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Acting Chief of I.R.S. Forced Out Over Tea Party Targeting
New York Times ^ | May 15, 2013 | Johnathan Weisman

Posted on 05/15/2013 7:06:07 PM PDT by lbryce

President Obama announced Wednesday night that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service had been ousted after disclosures that the agency gave special scrutiny to conservative groups. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., meanwhile, warned top I.R.S. officials that a Justice Department inquiry would examine any false statements to see if they constituted a crime. Attorney General on the I.R.S.

Speaking in the White House’s formal East Room, Mr. Obama said Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew had asked for and accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner, Steven Miller, who as deputy commissioner was aware of the agency’s efforts to demand more information from conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status in early 2012.

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I’m angry about it,” Mr. Obama said. “It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is the I.R.S. has to operate with absolute integrity.”

Mr. Miller, who told agency employees that he would leave the administration in early June, is scheduled to testify Friday before the House Ways and Means Committee in the first of a series of hearings on the I.R.S. activities.

The president acted as his administration broadly stepped up pressure on the I.R.S. — and sought to insulate itself from the outcry over the agency’s conduct. Mr. Obama spoke to reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Mr. Lew and his deputy, Neil Wolin, who will be responsible for carrying out the president’s orders to install safeguards to prevent a similar effort.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; irs; scandal; teaparty
When bad news is good news.
When good news is bad news
When bad news is bad news.
When Obama should soon be stuck with a fork.
He's almost done.
1 posted on 05/15/2013 7:06:07 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

he is resigning in early june one day before his scheduled retirement


2 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:00 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: lbryce
Mr. Obama said. “It should not matter what political stripe you’re from. The fact of the matter is the I.R.S. has to operate with absolute integrity.”

Then why did Mr. Obama appoint a tax cheat to be the head of the treasury???

3 posted on 05/15/2013 7:08:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: lbryce

guy left two weeks earlier than he was slated. Big effing deal.

Now he has more time to tidy up the house before summer vacation...


4 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lbryce

Who is Miller’s boss? That’s the one who should be thrown out on their ass.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 7:11:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: lbryce

http://www.whistleblowerlawyerblog.com/2011/11/2011_irs_whistleblower_boot_ca_1.html


6 posted on 05/15/2013 7:14:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bigheadfred

“he is resigning in early june one day before his scheduled retirement”

This just shows how ridiculous this whole thing is. He was going to be gone shortly anyways.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 7:15:14 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: lbryce

They’re kidding right? What do they think the country is just full of idiots like Joy Behar?

This and the other scandals aren’t going away, they will all end up being hung around Obama’s neck. Because they should be.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 7:19:06 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: bigheadfred

He probably has enough saved up annual leave to get out now. However, he’s not the guy ~ this is a feint to mislead you about the real perps ~ Timothy Geitner and his running dog lackeys!


9 posted on 05/15/2013 7:20:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Vendome
Now he has more time to tidy up the house before summer vacation...

I heard he hasn't left and won't leave until a replacement is appointed. This is a 'firing' where he doesn't even really lose his job. Just like everything else with Obama it's just a pile of BS.

10 posted on 05/15/2013 7:21:24 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: lbryce

...and his idiot base believes him!


11 posted on 05/15/2013 7:21:39 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: bigheadfred

I knew this was a crock of sh!t when I heard it.

What needs to happen is this, we drag these people out by the hair of their heads and promise not to hang them all if they simply quit aand walk out.

Naw, screw it, hang em all, anyway. Traitors all!


12 posted on 05/15/2013 7:21:58 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Vendome

guy left two weeks earlier than he was slated. Big effing deal
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Ya know if this shit wasn’t so serious it would be funny.

And Obama jumps up and takes credit for getting rid of the guy.

Can you believe this arrogant POS?


13 posted on 05/15/2013 7:23:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Bullish
They’re kidding right? What do they think the country is just full of idiots like Joy Behar?

"The country" elected him twice. I'd say they have every right to think so.

