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Guess Who Else the IRS is Targeting? (Todd Starnes)
FoxNews.com ^ | May 14, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 05/14/2013 4:11:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

By now you’ve heard that the Internal Revenue Service has been engaged in Nixonian-style investigations of conservative groups.

Words like “Tea Party” or “patriots” trigged special scrutiny by government revenuers. That was back in 2011 — about the same time I started hosting this daily commentary. And based on my subject matter, it’s safe to say that President Obama and I are not exactly b.f.f.’s.

Not too long after we launched the commentaries, I got word that I was being audited — all the way back to 2004. I hired an attorney and CPA and began the arduous task of battling the IRS. My CPA said he’s never seen the government agency so uncooperative. After months of hammering out a deal – they notified me last month that they re-tallied the numbers and discovered I owed twice as much as they originally said.

My CPA said something just didn’t feel right. The IRS, he said, seemed overly aggressive. It was almost like they had an axe to grind — a vendetta.

Friends, dealing with the IRS over the past few years has been nothing short of government-sanctioned bullying — a license to shakedown.

And the latest revelations should strike fear into the heart and bank account of every American taxpayer. Because if the government can come after someone like me — you could be next.

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: irs; starnes; targeting; toddstarnes
Individual Conservatives targeted too. I wonder if Sarah and Todd Palin have had any recent tax difficulties with the IRS?
1 posted on 05/14/2013 4:11:10 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Perhaps some “newspaper” will print the names like they did the gun owners.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 4:19:29 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Timber Rattler

It is way past time for a MAJOR tax revolt in this country.

The push back needs to be severe.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 4:20:49 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Timber Rattler

I thought they could only go back 5 years in an audit?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 4:26:26 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Listening the Herman Cain yesterday several people called in with horror stories about IRS harassment stories. One won his case in tax court (At much expense and agony) and 5 days later was audited again.
It is time for the Pitch Fork march on DC.
5 posted on 05/14/2013 4:27:38 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The walls will come tumbling down soon for ZERO. The sooner the better.. . . . . .)
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To: Timber Rattler

A huge name in all this is one Rush Hudson Limbaugh III. If he reveals on his radio show that he has been harassed by the IRS since January 2009, then all heck is going to break loose and President Obama could face the prospect of impeachment.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 4:28:00 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Kozak
"I thought they could only go back 5 years in an audit?"

It is the mighty IRS. They can do anything they want to. We are a blade of grass they are the lawnmower. . . . FOR NOW.

It is way past time for a change. . . .

7 posted on 05/14/2013 4:30:34 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The walls will come tumbling down soon for ZERO. The sooner the better.. . . . . .)
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To: Kozak
I thought they could only go back 5 years in an audit?

They can go back further if they find repeated willful avoidance of taxes (cheating).

8 posted on 05/14/2013 4:32:36 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: RayChuang88
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III.

I think they know that and will leave our hero alone. . .

9 posted on 05/14/2013 4:32:52 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The walls will come tumbling down soon for ZERO. The sooner the better.. . . . . .)
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To: unixfox
The push back needs to be severe.

To tell it like it is, that is what is so strange about the Democrats and this administration. Unlike Clinton, who knew when to fold 'em a little bit, this bunch counterattacks with incredible ferocity EVERY TIME they are criticized or shown to be doing something wrong. Obama and his leftist cronies do NOT back up at all...EVER, I'm noticing. This is not going to end well.

10 posted on 05/14/2013 4:34:13 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: Pontiac

So how long are you supposed to keep records, forever? I’d need a storage facility...


11 posted on 05/14/2013 4:35:06 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is a pretty juicy story. Hard to resist. A good distraction from Benghazi. Obama has decided to dangle this bait at this time because he can’t personally get burned here. Follow this, make sure the people are punished who are behind it, but you will never implicate Obama in this. Stay focused on Benghazi.

There’s a reason this story just broke.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 4:36:03 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky
This is a pretty juicy story. Hard to resist. A good distraction from Benghazi. Obama has decided to dangle this bait at this time because he can’t personally get burned here.

