Tampa Bay residents who keep up with the headlines coming out of Washington, D.C., have likely found themselves scratching their heads more than a few times this past week.
Allegations of wrongdoing seem to be coming at the speed of light as the Obama Administration fends off bad press about inappropriate targeting of Tea Party organizations by the Internal Revenue Service and possible wrongdoing in the handling of a national security leak.
The IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups centers around hassles these groups report experiencing while trying to apply for tax-exempt status prior to the 2012 election. The controversy even hit home as Bay area groups are now reporting that they were targeted, according to The Tampa Tribune.
The kerfuffle over handling of a national security leak involves what may have been inappropriate phone tapping of Associated Press staff members. That media organization also had its phone records pulled by the Justice Department. Incidentally, an investigation into the issue is now under way, according to Bloomberg. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has recused himself from the proceedings.
What do you think is going on, Tampa Bay? Was government doing its job in both cases? Or, has Big Brother gotten a little too big for its britches? Tell us what you think by commenting below!