Bertha Lewis may continue to request that we believe her rather than our eyes and the video produced by Big Government of ACORN staffers repeatedly offering assistance for tax evasion and hiding child prostitution, but the IRS has seen enough. The agency responsible for collecting the nation’s taxes and enforcing tax laws surprisingly doesn’t want to partner with a group that actively undermines their mission:
The IRS says it is severing ties with ACORN, the community activist group involved in a scandal after employees were caught on video giving advice to a couple posing as a prostitute and pimp.
The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program. The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring.
The IRS follows the lead of the Census Bureau, which cut ties with ACORN last week. The Senate and House have voted separately to stop federal dollars from reaching the organization, but those restrictions have to survive a conference committee on two different bills. The likelihood of the momentum lasting long enough to make that happen seems low.
Or is it? Big Government, which published the videos on a daily basis for five days, hinted that more ACORN videos will be forthcoming. If so, they appear to be biding their time, waiting for the right moment to catapult the story back to the top of the pile. Those conference committees might just be the time they pick. Stay tuned.