Man Currently In Charge of the Maine Department of Revenue Says the Internal Revenue Service Is the Gestapo

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internal revenue serviceAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Friday tried to move on from the controversy caused by his recent remarks comparing the Internal Revenue Service with the Gestapo, issuing an apology in his weekly radio address and doubling down on his criticism of the Affordable Care Act. “The acts of the Holocaust were nothing short of horrific,” LePage said in his prerecorded address. “Millions of innocent people were murdered and I apologize for my insensitivity to the word and the offense some took to my comparison of the IRS and the Gestapo. I want to make this very clear: It was never my intent to insult or to be hurtful to anyone, but rather express what can happen by overreaching government,” the governor said. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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