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FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits
The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior editor

Posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s 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.

VanderSloot’s 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 Romney’s 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 campaign’s website. The post, entitled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dol; frankvandersloot; internalrevenue; irs; labor; obama; obamasfault; romney; tyranny; vandersloot
From President Nixon's articles of impeachment:

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.

http://classes.lls.edu/archive/manheimk/371d1/nixonarticles.html

Two page article.

1 posted on 05/13/2013 2:11:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

Also targeting conservative groups invalidate the U.S. presidential election of 2012.

Obama and Obama’s IRS targeted conservative groups during the election to rig the results of the election.

2 posted on 05/13/2013 2:23:02 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


3 posted on 05/13/2013 2:25:29 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He [Nixon] 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

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.

4 posted on 05/13/2013 2:27:52 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly... Why isn’t this bastard, Obama, facing the same damned thing?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 2:56:37 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Democrat_media

> 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.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 3:16:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Democrat_media

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?


7 posted on 05/13/2013 3:42:48 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
And then there's this:

Coast Guard ordered to stay in port

8 posted on 05/13/2013 3:55:55 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


9 posted on 05/13/2013 3:57:05 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Venturer

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.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 3:57:59 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 4:07:24 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 4:28:13 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ABOLISH. THE. IRS. NOW.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 4:30:13 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Salgak

That article disappeared. I sent it to many people but it just disappeared. What is the truth of it and why did it disappear?


14 posted on 05/13/2013 4:47:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 4:50:35 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Venturer

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)


16 posted on 05/13/2013 4:53:49 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Glenn Beck’s Withering Response to the IRS Admitting It Targeted the 9/12 Project, Conservative Groups
17 posted on 05/13/2013 5:01:29 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: RayChuang88

Mark Levin says they came after him.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 5:01:32 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


19 posted on 05/13/2013 5:05:09 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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..


20 posted on 05/13/2013 5:06:06 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: PghBaldy
Levin is not well-known enough to cause this scandal to hyper-explode. But if we find out that the IRS also speciously audited Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt, and so on, then not only will become "top of fold front page" story, but may have international consequences since people will wonder did national tax authorities in other countries go after political enemies on behest of the ruling government.
21 posted on 05/13/2013 5:07:08 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Democrat_media; 2ndDivisionVet; sickoflibs; Grampa Dave; thouworm; GOPJ
Now we know why Obomba was so cocksure of himself---when he told Putin he would "have more leverage after the election." The Chi/mobsters were colluding to sic the IRS on conservative groups to rig the results of the election in Obomba's favor.

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?

22 posted on 05/13/2013 5:24:41 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Liz

I remember there were breakins. a number of them.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: RayChuang88

He is head of the Landmark Legal Foundation. They sued, IIRC.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 5:35:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: RayChuang88

Hugh Hewitt? I would think Mark Levin has a bigger mic, considering he is a friend of Sean’s, and calls in at times.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 5:37:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Chickensoup

Ut oh-—got any links?


26 posted on 05/13/2013 5:40:02 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Venturer
I know they fear bl;ack retaliation in the voting booth and riots in the streets if the Black Messiah is removed

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.

27 posted on 05/13/2013 6:05:58 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the ping...


28 posted on 05/13/2013 6:15:43 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the ping...


29 posted on 05/13/2013 6:15:43 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Liz; Chickensoup

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/secret-service-takes-alleged-stolen-romney-tax-records-sent-williamson-political-g

Secret Service takes alleged stolen Romney tax records sent to Williamson political groups

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:56am

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/anonymous-group-allegedly-hacked-romney-tax-records-franklin-firm

Anonymous group allegedly hacked Romney tax records via Franklin firm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/06/secret-service-probing-claimed-theft-romney-tax-records-1m-hush-money-demand/

Secret Service probing claimed theft of Romney tax records, $1M hush money demand


30 posted on 05/13/2013 6:26:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

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.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 6:31:20 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Jane Long

If they use it for an excuse, then it is the problem.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
If they use it for an excuse, then it is the problem.

LOL...yet another manufactured problem.

33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:32:34 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
I'm not pushing anyone. This is a news story. My feelings, or yours, for Mitt Romney are beside the point in this instance. A sitting president used the Internal Revenue Service to harass a rival candidate, his staff, his donors, the Tea Party and pro-Israeli Jewish groups. This is FDR, Nixon, LBJ and Henry Wallace all rolled into one, times five.
34 posted on 05/13/2013 12:58:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


35 posted on 05/14/2013 8:39:39 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Venturer

Perhaps you are new to the Internet. By searching for the article’s title on the web, it can be found on many sites, including this one:

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/05/coast-guard-ordered-to-stay-in-port-and-allow-infiltration-2640320.html


36 posted on 05/14/2013 10:34:37 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Democrat_media

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...


37 posted on 05/14/2013 10:37:03 AM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: Jyotishi

So we still don’t know whether the story is true or not.


38 posted on 05/14/2013 1:08:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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