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"Is This Still America?" Congressional Hearing Turns Into IRS Smackdown
Mail Online ^ | May 17,2013 | David Martosko

Posted on 05/17/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by Biggirl

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"Is this still America?' Congressional hearing turns into IRS smackdown as disgraced former commissioner and Treasury Inspector General face tea-party scandal questions"

1 posted on 05/17/2013 10:43:46 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

> ‘Is this still America?

No, Congressman, and it hasn’t been for a long, long time. Most of my 60+ years, in fact.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Biggirl

Is isn’t America.

It is Omerica.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

And we are Omericans.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 10:47:20 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Biggirl

5 posted on 05/17/2013 10:47:46 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Biggirl

No wonder the government has been amassing weapons and ammunition. If I’d been doing what they have, I’d be nervous, too.


6 posted on 05/17/2013 10:47:46 AM PDT by July4
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To: Biggirl

NO,do you have a follow-up?


7 posted on 05/17/2013 10:48:15 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: treetopsandroofs

Omeritopia


8 posted on 05/17/2013 10:48:23 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Biggirl

Obama armed the IRS and turned them into the “Brown Shirts” of the “Party”.


9 posted on 05/17/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Biggirl

Again, foreign media reporting this stuff. The U.S. media? Writing love letters to Jay Carney (Jennifer Steinhauer - NYT).


10 posted on 05/17/2013 10:49:43 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Ben Mugged

The IRS has planted the seeds of its and the “party’s” distruction.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 10:50:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
It's time for 'We The People Stimulus Package' (Mar 2009).
12 posted on 05/17/2013 10:52:48 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Westbrook

Agreed... We haven’t seen the real America since the 1950s. It had partially gone away from decades of Constitutional abuse, but there still was a traditional America around during the 50’s. See my “about page”

I miss those days terribly.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 10:52:56 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Biggirl

Kevin Brady finally came alive. I’ve criticized him here on FR many times saying you need to put a mirror to his face to see if he is still alive.

He did his job today. It was a simple and good question but not one Steve Miller can answer or will answer.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 10:54:07 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Biggirl

It’s not a smack down if mere words are exchanged.

I am waiting for congress to do some smacking down. But they are for a large part, a bunch of ladyparts.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 10:54:32 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

"When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt,
but protects the corrupt from you -
you know your nation is doomed."

-Ayn Rand


16 posted on 05/17/2013 10:57:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Biggirl

They’re just asking this now?

No, idiots, it’s not still America. We done been FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED!!


17 posted on 05/17/2013 10:57:16 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Biggirl
It's a corrupt agency with too much power that does not need to exists.

I'm tired of paying an accountant every year when a flat tax could replace the whole mess.

A promise that this will not occur again ain't good enough for me, disband the bastards and be done with them.

18 posted on 05/17/2013 10:58:08 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: July4

Well many Americans also have been buying guns and ammo also as well as ongoing gun sales have shown.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 10:59:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: The Cajun

Or even a fair tax.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Diogenesis

One of her few good sayings.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I have to wonder if the outrage exhibited by the Dems on this panel is more from the angle of: “How stupid of you to get CAUGHT!!!


22 posted on 05/17/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Biggirl
The IRS has planted the seeds of its and the “party’s” destruction.

I don't think so. The Democratic party, now known simply as "the Party", has learned to leverage the most powerful force in politics. Apathy.

23 posted on 05/17/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Biggirl

‘Is this still America?’
***almost tagline worthy


24 posted on 05/17/2013 11:03:11 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Biggirl; JRandomFreeper; onyx
Kevin Brady is my congressman and is mild mannered outwardly all the time. He doesn't seem to want to rock the boat and not much is heard from him. Even when he said, “Is this still America?”, his tone and manner was still soft, not forceful.

A funny about Brady: He came to the county I was in at that time, for a parade, and my husband was the County Chair. This was the Christmas Parade. We had our people all lined up in various cars/trucks. Brady was there in his convertible so he was sitting up on the top of the back seat along with someone else.

The wife of our district attorney was going to drive his convertible with the two guys on it. I was standing by the car as the DA’s wife started the car. She began to move the car forward and at the same time reached down to pull the front seat closer to the steering wheel. It is natural to pull up on the steering wheel when you are moving the seat forward.

THE STEERING WHEEL CAME OFF IN HER HANDS. The car was moving forward and she was holding the steering wheel in the air, not connected to the car. She was so startled, she slammed on the brakes. That jerk threw Brady and the other guy off balance and they were struggling not to fall off the car and hit the street.

Brady's comment after he recovered his balance was, “Yeah, I need to get that fixed.” He KNEW the steering wheel was just sitting on there, not fastened down. Unbelievable.

The steering wheel was set back where it belongs, still not really attached, and off the car went in the parade.

The moral of this story is, when you drive someone’s car, don't assume the steering wheel is permanently attached to the car.

25 posted on 05/17/2013 11:03:45 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Maybe not today or tomorrow, but in time. Seeds take time to grow including seeds of distruction.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 11:04:49 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Omexiacans.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 11:05:53 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Biggirl

And the absolute killer is that Shelly Hall Ingram, the Leftist czar who profiled conservative groups filing for tax exempt status, was paid $103,000 of our tax dollars in bonuses for doing such a great job and has been promoted.....to being head of the IRS division in charge of ObamaCare!

Be extremely afraid of your future well being with this witch at the helm of your family’s health care.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 11:06:07 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Biggirl

This could also be why the Tea party seemed “missing in action” during the 2012 campaign.

How many orgs were effectively neutured by the IRS threats and intimidation?

