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IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech
The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Solomon

Posted on 10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT by jazusamo

Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged America’s leadership in President Obama’s presence, Dr. Ben Carson was targeted by IRS agents who requested to review his real estate holdings and then conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing.

“I guess it could be a coincidence, but I never had been audited before and never really had any encounters with the IRS,” Dr. Carson said in an interview Thursday with The Washington Times. “But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions like this come under suspicion.”

Dr. Carson is a world-renown neurosurgeon whose rise from poverty and a single-parent home, and his medical work with pediatric patients was celebrated in a movie called “Gifted Hands.”

He has electrified the conservative world with speeches and columns since his February National Prayer Breakfast speech in front of Mr. Obama, in which he decried the “moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility” of America in recent years. He writes a weekly column for The Times.

Dr. Carson first hinted at the problem earlier this week during a speech in Alabama when he made a vague reference to having his first “encounter with the IRS” earlier this year.

Dr. Carson told The Times that IRS agents contacted him in June — less than four months after the speech — and requested to review his real estate holdings. After finding nothing that concerned them, the agents then informed him they were conducting a full audit of his finances, and then asked to go back an additional year to review his records, he said.

They finally ended the review in August after finding no problems, Dr. Carson said.

“They told me everything was in good standing and left,” he...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: audit; backoffirs; bencarson; bhofascism; carson; corruption; democrats; govtabuse; irs; irsscandals; obama; prayerbreakfast; rapeofliberty; tyranny
Coincidence? I think not.
1 posted on 10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Lois Lerner.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 10:25:32 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F***KYO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: jazusamo

Voltaire - “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”


3 posted on 10/03/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: jazusamo
Oh! Time to whip out the "Surprise lady"...

IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after he questioned The One?????

WHAT a surprise!


4 posted on 10/03/2013 10:26:14 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Bigg Red; EDINVA; fatnotlazy; Qwackertoo; tuffydoodle
Ben Carson *Ping*

Ben Caron photo BenCarson_zps8b233ca1.jpg

Please Freepmail to get on or off this list…

5 posted on 10/03/2013 10:26:53 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yep, thou shalt not ruffle “the Won.”


6 posted on 10/03/2013 10:28:59 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

“Punish your enemies.”


7 posted on 10/03/2013 10:31:22 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: jazusamo

The Obama admistration has turned the IRS into the Won’s personal Gestapo.

Just call 1-800 **** ***


8 posted on 10/03/2013 10:32:45 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

9 posted on 10/03/2013 10:35:25 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Hitler sending out his message to the recalcitrant believers.


10 posted on 10/03/2013 10:43:35 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

This even improves his standings. I think that other liberal groups have tried to get some dirt on him a while back and were not successful. He is now cleared to run for President. Run Ben Run.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 10:48:09 AM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Government shut down? Call me when the government shuts UP!)
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To: jazusamo

The IRS = Obama Brownshirts


12 posted on 10/03/2013 10:48:24 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: jazusamo

Add up the following:

1. Very pervasive secret surveillance

2. Selective enforcement of the law

3. Huge build-up of ammo & arms, then repeated lying about the reasons

4. Personal destruction of common citizens who ask questions or criticize - plumbers, clowns, doctors

5. Initiating emergencies, then aggressively moving to profit from them

6. IRS openly functions as the extension of one political party against adherents of another

Note that HITLER did not close Normandy Beach, but Obama did. Then he sent more officers to enforce that than he sent to Bengazi.

“The USA is not an occupied country BECAUSE _____________”

Fill in the blank.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I’d guess there were more than a few that were very ticked they couldn’t nail him on something.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 10:51:34 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Shocker? In time they’ll pick off every person on FR.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 10:53:17 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: jazusamo

Communist Police State terror

Dzherzinsky pioneered all of it, Alinsky wrote it down


16 posted on 10/03/2013 10:55:42 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: gaijin

“IRS openly functions as the extension of one political party against adherants of another.”

And enforcers of obamacare.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

must die for her crimes against the Republic. She must not be permitted to conduct such criminal activities and continue to live


18 posted on 10/03/2013 11:09:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Regulator

FDR targeted Huey Long along with a list of others for the IRS to investigate. Huey was killed before he could run against FDR but Frankie wasn’t taking any chances.


19 posted on 10/03/2013 11:13:48 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: jazusamo

The only way around this problem in the future is to make IRS agents personally responsible for such abuses, no matter who ordered them to obey.

Lots of SS soldiers ended up dangling from a rope, even though they were only following orders. So IRS employees need to be given a deal: If you refuse to improperly audit someone, you might be fired; but if you obey, you might end up in federal prison. If not immediately, then after that corrupt supervisor is long gone.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 11:25:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Something along those lines is needed. Until the politics is taken out of the IRS this type abuse will continue.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 11:34:39 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

This is harassment. The left is using the power of this agency to target those who don’t toe the leftist line. Especially Black people, because they won’t go to the plantation.

Of course nothing will come of this. No outrage. No scandal. Business as usual

Dr Carson, you are truly a great person.


22 posted on 10/03/2013 11:52:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

From my years in Government I have come to the conclusion that all government employees from the lowest to the highest and no matter what service is involved especially law enforcement and political clerks must be held to the same societal standards as the ordinary citizen is. I know there are cases that are given public review, but these are for show as much as for social justice. Many public employees hide behind the so called ‘public service immunity’ but this has to be eliminated so that any such public employee knows from the git-go that honest and open service is a way of life.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 11:53:49 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: jazusamo

Until and unless Lois Lerner is put in a Federal Prison, that is evidence enough that we are under Dictatorship.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 11:56:04 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: jazusamo
My brother-in-law who is an air freight pilot participated in one of the early Tea Party rallies in 2009. A news photo of him holding a sign appeared in his daily newspaper with a caption identifying him by name. In the spring of 2010 he was audited for the first time in his life by the IRS. What the audit discovered was that he had overpaid his taxes by $3,500. He got a refund.
25 posted on 10/03/2013 12:54:02 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Thanks, what a great story.

Great that your BIL got the refund and it’s very difficult to believe that was a coincidence, happy to hear it backfired on the Rats.


26 posted on 10/03/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
“But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions like this come under suspicion.” ..."This is more serious than Watergate or Benghazi", Dr. Carson said during one interview - right as usual.....
27 posted on 10/03/2013 1:10:59 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: jazusamo
[Great that your BIL got the refund and it’s very difficult to believe that was a coincidence, happy to hear it backfired on the Rats.]

My sister and brother-in-law were also chosen (one of every 15 families) to fill out the laborious, long-form 2010 Census inquiry under threat of a big fine.

28 posted on 10/03/2013 1:16:29 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: noinfringers2

The first effort to control public servants was done by Napoleon Bonaparte, who set up a special court, by which any citizen could assert misbehavior on the part of a public servant. It was one of several very modern ideas he created, including major legal reforms, and allowing women to inherit and own lands and properties on their own.

As soon as the Royalists were restored to power they abolished most of these reforms, though they kept the new Code Napoleon legal system.


29 posted on 10/03/2013 4:21:05 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: jazusamo
Thank you for the ping.

Obama is a mean, petty, spoiled brat with the maturity and emotional development of a two year old. Cross him and incur his wrath. I'm glad Dr. Carson is exposing him for what he is.

30 posted on 10/04/2013 4:53:22 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Here’s an editorial I just posted on this same subject.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3075063/posts


31 posted on 10/04/2013 4:56:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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