Sigh, First, stop trying to defend obama and assuming crap was said when nothing of the kind was. The IRS suppressed the speech of political groups and disseminated private information about them to other groups apposed to their views. That in and of itself is cause to worry anyone whether an official from the oval office is involved or not (imagine if they did that to everyone wanting gay marriage to be allowed or whoever spoke against government sponsored religious activities or whatever) Imagine if the IRS was attacking liberal organizations like that.
Second, both sides of the political spectrum were not singled out the same. Once the more liberal groups made their political bent known, their approvals were expedited- 99% of all liberal applicants were approved. Only 30% of applications with the words 'progress' or 'progressive' in their names were held up where 100% of the applications with Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in their names where singled out.
Finally, this isn't about wanting taxes or not. Besides, the IRS is NOT A POLITICAL organization and should not in any way be singling anyone out because of political ideology or political speech. But the IRS was singling out organizations because they wanted to teach about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, advocated the repeal of the affordable care act, talk about election fraud and prevention and so on. All of these are protected by the first amendment and when they allow groups with their bend on ideology to have the tax exempt status and not those they appose, then there is a serious problem that twits like you should be worried about. Imagine what happens when someone opposite your screwed up ideology gets power and the IRS starts coming after you.
A new story about the NSA giving $150 million to the Brits to help spy for them and they're bitching about $2 mil to a US state to house their datacenter?
I don't really care. The $150 million is buying something other then the $2 million would have. Access to information and processing information is not the same things. Besides, the 2 mil could have been save by simply locating somewhere else. Utah found that the benefits of the data center was more then the alternative of a tax and no data center to pay it out.