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IRS scandal: I've seen this movie before
WND ^ | July 11, 2013 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 07/12/2013 9:29:48 AM PDT by Perseverando

If there was one scandal I thought might actually stick on Barack Obama, it was his widespread use of the Internal Revenue Service to target his political enemies.

I should have known better.

I witnessed a scandal of this magnitude forgotten about by the media, by Congress and by other investigators after initial outrage was expressed. And that’s exactly what appears to be happening this time around.

To review what happened this year, with this administration, the IRS initially admitted holding up tax-exempt letters for tea-party organizations. For days, and even weeks, it was a steady drip, drip, drip with new admissions, new revelations, officials pleading the Fifth Amendment, resignations, etc.

The scandal grew beyond the tea-party movement to other conservative groups and individuals. There were audits. There was harassment. There was stalling. There were excuses.

House Republicans promised they would not let go of this scandal.

But then they did.

No more coverage in the daily news cycle. No more hearings. A few members of Congress vowed to use the scandal to end the IRS. But the momentum was gone. Once again, Obama was allowed to regain his political balance to reset the nation’s talking points to subjects he was more comfortable with.

I don’t know how I got fooled again.

I had seen this movie before – when I was an active participant in blowing the scandal wide open.

That was back when Bill Clinton was in the White House. He, too, was caught red-handed using the IRS to go after his political enemies. Anyone and everyone who opposed Clinton politically, anyone and everyone who defied him or got in his way, anyone and everyone who asked tough questions were hounded by the IRS.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bhofascism; corruption; criminalpresident; democrats; fastandfurious; gop; highcrimes; impeachnow; irs; irsbrownshirts; irsscandals; loislerner; mediabias; msm; obama; obamascandals; rinos; scandals; teaparty; tyranny

1 posted on 07/12/2013 9:29:48 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Concerning the action, or more appropriately, inaction, of the Republicans on all of the scandals and improprieties swirling around the Obama Admininstration, one is left with two possible conclusions: 1) they remain afraid of being called racists by the MSM; or, 2) they agree with what Obama is doing, but can’t come out and say so.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Perseverando

Someone said long before the 2008 election that Obama could commit a major felony on national TV and he would be praised and the crime completely ignored.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 9:35:28 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

The U.S. voters made a rookie mistake in 2008...never hire someone you can’t fire.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 9:45:49 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Arm_Bears

There’s a third, more ominous possibility: the Obmamaites have embarrassing NSA information about them and are blackmailing them. Maxine Waters told us this might happen (a broken clock is right twice a day.)


5 posted on 07/12/2013 9:53:35 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Arm_Bears
Concerning the action, or more appropriately, inaction, of the Republicans on all of the scandals and improprieties swirling around the Obama Admininstration, one is left with two possible conclusions: 1) they remain afraid of being called racists by the MSM; or, 2) they agree with what Obama is doing, but can’t come out and say so.

3) They are looking forward to doing it themselves if they ever get back in power again.

If this had been a Republican administration targeting liberal groups, the Democrats would have made them pay. Republicans? Their wrists are so limp, it's a wonder their hands are still attached.
6 posted on 07/12/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

They don’t have the requisite equipment (spine, testicles) to do anything like that to the Dems.

Tea Partiers, on the other hand . . .


7 posted on 07/12/2013 10:49:18 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Perseverando; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; Voter#537; ..

Yet another good find!

Here is the money quote FRom the article:

“It also means the good-hearted efforts to end the IRS are not likely to go anywhere either – unless, of course, you do something about it.

What can you do?

It starts with getting up to speed on the problem. You can do that by getting the latest issue of Whistleblower magazine, which does a great job of providing in-depth coverage of the endemic problems associated with the IRS in one convenient package or “special report.”(It’s just $7.50) (http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/irs-scandal-ive-seen-this-movie-before/)

[I have read the entire issue — I HIGHLY recommend it to you!]

