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House panel to formally question IRS commissioner Friday
Yahoo News ^ | 13 May 2013 | Chris Moody,

Posted on 05/13/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT by mandaladon

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"If, in fact, IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous, and there is no place for it," ..................There'e no question in my military mind that Obama minions were intentionally targeting conservative groups. I want those responsible to be held accountable and the proper punishment applied...sorry isn't enough.
1 posted on 05/13/2013 2:41:29 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

under oath?


2 posted on 05/13/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

With all the Obama scandals emerging, Congress is going to be busy.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 2:43:42 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: mandaladon

Marco Rubio: IRS Commissioner Should Resign

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the IRS commissioner to resign on Monday, following the agency’s admission that it targeted conservative political groups during the 2012 election cycle.

“[I]t is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people’s confidence under the current leadership,” Rubio said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. “I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively immediately. No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public.”

Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told The Huffington Post that the letter refers to acting IRS commissioner Steven T. Miller, who served as deputy commissioner for services and enforcement when the targeting occurred. A replacement for former commissioner and Bush appointee Douglas H. Shulman has not been nominated. Shulman’s term expired in mid-November.

UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also called on Miller to resign amid the controversy, telling National Review Monday that President Obama should also take some responsibility.

“Believe me, if this was a Republican administration doing all this, the New York Times and Washington Post would be in absolute meltdown,” McConnell said. “They all take their cues from the tone expressed by the president, and he’s made it clear that this administration is perfectly willing to crack down on critics.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/marco-rubio-irs_n_3266508.html


4 posted on 05/13/2013 2:44:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Doogle

yes, make sure the bastard is under oath so any perjury will nail him when asked about Zero’s involvement.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 2:44:53 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: mandaladon
What Obama’s IRS did was illegal and unconstitutional: targeting conservative groups during an election , an enemies list etc.. the IRS actually prevented several conservative groups from forming opposition to Obama’s election. This invalidates the 1012 election.

So Impeach Obama.

But in all this don't forget that Congress is trying to sneak pass a country destroying , 800 page, Amnesty bill that will eventually let in 100 million 3rd world immigrants( relatives of the Amnestied )

6 posted on 05/13/2013 2:46:31 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Doogle

I think all testimony to Congress is considered under oath since it is illegal to lie to Congress. That said, no one has IIRC ever been convicted of lying to Congress.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 2:47:23 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: mandaladon
Steven Miller

Oct. 10, 2012

The IRS announced Wednesday that Steven Miller would become the agency's acting commissioner after its current chief, Doug Shulman, steps down Nov. 9.

Douglas Shulman

8 posted on 05/13/2013 2:48:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Democrat_media

” But in all this don’t forget that Congress is trying to sneak pass a country destroying , 800 page, Amnesty bill that will eventually let in 100 million 3rd world immigrants( relatives of the Amnestied ) “

EXACTLY.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 2:48:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mandaladon

Current IRS commissioner took lead in assuring Congress that Tea Party scrutiny was legitimate

WASHINGTON — When members of Congress repeatedly raised concerns with the Internal Revenue Service about complaints that Tea Party groups were being harassed last year, a deputy IRS commissioner took the lead in assuring lawmakers that the additional scrutiny was a legitimate part of the screening process.

That deputy commissioner was Steven T. Miller, who is now the acting head of the agency.

In several letters to members of Congress, Miller went into painstaking detail about how applications for tax-exempt status were screened. But he never mentioned that conservative groups were being targeted, a fact that was known to people he oversaw, according to an upcoming report by the agency’s inspector general.

In one 10-page response, Miller said a revenue agent uses “sound reasoning based on tax law training” to determine which applications for tax-exempt status need additional scrutiny.

“We are going to need to find out how much he knew,” said Rep. Dave Camp, R- Mich., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Camp is holding a hearing on the issue Friday and Miller is scheduled to testify.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/senator-obama-should-personally-condemn-irs-targeting-of-conservative-political-groups/2013/05/13/2ab793de-bb9d-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html


10 posted on 05/13/2013 2:50:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I don’t want the commissioner to resign.

I want him to fire every single person that either participated in this, or knew about it and didn’t object.

Then, he can resign.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 2:50:57 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

None of the responses they received from the IRS acknowledged that conservative groups had ever been targeted.

“They really failed to disclose to us what they were up to, even though we obviously had a concern that they were targeting taxpayers for their political beliefs,” Camp said. “Given all of that attention, they had an obligation and duty to come forward with this information.”


12 posted on 05/13/2013 2:51:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mandaladon

hussein “unfamiliar” with this.