No, I don't think so. It was Mark Levin and his Landmark Legal Foundation that broke the scandal wide open. Obama's minions had nothing to do with getting the story out, and the timing was coincidental to Benghazi.

13 posted on 05/14/2013 4:38:35 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Kozak

Nope! They can go back over 40 years!

IRS GOES BACK 41 YEARS TO ASSESS GIFT TAX
http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/2013/05/irs-goes-back-41-years-to-assess-gift.html


14 posted on 05/14/2013 4:40:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Kozak

See post #14.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 4:41:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is the District of Criminals we are talking about so why expect anything better?


16 posted on 05/14/2013 4:42:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: RayChuang88

He’s certainly harassed all the time by the New York state revenue goons.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 4:53:27 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: unixfox
As most of us are wage slaves and our employers forced to withhold generally an excess of the taxes owed Uncle Screw-You, how do we do that?

Going Galt is an attractive option but hard on people with families to support.

Color me "Open To Suggestions."

19 posted on 05/14/2013 5:04:41 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: DeaconRed

The IRS makes the KGB look like the PTA.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 5:06:51 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: Timber Rattler

The irs IS the modern day KGB. It has detailed information on all people. It has the power (but not the right) to destroy, and to put out of business.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 5:14:21 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: DeaconRed

This is government by the people, the land of the free?

BS this is tyranny.

Abolish the criminal IRS

Impeach Obama

Abolish the IRS

But don’t forget that they are trying to sneak pass an Amnesty destroying bill through Congress( call Congress)

Imprison Obama and the IRS workers .These actions by the IRS were illegal unconstitutional

Repeal the income tax( 16th amendment) and replace that “sorely” needed revenue for fake global warming studies by replacing the income tax with a tax on China imports

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/13/Exclusive-McConnell-comment-IRS


22 posted on 05/14/2013 5:18:09 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Timber Rattler

I had to deal with the IRS over an item with my taxes. I under paid in 2010 and they are just now contacting me. Efficient? We were discussing me breaking the amount I had to pay extra (on top of the check I already wrote back then) into two payments (of course interest and penalties apply). I knew it was fruitless to haggle, but it struck a nerve with me when the chick said that the money was the IRS’s and they had been in a sense loaning it to me so I had to pay interest. I very nicely said, “really like when I let you keep a year’s worth of withholding and I don’t get to charge you interest?”

I think it may have confused or upset her. I am waiting for the axe to fall now. I should have just kept quiet and herded myself along the path with the other sheep.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 5:52:00 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Timber Rattler

And, how many of Obama’s are WAYYYYYYYY behind in their Federal taxes?


24 posted on 05/14/2013 5:56:55 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: DeaconRed

bump


25 posted on 05/14/2013 5:57:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Timber Rattler
Guess Who Else the IRS is Targeting?

Targeted by the IRS today, by drones tomorrow. Welcome to the USSA Komrad. This will be part of the final solution to the gun owner problem.

26 posted on 05/14/2013 6:02:09 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Daveinyork
He’s certainly harassed all the time by the New York state revenue goons.
Not anymore - NY's harassment forced Rush to move quite some time ago. I believe Florida is his home of record now.
NY, in its infinite wisdom, has chased many a millionaire away ... I mean, who needs their taxes anyway?
27 posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:38 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

According to Himself, Himself, he’s harassed even more since he’s left. Every year he has to prove to New York that he neither lives nor works there.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 9:38:06 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
That’s the Chicago way.While probably not a federal issue, two groups were staging protests during the Obama years, the tea party groups and occupy wall street. The tea party groups were charged for the use of parks and police overtime, but ows was not.
29 posted on 05/14/2013 10:20:29 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Timber Rattler

Dana Loesch just tweeted your thread.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 6:35:46 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (safeandlegal.com Make it viral.)
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To: Timber Rattler
It was Mark Levin and his Landmark Legal Foundation that broke the scandal wide open.

Levin might have been working on the case for a long time, but are you sure he didn't just get a hot tip that tipped the scales and told him that now he had enough to go public? You don't find the timing a bit suspicious?

31 posted on 05/14/2013 7:07:59 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Cool!


32 posted on 05/14/2013 7:19:11 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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