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Obama, the IRS, and me.
Various | 05/14/2013 | Jonathan

Posted on 05/14/2013 3:35:16 AM PDT by Jonathan

He has won. I will prove it.

I have given money - lots of money- to my favorite congressman's campaign.

Not anymore.

Not going to in the future.


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He has won. I will prove it.

I have given money - lots of money- to my favorite congressman's campaign.

Not anymore.

Not going to in the future.

Why not?

I will not risk an IRS probe. A IRS exam. An IRS intervention.

Wy risk it? I'm not the Koch brothers. I can't blow money on attorneys and accountants.

Not one person has or will lose their job or go to jail.

Te IRS has been turned into a political weapon. The Republican Party is in for a $hock this year if other small business owners feel Ike I feel today.

Obama has won.

1 posted on 05/14/2013 3:35:16 AM PDT by Jonathan
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To: Jonathan

Why is this in Breaking News?


2 posted on 05/14/2013 3:39:54 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: FreedomStar3028

Not used to a newbie asking a question like that.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 3:41:36 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: FreedomStar3028

Because the person posting has an elevated sense of self-importance?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 3:42:17 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Jonathan

No problem, contribute under the name of a dead democrat.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 3:43:25 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: FreedomPoster
Maybe because the guy wants to reach the widest audience possible? And if he puts it in Chat -- he won't?

Give the guy a break fellas....

6 posted on 05/14/2013 3:43:55 AM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: Jonathan

> Te IRS has been turned into a political weapon. The Republican Party is in for a $hock this year if other small business owners feel Ike I feel today.

Obama has won.

I feel your pain. Before 0 was in office I was a pretty successful businessman and never had to worry about having the funds to pay bills. I could buy pretty much anything i wanted and had a decent savings account. No more and I have plenty of friends in that very same boat right now. The fear that he has instilled in the small business community has crippled it’s spirit. He alone has damaged the economy and the American spirit in a very negative way and is like a cancer that needs to be removed if America ever wants to regain what she once was.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 3:45:21 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jonathan

I think you’ve got it wrong. The IRS as a weapon was always the case with Obama in power. Now it’s been outted. In a way, it’s probably safer today to give to conservative causes than its ever been since Obama was elected.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 3:46:10 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: FreedomStar3028

Why are you nOOb?


9 posted on 05/14/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jonathan

Well, the very thought that if you donate, if you sign a petition, if you send a letter to a Member of Congress, etc. that you might be tracked or audited will discourage such activity. If you are a Democrat strategist and looking at large population numbers, even a slight decrease in such participation rates can be used to swing elections. This is how a tyrant tightens his grip on power.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 3:46:42 AM PDT by Truth29
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“I have given money - lots of money- to my favorite congressman’s campaign. Not anymore.”

If you’re LEGALLY giving money to Congressman, then your identity is far from secret. If you’re doing it some other way, you don’t need to tell the IRS.

Using the IRS only applies to people taking advantage of the Citizens United ruling - and that has nothing to do with direct, hard money, contributions to political campaigns.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 3:46:56 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Vendome

What’s your problem, exactly? Hit the bottle too much tonight?

My question is valid, this should not be in breaking news.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 3:48:55 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Jonathan

So you surrender to Obama. That is how he wants to win. You can give to whomever you choose. What you see is intimidation by nothing more than a schoolyard bully. It is the utilization of chicago political machine tactics. Basically by standing up to Obama you can defeat him. It is time for the conservatives to say ENOUGH.

Did America back down to Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? No it did not.

what about the tyranny that came about with Japan and Germany? Did America back down to Fascism?

What is going on is a petulant prick whom believe he can get away with anything. The Constitution, checks and balances will keep him in check. It is an abuse of power in what the IRS did.

So do not give up, because than Odumb@$$ will create the Socialistic Utopia of a grander scale - Look at Chicago and detroit. Socialistic nightmares. The history of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was socialistic too, but it is no longer.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 3:51:14 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Jonathan

Did you donate during or after Clinton? Because he did the same thing.

Witholding money from conservatives candidates is like pissing in your boots to keep your feet warm: it’s a short-term solution that makes you feel better for a few minutes, until you realize that your boot is now full of piss and your feet are colder than they were before.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 3:52:55 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Jonathan

First of all. Your vanity doesn’t belong in Breaking News.

Secondly, unless you have something huge to hide, why would you worry about an IRS audit for legitimate contributions to your congressman?

Thirdly, by posting your vanity on Free Republic, which could be monitored by the IRS, as a Right Wing, Constitutional, Tea Party, Liberty loving site, you have now drawn lots of attention to yourself...lol.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 3:59:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FreedomPoster

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 4:01:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: FreedomStar3028

You are a nOOb and will get the FNG treatment for a while. Deal with it.

It’s early enough in the morning that most of don’t care that this is in breaking news and so long as vanities, in breaking news are rare, they are allowed for the purpose of advancing discussion about current events(breaking news).

Besides, the guy has been around since Moses and JR. He get a pass.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 4:06:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: onyx

don’t worry, he’s from 98’ his post won’t be moved, watch his buddies come out of the wordwork to call you a noob.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 4:07:05 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: onyx
Secondly, unless you have something huge to hide, why would you worry about an IRS audit for legitimate contributions to your congressman?

That's the most astonishing question I think I've ever seen on FR. EVER. Wow. Really?

19 posted on 05/14/2013 4:07:21 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: FreedomStar3028

He hardly posts at all.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 4:08:43 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

An audit generated purely for legitimate donations to a congressman?
Yes.
That would be totally out of the realm.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 4:09:43 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FreedomStar3028

It’s out of breaking.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 4:10:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: FreedomStar3028

I’m not a big fan of treating people differently because of when they signed up. There are some bright, articulate people who’ve been here only a short time and there were plenty of morons in the class of ‘98.

