July 13, 2012


LePage Says IRS Not Far from Gestapo

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) attempted to clarify his recent comment comparing the Internal Revenue Service to the Gastapo, the Nazi secret police, but instead reignited the controversy, the Kennebec Journal reports.

Said LePage: "What I am trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity and, frankly, I would never want to see that repeated. Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad -- yet."

A reporter asked, "But they're headed in that direction?"

LePage responded, "They're headed in that direction."

The governor was then asked if he thought the IRS was going to kill a lot of people like the Nazis and he responded, "Yeah."










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