This all goes back to Obama and the DNC.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 11:06:10 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sequoyah101

“...saying you need to put a mirror to his face to see if he is still alive.”

See my post #25.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 11:06:35 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Biggirl

I keep reading about these smackdowns, but unless some of these IRS big shots end up in jail, none of it matters. It’s just spitting into the wind.


31 posted on 05/17/2013 11:07:37 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: Marcella

What a story, Marcella!

That’s incredible.

I thought the moral was going to be: “When you vote for a congressman don’t assume he has a brain.”

lol!


32 posted on 05/17/2013 11:07:53 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Marcella
TRUST..that is what this is all about...and the IRS just lost a lot of it....and no one likes them anyway...so that is a very dangerous place to be right now...and Obama´s ilk are all over this...they egged this on...its the Chicago way...
33 posted on 05/17/2013 11:09:53 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: Biggirl
Or even a fair tax.

Open to any idea other than keeping the present corrupt agency.

34 posted on 05/17/2013 11:13:46 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Marcella
This is not a funny thread; however, your post brought this to mind:
35 posted on 05/17/2013 11:15:06 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Ben Mugged

My daughter’s best friend works for the IRS. Yes, she carries a concealed pistol, participates in IRS raids and hits the target ranger regularly. Interestingly, one thing that my daughter keeps mentioning regarding the work she does: They got Al Capone on tax evasion.

It seems to be their moment of clarity regarding their mission.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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37 posted on 05/17/2013 11:17:52 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: treetopsandroofs

That steering wheel looks attached - that’s a good thing.


38 posted on 05/17/2013 11:19:30 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Biggirl

Maybe not today or tomorrow, but in time. Seeds take time to grow including seeds of distruction.


Yup. I like to compare it to the artist with hammer and chizel attempting to knock a large chunk of rock off a bust he is creating. He can pound on the exact same spot dozons of times with no effect, but eventually, a simple tap and the whole chunk pops off.

I think we will see that event before the next presidential election. And I don’t think I’m taking much of a risk saying that.

Wait’ll the O apologists see the direct affect of Obamacare on their lives and have to live with it for a few months. Frankly, I don’t see how we make it out of 2014.


39 posted on 05/17/2013 11:21:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Biggirl
I think you are correct.

This incident with the IRS is only just beginning...and when the truth is known about how the IRS is controlled by its union and how its union is an extension of Obama and his party of thugs, there will be calls for a new tax policy and the elimination of the IRS.

The IRS was foolish to believe it could get involved in politics. It has now lost the confidence of the country and will be seen as an enemy of freedom...not a necessary evil.

40 posted on 05/17/2013 11:28:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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Subpart C—Prohibited Activities § 734.301 Exclusion from coverage.

This subpart does not apply to employees in the agencies and positions described in subpart D of this part.

§ 734.302 Use of official authority; prohibition.

(a) An employee may not use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election.

(b) Activities prohibited by paragraph

(a) of this section include, but are not limited to:

and

§ 734.305 Soliciting or discouraging the political participation of certain persons.

(a) An employee may not knowingly solicit or discourage the participation in any political activity of any person who has an application for any compensation grant, contract, ruling, license, permit, or certificate pending before the employee’s employing office.

(b) An employee may not knowingly solicit or discourage the participation in any political activity of any person who is the subject of, or a participant in, an ongoing audit, investigation, or enforcement action being carried out by the employee’s employing office.

(c) Each agency or instrumentality of the United States or District of Columbia Government shall determine when a matter is pending and ongoing within employing offices of the agency or instrumentality for the purposes of this part.


41 posted on 05/17/2013 11:31:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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‘Is this still America?’

Nope. Not the country I grew up in. We’ve ‘changed’ donchaknow.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 11:35:33 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: jeffc

Easy — they’re six hours ahead of us. That’s plenty of time to write up the story.


43 posted on 05/17/2013 11:35:44 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Biggirl

“It ain’t no more.”


44 posted on 05/17/2013 11:39:03 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: The Cajun

It will never be disbanned, it’s the most effective tool the government has for keeping law-abiding citizens in fear and in line, also for handling the largest wealth redistribution. It fulfills so many of the functions of the tyranny we live under while we ostensibly have the “rule of law”. No matter how far off the grid any citizen gets to escape government tyranny, they can never go beyond the reach of the IRS.


45 posted on 05/17/2013 11:57:07 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Marcella

The moral of the story is that Kevin Brady has a record of being half-assed. Read his bio on Wikipedia. Not very impressive.

He only comes alive when it is time to raise money or have an election.


46 posted on 05/17/2013 12:04:42 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Biggirl

Congress is playing “WeekEnd at Bernies “ with Uncle Sam..
The ol boy is quite dead you know?...

And LAdy Liberty is being PimPed by the White Hut...
And the Press are the PIMPS!...


47 posted on 05/17/2013 12:06:25 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Marcella

Had hoped you’d seen that episode before, could not find the pic from moments later when Egyptian snake charming music began playing as the steering column began to rise and then fall over into Barney’s hands.


48 posted on 05/17/2013 12:09:13 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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Guess I didn’t see that one. In my whole life, never saw a steering wheel come off in someone’s hands until that happened. To get to that county, he drove that car from Conroe, about 40 miles away. Why would a steering wheel not be firmly attached to the steering column? That wasn’t discussed.


49 posted on 05/17/2013 12:28:59 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Biggirl

Off with his head! no fine, no jail....

Tyranny creep must be halted.

Fear of the death penalty is the only sure means


50 posted on 05/17/2013 12:37:02 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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