(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
Someone tell this ditz her 15 minute sended 5 years ago.
It's amazing how many people are blinded to the subject at hand because they don't like the person speaking. I hold no political affiliation. No, I am not Independent as that is a political party. But I read in here people that want to attack Sara Palin rather than the IRS or the Fed simply because they don't like Sara. Or because they simply accept corruption in the government. This ladies and gentleman is why the settlers came to the new land so many years ago. To get away from governments that operated like this. And here we are wanting to give up our defense against a corrupt government and just lay down and take it. What a disgrace.
Lady and I use the term lightly, please zip your lip! I am married to wonderful, smart, sweet women and what she calls you is unmentionable in decent company.
I love some of the comments condemning a three letter company of the governments because they denied a 501c to a political group. Ladies and gentletwits 501C standards are very high and being a politically backed group is an automatic disqualifier. GET OVER IT.
When the Tea Party claims they shouldn't have to pay taxes, that sets off alarms at the IRS, and rightly so...
All organizations that file for tax exempt status and have political connections or ambitions should be extra scrutinized. Churches especially.
The GOP could get a lot of mileage out of this if they hadn't squandered their credibility by insisting that Obama is a Kenyan; that Solyndra, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi are all cover-ups; and that Fort Hood, Aurora, Sandy Hook, and Boston have all been false flag attacks.
Why is anyone even interested in what this has been has to say aboiut anything?
Whether you like the woman or not, she is speaking the truth. The IRS, like most government agencies, is corrupt.
Sarah who? She isn't a has been, she is a never was.
Who cares what this woman thinks or says? She is a non-person in my book and stupid also.
Palin gets one right,.... finally.
IRS is an easy one to bash, on ANY point. Good going girl!! Woho!
Next Palin will announce that white can be White and blue can be Blue.
The headline reads "Palin blasts IRS corruption". It should read CNN blasts IRS corruption! Not from the Communist News Network..
The bigger question is how comes so many Tea Baggers want 501(c)(4) non-profit exemption status?!?!?
Uh, no one LIKES the IRS anyway. And I've been to Alaska. And NO one likes Palin there, except the guy that sells fuel for her boat and two planes.
Storm the Bastille! Off with their heads! Why bother looking into it?
Palin probably knows what corruption looks like given the charges of corruption that were flying around about her as governor of Alaska. I think she sits in a glass house throwing stones hoping that no one will throw them back at her. As far as the IRS goes dragging their feet on not for profit status of organizations that have teaparty or patriot in the name, it is understandable that it took longer given that organizations with not for profit status can not be involved in advocacy politics.
Stupid, petty, pandering, Palin.
Elaine – what crime are you talking about when you say a crime was comitted?
This is wrong...but I still mock the Tea Party.
@Teamski – like a certain DC mayor that was re-elected after he got out of prison?
Is it me, or does she look hot in that outfit?
Why do you post what this has-been goof has to say?
Still around and still dumb as dirt.