Skip to comments.FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits
Posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obamas re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well.
VanderSloots saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July.
In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romneys presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records in a post on the Obama campaigns website. The post, entitled Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romneys donors, singled out VanderSloot for being a litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.
Two months later, the IRS informed VanderSloot he and his wife were going to be audited, Strassel reported. Two weeks after that, VanderSloot was notified by the Labor Department that it was going to audit workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers, reported Strassel.
The H-2A program allows tens of thousands of temporary workers in the U.S.; Mr. VanderSloot employs precisely three, Strassel wrote.....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
1. He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
Two page article.
Also targeting conservative groups invalidate the U.S. presidential election of 2012.
Obama and Obamas IRS targeted conservative groups during the election to rig the results of the election.
And now as Obamacare gets implemented we must all report our health care info to the IRS (KGB )
Every single democrat in Congress voted for Obamacare
The government is God to democrats. And they democrats must makes us slaves to their God (government). How is socialism not a religion?
Nixon was a piker. The biggest problem with Obama is his army of liberal drone ensconced throughout the government who will do what they perceive is his bidding without prompting. There are probably hundreds of IRS agents and supervisors fishing for conservatives to audit. There is of course a complex computer program to provide deniability, but the inputs can be manipulated or data can be cherry picked. I would count on having more government persecution of conservatives and conservative groups and Obama will skate.
Exactly... Why isn’t this bastard, Obama, facing the same damned thing?
> Obama must be impeached for this , using the IRS like a gestapo which it is of course as government is evil and doesn’t work.
Prepare to see him use the same old tactic we keep hearing on everything else - plausible deniability. “I...I didn’t know anything about thatttt. I...I....didn’t tell them to do that...they did it on their own”. Yeah we keep seeing people throwing themselves under the bus for you over and over and over again.
I’m sick of this charlatan. He has dampened my enthusiasm for life and taken away my hope with too much change. If we want America to regain any sense of normalcy this idiot has to be removed.
It isn’t just the IRS. This article sights that he also used the Labor Department also.
He has used the ATF to supply guns to Mexico, ICE has been told not to do their job. The Border Patrol has been told to back off, He is using the EPA to kill small business and Coal. He is using Agriculture to thin our gasoline out with ethanol.
It appears that every Department in our Government has been infiltrated by Obama Voters with the knives out to destroy us.
Meantime our Congress is sitting there trying to steal our guns and burden us with a Health Care Bill that is disastrous.
This man is running the most corrupt Government in history to destroy us Domestically and then supplying Muslim with money and weapons to destroy our foreign power.
I have lost all faith in our elected politicians. They HAVE to be able to see this and yet they let it happen.
I know they fear bl;ack retaliation in the voting booth and riots in the streets if the Black Messiah is removed, but Gotdamnit how long can this go on?
I second exactly what you said.
In answer to your question about how long can this go on, from my perspective, it has gone on for far too long.
Like the Clinton’s before them, this Administration sees the departments of the Executive Branch as tools for their selective use. For the Clintons, it was the FBI files with all of the unredacted gossip and inuendo. It gave them the same power as Hoover’s legendary use and abuse. A nudge, a wink and suddenly the person targeted sees the light of day.
Here comes ‘low level’ IRS employees seeking improper and even illegal information. As the 800 pound gorrila in the government, one never knows if the threats are real or just thuggish coercion.
Of course, unlike Nixon, the compliant MSM has to have a sledge hammer to even notice this. Maybe this is it, but I have my doubts.
A documented case of the irs being used to harass people. The irs has the power to destroy. It is a police force minus the weapons.
It has been used for political purposes. The person who gave the order must be removed from office.
ABOLISH. THE. IRS. NOW.
That article disappeared. I sent it to many people but it just disappeared. What is the truth of it and why did it disappear?
Indeed. We’re only scratching the surface of this scandal, folks—just wait until we find out conservative radio talk show hosts have been audited for specious reasons in 2011 and 2012 for 2010 and 2011 returns by the IRS.
I believe the operative phrase here is, “Inconvenient Truth”. Our Benevolent Masters worry when we peasants look behind the curtain too much, and see who the Wizard REALLY is. . . (grin)
Mark Levin says they came after him.
Sending the IRS AND the Labor Dept after him... Why was this not a bigger issue? There are other Departments. I wonder if any other have harassed groups or people in a discriminatory manner? Would anyone be shocked if Medicare went looking for fraud in Catholic hospitals, or the EPA went after conservative businessmen? I wonder if this story is so much bigger than we know?
No I dont feel a bit sorry for Willard...
Stop pushing that baby killing gay marriage gun grabber...
we dont want that old guy in 2016 either..
A sitting US president using the power of the IRS like a 40's-era Gestapo surely invalidates the presidential election of 2012.
JUST WONDERING Were there any reports of break-ins at Romney or Republican hdq's during that time? Hmmmmmmm?
I remember there were breakins. a number of them.
He is head of the Landmark Legal Foundation. They sued, IIRC.
Hugh Hewitt? I would think Mark Levin has a bigger mic, considering he is a friend of Sean’s, and calls in at times.
Ut oh-—got any links?
Agree with all you said, except the above. I think many - on both sides of the aisle - use this as an *excuse*...to do nothing.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:56am
Anonymous group allegedly hacked Romney tax records via Franklin firm
Secret Service probing claimed theft of Romney tax records, $1M hush money demand
Nice finds——all of that should be sent to Issa. He should find out what the Obomba/DOJ knew about this.
Probably stupid Romney will not do anything about it.
If they use it for an excuse, then it is the problem.
LOL...yet another manufactured problem.
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Nixon used the IRS as his personal enforcement thugs... it was written up in Nixon’s articles of impeachment.
Obama and his Chicago Way thugs have done the same - they’ve crossed a line...
So we still don’t know whether the story is true or not.