By All Appearances, the IRS Abuse Scandal Goes Right to the Top
Former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman may have been a Bush appointee, but he is a Democrat donor. And his wife works for a group called Public Campaign. That group is a liberal "watchdog" that gets its money from Big Labor. It also wants the IRS to target conservatives, and soft-peddled the abuse scandal when it first broke according to the Daily Caller.
Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it “is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”
Earlier this month, when news broke of the targeting scandal broke, Public Campaign president and CEO Nick Nyhart belittled the concerns of disenfranchised conservatives.
“There are legitimate questions to be asked about political groups that are hiding behind a 501(c)4 status,” Nyhart said in a statement provide to ABC. “It’s unfortunate a few bad apples at the IRS will make it harder for those questions to be asked without claims of bias.”
Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On, among others.
Hilariously, Public Campaign claims that it is "non-partisan" despite the fact that its money comes from the usual suspects on the left and it's located in the same building and on the same floor as the likes of Common Cause.
When he was IRS commissioner, Doug Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration. His predecessor at the IRS visited the Bush White House just once.