“Hunchback of Notre Dame” star Bette Midler declared that she loves the Internal Revenue Service for targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups.
“I LOVE THE IRS!!! HOW CAN A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION BE CALLED A NON-PROFIT THAT PROMOTES GENERAL WELFARE??,” Midler tweeted in all caps Monday.
The IRS apologized Friday for improperly giving extra scrutiny to the tax-exempt status of conservative nonprofit groups — a confession White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama would find “outrageous” if confirmed by an independent report.
Midler, an Obama supporter who has previously tweeted that “Obama inherited this [economic] mess, he didn’t start it,” subsequently made a bizarre statement regarding the IRS scandal that seemed to undercut her partisan argument.
“But when is the IRS going to investigate GE and all the other corporations who get away with paying ZERO taxes???,” Midler tweeted Tuesday.
General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt, whose company has been criticized for paying no taxes, was Obama’s handpicked leader of the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and has said through a spokesman that Obama is a “good partner” and a “good listener.”
Midler admittedly once had sex with Geraldo Rivera.