In an apparent effort to capture the public anger over a small number of IRS agents auditing groups with the words "Tea Party" and "Patriots" in their names, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is running an online poll comparing the IRS to Al-Qaeda.
While Al-Qaeda is responsible for the mass murder of nearly 3000 Americans on 9/11/2001, Rep. Broun apparently thinks the IRS may be as bad or worse.
On his website, Rep. Broun asks: “When you go to your mailbox or answer your phone, who do you fear more?” The only two choices are “IRS” and “Al-Qaeda.”
Rep. Broun is essentially comparing U.S. citizens who work for the IRS to one of the most well-known terrorist organizations in history.
The IRS has not killed anyone, and has actually apologized for the “inappropriate” and “insensitive” targeting of conservative groups.
Rep. Broun falsely claimed that the IRS was trying to silence free speech on May 16, reported Voice of America.
“It is the strong arm of the government that is trying to affect elections, to try to stop the freedom of speech that we are guaranteed under the First Amendment, and all Americans should just shudder and shiver at the prospects of a government out of control, too big, spending too much money,” said Rep. Broun.