(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
The IRS has always been the one place most feel they can't fight
they are the judge jury and executioner when it comes to taxes and that has and should scare most people
they already have too much power it's time to take some away
and why are they workers still working they should be investigated and charges filed
Wow, look at all the liberal drones out in force, immediately disagreeing with the statement based solely on the person making it.
The IRS actually admitted to politicizing a tax process, and you still can't take the story for what it's worth? This still has to be a sideshow story about how little you think of Palin?
Grow a spine and speak up for what's right, for once. Cowards.
Is there a reason why anyone should care about anything that comes out of this pathetic twisted loser's mouth? Everything she says has all of the credibility of a Paul Ryan marathon time.
I love the way the liberal media has to put quotes around "corruption" when it is done in the current administration. Don't see another way to characterize federal agency intimidation and harassment of legitimate, if not liberal, organizations. If that is not corruption, then we need a new definition.
Is she still around??? I thought we got rid of all the Tea Party Trash???
Whenever you see Sarah Palin these days, she never has wedding rings on. I'm wondering if she and her husband have separated. I've noticed this for several months now.
A loser who could not even last as Governor wants to talk about accountability?
I thought you people had gotten rid of that idiot, Palin, but like a lingering STD, she survives.
Palin is an idiot.
Is this Palin person still around?
Go away please.
Quite giving this Bimbo press. She is an embarrassment.
WHY doesn't she go away?
Palin, the 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate, really?
Palin should visit Ex President GW Bush for a bathroom painting......that should give her a better image than her wash-up debut faux tv.....she can't get better with NRA colourations either.
Funny,How only tax cheats,And Republicans fear the IRS.Wonder why.
Wow she hit every buzz word in the book on that one, eh?
We need to call it as it is Palin CORRUPTION. Yes the tea party is corrupt, just like you Palin.
If there's anyone I trust less than the IRS, it's the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, in particular.
I R S to the sevice of the president
No, Palin, it doesn't show corruption, it shows incompetence on some upper managements part. I'm sure over the years they've gone after different groups, including very liberal groups. That's why a flat tax would be a much better solution, audits would be required at a minimum. But I'm sure you'd find a problem with that too, if it were proposed by Obama.
Sara seems to forget what real corruption was – just look at the government and cover up she and her husband brought to the State House in Alaska. She is nutzzz – someone who could see Russia from her front door!!
If there is any truth to her argument, it just became a little more irrelevant.
If that's corruption, I wonder what she calls starting a preemptive war against a country that was no threat to us, by fabricating evidence and lying to congress and the American people... and if THAT doesn't get her ire up, I'm betting there were a few fetuses killed in the bombing of Iraq.
Who directed the IRS to perform such targeted investigations?. I wonder... I suppose a "We're sorry" is enough. Just another power play by our government.
Who is this lady? Man she is annoying!