According to a lawsuit filed by an unnamed healthcare provider, the IRS illegally seized 60 million medical records in 2011.
The IRS had received a search warrant to obtain the financial records of one person. By the time IRS agents were through, they not only acquired that individual’s financial records but also seized the medical records of around 10 million US citizens. No mention of such seizures was in the warrant.
A UPI report on the lawsuit stated:
“Despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant, defendants threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing the medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over.”
In the last 2 weeks, we have been learning more and more about just how corrupt the IRS has become. They operate as if they are above the law, allowing them to do anything and push around anyone they want.
This is why tea party groups are rising in protest against the IRS. It has become clear that they are not within the best interests of our nation.
This is unspeakable. A clear cut violation of law, privacy, and just adds to what this administration will do. It is time for real leadership to step up in the House and Senate and move towards holding officials accountable for such violations and also begin to downsize the Internal Revenue Service. I would also say that it is time to have a more simple tax code that would benefit the American people. This is no longer a government ran for the people, by the people. Who in Congress will have the balls to step up for our nation?