Frank Camp: Targeting is targeting

May 16, 2013 

Targeting is targeting

There is no question that selecting certain groups on the basis of party affiliation for special scrutiny by the IRS is an egregious act. However, in North Carolina the Republican majority in the Senate has passed a bill that strips the Democratically controlled Wake County school board of its job of owning, building and maintaining schools for the education of the youth of Wake County. This management now goes to the Republican majority on the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

This change of management is being proposed even though the present system has a stellar record.

Furthermore, this bill applies only to Wake County and eight others of the 100 counties in the state.

Is this targeting of the Democratically controlled Wake County Board of Education different than the IRS targeting of the tea party? (I haven’t mentioned the obviously biased, recent Republican bill dictating how school board members are elected.)

Frank Camp

Raleigh

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