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Political corruption at the IRS
WaPo ^ | 5/14/2013 | MIchael Gerson

Posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Suppose that the Environmental Protection Agency were to admit offhandedly that the fluoridation of water had only modest communist mind-control effects. Or the United Nations were to concede it had been running fleets of black helicopters over U.S. cities, but only in the course of conducting extensive goodwill tours.

The Internal Revenue Service has managed a similar confirmation. For years, tea party and patriot groups have breathlessly alleged that federal bureaucrats were conspiring against the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Then federal bureaucrats conspired to target conservative groups because their tax documents contained the words “tea party” or “patriot,” and because they were “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

*snip*

During his commencement address this month at Ohio State University, President Obama said: “Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity. . . . They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

Now part of his own administration has powerfully amplified those voices. If he expects Americans to reject them, it is his personal responsibility to act decisively in restoring the ruined reputation of the IRS.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: irs; obamasfault; specialprosecutor; tyranny
Now part of his own administration has powerfully amplified those voices. If he expects Americans to reject them, it is his personal responsibility to act decisively in restoring the ruined reputation of the IRS.
Yeah...right.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama’s commissars have penetrated and direct all Federal agencies. They are controlled and report directly to the White House. Its as simple as that.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 6:10:42 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

True...and now this treason is going to be revealed.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 6:12:27 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux
The Fox is saying that the chickens are full of crap and that if the chickens will just give him some time... he will get those chickens straightened out!
Hey barry... fu... your treason will be outed.

LLS

4 posted on 05/14/2013 6:13:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: RoosterRedux
If he expects Americans to reject them, it is his personal responsibility to act decisively in restoring the ruined reputation of the IRS.

Utterly clueless.

If Obama does anything 'decisive' here it will be to up the IRS ammo budget.

5 posted on 05/14/2013 6:14:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: allendale
"Obama’s commissars have penetrated and direct all Federal agencies."

All the Fed agencies are independent and 0bama is ignorant.

6 posted on 05/14/2013 6:16:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RoosterRedux
"...Political corruption at the IRS..."
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Political corruption at the... (fill in the blank).
EPA
Dept. of Education
Dept. of Energy
Dept. of Agriculture
Dept. of Commerce
Dept. of Defense
Dept. of Homeland Security
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Dept. of Interior
Dept. of Justice
Dept. of Labor
Dept. of Transportation
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The beat goes on, yeah, the beat goes on...
7 posted on 05/14/2013 6:18:06 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RoosterRedux

8 posted on 05/14/2013 6:23:27 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Jacquerie; jimrob
"...Political corruption at the IRS..."
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But, but...
I thought they told us the 17th amendment would put a stop to political corruption!
9 posted on 05/14/2013 6:28:23 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“to act decisively in restoring the ruined reputation of the IRS.”

Uh . . . did I miss the time in our history where their reputation was not already ruined?

It’s time to finally repeal the 16th Amendment, and shut the IRS down once and for all. If the Feds need some of my sweat equity, they can hold a bake sale.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 6:28:24 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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11 posted on 05/14/2013 6:37:49 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RoosterRedux

Is it?

The big question is..

WHAT WILL THE REPUBLICANS AND SANE DEMOCRATS DO ABOUT IT?

NAGDT!


12 posted on 05/14/2013 6:39:51 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: RoosterRedux
President Obama said: “Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity. . . . They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

It is now being proved that Obama is a Stalinist Marxist communist tyrant trying to lull you into doing nothing to resist. Americans' collective intuition is uncanny. Reassurances from Obama fall upon our knowing ears; we know what he is below the surface and it is not good for America.

If Congress and Senate will not remove him we will force his resignation and un-elect the bastards in politics who have done this to us.

13 posted on 05/14/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Is being YELLOW a high crime?)
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To: Rapscallion
Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity...
And Obama is proving those voices RIGHT!
14 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:39 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Bttt.

5.56mm

15 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:58 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: RoosterRedux
Just wait for all of the fun and excitement when the IRS begins enforcing Obamacare. Party time!
16 posted on 05/14/2013 6:54:51 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: allendale

“Obama’s commissars have penetrated and direct all Federal agencies. They are controlled and report directly to the White House. Its as simple as that.”

