Federal Agencies Have a Responsibility to be Above Politics
May 24, 2013
On May 23, 2013, Congressman Andy Barr spoke on the House floor about the Internal Revenue Service scandal:
The IRS has broken faith with the American people. The agency responsible for administering our tax code has admitted targeting Americans for their political beliefs. ?
American families across the country are disappointed, and fearful.
They are disappointed that the Administration that promised "Hope and Change" has used its enforcement power as political weapon.
They are fearful of a government that has expanded under President Obama at an alarming rate.
They are disappointed that our President has not taken responsibility for his Administration's shameful behavior.
They are fearful of corruption that is the logical result of a rapidly expanding bureaucracy and an Administration that confuses playing politics with leadership.
Hardworking families deserve better.
Federal Agencies have a responsibility to be above politics.
And we have a responsibility to hardworking American families to hold those who politicize decision-making, and those who are untruthful about those decisions, accountable.