The more things change, the more they remain the same ["Lois Lerner: I didn't do anything wrong"].
A firestorm of IRS scandals and criminal destruction of evidence should have caused the termination of the agency and indictments of a number of bureaucrats and politicians, but Washington protects its own, and the lawless IRS stays as the political hatchet of the Democratic Party and the administrator of Obamacare.
Edward Snowden released classified documents showing the world the NSA is Stasi on steroids, but it's business per usual at NSA – trashing the Fourth Amendment, spying on all Americans without probable cause or warrants and mass harvesting of private communications.
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Kamikaze Obamacare crashed the health-care industry, wiped out existing insurance coverage for millions of policyholders and raised premiums and deductibles by mandating unneeded and unwanted types of coverage, but this unworkable monster, this blight on liberty, privacy, common sense and free choice, hasn't been defunded, repealed or replaced.
In regard to each of these vital issues, the majority will of the people, measured in polls, opposes the course taken by Washington. Washington is more than disconnected from the people. It's evolved into their adversary. As Washington grows richer, stronger and imperial, the host nation becomes poorer, unraveled and conspicuously less free. In 2013, economist professor Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University estimated the real national debt as $200 trillion. Even so, the federal government adds new borrowing every year and punishes the private sector with over-taxation and over-regulation. In a nutshell, Washington is thriving as America is dying. The enemies within are rejoicing.