14 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:00 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Mortrey

...and his idiot base believes him about being outraged about this horrible invasion of privacy.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: lbryce

One would think we had cleared all his pawns off the board by now but it seems like there’s always one more ready to fall for his king. Stupid pawns.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:24:13 PM PDT by RC one
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To: lbryce

Don’t feel bad for him! In exchange for his silence, he’s going to get a cushy VP job from some huge Obama donor.


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:25:45 PM PDT by nonamer
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To: lbryce

Obastard is just throwing out a sacrifice in the hopes that the GOP will be satisfied. You can guarantee this guy has a cushy job at some liberal organization promised to him.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 7:28:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: lbryce
"Mr. Obama spoke to reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Mr. Lew and his deputy, Neil Wolin, who will be responsible for carrying out the president’s orders to install safeguards to prevent a similar effort."

'Orders' to read, "next time, don't be stupid enough to get caught."

19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:28:48 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Miller’s boss is the Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew. Yes, he should resign, without being asked. But ultimately Zero is accountable. The targets have been complaining for a long time about the harassment they were subjected to, and while Zero now calls the conduct “inexcusable” and says that he “will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency” - the fact is he did tolerate it and he did excuse it, while it served his purposes in getting reelected and until it could no longer be kept under wraps.

Accepting the resignation of an interim employee within days of the planned end of his employment is an absolute farce. The threat of criminal action should open a few mouths as to where the orders really came from. This administration has no credibility remaining, as if it ever had some to any thinking, informed person.


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:28:49 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: Sacajaweau

“Not Found”...being scrubbed?


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:28:56 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: lbryce

For a long time my tag line here has been “Sharia, No Thanks!”. I just changed it to “NO MORE IRS!” and invite everyone else to do the same and to add the statement to their posts if they like.

NO MORE IRS!


22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:29:25 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: lbryce

Forced out?

The SOBs responsible for this should be charged with treason!


23 posted on 05/15/2013 7:29:43 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: lbryce

It doesn’t bother me that Obama did this. There will always be crooks in high office.

What bugs me is how many people think it’s okay he did this....


24 posted on 05/15/2013 7:30:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: lbryce

Forced out? Before his resignation, he was going to leave the IRS at the end of June. After his resignation, he is going to leave the IRS at the end of June. Laughable.


25 posted on 05/15/2013 7:31:12 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: lbryce

Hmmm. I just read an interesting point on RCP. Remember when Harry Reid repeatedly attacked Romney for not paying taxes for a decade? Where did Mr. Reid claim to get that information from? According to Reid it was from a guy at Bain, but perhaps there was some more leaking from the good’ ol IRS going on there. Time to investigate Senator Reid too! This could become a real bloodbath!


26 posted on 05/15/2013 7:33:45 PM PDT by gore_sux (Irony?: AlGore gets rich off of Middle Eastern petro dollars)
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To: lbryce
A screenshot of Chuck E Cheese press release from 3/12/2012 pressuring the IRS to more thoroughly scrutinize non-profits. Of course none in particular were mentioned but we all know what he, Al Franken and many of the usual suspects in the Senate were referring to. Credit to Bob Parks for digging this up.
27 posted on 05/15/2013 7:39:45 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: lbryce

Whoop-de-do.
That scumbag was done in 3 weeks anyway.

But the African communist Ubama really took the bull by the horns on this thing, yessiree!
The buck stopped... over there. But Ubama will get to the bottom of this. And you can take that to the toilet.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 7:42:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Vendome; FlingWingFlyer

What is being missed in all this ‘hype’ is that Miller was NEW to the position, and just a TEMP. We need to go back and see who was in CHARGE when this plan to suppress the funding of Conservative Voting Efforts began.


29 posted on 05/15/2013 7:43:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: lbryce

LOL forced out my ass..he was leaving next month anyway..this is Obama’s way of making it appear like he’s all upset about this when the guy that is resigning was already scheduled to leave NEXT MONTH


30 posted on 05/15/2013 7:45:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: null and void
"The country" elected him twice. I'd say they have every right to think so.

