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Easy pickings: SNL takes on the IRS

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President Obama’s rough week continued into the weekend, when “Saturday Night Live” did what it does best.

The hosts of “Weekend Update” ribbed the embattled IRS for targeting tea party groups from 2010 to 2012, a move that will do little to improve the revenue agency’s reputation.

“You’re less popular with Americans than exercise,” weekly host Seth Meyers said.

“I mean really, the government only keeps you around to make the DMV look good,” former cast member Amy Poehler said in a cameo.

They also knocked Mr. Obama for saying he found out about recent scandals from TV reports, a comedic strain the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart highlighted last week by saying the president probably learned about Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011 from his own televised announcement.

“I don’t want to live in a world where you have the same sources as my aunt,” Mr. Meyers said. “You’re the president, I didn’t think you had to watch TV for anything. I assumed you already knew how ‘Breaking Bad’ ends.”

The tea party, too, should have seen this coming, they said.

“You named yourself after a group of people who proudly and historically violated tax laws,” Ms. Poehler noted. “Look, if I had a vanity license plate that said ‘WEED420,’ I might expect to get pulled over now and then.”

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