That being said, when your sign up date is this year and you act like a crotchety old timer on posting police patrol people will automatically assume you are a retread and wonder why you got banned before and how soon you will get banned again.

Don’t spend too much time worrying about a vanity staying in Breaking News. Just the other day I posted a legitimate front page news article and it was thrown completely out of every topic category. Sidebar Moderator likes a tidy house.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 4:17:40 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: onyx
Having been audited (no, not recently, and not for political purposes, and no they didn't find anything weird), I totally understand why someone would not want that to happen.

The IRS can hold you up on next to nothing, cause you to pay money to your accountants and lawyer, cause you to cough up money for very little reason, pay penalties and interest, and generally make you sweat for no good reason.

With them it's power, you are guilty unless you can PROVE your innocence, the reverse of the normal court of law.

24 posted on 05/14/2013 4:18:10 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Jonathan

Jon, look at your post, then look at the last Scripture verse on your home page.

You call your Congressman this morning and ream him out about this IRS scandal, tell him you want action, or he can be unemployed in January,2015.

Get your money’s worth.


25 posted on 05/14/2013 4:18:36 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: jsanders2001

Ditto that.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 4:18:42 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Jonathan

“Te IRS has been turned into a political weapon.”

It’s been used as a political weapon for many, many years, to differing degrees.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 4:19:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: FreedomStar3028; onyx

onyx is an ONG. We don’t pick on Made Freepers.

They consigliares who use brick batz in the middle of the night .


28 posted on 05/14/2013 4:22:20 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jonathan
He only wins if you stop donating and working against what he is doing.

Don't let him win, stand up, continue to donate, and continue working against what he and the dems are doing.

29 posted on 05/14/2013 4:24:04 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Vendome; onyx
Okay what's ONG?

NOOb.....

:-)

30 posted on 05/14/2013 4:26:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: onyx

I think you’re extremely naive about the IRS. And nothing happens in a vacuum. Most people who give to Republican candidates or other conservative causes limit their activities to that act purely. Wake up dude.


31 posted on 05/14/2013 4:32:43 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; onyx

That would be dudette.......


32 posted on 05/14/2013 4:36:05 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Jonathan

You are going to let this guy control your every day life decisions? Seriously? This guy controls you? You should do what you think is best, of course.

But my philosophy is, if the IRS or 'Popo' wants to waste their time getting all up in my boring life they are welcome to it. Fly a drone by my second story widows and you may just get a real good look at me... folding towels. Enjoy!

33 posted on 05/14/2013 4:37:24 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Lakeshark

...yes, you right....the perils of posting before the second cup of coffee is fully ingested....


34 posted on 05/14/2013 4:37:36 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Lakeshark; onyx

oh, and another peril....I left out a word. What I meant to say is that most people who donate to a congressional candidate do NOT limit their conservative activities to that act specifically.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 4:39:03 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Jonathan

Agreed. Seriously. No one is going to lift a finger to oppose Obama or the leftist Democrats. They’ve won.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 4:43:34 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: onyx
Secondly, unless you have something huge to hide, why would you worry about an IRS audit for legitimate contributions to your congressman?

Have you ever been audited?

I contributed, for the first time ever, to a congressional campaign in 2010 and received an audit notice for the years 2008 and 2009 shortly thereafter. I had never been audited in 34 years of filing returns. It cost me $3800 for the accountants for 12 hours and two days away from my business plus countless hours getting records together. NO new tax. So even if you have nothing to hide it will cost you money and time.

37 posted on 05/14/2013 4:56:52 AM PDT by CanadianYankee (Obamacare, Taxation through misrepresentation)
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To: Lakeshark

“Original New Guy”.


38 posted on 05/14/2013 4:57:18 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CanadianYankee

12 times.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m naive?
I’ve been audited 12 times.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 4:59:48 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jonathan

>> I will not risk an IRS probe. A IRS exam. An IRS intervention.

So you’re a small businessman, eh? Me too. Here’s the reality: we risk an IRS exam just by existing. What am I doing about it? I’m conducting my business in accordance with the laws that I hate — albeit aggressively — and keeping good records. This is a day to day part of the struggle for pretty much every business, small and large. But particularly small.

>> The Republican Party is in for a $hock this year if other small business owners feel Ike I feel today.

Personally, I haven’t given a nickel to the Party since the days of GWB. They have proven again and again that they are ineffective in advancing conservative ideals, if not downright hostile to them.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 5:00:42 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Jonathan

The republican leadership knew all of this months ago and did nothing, did nothing because they also hate the TEA Party. IMHO anyone that gives any money to a republican is a fool at best.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 5:01:17 AM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: onyx; Jonathan

>> Thirdly, by posting your vanity on Free Republic, which could be monitored by the IRS, as a Right Wing, Constitutional, Tea Party, Liberty loving site, you have now drawn lots of attention to yourself...lol.

Yep, there will soon be issued an IRS BOLO bulletin for people with the first name “Jonathan”. :-)


43 posted on 05/14/2013 5:02:52 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: stockpirate

The current Republican Party is the other arm of the Democrat Party.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 5:04:30 AM PDT by sport
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To: Nervous Tick

IP...


45 posted on 05/14/2013 5:09:58 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I do 2. So?


46 posted on 05/14/2013 5:11:26 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

What’s your point?


47 posted on 05/14/2013 5:13:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

And you are OK with that?


48 posted on 05/14/2013 5:19:27 AM PDT by CanadianYankee (Obamacare, Taxation through misrepresentation)
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To: onyx

Read your post and my reply out loud to yourself, in order. It was a joke. I hate it when I have to explain jokes.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 5:19:38 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: CanadianYankee

Of course not.
It’s a fact.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 5:20:29 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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