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IRS Under Fire: Vote For Obama Stickers, Campaign Cheerleading Commonplace

 

 

IRS Campaigns For Obama

 

 

 

” Even as the IRS faces growing heat over Lois G. Lerner and the tea party targeting scandal, a government watchdog said Wednesday it’s pursuing cases against three other tax agency employees and offices suspected of illegal political activity in support of President Obama and fellow Democrats.

  In one case the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates federal employees who conduct politics on government time, said it was “commonplace” in a Dallas IRS office for employees to have pro-Obama screensavers on their computers, and to have campaign-style buttons and stickers at their office.

  In another case, a worker at the tax agency’s customer help line urged taxpayers “to re-elect President Obama in 2012 by repeatedly reciting a chant based on the spelling of his last name,” the Office of Special Counsel said in a statement. OSC said it is seeking “significant disciplinary action” against that employee.
  Another IRS employee in Kentucky has agreed to serve a 14-day suspension for blasting Republicans in a conversation with a taxpayer.”

 

 

 

    A fourteen day suspension ? That’s a joke . Any Federal employee caught advocating for ANY candidate or policy on the taxpayer’s dime should be summarily fired … period … no ifs and or buts … FIRED .

 

 

 

They’re going to take women back 40 years,” the IRS employee said in a conversation that was recorded. The employee also said that “if you vote for a Republican, the rich are going to get richer and the poor are going to get poorer.”
  That employee went on to tell the taxpayer she knew she wasn’t supposed to be voicing her political opinions, and asked the taxpayer not to say anything.
  In the Dallas situation, the OSC issued a letter to employees reminding them they aren’t allowed to do anything that would appear to be campaigning.”

 

 

 

    The IRS debacle is the perfect example of why government needs to be kept to it’s absolute minimum if there is to be liberty for all . The Founders understood that and the hard-left progressives understand it as well . That is why they push for ever-more State power , because they realize that the State and it’s adherents (read: employees) will inevitably support MORE government . 

    So we are left with a State that is paid for by all the citizens , well all the tax-paying ones anyway , but that really serves the very narrow interests of the State itself and those that profit directly from it . Unless something is done about the IRS and the rest of these Federal agencies and power returned to the states where it belongs in a Republic we are doomed to sink under the weight of a biased system of administrative law and bureaucratic fiat .

 

 

 

Read the rest at The Washington Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cummings Goes Ballistic At Lerner Hearing

 

 

“ Seeking the truth is the obligation of this committee,” Issa said before announcing that he had no expectation that Lerner would answer his questions and adjourning the hearing.

  Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment on each question Issa asked about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. The hearing lasted approximately fifteen minutes before Issa released Lerner.

  Issa did not choose to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress on the floor of the hearing. It is unclear at this time if he will choose to pursue contempt charges.”

“The Continued Lack Of Accountability At ATF Is Disturbing”

 

 

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” In January 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dropped a bombshell report showing ATF Agents who attempted to set up a storefront in the city, ended up damaging the building, owing the landlord money and lost a machine gun on the streets after it was stolen out of a government vehicle.

  But the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF military-style machine gun landing on the streets of Milwaukee and the agency having $35,000 in merchandise stolen from its store, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.

 

 

 

 

 ” When the 10-month operation was shut down after the burglary, agents and Milwaukee police officers who participated in the sting cleared out the store but left behind a sensitive document that listed names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents.

   And the agency remains locked in a battle with the building’s owner, who says he is owed about $15,000 because of utility bills, holes in the walls, broken doors and damage from an overflowing toilet.”

 

 

      This episode ties in with the widespread attempts by ATF to use mentally challenged individuals across the country in efforts to entrap alleged drug dealers and arms traffickers .

 

 

” Despite ATF’s claims these were isolated incidents, they weren’t and now, Senator Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa have sent a letter to ATF Director Todd Jones demanding answers about how many times these tactics were used around the country.”

 

Senators Grassley and Issa are demanding answers from Todd Jones , head of ATF .

 

 

” According to the letter, ATF has failed to be forthcoming with information about the cases.

The continued lack of accountability at ATF is disturbing,” the letter states, adding that many of the agents managing these cases have been promoted. “Around the conclusion of Operation Fearless in the fall of 2012, ATF management promoted Bernard Zapor, the Special Agent in Charge during the pendency of Operation Fearless, to ATF headquarters as Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Field Operations — Central Region.” 

