A Bureaucrat Could Explain the IRS Scandal

The IRS, with more than 100,000 employees and dozens of offices across the country, is a bureaucracy. 

The targeting of conservative political groups by the Internal Revenue Service looks like a scandal of the first order. IRS workers charged with determining whether so-called social-welfare groups deserved tax-exempt status screened for organizations with words such as "Tea Party," "Patriots" or "9/12" in their names.

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