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Posted on 01/27/2014 6:27:30 AM PST by KeyLargo
Chuck Schumer Call on IRS to Crack Down on Tea Party Funding: Redouble Those Efforts Immediately Jan. 24, 2014 2:38pm Becket Adams
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service should be used more aggressively to keep Tea Party funding in check, explaining that this would help weaken and exploit the conservative movement.
Chuck Schumer Call on IRS to Crack Down on Tea Party Funding: Redouble Those Efforts Immediately
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the IRS should increase its scrutiny of Tea Party groups (Getty Images)
Schumer during remarks to the Center for American Progress argued that Tea Party groups have an unfair financial advantage over left-leaning groups because of the Supreme Courts 2010 Citizens United decision, at one point even suggesting that President Barack Obama go around Congress to impose stricter campaign finance laws.
It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies we must redouble those efforts immediately, Schumer said.
One of the great advantages the Tea Party has is the huge holes in our campaign finance laws created [by] the ill advised decision [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission], he added. Obviously the Tea Party elites gained extraordinary influence by being able to funnel millions of dollars into campaigns with ads that distort the truth and attack government.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the IRS should increase its scrutiny of Tea Party groups (Getty Images)
Holder is already doing that Schumer
I think this old fart has syphilis of the brain he is so ignorant..
Who investigates Congressional malfeasance, conflicts of interest, and influence peddling?
I'd stop him right there. It doesn't matter what follows. The first part is just way out of line.
The IRS is not a tool. It is not to be used against one's enemies. It has to have a certain autonomy or it becomes the Gestapo.
I’ve never understood how giving money to politicians of any Party is in society’s general interest enough that it should be tax deductible or tax free like giving to church or charity. However when Schumer says something I’d tend to do the opposite.
First IRS, now FBI shafts tea party
‘What kind of investigation is this?’
Published: 01/14/2014 at 8:35 PM
WASHINGTON It appears that the FBI is in the pocket of the Department of Justice and the White House.
Thats how attorney Cleta Mitchell described to WND the news that the FBI doesnt plan to file criminal charges against anyone at the IRS for targeting conservative groups.
Mitchell has represented about a dozen conservative groups that were subjected to dubious, invasive and extra scrutiny by the IRS while applying for tax-exempt status.
She expressed a sarcastic skepticism that the Justice Department would ever fully investigate the IRS.
To quote Faye Dunaway in the last scene in Chinatown, when she yells at Jack Nicholson he OWNS the police.
Therein lies the problem, concluded the high-powered Washington attorney.
Tea-party advocates are upset the FBI does not seem interested in getting the story from the victims, only the purported victimizers.
Yep, nothing to see here folks.
Obama’s FBI says it’s not worth their time investigating such unsubstantiated rumors that Conservatives are targeted by Obama.
Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech.
Senator Schumer, your Constitutional scholarship is lacking. Doesn’t anyone in the media — anyone — call him on this?
“Calling for the IRS to use its powers to resume war on the First Amendment and free speech he doesn’t like in the hopes of electing more Democrats, Schumer said: “We must redouble those efforts immediately.”
Schumer was the author of the 2010 Disclose Act that failed to make it through Congress but would have required the disclosure of corporate donors to tax-exempt organizations, and membership and donor lists of the groups running “issue” ads.
“The bill was designed to embarrass companies,” Schumer admitted, and its “deterrent effect should not be underestimated.”
Advocating the use of government power to harass and intimidate political opponents is nothing new to Schumer.
Along with Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Tom Udall of New Mexico and Al Franken of Minnesota, he sent a similar letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman in February 2012 asking the IRS to investigate 12 conservative groups he accused of violating their tax-exempt status and engaging in coordinated political activity.”
Their ox not getting gored.
The increased scrutiny might generate some juicy IRS leaks to them, so it's all good.
Ominous: Schumer, De Blasio to Spread Their Agenda Beyond NY!
January 24, 2014
By Sara Noble
The New York Progressives arent satisfied with their agenda consuming New York. Their plan is to spread it throughout the nation. They will destroy Conservatives who wont be persuaded to their way of thinking and they will take over the cities with the most far-left agenda like the one we see beginning in New York and like the one that has destroyed Detroit. If you dont believe me, read the article and click the links.
The Progressives we are referring to in this article are Marxists. Their agenda matches the agenda of The Communist Party USA and as their successes continue, their goals will become more apparent.
DESTROYING THE TEA PARTY
Schumer has the solution to dealing with the Tea Party. He thinks Dems can win over the Tea Party. He said the Dems have to aggressively promote a pro-government agenda to win over middle-class Tea Party voters this fall. He told the Center for American Progress, a far far-left group, that Democrats shouldnt be quiet, defensive and even ashamed.
We must stop playing defense and go on offense when it comes to the need for government. We must state loudly and repeatedly that we believe government is often a necessary force for good, said Schumer.
