After all the confusion & lies in the media, the real IRS scandal is the same one it's always been - at least since 1959.
In case you missed the key details, here they are again, written out:
The official 501(c)4 statutory law, created by Congress, says the designation was to apply only to: "Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare."
The IRS interpretation guideline of the 501(c)4 rules, written by the IRS in 1959, says: "To be operated exclusively to promote social welfare, an organization must operate primarily to further the common good and general welfare…"
So it should be obvious - the scandal isn't that the IRS went after tea party organizations. It's that they should have gone after ALL 501(c)4s. What would be even better is if they simply eliminated the designation altogether.