Byron York: IRS Scandal Will Have Wide-Ranging Aftereffects

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 05:07 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups is a form of "selective punishing'' that has even larger implications than the Justice Department scandal involving the Associated Press, journalist Byron York says.

It could even affect Obamacare, he believes.

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"The only thing that’s worse than the IRS doing this kind of selective punishing is they do it and they hand over the results to some journalist,'' York, chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner, told "The Steve Malzberg Show'' on Newsmax TV.

"This one is really, really astonishing. It's going to have probably wider ranging aftereffects than the AP-Justice Department story because everybody either distrusts or fears or both, the IRS.''

York said it was amazing to watch Jon Stewart talk about the IRS scandal on "The Daily Show'' and how it blew away all of his longtime beliefs.

"He just had a nervous breakdown because he's spent all of his time making fun of these crazy right wingers — they have these paranoid fantasies about the government coming after Tea Partiers and the like — [then] it happens.''

York believes the IRS scandal has the power to affect the implimentation of Obamacare.

"The IRS is the enforcer of Obamacare, which is coming in the next couple months,'' he said.

"And the less public faith there is the less public trust, the less inclination there is to cooperate with the IRS on that, the more trouble there is going to be for Obamacare.''

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