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Another Agency Goes IRS (FEC also targeted conservative groups)
Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | WSJ

Posted on 08/03/2013 7:13:41 PM PDT by Innovative

One big question raised by IRS political targeting is whether Obama officials or their bureaucratic allies unleashed the power of the administrative state for partisan ends. Now evidence is emerging that officials at another agency, the Federal Election Commission, used their enforcement power as an anti-conservative sword.

The House Ways and Means Committee this week released emails showing that, in 2008 and 2009, the FEC's general counsel staff sought tax information about conservative political groups from Lois Lerner of the IRS. Ms. Lerner is the IRS official who took the Fifth before Congress rather than tell her side of the story. She had previously worked at . . . the FEC's general counsel office.

Such a request is a no-no in many ways. The FEC staff was investigating these groups without the approval of its commissioners in clear violation of FEC rules.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; abuseofpower; benghazi; bushadministration; bushirs; conservatives; elections; fastandfurious; fec; governmentabuse; govtabuse; impeachnow; irs; irsfec; irsscandals; loislerner; obama; taxes; teaparty
There is no limit to the current abuse of power and using the government to target any and all who disagree with Obama's vision of turning the US into a communist camp.
1 posted on 08/03/2013 7:13:41 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The Democrats make their money by looting the public treasury. They think they have to win.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 7:15:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Innovative

Lerner needs to go to Club Gitmo’.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 7:17:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Innovative

Check with the head of True the Vote in Houston. She was investigated by the IRS, the EPA, the FEC and the EEOC because her TEA Party group specializing in investigating voter fraud applied for tax exempt status. Every one of these agencies should be brought to court.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 7:19:28 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Paladin2

FEC and IRS working together:

“The FEC staff was investigating these groups without the approval of its commissioners in clear violation of FEC rules. And the IRS is legally barred from releasing confidential tax information—including to the FEC. The emails show that Ms. Lerner asked her staff to provide information to the FEC, and Ways and Means is seeking more documents. “

This is the most corrupt administration in history and they keep getting away with it.


5 posted on 08/03/2013 7:25:17 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: txrefugee

“Should” is the operative word. “Won’t” is reality. The repubs are limpsters.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 7:25:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Innovative
There is no limit to the current abuse of power and using the government to target any and all who disagree with Obama's vision of turning the US into a communist camp.

Sure there is...

I believe once the hi-tech ovens and railcars and tracks to FEMA Camps are completed, and gargantuan Chinese-made earth-mover are able to create mass-graves by the tens of thousands per day, then the Commie/NWO Statist vision will have reached its final "limit."

7 posted on 08/03/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Innovative

Our democratic systems are no more. We now will have elections as fair as Zimbabwe and Cuba


8 posted on 08/03/2013 7:26:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Paladin2
Lerner needs to go to Club Gitmo’.

Don't forget the rest of the iceberg.

9 posted on 08/03/2013 7:27:05 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: All

Read the entire article they have lots of specific examples of this illegal abuse of power.


10 posted on 08/03/2013 7:27:56 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: USS Johnston

A gov’t shutdown is a Good Thing.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 7:28:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Innovative

Welcome to the Soviet Union

This is how the leftists will take over the Country and never let another conservative win another election.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 7:30:04 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: All

Related article, also in the WSJ:

New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

Emails released this week sweep the Federal Election Commission into the conservative-targeting probe.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323681904578642180886421040.html#printMode

“Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS’s infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It’s a new link to the Obama team. “


13 posted on 08/03/2013 7:32:25 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: OldMissileer

“This is how the leftists will take over the Country and never let another conservative win another election.”

Just like in CA — once they elected Ronald Reagan as governor and look at it now.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 7:36:14 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
"CA — once they elected Ronald Reagan as governor andlook at it now."

Id like to.. through the rear window of a motor vehicle... speeding southeastwardly direction....

a better state I could FIND....but how do i find a Better America?
15 posted on 08/03/2013 7:51:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: Paladin2
Shutting down a .guv *is* a good thing; However, for Nero and his Politburo, this will be a WIN-WIN, thanks to the Mainstream Media propaganda machine.

They will frame this as "War against the middle class and po' people. AS Gangsta-0 golfs and the family lick ice cream and stroll quaint shops and beaches at Martha's Vineyard.

16 posted on 08/03/2013 7:53:21 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Innovative

Of course the Fed Elections offices were in this with Obama? How else could Obama won the election when in some aread Romney had more votes.

It was fixed by someone.


17 posted on 08/03/2013 7:55:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: USS Johnston; Admin Moderator

TROLL ALERT


18 posted on 08/03/2013 8:00:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: Innovative
More Conservatives/Libertarians need to become govt bureaucrats because leftists have infiltrated the govt.
19 posted on 08/03/2013 8:14:12 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Innovative
So far in this harassment of conservatives scandal we have the IRS (Treasury), the FEC (supposedly independent), OSHA (Commerce), and the EPA (its own cabinet-level department). Gosh, where is the ONLY place those lines of authority meet?

