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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
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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