When I caught from The Hill this morning that the Dems are sleeping sounding, believing all is well in Obamacare regardless of the IRS kerfuffle, I simply started laughing myself silly. No warrant required.
A growing chorus of Democratic leaders says the current controversy surrounding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should have no effect on the agency’s work implementing President Obama’s healthcare reform law.
A number of Republicans have said the recent revelation that IRS officials had targeted conservative groups leaves the agency with no credibility as it prepares to implement those parts of the reform law under its watch.
Courthouse News had a twitter out here that should put a bit of a chill down the Dems spine:
Class Calls IRS Rude, Crude and Abusive – By the way, sign up and catch us on twitter @Bunkerville
DIEGO (CN) – A lurid but vague class action accuses corrupt and abusive IRS agents of stealing 10 million people’s medical records without a warrant – including “intimate medical records of every state judge in California.”
John Doe Company sued 15 John Doe IRS agents in Superior Court.
“In a case involving solely a tax matter involving a former employee of the company, these agents stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians.
“No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA [sic: recte HIPAA] facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records.
The IRS agents ignored and discarded each of these warnings, ignored their own published and public-reliant rules and governing ethical requirements, and ignored the limitations of the court’s search warrant authorization, seizing the records under threat of destroying company property.” Full story at Courthouse News