This is just like Fast & Furious in that the operation necessarily included elements of both the Department of State and the ATF. Yet in both cases, not one major news outlet, including Fox, ever connected those dots at the White House.

20 posted on 08/03/2013 8:16:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I feel sorry for you. Seriously.


21 posted on 08/03/2013 8:22:21 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

“I believe once the hi-tech ovens and railcars and tracks to FEMA Camps are completed, and gargantuan Chinese-made earth-mover are able to create mass-graves...”

I think that what will happen will be decentralized violence against non-conformers, the model Islam uses. Islam gets pop-up mobs howling in RAGE that targets “threats” to Islam or insults against the Prophet.

Look at all the pop-up mobs we have now, and imagine The New Nudge Tzar enabling them to target political enemies.


22 posted on 08/03/2013 8:22:47 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Innovative

So is Obama really the President?


23 posted on 08/03/2013 8:23:47 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: USS Johnston

I’ve seen you all come and go, see ya!


24 posted on 08/03/2013 8:28:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: DBrow
I think that what will happen will be decentralized violence against non-conformers, the model Islam uses. Islam gets pop-up mobs howling in RAGE that targets “threats” to Islam or insults against the Prophet.

Already in operation as we've seen in the case of 'Operation: Tray-Tray'.

Though this strategy is destined to failed, the regime is creating its "Community Organizing" on a grander scale and the continuation of Divide & Conquer. This they further hope creates enough armed backlash to justify implementing Martial Law and suspension of the 2nd Amendment, 1st and 4th and Constitution. This they know they must do before Election 2016.

25 posted on 08/03/2013 8:35:09 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

Though this strategy is destined to failed, the regime is creating its “Community Organizing” on a grander scale and the continuation of Divide & Conquer. This they further hope creates enough armed backlash to justify implementing Martial Law and suspension of the 2nd Amendment, 1st and 4th and Constitution.

This they know they must do before Election 2016.


Right on! They’re not going to let the power slip out of their hands and will do what’s necessary to keep that power. They will not risk losing it in any way. They are deadly serious.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 8:44:58 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
They’re not going to let the power slip out of their hands and will do what’s necessary to keep that power. They will not risk losing it in any way. They are deadly serious.

We are on the same page my friend :-)

27 posted on 08/03/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

Things are going to get progressively worse. There is going to be more push and shove. Right now I see them pushing harder because they control everything and our side are compromised wimps who won’t cross the line because they fear for their families.


28 posted on 08/03/2013 9:00:06 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata
I see them pushing harder because they control everything and our side are compromised wimps who won’t cross the line because they fear for their families.

We share the same eyeballs ;-) Our side is like a team playing Prevent Defense with the blind and sick. The Left and NWO Globalists are tearing through the Constitution at will.

Though the signers of the Declaration of Independence were relatively wealthy compared to the average colony subject, this they pledged:

“For the support of this declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and sacred honor.”

Sounds NOTHING like today's dishonorable wimps and whores in Congress, or those in government/military with cushy jobs who CAN do something to help America survive and beat back the traitors.

They pledge....NOTHING. They've taken their 30 thousands of pieces of silver and they'll watch America DIE if necessary. But they'll be comfortable in Costa Rica or gated fortress.

29 posted on 08/03/2013 9:23:27 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

But they’ll be comfortable in Costa Rica or gated fortress.


They think themselves immune to the disaster they’re bringing on. But they’re in for an ugly surprise. They deserve only the very worst.


30 posted on 08/03/2013 9:44:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Nachum

Ping


31 posted on 08/03/2013 9:58:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


32 posted on 08/03/2013 10:22:12 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Las Vegas Ron

What???????????????


33 posted on 08/03/2013 10:25:59 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Innovative

And our RINO leadership will send a strongly worded letter.


34 posted on 08/03/2013 11:30:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Paladin2
A gov’t shutdown is a Good Thing.

You got that right.

35 posted on 08/03/2013 11:39:36 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Nachum

Thanks


36 posted on 08/04/2013 12:24:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: Innovative

I’ve said on other threads I have the authority to rob banks as long as nobody objects.


37 posted on 08/04/2013 3:50:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Innovative

Some people don’t get it when ya tell um government at all levels has become corrupt to it’s core.


38 posted on 08/04/2013 8:23:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: OldMissileer
Welcome to the Soviet Union This is how the leftists will take over the Country and never let another conservative win another election.

Government rolled out the red carpet for *tens of millions" from socialist loving countries to enter illegally, millions of which have their hands out, welfare, free medical etc...

Now government wants to legalize them for leftist/communist support....

Is there anyone out here who thinks government wants people capable for critical thought? Or waves of uneducated easily led ignorant?

The government plan: Divide the united...

39 posted on 08/04/2013 8:32:34 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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