 

More obfuscation and prevarication on the part of the “most open , honest and transparent” administration ever .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leno’s Take On Chris Christie & Bridgegate

 

Jay Leno Christie

 

 

” As the Hillary-loving media predictably pile on embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), they’ve completely forgotten how many scandals the current White House was involved in last year that the President claimed he had no knowledge of and his always dutiful press backed his play.

  With this in mind, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno on Thursday began his opening monologue on the growing Bridgegate joking, “Pundits are saying this could hurt [Christie’s] 2016 presidential campaign. The ironic thing is now that Christie is denying everything he sounds even more presidential (video follows with transcript and commentary): “

 

Read more at NewsBusters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Chris Christie’s Bridge Scandal Unfolded

 

 

 

” Aug. 13, 2013 – Bridget Kelly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie‘s deputy chief of staff, emails David Wildstein, a Christie appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” she writes. “Got it,” he responded.

  Sept. 6, 2013 – Wildstein orders the authority to close two of three access lanes between Fort Lee, N.J., and the bridge.

  Sept. 9, 2013 – The Port Authority shuts down the lanes, causing a massive traffic jam. Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich contacts the Port Authority about an “urgent matter of public safety in Fort Lee.” Christie’s aides don’t respond. The closings continued for four days.”

 

See the rest here at the Washington Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email Scandal Mars Christie’s Chances For Presidency; Governor Apologizes

 

 

 

 

” That sound you’re hearing is the air going out of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 Republican presidential aspirations, thanks to the scandal known as Bridgegate.

  We’ve always known that Christie, a former federal prosecutor, has a temper. He can be nasty and combative — particularly when it comes to entrenched liberal interests like labor unions — and, frankly, that’s what a whole lot of Republicans like about him. (His temper is also beloved by Democrats who believe his explosive tendencies are their best secret weapon against him.)

  He’s popular with Republicans and Democrats because of what passes these days in politics for an “independent streak.”

  Last summer, in a stunningly petty act, Christie’s minions apparently ordered the closure of bridge lanes leading into New York City to punish a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse him for reelection.

  In an explosive story Wednesday, the Bergen Record revealed a cache of private emails that seemed to show Christie’s staff and appointees orchestrated the closure of lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge to plague the small town of Fort Lee, whose Democratic mayor, Mark Sokolich, had failed to endorse Christie for reelection.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Swirling The Bowl

 

 

Obama Turd

 

 

” Among President Obama’s formerly greatest champions — minorities, unions, so-called journalists and young voters — the swirling-into-oblivion administration has engendered a remarkable sullen silence, given their loss, as they passively give up on recovering their once-loved gem, now sullied by this government’s own political excrement.

  Covered with the stench of debacles including Obamacare, the NSA, Syria, Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP, while demonstrating a level of incompetence so great that it must give pause to all but the most committed members of the cult of unlimited government, few liberals will be willing to dig through the muck to reclaim their once-prized possession.

  While the media like to focus on Tea Party froth and Republican infighting, the key to the 2014 and 2016 elections is the effect of the Obama flush on his key supporters’ desire to vote for Democrats, or to vote at all.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Dismisses IRS Targeting Of Conservatives

 

Obama Hardball

 

 

 

” President Obama rejected the notion that the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups was illegal — or even improper — during his interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Thursday.

  But the interview became interesting when the Hardball host asked why Americans were growing increasingly skeptical of government. Obama noted that the media never seems interested in government success stories. “When we do things right, they don’t get a lot of attention,” he said.”

 

 

   Perhaps Dear Leader would be so kind as to point out these elusive , ignored government triumphs … Well ? We’re waiting … and we’ll have a long wait , we’re sure . We are having a very difficult time recalling anything at all that the State has gotten right in our lifetime … excepting the occasional military accomplishment .

 

” OBAMA: That’s not — that’s not something that’s reported about. If, on the other hand, you’ve got an office in Cincinnati, in the IRS office that — I think, for bureaucratic reasons, is trying to streamline what is a difficult law to interpret about whether a nonprofit is actually a political organization deserves a tax exempt agency. And they’ve got a list, and suddenly everybody’s outraged.”

 

 

   With toadies such as “Tingles” Matthews controlling the mainstream airwaves it is impossible to imagine any government success stories that would be buried on page thirty six . 

