Skip to comments.Major Scandal: Obama IRS Targeted US Citizens
Posted on 05/13/2013 6:01:10 AM PDT by swampthang77
USBC News Wire- Yet a another major scandal is rocking the already extraordinarily unpopular Obama administration, this time the controversy involves abuses by the IRS in targeting US citizens based on their political views.
It appears that agents used keywords to target groups in opposition to the governing Democratic administration. Remarkably, the agents found it acceptable to single out patriots for unprecedented behavior. The agents singled out their fellow citizens by using keywords such as patriot or tea party (itself a reference to the earliest American patriots) to identify groups that object to the policies of the current administration. Lois Lerner, senior Internal Revenue Service official, was unable to provide even a single example of similar targeting, harassment or intimidation of leftists organizations...
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now we know where the 100,000 new agents are being used...
As much as I’d love to pin this whole thing on Obama, how can we do that? Unless there’s some red hot memo, isn’t it just going to be thugs in the IRS taking the fall for this one?
“... the already extraordinarily unpopular Obama administration”
Well that really is news!
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 Obamas IRS targeted conservative groups during the election to rig the results of the election.
Just wait till they’re determining who gets chemo, ICU beds and other medical treatments.
Tea party member?
Hope your kid doesn’t need chemo.
Hope your spouse isn’t in a wreck and needs an ICU bed or medivac helicopter to get there.
The IRS is Obama- (al Qaeda-) controlled and now runs
the DeathPanels (from which Islam is protected).
Wait until we have “rationed” healthcare.
Conservatives are the only people who respect the civility of the law ,of our one great country, anymore- so we are the only ones paying taxes.
Everyone else skips out, or is looking for their government hand-outs.
It doesn’t make sense to screw us over- UNLESS they have a different funding source, who doesn’t like us.
I asserted even before it was passed that 0bamacare/Nationalized health care was just a vehicle for denying medical treatment to the left’s political enemies.
Obama’s just practicing for the day when no one can buy or sell without the mark of the beast.
I was praying for something to take the entire administration down, if it be God’s will- and take some Republicans with it. Just impeaching Obama is not going to do anything at all.
Obama impeached just means business as usual.
Like many here on FreeRepublic, I had heard the pre-election rumors that the IRS was targeting conservatives. I made a contribution to the Romney campaign (not because Mitt was particularly conservative, but because he wasn’t Obama) but, in the back of my mind, I thought that this might potentially trigger an audit. I wonder how many people heard the same rumors (which, apparently were accurate) and decided to forgo a contribution just to be on the safe side.
I think you're right o-a-t, but just hearing about this reminded me of Nixon's "enemies list". Was Obama using the IRS to create and punish his own enemies list? If that memo exists, or someone talks, grab more popcorn.
It was always abundantly clear that the 0bama regime was using the IRS and any other government agency to target it's enemies.
They are freely admitting to it now as a Red Herring to divert attention from Benghazi, much like comrade Bubba klinton with monicagate, used to divert attention from his selling missile and guidance technology to the chicoms for campaign contributions.
It might help to get Obamacare killed...maybe...if we’re lucky?
That sums it up perfectly!
This is an example of how militant so many liberals are. There are militant feminists, gays/ lesbians, unions, minorities,etc. they believe it’s perfectly okay for them to be this way.
If responded to this story elsewhere as follows; as bad as this is, I believe it’s being put out to distract us from the Bengazi slaughter. Obama can fire a few IRS employees and leave Hillary untouched. As serious as this is, no one died and the democrats can make it go away by destroying a few sacrificial lambs.
You point out how bad it really is. That we could even realistically consider this to be the feint and expect that it’s likely from these jerks is tragic for the US...
Aren’t you glad they’ll soon be managing your health care?
From this point forward, it’s ALL about Hillary
Not only will they "manage" your health and death, but the IRS will have by law full access to your bank accounts to take whatever money they deem necessary and proper to manage your "treatment".
You know just where this is headed...
“Conservatives are the only people who respect the civility of the law ,of our one great country, anymore- so we are the only ones paying taxes.”
The United States has the highest lawyers per capita yet has become a lawless society. Attorneys today use the legal system to gain advantage for the clients over other citizens or to keep their clients from paying the price for breaking the law.
Meanwhile Congress and state legislatures continue to pass thousands of new laws per year, government bureaucrats issue tens of thousands of new regulations, and courts issue interpretations of existing laws which essentially change the meaning from what was intended when they were passed. Add to that elected officials who arbitrarily decide which laws they will and will not pass and you have a broken legal system.
Underlying this is the collapse of morals. We no longer have a culture, with its roots in a Christian religion, which defines a clear set of moral and ethical standards by which to live. Instead the secular humanists have created a world in which each man and woman defines his/her own morality. Without a shared system of ethics can values, can any system of laws have integrity?
During the depths of the depression my grandfather, a struggling small business person, entered into agreements with his customers and suppliers based on handshakes. Even though they were poor and struggling, the simple country people of that time were virtuous. A man’s word was his bond. To use the legal system to escape contracts and avoid having to live up to agreements was unheard of.
Is there anyone today you would trust, other than your spouse, to make an agreement on a handshake. Bankers, politicians, attorneys, Fortune 500 CEO’s, the local repairman, priests, educators, doctors, presidents, United Way directors and other esteemed citizens of today’s national and local society are everyday in the news for lying, cheating, stealing and worse. Even when caught the elites of society make a public apology and then go back to their evil business. Are they any better than the horse thieves of 100 years ago who were taken to the town square after a speedy trial and strung up publicly on a tree as an example for young and old alike?
When there are no consequences people will ignore the law.