I wouldn’t believe anything some murderous islamist bastard might say. Especially him.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 2:52:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Proud2BeRight

My thought too! It’s amazing the way all of these scandals have blossomed at once. I really think that once the Benghazi whistle blowers had the courage to come forward, other people started getting their nerve up to do the same.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 2:53:13 PM PDT by livius
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To: kcvl

Thanks.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 2:54:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Rush and Hannity covered Benghazi and IRS scandal but not a peep about this country destroying Amnesty bill Congress is trying to sneak pass. I did hear ads ON THEIR shows with Rubio on them pushing this Amnesty (saying this evil Amnesty bill is “conservative” because Rubio is for it) amazing evil .email Rush and Hannity.
16 posted on 05/13/2013 2:55:14 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: mandaladon

Arab Spring Summer Impeachment

I love it. The ‘system’ working.

You can bulldoze, harrange and impune and lie but you can not hide.. Lady Liberty may be blind but she ain’t daff


17 posted on 05/13/2013 2:56:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Rush and Hannity covered Benghazi and IRS scandal but not a peep about this country destroying Amnesty bill Congress is trying to sneak pass. Today I did hear ads ON THEIR shows with Rubio on them pushing this Amnesty (saying this evil Amnesty bill is “conservative” because Rubio is for it) amazing evil .email Rush and Hannity.
18 posted on 05/13/2013 2:56:42 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: justlurking

Making him the fall guy lets those above him get away with the crime. The Administration is busy building a wall between IRS and the WH.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 2:57:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mandaladon

March 20, 2013 letter to IRS

In Re: $60,000 of taxpayer’s money used by the IRS to make parody videos of Gilligan’s Island & Star Trek...(employee training)

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/uploadedfiles/irs_tv-movie_parodies.pdf


20 posted on 05/13/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mandaladon

Wouldn’t Timothy Geitner be implicated in this?


21 posted on 05/13/2013 2:57:09 PM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: Democrat_media

I gave up on Hannity in 2003, and Rush in the past year, sad to say.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 2:57:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mandaladon

Trust Anderson Cooper will still be doing shake-n-bake with the Cincinnati Hell House.

No Benghazi, no IRS persecution, no Gosnell, no AP taps.

CNN will probably build a Hell House torture sound stage complete with hanging chains and monkey bars for Anderson Cooper to swing on.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 2:59:11 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Grampa Dave; justiceseeker93; CutePuppy; sickoflibs; Goldie Lurks; GOPJ; ...
House panel to formally question IRS commissioner Friday

Cong Issa's panel should find out what the Obomba WH and Holder's DOJ knew about abusing IRS power for illegal purposes. Congress MUST ask the right questions:

(1) The IRS has admitted profiling conservative groups for extra-IRS scrutiny----did the IRS ever leak tax info?

(2) Obama took control of the census when he took office in 2008---was census info ever used in conjunction w/ IRS data?

(3) Were there ever break-ins at the hdq of Tea Party, patriot groups , home-schoolers, Christian individual and groups, gun rights advocates, Romney hdq, Repub offices?

(4) Did the actons of a sitting US president using the power of the IRS like a 40's-era Gestapo invalidate the presidential election of 2012?

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Cong Issa needs to be prepared to use the following info:

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 --- Sept 5, 2012

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 (hat tip to FReeper maggief)

24 posted on 05/13/2013 3:02:44 PM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Liz

Good list, Liz!


25 posted on 05/13/2013 3:04:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So have I...

Hannity can’t stop repeating himself and patting himself on the back and haven’t turned on Rush since the election.

I have had enough of both of them waxing poetically about themselves and how great they are (& buy my stuff because I said so).


26 posted on 05/13/2013 3:04:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Yeah, it’s too bad.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 3:07:34 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mandaladon

They belong in jail!!


28 posted on 05/13/2013 3:07:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Miller, who has spent more than 20 years at the IRS, has been a deputy commissioner since September 2009. He previously headed the IRS’s exempt organizations division. He also worked at the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

Shulman, a Democrat appointed to the post under Republican President George W. Bush. Shulman was confirmed by the Senate in March 2008.

The IRS will play a key role in the law, including a new tax for individuals who fail to obtain medical insurance starting in 2014.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 3:08:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: mandaladon

I hope this hearing will be televised. The IRS went after groups of law-abiding citizens so it’s only appropriate that We the People be able to observe this hearing.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 3:09:14 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: justlurking

NOBODY in government does anything without the approval of higher ups. Lower level people just don’t decide to do things on their own. The most trivial of memos is reviewed ad nauseaum and run through an a long approval chain.

Federal employees are cautious by nature, which is one of the reasons they work in government. It suits them. IRS employees are no exception.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 3:10:21 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: mandaladon

Over two years, IRS field office agents repeatedly changed their criteria while sifting through thousands of applications from groups seeking tax-exempt status to select ones for possible closer examination, the findings showed.

At one point, the agents chose to screen applications from groups focused on making “America a better place to live.”