   For those with a strong stomach below we have included the entire interview below .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Parents Of Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn Announce The Release Of Their Book “Betrayed”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” BETRAYED – Karen and Billy Vaughn Parents of Aaron Vaughn of Seal Team 6 (DEVGRU) investigate the “Mysterious” Crash

Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of SEAL Team VI member Aaron Vaughn one of those killed that fateful day, have been investigating along with other family members of the other fallen heroes. They announced the official launch of their book on the Sean Hannity radio show today.”

 

  This is sure to be a hot seller so get your copy today . The book is available here at ForOurSon.us  and on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scandals May No Longer End Political Careers

 

 

” Sex. Drugs. Cheating on a spouse.

Those words used to add up to shame. Put them in the same sentence as a politician’s name, and they ended careers.

Not anymore. The latest batch of unlikely back-from-the-swamp hopefuls are Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. Weiner resigned his New York City congressional seat two years ago after revelations that he’d tweeted a sexually suggestive picture of himself to a woman who was following him on Twitter. Spitzer left the state’s governorship in 2008 after reports surfaced that federal investigators had tagged him as “Client 9,” soliciting high-end prostitutes.

Each now has a decent shot at a big prize, Weiner New York’s Democratic mayoral nomination, Spitzer the city’s comptroller job. Spitzer led his closest rival by 9 percentage points in a Wall Street Journal-NBC 4-Marist poll released Thursday.

They join the growing roster of comebacks, or at least serious attempts, by scandal-tarred politicians:”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gov. Cuomo Set To Announce 25-Member Panel To Probe Corruption

 

 

 

 

” Gov. Cuomo tomorrow is set to drop his biggest hammer on the scandal-scarred state Legislature.

Cuomo is ready to follow through on his long-standing threat to create a special commission to investigate legislative corruption.

The much anticipated move comes after the Legislature failed to take up Cuomo’s anti-corruption package unveiled after a spate of scandals earlier this year led to several lawmaker arrests.

The 25-member bipartisan panel will have subpoena power and will be packed with law enforcement officials–including nearly a dozen district attorneys. Bronx DA Robert Johnson is among them, sources said.

It also will include former interim US attorney Benito Romano, who also served as chief of the corruption unit under then US Attorney Rudy Giuliani, the sources said.

The panel will be co-chaired by Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice, Syracuse District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, and Milton Williams Jr., chair of the Fund For Modern Courts.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State Department Memo Reveals Possible Cover-Ups, Halted Investigations

 

 

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” CBS News has uncovered documents that show the State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal and inappropriate behavior within their ranks.

The Diplomatic Security Service, or the DSS, is the State Department’s security force, charged with protecting the secretary of state and U.S. ambassadors overseas and with investigating any cases of misconduct on the part of the 70,000 State Department employees worldwide.

CBS News’ John Miller reports that according to an internal State Department Inspector General’s memo, several recent investigations were influenced, manipulated, or simply called off. The memo obtained by CBS News cited eight specific examples.”

 

 

     We find it absolutely amazing just how much scandalous behavior on the part of the Obama administration  has come to light in such a short period of time . All of a sudden , as the scales of blind obeisance have fallen from the eyes of our “gatekeepers” in the MSM , all manner of shameful , embarrassing and criminal behavior has been brought to light .

     Just imagine , if the partisanship and bias had been absent from the start the American people could have been spared the past five years of misery , deception and lies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IRS Story Keeps Getting Worse

 

 

 

” The liberal line about the IRS and other administration scandals in the last week has been that even if there was some low-level wrongdoing, an American public that is worried about the economy isn’t really interested in any of it.”

 

Good luck with that.

 

” But the revelation of two new angles to the IRS story in recent days shows that contrary to the hopes of Democrats, it is not only not dying down but could get worse.”

 

Can’t say we are surprised.

 

” The news about Shulman’s liberal connections makes it impossible to go on arguing that the targeting happened while the IRS was run by a partisan Republican. Shulman donated money to the Democratic National Committee in 2004 and his wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for Public Campaign, a liberal group that sought to prevent conservatives from getting nonprofit statusAs Breitbart.com reported, her Twitter feed was an ongoing Obama campaign ad.”

 

    The use of America’s most feared , despised and  intrusive agency as just another arm of the Democratic election campaign committee resonates with ALL taxpayers . 

 

” Far from Republicans overplaying their hand on this issue, we may have only just scratched the surface of misconduct.”

