"Is this still America?' Congressional hearing turns into IRS smackdown as disgraced former commissioner and Treasury Inspector General face tea-party scandal questions"
> Is this still America?
No, Congressman, and it hasn’t been for a long, long time. Most of my 60+ years, in fact.
Is isn’t America.
It is Omerica.
No wonder the government has been amassing weapons and ammunition. If I’d been doing what they have, I’d be nervous, too.
NO,do you have a follow-up?
Obama armed the IRS and turned them into the “Brown Shirts” of the “Party”.
Again, foreign media reporting this stuff. The U.S. media? Writing love letters to Jay Carney (Jennifer Steinhauer - NYT).
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.
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.
They’re just asking this now?
No, idiots, it’s not still America. We done been FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED!!
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!!!
Is this still America?’
***almost tagline worthy
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subpart CProhibited 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:
§ 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 employees 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 employees 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.
Is this still America?’
Nope. Not the country I grew up in. We’ve ‘changed’ donchaknow.
“It ain’t no more.”