of Gibson’s competitors received this kind of treatment, even though Martin & Co. is known to use exactly the same “endangered” wood. The difference? Gibson CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, actively supports Republican candidates, while Martin’s CEO, Chris Martin IV is a Democrat supporter. "