(CNN) - Sarah Palin said the Internal Revenue Service's recent scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is a sign of "corruption at the heart of big government" in Washington.
"So many Americans knew this was happening, but many felt defenseless and even helpless against a government that seems to roll along without accountability or sense of obligation to the people it's supposed to serve. These Americans were mocked for being concerned about this, but now we see light shining on the truth, finally," she wrote in an online posting shortly after the IRS acknowledged it made "mistakes" in handling the applications of tea party groups.
More: Following tea party complaints, IRS admits 'mistakes'
Lois Lerner, director of tax exempt organizations for the IRS, said 75 applications were singled out between 2010 and 2012 for extended review because the words "tea party" and "patriot" were included in the groups' names. Those applications were part of approximately 300 which received additional scrutiny during that time.
"Americans should remember that this same corrupt IRS will be in charge of enforcing Obamacare," she wrote. "And this same inept and corrupt government will supposedly secure our now unsecured borders in advance of immigration reform and will implement a completely ethical and non-political IPAB panel to make life and death health care decisions for you and your family. Forgive me for not trusting these big government promises any more than I trust the White House's latest Benghazi spin or the IRS' fairness."
Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, further wrote, "I'm sure President Obama is grateful for all the help the IRS gave his reelection campaign, but, still, you have to wonder how the bureaucrats who tried to pull this off can sleep at night."
She called for "accountability and a full investigation" as well as a special committee to look into the Benghazi, Libya, attack last September.
– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Ashley Killough contributed to this report
It shows political partisanship, is totally out of control.
I think being in constant in campaign donation mode but never actually running has Sarah is feeling a little heat?
cia may be big brother but IRS is big daddy...so it is with any nation and it will not change.
Is this Palin's attemp to show something for a 2016 run? Lol, this is soooo sad.
OK. Who lifted the rock over top of where Palin had crawled under? Whoever did this, please put it back where it was.
Ask Wesley Snipes what he thinks about the IRS along with millions of others. You don't stand a chance against them.
Regardless of your opinion of the IRS or The cureent US Congress , I ask why would anyoe of normal intelligence care what a know nothing, do nothing, hypocritical person like Sara Palin has to say. She is about as relevant to society as Lindsey Lohan.
Oh the outrage. Now let's talk about how the GOP got outraged over Bush ruining the economy and killing off 4500 American Soldiers in Iraq.
I cant' figure out which is worse – the news that anyone is still listening to Sarah Palin – or the news that Texas is being invaded by giant snails.
your all just as much an IDIOTas Sarah Palin is and actually A BIGGER IDIOT
Who cares what Palin thinks!
so what Sarah
Why would any team party group be a charity?! I would flag them, too. They exist only to be political. And they're idiots.
I am sure someone more intelligent than her has something to say on the issue. I didn't read the article and this will be the last time I ever 'click' on something involving 'that woman'.
Both the IRA and the Federal Reserve need abolished. One of the founding principles of this nation was against taxes.
If you are reading this, you are the resistance.
The woman is an idiot...period.
Sarah, please just go away. Nobody and I mean nobody cares what you think about anything. Fact of the matter is you don't think, you just spout at the mouth. You're a has been!!! Your political career was over before it even started.
Sarah, wait till they get to scrutinize your income, then will know if they are corupt or not
The corruption at the IRS is nothing in comparison to the corruption in many states "family court"" systems.
Who was Lerner appointed by? Good investigative reporting would dig into potential motivations behind this. Oh, I almost forgot. This is CNN, the news outlet that had Obama plastered all over its home page for most of 2012.
She can not even count past 2 and she is judging the IRS – Let the who has not sinned be the first to cast a stone.
we all have people who make us want to puke. Mine just happens to be our current president.
Political organizations and groups that lobby elected officials are NOT tax exempt.
IF the IRS sees an application that has any political label or suggests a possible affiliation IT SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED so that it does not get a tax exempt status it does not deserve. If the IRS had not done this they would not have been doing their job.
During the 8 years of GWB there were several embassy bombings.
There were a total of 60 people killed in those bombings.
Where was the outrage then?
Did Palin speak up? Did Any republican speak up or demand an accounting for those disasters?
Ever notice that Sarah Palin is nothing more than an opportunist with nothing to add except acrimony?