I don't believe he ordered anyone to do anything and that is the problem, I'm a democrat but OB. has dropped the ball pretty much wether it is from flustration in his inability to get things done from the GOP stagnation plans in affect or he is just that inept in knowing what his left hand is doing when he is working with the right, don't know but the country needs a leader to get America's middle income back on track or we are in for a complete collapse from social / economical stability IMHO.
You can only blame racist or R for so much but the IRS, and news media debacle, coupled with giving bags of cash away to the afgan Prez, Begazi etc. leave one a bit sceptical on the course America is on.
No real infrastructure, bigger split between rich and poor with the middle crashing, healthcare falling apart, SS, Medicare in serious trouble, lack of oversite on bringing jobs home to the states, "NO" Tax Reform, "NO" Campaign Reform, "NO" Lobbyist Reform, "NO" Immigration / Border solution passing, and Totally - O - across Party lines co-op leave a bleak picture for the next couple years. ( Wars and the threat of Wars - ad total chaos in the middle east and a major drought in the mid-west (Limited food growth) and doom and gloom is a major reality TV show coming to a city near you! HANG ON IT-A-COMING!
GOP stagnation? You do realize Obama had two years with a super majority to get "anything" he wanted done? He could have passed a law to make Republicans where clown hats if he wanted too, and chose to do nothing for those two years.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
It is the refusal of Senate Democrats to get rid of the filibuster that is the real problem. Everything needs 60 votes before it can even be voted on, Obama should stop meeting with Republicans and start putting pressure on Harry Reid and the Democrats. If we could get some bills out of the Senate pressure would build on the House.
Issa is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
"I know approximately what's in it," Issa told Bloomberg Businessweek on Monday when asked if he knew what would be in the report. "I knew what was approximately in it when we made the allegations about a year ago. This is one of those things where it's been, in a sense, an open secret, but you don't accuse the IRS until you've had a nonpartisan, deep look. That's what the IG has done. That's why the IGs in fact exist within government, is to find this kind of waste and fraud and abuse of power."
Issa, according to an aide, asked the IG for an investigation last spring, after hearing allegations of selective targeting of conservative groups. The IG told him in a letter this summer that he was looking into it.
The groups singled-out were applying for nonprofit status as "social welfare" organizations, a loophole that allows political groups to conceal donors and accept unlimited contributions.