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LIVE THREAD: Congress Begins Investigation into IRS Targeting
C Span | May 17, 2013

Posted on 05/17/2013 6:02:03 AM PDT by don-o

The House Ways and Means Committee holds the first Congressional hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) subjecting applicants for tax-exempt status to higher levels of scrutiny based on political leanings.

Witnesses include Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller who resigned on Wednesday and the Treasury Department’s Inspector General Russell George for Tax Administration.

Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said the IRS' targeting of "American taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling." He stated that the Committee will "get to the bottom of this practice and ensure it never takes place again.”

In announcing the hearing, Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) said that it is "essential that there be a thorough and bipartisan investigation and effective remedial action.”

Since June 2011, the Committee on Ways and Means has been investigating whether the Internal Revenue Service discriminated against taxpayers based on political opinions.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bypassingscourt; citizensunited; dictator; discrimination; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; liveirshearing; obamaresponsible; obamascandals; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; profiling; ratscandals; vanity
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LIVE THREAD: Congress Begins Investigation into IRS Targeting Conservative Organizations for Extra Scrutiny
1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:02:03 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Good.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:02:37 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: don-o

Looks like it’s already started, live feed here:

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Congress-Begins-Investigation-into-IRS-Targeting-Conservative-Organizations-for-Extra-Scrutiny/10737439699-1/


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:04:17 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: don-o
C Span streaming
4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:04:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Here’s to hoping heads will roll.
(And hoping some, “Distraction,” doesn’t happen................AGAIN)


5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:05:21 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: jiggyboy

Is scandal fatigue already setting in?


6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:06:01 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: jiggyboy

Chairman Camp: “I see this as five separate violations of the law.”


7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:06:34 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: don-o

Maybe they can remember to put these hacks under oath. They did not put
Hillary under oath.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:06:49 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: All
The fawning media must NOW ask the questions they should have asked THEN---when Ohaha first surfaced as a candidate.

Who is this guy in the White House?

Remember that O's PR person----Anita "Mao" Dunn---said AFTER the 2008 election that the O Team "allowed" the media to know only what THEY wanted them to know. No probing questions and interviews were allowed.

Hillary and Bill had pics of Obama in Muslim garb--but Teddy Kennedy warned them not to use them.

==========================================

THIS WE KNOW The Obamanations are a tight-knit clique of socialists/communists/unions/progs/liberals----they see themselves as superior---bound together by "enlightened" values — reason, tolerance, diversity and equality. The rest of us are unworthy and are to be suppressed and marginalized.......using any means possible.

The Ohaha savages duped the citizenry, led us over a multi-trillion dollar deficit cliff, into massive corrupt bailouts, and atrocities like amnesty and Obamacare. Their motto: "Everything For Us-- Nothing For You."

In the wake of Benghazi, the IRS abuses, etc, we are reminded that the Obamanoids are ruthless predators w/ no empathy for others and no remorse; anti-social psychopaths who recognize no moral boundaries--aggressively going after what they want, irregardless of the consequences to others.

9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:07:25 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: don-o

Members:

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/about/members.htm

Lots of spineless rinos here.....I don’t expect much from this group. Hope I am wrong.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:07:35 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire
I don’t expect much from this group. Hope I am wrong.

Do not discount that even RINO's live for getting their mug on the tube so they can put it in their next campaign.

11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:02 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Let’s see how this thread goes compared to the thread on the WH Press Briefing the other day. :-)

I hope this isn’t just a bunch of speeches.

OMG Here’s Carl Levin, he was one of the fascists demanding that the IRS do this kind of thing in the first place. This speech of his will be one for the hall of fame of hypocrisy.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:10:59 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

oops never mind, it’s Sander Levin, not Carl Levin, I was going just by what I was hearing while I was typing.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 6:12:13 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

DRONING VOICE. HALF ASLEEP OLD FART READING. IS THIS GUY ALIVE OR OR A MUPPET?


14 posted on 05/17/2013 6:12:20 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: don-o

Time for us to stop following the media and liberal meme calling this a ‘scandal’....it is Abuse Of Power! They are the ones trying to call it ‘scandals’ as if it is all just political.
it is not just a scandal...it is criminal abuse of power and high crimes and misdemeanors.

Just sayin....been seeing the meme everywhere and you are right...a fatigue is setting in...time to change the meme.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 6:12:31 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

Thanks for this...
As I listen to Levin drone on, reading from his script, I hoped a Live Thread would pop up...sounds like some dims are turning...


16 posted on 05/17/2013 6:13:13 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: don-o
Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top ... from the article ...

Mr. Obama now professes shock and outrage that bureaucrats at the IRS did exactly what the president of the United States said was the right and honorable thing to do. "He put a target on our backs, and he's now going to blame the people who are shooting at us?" asks Idaho businessman and longtime Republican donor Frank VanderSloot.