Then it entails pressuring members of Congress not to drop the ball, again. Don’t bother with Democrats. They don’t want to hear about it. They will just tell you the problem was isolated to a few “rogue” agents who went off the reservation. Just focus on the Republicans, who claim they oppose this sort of thing and take it seriously.

Be prepared to be relentless. That’s what you will have to do to get through to them.”

We will never be FRee country so long as we have and income tax and an Internal Revenue Service!

Help us get rid of both: http://www.fairtax.org

EVERY American will be better off with the FairTax, except those self-aggrandizing folks in Washington, DC who play and profit handsomely playing the “rent-seeking” game.

Even laid-off IRS employees and CPAs who depend on the IRC will be better off — they can go find honest work!

They’ll be happier, make more money and will be able to hold their heads up in public!

C’mon, Americans!

C’mon FReepers!

We can do this!

We can replace the income tax with the FairTax and we can abolish the IRS!

http://www.fairtax.org


8 posted on 07/12/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Perseverando

9 posted on 07/12/2013 11:36:29 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Arm_Bears
They don’t have the requisite equipment (spine, testicles) to do anything like that to the Dems.

Tea Partiers, on the other hand . . .


That's what is so frustrating about the GOP and why I'm done with them. The Dems are constantly assaulting them, constantly refusing to back down, and the Republicans just kowtow to them, give them what they want. Sure, sometimes they pretend to resist, but ultimately the Dems get what they want. Republicans call that "compromise", and I'm tired of people who compromise their Conservative values.
10 posted on 07/12/2013 11:42:28 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Perseverando

Why won’t our inillustrious, so-called “conservative” House assure that we never have to deal with the IRS again? Article I section 8 gives them that authority.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 1:41:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Why won’t our inillustrious, so-called “conservative” House assure that we never have to deal with the IRS again? Article I section 8 gives them that authority.

Because they are not incompetent, but collaborators; this is the only conclusion that makes sense of the entire lack-of-vigor in pursuing wrongdoing (see Fast & Furious, Benghazi, questionable presidential eligibility, and so on).

12 posted on 07/12/2013 3:45:55 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Scandals don’t affect politicians. It’s the press coverage of the scandal the affects politicians. The IRS scandal never made the front page, therefore it was a non-story. The quality of a democratic republic will never exceed the quality of the press.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 4:10:32 PM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: All; Perseverando; Taxman

“What can you do?..”

We can also write a letter to the editor. Can you imagine if half the FReepers across the country did that? We could reach a lot of folks.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 8:19:49 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

That is right.

Lets beat the FairTax drum!


15 posted on 07/12/2013 8:42:23 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Sun

How many people actually read Letters to the Editor?

I haven’t seen one in years.

There is only one way out of this.

And it’s not to be discussed in polite company.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 8:59:08 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring; Taxman

I read letters to editors more often that I read the “news” from the “journalists.”

My elderly aunt doesn’t listen to talk radio, nor does she have a computer, but she ALWAYS reads those letters to editors.

They ARE read by many folks, and have an impact.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 12:03:21 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Claire Wolfe in “101 Things To Do Until The Revolution” that Letters to the Editor were much more effective than letters to Congress; with the decline of the newspaper industry I wouldn’t have thought there were that many people actually reading Letters to Editors.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 6:13:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Sun

A most excellent point, Sun.

A letter to the editor of your local paper will be seen, and there are plenty of outstanding letters one could use to make our FairTax case.

Have at it!

http://www.fairtax.org


19 posted on 07/14/2013 6:36:10 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: DuncanWaring

“..Letters to the Editor were much more effective than letters to Congress ..”

Thank you.

Once I wrote an email to my rep., who was more afraid of Pelosi than his constituents, and since I knew he would ignore me (and others), I copied and pasted my email to him and sent it to the editor, telling editor this is what I wrote my congressman.

And they printed it. I figure maybe they won’t ignore us so much if we make our gripes to them public.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 9:23:55 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Taxman

Thanx for the link. Good idea to use it.


21 posted on 07/14/2013 9:25:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

You are most welcome.


22 posted on 07/14/2013 9:58:39 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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