I figured I'd get that reply, but people like you and I aren't going to go quietly, bro.

31 posted on 05/15/2013 7:46:27 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: isthisnickcool
NO MORE IRS!

That is like treating the symptoms and not the cause of the disease.

What we really need is NO MORE COMMUNIST TRAITORS.

32 posted on 05/15/2013 7:47:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: All

I think it’s safe to assume the next appointee will be someone chosen not out of competence but party loyalty if not the proper melanin level.
The party might be over but the band will play on.


33 posted on 05/15/2013 7:50:32 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Mortrey

That address works fine. Try plugging in part of the title.


34 posted on 05/15/2013 7:53:19 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Bullish

Dumbledore: “Ah, yes. Yes, I thought we might hit that little snag.”
Fudge: “Snag? I see no snag Dumbledore!”
Dumbledore: “Well, I’m afraid I do.”
Fudge: “Oh really?”
Dumbledore: “Well – it’s just that you seem to be labouring under the delusion that I am going to – what is the phrase – ‘Come quietly.’ I am afraid I am not going to come quietly at all, Cornelius.


35 posted on 05/15/2013 7:59:37 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: lbryce

Zero’s house of cards is collapsing on him.

I listened to a tiny portion of his speech this afternoon and just kept thinking “BS!, BS!, BS! . . . . . . . “

It’s ironic that Dem “leaders” all talk tough when they plan to do nothing to fix a problem, like zero this afternoon! He plans to do nothing because we already KNOW who was behind the IRS’ activities - BHO!!!


36 posted on 05/15/2013 7:59:38 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Then why did Mr. Obama appoint a tax cheat to be the head of the treasury???

Perfect answer, thank you.

37 posted on 05/15/2013 8:21:43 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: lbryce

So when will Mr. Jacob J. Lew be arrested?


38 posted on 05/15/2013 8:23:45 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Vendome

Obama you go girl for firing the IRS chief. Brilliant move, now when conservatives complain about tax audits in the future, you can say it’s just conspiracy theories because you already fired the IRS chief.


39 posted on 05/15/2013 8:47:58 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Sacajaweau

Thanks!!! (It worked.)


40 posted on 05/15/2013 8:51:54 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: UCANSEE2

EEE-Yep...


41 posted on 05/15/2013 10:39:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: lbryce

What do they mean forced out,he was leaving in June anyway,so now he is forced out? Guess when the Forced out guy is leaving? The same date he was leaving without being forced out,June,what a farce


42 posted on 05/16/2013 3:54:14 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: bigheadfred

He’s done his work. He swung the sword and now he falls on it.

How long until he’s picked up for a lucrative “private” sector job?


43 posted on 05/16/2013 5:01:02 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Venturer

> And Obama jumps up and takes credit for getting rid of the guy.

Can you believe this arrogant POS?

After 5 years of it, yeah. If you have no conscience, lying is easy; it’s just acting to a sociopath.


44 posted on 05/16/2013 5:22:55 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: gore_sux

> Hmmm. I just read an interesting point on RCP. Remember when Harry Reid repeatedly attacked Romney for not paying taxes for a decade? Where did Mr. Reid claim to get that information from? According to Reid it was from a guy at Bain, but perhaps there was some more leaking from the good’ ol IRS going on there. Time to investigate Senator Reid too! This could become a real bloodbath!

I think it’s not only possible that Harry got his info from the IRS it’s the most likely scenario that makes sense. Yep. This needs to be checked out too and if it’s true he needs to be removed as well without his pension. An investigation into how he accumulated his wealth might not be a bad idea either...: - )


45 posted on 05/16/2013 5:29:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lbryce

Lies, lies, and more lies.


46 posted on 05/16/2013 5:31:21 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Miller took office exactly three days after ObaMao was safely re-elected and, thus, had nothing to do with the scandal. This is Kabuki Theater, pure and simple.


47 posted on 05/16/2013 6:27:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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