     This entire sordid affair serves only to highlight the entrenched power of the statist bureaucrats and just how partisan the Federal government agencies have become . In the words of our “illustrious” leader it is a “teachable moment” ,  just not the kind of lesson that the dems would prefer the voting public to learn .

 

 

Illustration by A F Branco

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Disturbing Video On Obama’s Most Horrific Scandal Yet

 

 

 

” On August 6, 2011, a military helicopter— Extortion 17— carrying thirty-eight men (including twenty-five of the elite SEAL Team 6, five National Guard and Army Reserve, and eight Afghan commandos) was shot down over Taliban-controlled territory in eastern Afghanistan.  This was a top-secret mission for a high value target.

Western Journalism reports: It was the worst loss of life in a single day since the war in Afghanistan began. Per a 1250-page military report, it was simply the result of a “lucky shot” by Taliban soldiers perched on top of a building. Per families of those killed and military experts at a press conference held on May 9, 2013, this is a lie among a host of other lies.

After the families attended a several hour military briefing about this “lucky shot,” describing what happened and why their sons died, they smelled a rat and started digging around.

Billy and Karen Vaughn, parents of Navy SEAL Aaron C. Vaughn, started poking around at the “official” story and found not a rat, but a stinking swamp, a coverup that went all the way to the top.

When the Vaughns began trying to drain the swamp, they received what the Obama administration is famous for: the shakedown. None other than one of the highest ranking officers in the nation—Admiral William McRaven, commander at U.S. Special Operations Command—paid the Vaughns a little visit, in essence telling them to keep their mouths shut.

What exactly happened on August 6, 2011? What went wrong—or in this case went right that has the Obama administration dispatching high-ranking officers as thugs?

There are two possibilities, according to information revealed at the press conference:

1. The Obama administration sent American soldiers on a suicide mission, or

2. Someone set up our American heroes—that is, had them murdered—that may include the Afghan government—or shockingly may include Barack Hussein Obama himself.

We learned seven major facts at the press conference:

1.  Thirty SEAL Team 6, National Guard, and Army Reserve were packed into a decrepit 1960s era CH-47 helicopter (something, according to military experts, that was unheard of.) Per military experts, special operations were always conducted with the state-of-the-art MH-47 helicopter—the helicopter SEAL Team 6 exclusively trained in. Further, never—ever—were that many special operations personnel packed into a single helicopterThey were always split up into small groups with multiple MH-47s. “

 

 

READ THE WHOLE THING

 

 

 

See Also This Damning Video/Post

 

 

 

 

” Another coverup by the Obama administration and the media. You probably don’t have two hours to watch this in its entirety in one sitting but once you start watching this you may make the time. If not, come back to it. It is critical to share with as many as possible. The media has ignored it. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS’s Shulman Had More Public White House Visits Than Any Cabinet Member

 

Obama officials who've visited the White House (As prepared by The Daily Caller)

 

 

” An analysis by The Daily Caller of the White House’s public “visitor access records” showed that every current and former member of President Obama’s Cabinet would have had to rack up at least 60 more public visits to the president’s home to catch up with “Douglas Shulman.”

The visitor logs do not give a complete picture of White House access. Some high-level officials get cleared for access and do not have to sign in during visits. A Washington Post database of visitor log records cautions, “The log may include some scheduled visits that did not take place and exclude visits by members of Congress, top officials and others who are not required to sign in at security gates.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former IRS Head Douglas Shulman Visited White House 118 Times

 

 

 

 

” Investigating the IRS scandal has become something like an Easter egg hunt as Congressional committee members question IRS officials and get blank stares and varied phrasing of “I don’t know.” According to a May 22 report on the Wall Street Journal Market Watch, former IRS head Douglas Shulman couldn’t remember much of anything that he discussed in his 118 visits to the White House, but he did recall the White House Easter egg roll.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Computers Were Compromised

 

 

” Shortly after she began her dogged work on the Fast and Furious scandal, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson says her home and work computers were compromised.

“I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I’m not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I’ve been patient and methodical about this matter,” Attkisson told POLITICO on Tuesday. “I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Is A Liar “Lies Through His Teeth” Lou Dobbs On IRS Scandal

 

Published on May 13, 2013

” Obama is a Liar “Lies Through His Teeth” Lou Dobbs on IRS Scandal President Barack OBama

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday he will not tolerate political bias at the Internal Revenue Service and promised to get to the bottom of the agency’s admitted targeting of conservative groups.

