Barbour on IRS: ‘At Least in the Nixon Administration, Using the Word Patriotic Didn’t Put You on the Enemies List’

by Andrew Johnson

On Fox Business Network last night, former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour joked about the now-popular comparison between the use of the Internal Revenue Service under the Nixon and Obama administrations: “At least in the Nixon administration, using the word ‘patrioitic’ did not put you on the enemies list.”

Over the last week, the IRS has admitted that its employees targeted groups with words such as “tea party” and “patriot” in their names.

“This is really scary to the average American, that your government sics the IRS on you because you’re their political enemy,” Barbour added.


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