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IRS Emboldened to Resist Cooperating with Congress
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 May 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/17/2014 1:43:49 PM PDT by John Semmens

Rather than cowing the IRS into cooperating with Congressional inquiries, the House's citing former IRS official Lois Lerner with contempt seems to have emboldened further resistance. “The notion that this 'slap-on-the-wrist' is going to make us turn on our friends is ludicrous,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

At issue is correspondence between the IRS and high-ranking Democrats--including Sen. Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Reid (D-NV), Sen. Bennet (D-CO), Sen. Landrieu (D-LA), Sen. Pryor (D-AR), Sen. Hagan (D-NC), Sen. Begich (D-AK), Sen. Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Sen. Franken (D-MN), Sen. Warner (D-VA), Rep. Braley (D-Iowa) and Rep. Peters (D-MI)--who are alleged to have pressured the Agency to crack down on conservative political organizations in the run up to the 2012 elections.

“We will not provide ammunition for the GOP's efforts to denigrate these great men,” Koskinen vowed. “The Party of the Government must stick together if we are to fend off this anti-government conspiracy. Even if it weren't the right thing to do, people can surely see that it is the sensible thing for us to do.”

“The President has the power to use deadly force against those who would act to discredit his Government,” Koskinen pointed out. “Many of those who posed such a threat are now dead on his orders. Being held in contempt by Congress is nowhere near as potent a deterrent. They even balked at sending Lois to jail, which they had the authority to do. So, I think I'll risk defying Congress rather than disobeying the President.”

In related news, retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former Director of the NSA, admitted that the Obama Administration has been using so-called metadata as the foundation of its “assassination-by-drone program.” “Metadata absolutely tells you everything about somebody’s life,” Hayden said. “You don't have to actually listen-in to what people are saying or read their emails or texts. As long as you know who is talking and where they are you can launch a drone strike against them.” Ironically, the Obama Administration has tried to mollify critics of its spying on Americans by assuring that it is not listening or reading, but only collecting metadata.

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/155805-2014-05-16-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-may-18-2014.htm


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: irs; metadata; nsa; reallife; satire

1 posted on 05/17/2014 1:43:49 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

You had me going there for a minute...


2 posted on 05/17/2014 1:47:28 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: John Semmens


3 posted on 05/17/2014 1:48:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: John Semmens

Not much difference between satire and reality on this one...


4 posted on 05/17/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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To: John Semmens
you've crossed THAT line again.

5 posted on 05/17/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: John Semmens

I do think it would be a fine idea for a congressional committee to discreetly reach out to IRS people in the know who do not want to wear prison pajamas.

If just a few could be encouraged to pipeline, the dam would burst open, because none of them would be willing to take a dive for Obama and company.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 3:57:34 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: John Semmens
“We will not provide ammunition for the GOP's efforts to denigrate these great men,” Koskinen vowed. “The Party of the Government must stick together if we are to fend off this anti-government conspiracy. Even if it weren't the right thing to do, people can surely see that it is the sensible thing for us to do.”

Sorry Johnny. Federal law requires you to keep complete records of your official activity subject to scrutiny. It's the law. Destroying records is a criminal offense. You don't have a choice!

Your job is not a private playground, and you don't legally have the option of engaging in a criminal conspiracy, and stonewall both the American public and the law.

Would you rather deal with the option of a RICO law suit?
Yes, dummy, anyone can file that. Don't plan on any foreign vacations any time soon.

7 posted on 05/17/2014 5:19:20 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: publius911
Dang it!
Semi-satire got me again!
8 posted on 05/17/2014 5:20:25 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: publius911

Ive done a study here at FR...

If u read something here that makes your blood boil.....47% of the time its satire


9 posted on 05/17/2014 6:08:51 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: John Semmens

I hate these posts. Stop. Stop . Stop.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 10:25:38 PM PDT by djwright (Inpeach Teleprompter)
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