Mr. VanderSloot is the Obama target who in 2011 made a sizable donation to a group supporting Mitt Romney. In April 2012, an Obama campaign website named and slurred eight Romney donors. It tarred Mr. VanderSloot as a "wealthy individual" with a "less-than-reputable record." Other donors were described as having been "on the wrong side of the law."

This was the Obama version of the phone call—put out to every government investigator (and liberal activist) in the land.

17 posted on 05/17/2013 6:13:37 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jiggyboy

it’s refreshing that he isn’t trying to pander like Cummings.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:13:40 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: don-o

Every conservative should be saying one thing and one thing only:

ABOLISH THE IRS!


19 posted on 05/17/2013 6:13:55 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: don-o

So far, how disgusting. Levin can’t even read he’s so old!!!


20 posted on 05/17/2013 6:14:16 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jiggyboy

Jig..it’s his brother, a congress critter, not Sen Carl Levin...
The bros joined each other in a great gig that keeps on giving...


21 posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:17 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

did he just say they normally don’t swear people in??


22 posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:36 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: don-o

All witneses being sworn in.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:37 AM PDT by animal172
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To: tennmountainman

They were just sworn in! Good!


24 posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:57 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: don-o

25 posted on 05/17/2013 6:16:08 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: jiggyboy

Sorry, didn’t mean to jump after you self-corrected...


26 posted on 05/17/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: RummyChick

That’s what he said and also they are being sworn in because many have been less than thruthful in the past.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 6:16:42 AM PDT by animal172
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To: jiggyboy

“OMG Here’s Carl Levin, he was one of the fascists demanding that the IRS do this kind of thing in the first place. This speech of his will be one for the hall of fame of hypocrisy.”

BUMP for truth! How do we prosecute the members of Congress that promoted and then used the leaked info? Reid using Romney’s tax returns, etc.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 6:16:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: don-o

WHERE IS INGRAM?


29 posted on 05/17/2013 6:17:26 AM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

She is busy setting up the rules for denying medical care to conservatives under Obamacare.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:36 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: jiggyboy
From WH web site :

President Obama Speaks at Ellicot Dredging Company

You cannot make this stuff up

31 posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:39 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: matginzac

Only two “witnesses” today I think, the guy now is the Inspector General, then resigned / fired Acting Chief Miller.

There was a lot of grumbling the other day that the IG report was (purposely?) vague as to names and dates — I hope they get some specifics here today.


32 posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:39 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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33 posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:52 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: matginzac

yah no sweat, that was a Rachel Maddow caliber goof on my part


34 posted on 05/17/2013 6:19:37 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

IG: 30 of 100 cases still “open” have dragged on for three years


35 posted on 05/17/2013 6:21:40 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: don-o

The guy sitting behind George is creepy.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 6:22:26 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: jiggyboy

There was a lot of grumbling the other day that the IG report was (purposely?) vague as to names and dates


The report sounds political and watered down. The other weird thing is how the IG took what the IRS employees said at face value. No effort at all impeach that testimony.


37 posted on 05/17/2013 6:22:55 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: don-o
"Is scandal fatigue already setting in?" Nope. The state of the Obama kitchen is astounding and appalling. Gordon Ramsey photo: Chef Ramsey gordon-ramsey.jpg I'm going to put a rocket up his ***.
38 posted on 05/17/2013 6:23:11 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: jiggyboy

Drinking word: Inappropriate


39 posted on 05/17/2013 6:23:28 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

“Witnesses include Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller who resigned ...”

When is Sarah Hall Ingram going to testify?

She was in charge of tax exempt investigations from 2009 - 2012 ... that’s who we really need to see grilled ...


40 posted on 05/17/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: penelopesire

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020578/posts

Luke Russert: ‘Smart’ Republicans on Ways & Means, Not ‘God, Guns & Guts People’


41 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:16 AM PDT by maggief
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To: jiggyboy

Miller: “foolish mistakes made by people trying to be more efficient...not partisanship”


42 posted on 05/17/2013 6:25:10 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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“no partisanship”. Wow.


43 posted on 05/17/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: maggief

Yep!!

Steve Miller...LIAR!!


44 posted on 05/17/2013 6:25:25 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: maggief

I thought Miller resigned???


45 posted on 05/17/2013 6:25:25 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: don-o

“Foolish mistakes”?!?

What is this guy talking about?


46 posted on 05/17/2013 6:25:30 AM PDT by Nasher
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To: penelopesire

Miller says it was not partisan. Give him a cigarette and a blindfold.


47 posted on 05/17/2013 6:26:27 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Biggirl

Dave Camp’s opening statement was the opening salvo on this lawless administration. Shulman to prison for lying to Congress, Lois Lerner fired for failing to inform Congress. Let’s see if these 2 want to turn to whistleblowers against the White House and Obama.


48 posted on 05/17/2013 6:26:35 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: RummyChick

“Outgoing ...”


49 posted on 05/17/2013 6:27:00 AM PDT by maggief
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"Foolish Mistakes"

IOW, "we didn't cover our tracks"

50 posted on 05/17/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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