Exactly who at the IRS made the decisions to start applying extra scrutiny was not clear from the findings, which were contained in portions of an investigative report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

Expected to be made public this week, the report was obtained in part by Reuters over the weekend as a full-blown scandal involving the IRS scrutiny widened, embarrassing the agency and distracting the Obama administration.

In one part of the report, TIGTA officials observed that the application screening effort showed “confusion about how to process the applications, delays in the processing of the applications, and a lack of management oversight and guidance.”

By July 2011, the IRS was no longer targeting just groups with certain key words in their names. Rather, the screening criteria had changed to “organizations involved with political, lobbying, or advocacy.”

But then it changed again in January 2012 to cover “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement,” according to the findings contained in a Treasury Department watchdog report.

In May 2012, the criteria for scrutiny were revised again to cover a variety of tax-exempt groups “with indicators of significant amounts of political campaign intervention (raising questions as to exempt purpose and/or excess private benefit),” according to a TIGTA timeline included in the findings.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-usa-tax-irs-criteria-idUSBRE94C03N20130513


32 posted on 05/13/2013 3:12:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: justlurking

I want him to fire every single person that either participated in this
*******
Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to fire anyone in the federal government. No heads will roll in IRS for this.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 3:13:44 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Pass it on-—to Congress, media, etc.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 3:14:37 PM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: livius

Let’s hope that this is the beginning to the end of this national nightmare.


35 posted on 05/13/2013 3:16:54 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: mandaladon

NONE in Obama’s administration has ever experienced any consequences for their illegal action(s).

Name one.

Some was (were) supposedly fallen on their sword to ‘take one for the team’ got compensated quietly and out of public’s eyes.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 3:17:02 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: mandaladon

Calling upon an “acting commissioner” to resign is ludicrous since he is only a placeholder and has virtually no authority on policy. They need to go back and grill Shulman and then charge him with perjury.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 3:18:23 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: justlurking

This was not restricted to just one or two individuals, as Team Obama has tried to claim.

Those ‘agents’ needed supervisory permission to develop the various long forms and questionaires that ‘agents’ used to gather information. Those forms and questionaires were relatively extensive.

No, this was an organized/supervised effort and it probably involved many employed by the IRS, and possibly even groups of employees in several IRS locations.

This is not an isolated incident involving only a very few.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 3:20:40 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Timber Rattler
Miller, who has spent more than 20 years at the IRS, has been a deputy commissioner since September 2009. He previously headed the IRS’s exempt organizations division.

Check what I said in my last post...Miller was eyeball deep in this and needs to not only resign but go to jail too, taking Shulman and their underlings with him.

39 posted on 05/13/2013 3:21:30 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: onedoug
hussein “unfamiliar” with this.

Well, of course. That blackberry doesn't always work at those isolated golf courses and stuff.

And that gives him plausible deniability.
40 posted on 05/13/2013 3:22:20 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Starboard
Bears repeating with emphasis:

NOBODY in government does anything without the approval of higher ups. Lower level people just don’t decide to do things on their own.
41 posted on 05/13/2013 3:26:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mandaladon

Even if they’re under oath, it won’t matter. They’ll just lie.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 3:26:19 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: kcvl

resign hell ...

fired with no pension


43 posted on 05/13/2013 3:28:04 PM PDT by Principled
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To: kcvl; justa-hairyape; Jayster; AllAmericanGirl44

Thanks kcvl for the post.

Justa-hairyape, jayster, AllAmericanGirl44

Pinging y’all to the post!


44 posted on 05/13/2013 3:34:04 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: mandaladon

The House voted to repeal the Stock Act on a voice vote,

NOTHING WILL COME OF THIS IRS SCANDAL,...

because it provides no gains to the individual agendas of Republican politicians.

http://www.redstate.com/dhorowitz3/2013/04/17/the-stock-act-a-look-into-drive-by-lawmaking/


45 posted on 05/13/2013 3:35:30 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: kcvl

this steve miller guy sounds like a joker to me


46 posted on 05/13/2013 3:42:53 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: mandaladon

Mark Levin just said that the current commissioner knew about the groups targeting a year ago.


47 posted on 05/13/2013 3:43:01 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: justlurking
I want him to fire every single person that either participated in this, or knew about it and didn’t object.

That would probably be the majority of them. Several were involved and they told others and those told others and so on and so on.

EVERYONE of these people are complicit in trying to cover up this criminal organization. They should be hung in public!

48 posted on 05/13/2013 3:49:39 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: WildHighlander57
Let me hazard a guess, all the groups the IRS targeted, also happened to be critical of Islam ? If that is true, we have tied almost all these individual stories together. The one common thread in everything Obama has done,

The future does not belong to those that insult Islam.

49 posted on 05/13/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: mandaladon

Flat Tax? Who will ever be able to trust them again?


50 posted on 05/13/2013 4:04:08 PM PDT by kempster
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