That’s exactly what’s has been going on. The Obammunists have completely hijacked the entire Federal apparatus and perverted it toward implementing the Obammunist ideology. The Federal bureaucracies are no longer focused on their Congressionally mandated duties, but instead are focused on implementing Obammunism. What’s going on right now is fascism, pure and simple.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 6:55:55 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: allendale

That has been his goal from day one, he has succeeded. But more chillingly, he has done the same with the military and to spice the stew up he has added some Islamists.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Repeal The 17th

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

this is tyranny. U.S. no longer a free country

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


19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:40 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama makes a “joke” about using the IRS to audit his enemies

http://youtu.be/GhQHeQy-xQI

I guess he wasn’t kidding


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:09:37 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: RoosterRedux

Depressing to read all the leftists comments at the WP. They are so clueless and would defend throwing all conservatives in gulags if it came to that.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:16:08 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Toespi
I think a lot of folks in Congress and elsewhere have been keenly aware that this tyranny is Obama's and Soros' goal...and have been building a case for bringing him down.

What we are currently witnessing is the presentation of their evidence. Hopefully, what we are seeing is only the tip of the iceberg.

22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:19:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is the agency that is collecting money for obama care. This agency is corrupt and is being used for political motives. We can expect more of this unless their director and his boss are sent to jail.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:33:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: penelopesire

“Depressing to read all the leftists comments at the WP. They are so clueless and would defend throwing all conservatives in gulags if it came to that.”

You mean like:

“Be real! This story only has legs because the media gives it legs. What a joke! It is just like any other story.”

These folks will be hit with a hard dose of reality before too long.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:35:09 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: RoosterRedux

“You should reject these voices.”

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:49:06 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Washington
The EPA wants in on the scandal barrage, too

Washington Examiner

Posted: May 14, 2013 9:31 am

Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

CEI reviewed Freedom of Information Act requests sent between January 2012 and this spring from several environmental groups friendly to the EPA’s mission, and several conservative groups, to see how equally the agency applies its fee waiver policy for media and watchdog groups. Government agencies are supposed to waive fees for groups disseminating information for public benefit.

http://rare.us/story/the-epa-wants-in-on-the-scandal-barrage-too/


26 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: sunny48

Nice find.

Everyone should read the Nixon articles of impeachment.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:13 AM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ever get the impression it’s all a BIG SHOW and Obama is the MC?


28 posted on 05/14/2013 8:23:03 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: RoosterRedux


29 posted on 05/14/2013 8:25:17 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Money:   It is precisely because police powers are essential to the public good that abusing them is so offensive.
30 posted on 05/14/2013 8:33:37 AM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (It is precisely because police powers are essential to the public good that abusing them is so offen)
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To: RoosterRedux

31 posted on 05/14/2013 10:11:46 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Repeal The 17th
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Political corruption at the... (fill in the blank).
EPA
Dept. of Education
Dept. of Energy
Dept. of Agriculture
Dept. of Commerce
Dept. of Defense
Dept. of Homeland Security
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Dept. of Interior
Dept. of Justice
Dept. of Labor
Dept. of Transportation
>>>

We have an abusive extra branch of government, the Administrative State, because Congress not only allows it, Congress loves it. Unnamed bureaucrats push around churches, oil companies, insurance companies, THE STATES, . . . and our Congress-clowns just shrug their shoulders and take credit for occasionally helping out the proletariat.

The 17th Amendment made it all possible. No serious reform, no return to Constitutionalism is possible before the horrible 17th is repealed.

32 posted on 05/14/2013 10:43:07 AM PDT by Jacquerie (How few were left who had seen the republic! - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: KeyLargo

The EPA needs to be disbanded immediately. ALL of its employees could be given two weeks notice, refunded whatever THEY have contributed to their retirement system and given the bum’s rush out the door.

The EPA has been obsolete for at least 15 years and have done nothing but hinder and hobble the economy while doing nothing to REALLY protect the environment.

Let them get REAL JOBS where they actually must produce wealth and not simply leech off of the hard work of others.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 5:03:47 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RoosterRedux

Watch how the O plays this one.

Niger Innis On His Organization Being Targeted By IRS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru18ZHVuvRw

And of course, I expected those of faith re: churches, pastors to be targeted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019515/posts

Note to self: Check the spider’s web of muslim orgs and compare.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 10:18:20 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Sure...

You know it’s bad when Jon Stewart can’t spin it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIotZy53knE


35 posted on 05/14/2013 10:30:03 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray. Penance. Isa 5:18-21 Isa 10:1-3)
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