Skip to comments.Watchdog group sues IRS for release of tax returns sought by the president
Posted on 10/02/2012 7:27:50 PM PDT by markomalley
If President Barack Obama has been looking at your taxes, the D.C.-based watchdog group Cause of Action wants to know about it.
The group filed a suit Tuesday morning against the Internal Revenue Service over refusing to release the names of businesses and individuals whose returns interest the president.
Were concerned with the transparency of the presidents administration. We think that the administration should have to disclose the names for individuals and companies that its requesting tax records for, Karen Groen, chief oversight counsel at Cause of Action told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Aware of the fact that federal law allows the president to seek IRS information from tax returns, Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act request this April to investigate whether or not the president has done this, and if so, whose taxes is he looking out.
The IRS denied Cause of Actions request, signaling to the group that something more was going on.
The IRS claimed an exemption basically saying these requests, when the president writes in and requests some ones tax record, that is the equivalent of a tax record itself, and its entitled to the same privacy, Groen told TheDC News Foundation. We obviously disagree.
The group cited transparency in its reasoning.
Our main goal is transparency and this administration has pledged to be the most transparent in history. We are just trying to hold the administration accountable for its promise, Groen told TheDC News Foundation.
Groen told TheDC News Foundation she was unsure what the presidents motivations were for seeking the tax record for individuals.
Obviously he doesnt have to disclose his reasons, she said. But by disclosing the names, thats up to the public to conclude for themselves
The issue of tax returns and personal tax information has roiled the current presidential race with Obama and Mitt Romney tangling over the GOP nominees personal finances, Politico reported.
Pity the results of this won't be revealed until after the election.
I remember how they screamed bloody murder when Nixon just thought about doing it..........
The IRS is now playing the part of Interpol under the directorship of Reinhard Heydrich.
You don’t reckon Obama is checking on the tax records of Republicans, do you?
Nah, couldn't be.
FDR did the same damn thing to the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer back in the day when FDR got fed up with the criticism. It worked, and the guy went to jail for some time.
This will be zero’s MO in the next term if he is re-elected. The DOJ, IRS will be his new secret police.
He’s checking on the records of the Amish. Seems they deduct too much money for buggies and horse feed.
We should be checking Obama’s records for horse shit.
I was just thinking as I read this article that this is the first administration since FDR’s that entire cabinet departments could be charged under the RICO statutes (RICO was not in effect when FDR was in office although it would have been applicable). You’ve got the DOJ and Homeland Security running guns, laundering money, running drugs, supporting human trafficking and slavery, etc. You’ve got TSA running an organized theft ring at the airports. You’ve got DOJ using its extensive resources to run an extensive extortion operation against businesses and states. You’ve got the IRS pulling tax records and leaking them for political reasons. You’ve got HHS people actively campaigning on our dollar for the Food Stamp President. You’ve got SS and VA doing multi-million dollar boondoggles on the tax payers dime. This administration is an organized crime organization!!!!
0bama Animal Farm version -
right privilege of the some people to be secure in their persons, houses, (except during no-knock warrants at the wrong house), papers (excluding your tax returns), and effects (to which guns, Christian religious items, and school lunch do not apply), against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, except by the President and the Executive Branch and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause the interest of social justice, supported by Oath or affirmation, Executive Order and particularly loosely describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
What glorious progress comrades!
Almost eighty years ago, a strange thing happened in western Europe. A gang of psychopathic criminal socialist racist thugs took over the government of Germany, and with it, control of the military, law enforcement, and legal institutions to crush their opposition with ruthless efficiency. Now fast forward to the United States circa 2008.
He’s checking his ‘Cracker’ Jacks for that October surprise.
Hope you don’t mind, but took a good chunk of that and posted it to my FB page as an anonymous quote. Love it when folks can articulate what we’re up against as a free people.
Is nothing sacred? He’s treating the presidential office as a personal candy store!
Watchdog group sues IRS for release of tax returns sought by the president.
You don’t think Tim Geithner is on that list do ya’?
Now formally known as the ‘Obama Syndicate’.
I’ll take my chances against the desk jockies.
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