Why do that, when it's might be true?
It was reported today, that Maine Governor Paul LePage had created a problem when he compared the Federal Internal Revenue Service to the Nazi Gestapo.
It started when he described the Internal Revenue Service as the "new Gestapo" while criticizing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
LePage said it was "never my intent to insult or to be hurtful to anyone, but rather express what can happen by overreaching government."
His formal apology for the Gestapo remarks represents the first time he's done so.
The governor's original radio address last weekend in which he attacked the Supreme Court's ruling on "ObamaCare" didn't include the reference to Gestapo, but the governor added in the final version.
The Republican governor said the Supreme Court's decision "made America less free" and gave Americans no choice but to buy health insurance or "pay the new Gestapo - the IRS."
Under ObamaCare, the IRS will have more authority over the American people. They will be able to penalize, terrorize, confiscate, and arrest citizens for not complying to the more than 2,000 new laws that a compliant Supreme Court just said is OK.
And yes, if you don't think the IRS terrorizes, then you've never gotten a letter from the IRS calling for an audit - or saying that you owe the government money and may lose your home if you do not comply.
They have the authority to place levies, place liens on property, empty your bank accounts, seize and impound your property and other assets, auction off your equipment, award penalties and compound them as they see fit with compounded interest, make arrests, imprison, and destroy your family!
IRS SWAT Team
And yes, all across America, farmers are losing family farms, truckers are losing their rigs, and all sort of other small businesses are closing due to the IRS power and authority and terror right now.
That's right! It's happening right now! Working Americans are being attacked right now.
In fact homeowners across the nation are being evicted from their family homes because of unpaid federal and state taxes. In some cases, the amount that is owed is only a few hundred dollars.
So instead of reigning in the IRS, no, now through provisions in ObamaCare - the IRS will have even more power and authority.
Ironic as it is, the arrests made by the Nazi Gestapo did result in trials - but compliant Nazi judges guaranteed that defendants would be convicted.
If our sensitivities are such that we want to parse our words and not call a spade a spade, then I can't help but wonder what else we may want to be in denial over.
Friends, by way of more unbridled power and authority, the fact is that the IRS is America's "Gestapo" because it uses "Gestapo tactics" - whether some want to say it or not!
Story by Tom Correa