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IRS Scandal: Low-Level Cincinnati Workers Say They Simply Followed Bosses' Orders
Townhall ^ | May 16, 2013 | Guy Benson

Posted on 05/16/2013 7:55:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It's rigorous work keeping pace with all of these scandals, as House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer discovered earlier this week, but we're doing our best nonetheless. On the IRS targeting issue, we covered a lot of ground yesterday and earlier, but the "fun" never ceases. It will come as a surprise to no one that IRS employees lean heavily Democratic. Their livelihoods depend on the existence of big, complicated government, so of course they'd vote blue. In the 2012 cycle, during which their agency's abusive methods were in place, IRS employees donated to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by more than a 2-to-1 margin. What did the political contribution break-down look like in Cincinnati -- where the tax exemption office is based? Cough:

The Cincinnati office where the political targeting took place is much more partisan, judging by FEC filings. More than 75 percent of the campaign contributions from that office in the past three elections went to Democrats. In 2012, every donation traceable to employees at that office went to either President Obama or liberal Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

One. Hundred. Percent. The office's director is an Obama donor, too. The undue logistical hoops through which conservative groups were forced to leap are being document left and right; this one's especially egregious. Even as the president expresses (feigns?) outrage over the IRS' victimization of groups he's demonized throughout his presidency, and even after the IRS admitted wrongdoing, some liberals are still trying to justify the agency's actions. Some say the Tea Party deserved it because they're racist terrorists; others say their brought it on themselves through their "persecution complex" and attempts to abide by the law, or something....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: internalrevenue; irs; irsscandal; irsteaparty; obama; ohio; teaparty; tyranny
Duh!
1 posted on 05/16/2013 7:55:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two words.

Water board.

2 posted on 05/16/2013 7:57:00 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 05/16/2013 7:58:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"IRS Scandal: Low-Level Cincinnati Workers Say They Simply Followed Bosses' Orders"

Hey Fellas, my advice to you is to stay away from Fort Macy Park and the entire State of Chicago.

4 posted on 05/16/2013 7:59:35 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where did the orders come from??? Simple....Obama!!! No matter how these low life Democrat traitors laundered this destruction of freedom, you can safely bet your bottom dollar this activity comes directly from POTUS barack Hussein Obama!!! End of story!!!


5 posted on 05/16/2013 8:03:56 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
IRS Scandal: Low-Level Cincinnati Workers Say They Simply Followed Bosses' Orders

The latest Obama corollary to Marxism: Sacrificial Useful Idiots.

Lawyer up, and turn state's evidence, you Rat Socialists.

6 posted on 05/16/2013 8:04:01 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

The hearings need to start with these low level clowns from Cincinnati. Get them under oath stating that they were following orders from D.C.

Then start threatening criminal prosecutions up the ladder until you go up the chain.

Basically, take a script from the prosecution of Mafia entities. Start with the low level guys and get them to rat out the top level.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Cincinnati office where the political targeting took place is much more partisan, judging by FEC filings. More than 75 percent of the campaign contributions from that office in the past three elections went to Democrats. In 2012, every donation traceable to employees at that office went to either President Obama or liberal Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

I seemed to recall one Nixon scandal that dealt with superiors contributing money for their employees (or coercing them to do so). Might this have happened again? mmm That Chicago bunch sure does remember the Nixon methods. I suspect the dems will try to make Obama into the Reagan they accused of being isolated and therefore incompetent president who does not know what is going on. Axelrod seemed to be saying as much. Difference is of course is that Reagan never was isolated. Obama does not seem engaged in his duties at all. my 2 cents.

8 posted on 05/16/2013 8:07:28 AM PDT by glm
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cincinnati. Isn’t that where the woman voted for Obama six times? Must be something in the water.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: BenLurkin
Dear old Eichmann, up until the day he climbed the king's rope, claimed he really liked Jews, personally. But orders had to be obeyed.

One of his captors wrote a fascinating book called Eichmann in My Hands which, in addition to being a thrilling account of his capture and trial, is also an in-depth glimpse of this psyche.

10 posted on 05/16/2013 8:07:32 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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To: Vigilanteman

Eichmann got busted because he directly disobeyed Himmler’s orders and ordered Hungarian Jews to be killed.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 8:08:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Navy Patriot

Turn the screws until they finger who told them to do it.
Lather.
Rinse.
Repeat until you get to Obama.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 8:09:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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13 posted on 05/16/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: mrs9x

Congress cannot threaten criminal prosecutions.

They can investigate and hold hearings and get congressional testimony under oath.

If they believe crimes have been uncovered or that they were lied to, they can only refer the matters to the criminal justice system. Prosecutors in that system make the decisions on how to handle those referrals.

Your point about starting at the bottom and moving up the food chain is valid.

