Skip to comments.IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech
Posted on 10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT by jazusamo
Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged Americas leadership in President Obamas 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...
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Something along those lines is needed. Until the politics is taken out of the IRS this type abuse will continue.
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.
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.
Until and unless Lois Lerner is put in a Federal Prison, that is evidence enough that we are under Dictatorship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s an editorial I just posted on this same subject.