Obama, in his first comments on the revelations of political targeting at the tax agency, said he learned about them from the initial news reports Friday. With a growing list of congressional panels saying they will investigate the matter, Obama said people are properly concerned.

“You don’t want the IRS ever being perceived to be biased and anything less than neutral in terms of how they operate,” Obama said at a news conference Friday with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House. He called the revelations of targeting “outrageous.”

“I’ve got no patience with it. I will not tolerate it, and we will make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this,” the president added.

On Friday, the IRS apologized for scrutinizing the tax-exempt status of groups with conservative titles such as “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their applications. Republicans have challenged the tax agency’s claim that the practice was initiated by low-level workers.

“I just don’t buy that this was a couple of rogue IRS employees,” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. “After all, groups with `progressive’ in their names were not targeted similarly.”

If it were just a small number of employees, she said, “then you would think that the high-level IRS supervisors would have rushed to make this public, fired the employees involved, apologized to the American people and informed Congress. None of that happened in a timely way.”

The IRS said Friday that it was sorry for what it called the “inappropriate” targeting of the conservative groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status. The agency said no high-level officials were aware.

But according to a draft of a watchdog’s report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner, senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said the Finance Committee that he chairs will investigate the matter, the first in the Democratic-controlled Senate to announce an investigation. In the GOP-controlled House, the Ways and Means Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also are investigating.

The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of its nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.

Lois G. Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, said last week that the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias.

But on June 29, 2011, Lerner learned at a meeting that groups were being targeted, according to the watchdog’s report. At the meeting, she was told that groups with “Tea Party,” “Patriot” or “9/12 Project” in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says.

The 9/12 Project is a group started by conservative TV personality Glenn Beck.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said “the conclusion that the IRS came to is that they did have agents who were engaged in intimidation of political groups is as dangerous a problem” as the government can have.

He added, “This should send a chill up your spine. … I don’t know where it stops or who is involved.”

Congressional Republicans already are conducting several investigations and asked for more.

“This mea culpa is not an honest one,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Collins said the revelations about the nation’s tax agency only contribute to “the profound distrust that the American people have in government. It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review.”

The IRS’ Lerner said that about 300 groups were singled out for additional review, with about one-quarter scrutinized because they had “tea party” or “patriot” somewhere in their applications.

She said 150 of the cases have been closed and no group had its tax-exempt status revoked, though some withdrew their applications. http://youtu.be/yfnva2-2O-8” 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy Noonan: This Is No Ordinary Scandal

 

 

 

 

” “Something big has shifted,” Noonan added. “The standing of the administration has changed. As always, it comes down to trust.”

Noonan, who served President Ronald Reagan, said that Obama, “as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He’s shocked, it’s unacceptable, he’ll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers.

“But he is not unconnected, he is not a bystander,” she said. “This is his administration. Those are his executive agencies. He runs the IRS and the Justice Department.

“A president sets a mood, a tone. He establishes an atmosphere. If he is arrogant, arrogance spreads. If he is to too partisan, too disrespecting of political adversaries, that spreads, too.”

She called the Internal Revenue Service scandal the more serious of those engulfing Obama.

“This was more systemic. It was an operation. The word was out: Get the Democratic Party’s foes,” she said.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLDER BEGS COURT TO STOP DOCUMENT RELEASE ON FAST AND FURIOUS

 

 

” Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.

Judicial Watch had filed, on June 22, 2012, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious and “specifically [a]ll records subject to the claim of executive privilege invoked by President Barack Obama on or about June 20, 2012.” 

The only justification Holder uses to ask the court to indefinitely delay Judicial Watch’s suit is that there’s another lawsuit ongoing for the same documents – one filed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Judicial Watch has filed a brief opposing the DOJ’s motion to stay.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNN’s Morgan: Hey, Maybe Government Can Become Tyrannical After All

” In a conversation with Penn Jillette, CNN’s anti-gun zealot – who has spent the last six months deriding the suggestion that the American government can’t be trusted when it comes to gun control – has had a change of heart after watching the IRS and DOJ/AP scandals unfold.”