I’m just sayin’, the low levels can’t be frightened by a congressional threat of criminal prosecutions because an entirely different system would make that call.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 8:11:02 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: mrs9x
Meanwhile in Philly:

I just Became an Eagles Fan! OL Evan Mathis of the Philly Eagles shows us what he thinks of Obama's IRS!

15 posted on 05/16/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: dfwgator

The IRS attack on conservative organizations is a direct response to ‘Citizens United’.
The order came from the bitter African communist Ubama himself.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 8:12:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: grobdriver

CYA is starting to run rampart.

‘ooHRah! :-)


17 posted on 05/16/2013 8:13:10 AM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 83)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us."

~ Emperor B. H. Obama

18 posted on 05/16/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its probably splitting hairs but I will defend my adopted hometown of Cincinnati and make note of the fact that the “Cincinnati” office is really located across the river in Covington, KY.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 8:14:36 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Nazis were natural allies with the Muslims. Much as the current administration is.

Not saying they are Nazis of course...oh no...


20 posted on 05/16/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: popdonnelly

Any town that could root for the Bengals is some kind of paranormal locus of evil energy.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: popdonnelly

That Cincinnati IRS Office just happens to oversee the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, among several others. Anything in particular strike you about that list? Those were essentially every critical swing state in the 2012 election.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 8:18:09 AM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s obvious. Also, those people will be sacrificed so as to protect the big guy.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 8:20:41 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Finatic

“Its probably splitting hairs but I will defend my adopted hometown of Cincinnati and make note of the fact that the “Cincinnati” office is really located across the river in Covington, KY.”

We’re just about finished up with cutting out that area. As soon as we can find a tug boat big enough we’ll haul it across the river! :)


24 posted on 05/16/2013 8:20:42 AM PDT by ChoobacKY
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To: MrB
Repeat until you get to Obama.

Then, keep 'em on until ya get all the Rat underlings for obstruction of justice, again all the way up to Obama.

25 posted on 05/16/2013 8:29:10 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
You are letting Tim Geitner off the hook. He's the guy who hates TEAParty the most.

BTW, regarding political campaign donations, all the appointees make them. That includes the Schedule Cs, and a good number of SES types make them. Middle Management and Technical Support personnel in the federal government typically DO NOT MAKE DONATIONS TO POLITICIANS ~ EVER!

The bargaining unit union reps and so forth make donations, but they are not at that mid-level where administrative due process (see Constitution on 'due process') is provided.

The statistic isn't that 75% of the employees at Cincy donate to Democrats. Rather, it's that of those who make donations, 75% of them make them to Democrats.

So who makes donations to the Republicans? Think about that one a while. I'll be back to you later.

26 posted on 05/16/2013 8:37:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Where did the orders come from??? Simple....Obama!!!

This needs to be repeated over and over.

27 posted on 05/16/2013 8:37:59 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Finatic
Yes, it was there when I processed their appeal of a serious postage deficiency.

You know what pucker factor is?

This is the center where they make deals with people who failed to pay their taxes properly, so be kind and maybe even generous with your criticisms of them ~ you don't want to ever PO them!

28 posted on 05/16/2013 8:39:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steny Hoyer LMAO, what a POS he is.

Did he finally get his nose out of Pelosi’s rectum long enough to actually smell something besides her waste?

I doubt that very much.

He is a disgrace to my State, but then so are Cardin , Mikulski, Lijah Cummings, O’Malley et al;.

Borg Democrats: If the party says Crap they all drop their pants.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 8:49:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
I disagree with your conclusion. Their orders most likely came from the Democrap Party. It is an integral part of their very essence. CZAR Gosnell B.O. is the current Goebels of the Democrap Party.

I cannot remember any other occupant of the White House in my lifetime that held more press conferences than the daily press briefings by his press spokesman.
30 posted on 05/16/2013 8:54:09 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: grobdriver
Two words. Water board.

haha! IF ONLY!! :-D

31 posted on 05/16/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: popdonnelly

Wasn't this woman from Cincinnati?

32 posted on 05/16/2013 9:15:44 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: baddog 219

Get your F’N shoes off of MY desk.
This picture of him with his feet up on a piece of furniture that should be in a museum really pisses me off.
It shows his total disrespect for the office and its history.


33 posted on 05/16/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

I’ve seen pictures of him with his feet on all kinds of the peoples furniture. I’ve with you. It pisses me off so much.


34 posted on 05/16/2013 11:27:49 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219

He has his feet up on the Resolute Desk. It is historic piece of furniture used by JFK, Carter, Reagan and George W. Bush. This piece of furniture along with three other Resolute desks were commissioned to be built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute by Queen Victoria. It is a national treasure.


35 posted on 05/16/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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