 

IRS Rejected Group On Behalf Of Planned Parenthood

 

 

” The IRS scandal of targeting tea party or conservative organizations grew deeper Wednesday with the revelation that the agency denied tax-exempt status to a pro-life organization because of its hypothetical opposition to Planned Parenthood. The Thomas Moore Society, a public interest law firm announced that one of their clients was told that their approval as a non-profit was conditioned on a commitment not to protest outside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics…

…The alleged actions against the pro-life organization, however, are an order of magnitude more serious. If the allegations are true, the IRS used a specific political litmus test to approve non-profit status. It also conditioned approval on actions related to a specific, political organization. It effectively allowed Planned Parenthood to silence political opposition.” 

 

 

See Entire Post With A Roundup Of Links To Targeted Groups Here

Here Is A Sampling :

 

Bill Donohue: IRS Targeted Catholic League

Chilling: IRS reportedly demanded list of high school and college students from conservative group

Was the IRS used as a weapon against Glenn Beck?

 

 

Lots More At The Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your Stories With Us So We Can Help Get To The Bottom Of The IRS Scandal

 

 

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” Senior IRS Officials did know about the targeting of tea party groups who were applying for a tax-exempt status.  In our statement on Bretibart.com, you can read our comments to the press.

Right now we need your help to move the Congressional hearings along and to insure the IRS is held accountable for their actions, lies, and abuse of power.

We are asking all Patriots around the country to help us with two things:

  1. We must insure that the hearings in Congress are substantive and get to the bottom of this scandal to reveal how deep it runs, how many other lies the IRS has told related to the these tactics, and what will be done to insure no other group of citizens is so unfairly discriminated against solely because they are speaking out against rampant government.  On Monday, call your Member of Congress and both of your Senators to let them know that we must get to the bottom of this scandal.
  2. We need to hear from you if you or your local group has felt intimidated by the IRS actions over the last 4 years. Are you part of a local group who applied for tax-exempt status? What is the status of that application?  Did you set out to form a group but were so intimidated by the IRS tactics that you abandoned that goal and wound up participating only as individuals rather than incorporating and coordinating activity with other groups?  Click through to share your story with us so we have the details needed as we proceed with our next steps. Together we can personalize the problem to show the public the actions by the IRS were against real citizens and remind them that no citizen should fear the IRS will be used as a political weapon.

Over the last four years, Tea Party Patriots have repeatedly stood up against the consolidation of power by the ruling elite in this country. We will not stand idly by while unelected bureaucrats and elected representatives disregard the fact they are supposed to be public servants and instead act as rulers to increase their own personal power and political position.  We will fight this problem with the IRS and we will win because our freedom depends on our ability to exercise our Constitutional rights.”

 

Related posts:

  1. Southerland Gives ‘Fair Tax’ Mixed Review
  2. ACLU vs. IRS over your 4th Amendment rights
  3. IRS taking heat from both sides of America
  4. Watch News Conference on IRS Intimidation

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IRS Wants To Know If You’re A “Patriot”

 

 

” Across this great land, patriotic Americans are behaving subversively.

We’re quoting from our pocket Constitutions, starting reading groups to discuss our founding documents, even gathering together to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Uncle Sam is not amused.

As leaders of tea party groups have been painfully aware for years, the Internal Revenue Service has given “special” attention to conservative groups.

Heritage sounded the alarm on the Obama Administration’s hit list nearly a year ago. Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot was singled out by the IRS and the Labor Department after making a sizable donation to Mitt Romney. Who ordered his investigation? 

The goal was clearly to reduce the amount of anti-government speech by making it more difficult for these groups to achieve tax-exempt status. And it worked. Just look at these examples from four different states:

  • ABC News reports that Jennifer Stefano of Pennsylvania wanted to start a tea party group, but dealing with the IRS “was frightening and that’s why I shut it down. I shut my group down.”
  • The IRS ordered an Ohio group to answer 35 detailed questions, including to “provide a listing of all your past activities. Indicate the percentage of your time spent conducting the activity (total of all activities should equal 100%) and the percentage of your funds spent conducting the activity (total of all activities should equal 100%).”
  • In Tennessee, Kevin Kookogey was trying to start an educational group called Linchpins of Liberty to teach the economic principles of Milton Friedman and Adam Smith. When he inquired with the IRS in 2011 about the delay in his tax-exempt status, he was told: “We have been waiting on guidance from our superiors as to your and similar organizations.” He is still waiting.
  • In Virginia, it took Richmond Tea Party President Larry Nordvig two and a half years to get tax-exempt status. He tells The Washington Post the wait had “a very chilling effect” on how much money his group could raise, and thus on how much speech it could generate. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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