” Doesnt anyone in the media anyone call him on this?”
Uhm, FOX News clowns this morning were discussing the Grammys.
“What difference does it make?”
I don’t see how this is even legal. A sitting senator calling on the power of government to attack Americans.
Wonder if this was a republican calling on government to attack abortion clinics what would our media do then.
January 24, 2014
Schumer’s Plan to Abolish the Tea Party
By Matthew Vadum
The Democrats’ new much-vaunted master plan for annihilating the Tea Party movement calls for aggressive class warfare, demagoguery, and lying about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Tea Party supporters, Sen. Chuck Schumer revealed yesterday.
Echoing President Obama’s infamous “bitter clingers” remarks, the New York Democrat argued that Tea Party supporters are cartoonish figures who are easily ridiculed.
Invoking all the usual liberal cliches about conservatives, Schumer said the Tea Party is successor to “the Know-Nothings, Prohibitionists, Father Coughlin, and Huey Long.” In other words, he believes the movement is a collection of hicks, yahoos, neo-Luddites, fascists, male chauvinists, and racists fearful of what leftist academics might call The Other.
“Tea Party adherents see an America that’s not reflective of themselves, and the America they have known, and they just don’t like it.” They are bothered by changes in the “cultural, technological, and demographic makeup” of the nation. It angers them that “white Anglo-Saxon men are exclusively not running the country anymore.”
Schumer said his fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate plan to subject the public to a massive, presumably very boring post-constitutional civics lesson from now until the congressional elections in November.
Thanks for the link. Like I said... Nazi Kapo.
Poor lost soul, it's "fear the fire" not "feed the fire."
It's not too late, you know. You can still be a fire extinguisher instead of kindling and gasoline.
“But youd have to be a coincidence theorist not to get the impression that there is a campaign alternately ferocious and petty, wide-ranging and narrow-minded to make certain groups of Americans feel unwelcome in New York City, New York state and the United States of America.
As President Obama put it (in the process of urging Latinos to think along these lines), Were gonna punish our enemies, and were gonna reward our friends.
In the hate filled tirades of Sen. Chucky “Kim Jong Un” Shumer and Gov. Tony “Mad Dog” Cuomo, both show they have the mind and cold heart of tyrants! But also... you can sense their naked fear (hate is a form of fear). Such outbursts show who they are terrified of... the High-Info (aka: Tea Party) voter. To the point Chucky is demanding completing the transition of the IRS and FBI into the KGB and Gestopo. As Rush says: “They tell us who they fear!” Revolución!
Over the Unions, Pressholes and the Entitlement Crowd??
I don't think so, Putzhead.
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It’s OK Chuck, I can give to individual tea party candidates without your oversight.
Yep hitler junior.
Schumer should be perp-walked for advocating lawlessness by the IRS.
Sorry. The IRS has always been a tool to shape the country into the image of the ruling party. That is why an income tax was specifically prohibited in the original wording of the Constitution and had to be added in by amendment in 1913 (President Wilson).
i thought that there was no organizes systematic IRS assault on the TP?
Why the Hell not?? They got away with it before....
Wonder how mush under the table money Schumer’s party receives.
I wonder if Schumer would also like to increase scrutiny on our Jewish Population ??? Go Chucky ..
Schumers Kristalnacht ??????
I wish someone like Rush would get together with some other prominent conservatives and start an organization funded by contributions easily made through their website that would hire the 100 best gumshoes in the world. They would be assigned 1 Senator and 4 or 5 house members to investigate constantly and would be paid big bonuses when they find some good dirt on the libs and RINOs. I would set up a monthly payment to support that.
Is old Chuckie on the committee to set up 'reeducation' camps for conservatives? Or is that his next 'feel good' message?
Wow. They must really not like the news from upstate. What do they expect, with gay marriage and the SAFE Act?
I’ll fight ya. I’ll fight ya wit my eyes closed. I’ll fight ya wit one hand behind my back. —Tea Party
Tea Party, do not be dismayed. Looks like we have them on the ropes upstate.
There's a difference between "ignorant" and "evil".
Schumer is "evil". He knows exactly what he is saying and doing - and whose Constitutional rights he is intent on violating.
Another lying Democrat sack o shyte. A Himmler wannabee
Odd how ‘the press’ misses that it was democrats who created the Japanese internment camps. Guess it would be hard for folks at the New York Times and Washington Post to try to convince readers all those folks became Republican....
[Video] Billy Johnson for NRA News: Disarming the American People
January 27 2014
by Dan Cannon
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NRA News Commentators Episode 39 Disarming with Billy Johnson
Our government isnt going to disarm us. It cant. Let me explain why.
We currently live in a constitutional republic. Because of that, our elected and appointed leaders are legally obligated to defend and uphold the Constitution.
Our Constitution currently protects our citizens right to keep and bear arms.
There are really only two ways our government could disarm us: They could abandon the Republican principles upon which this country was founded, or the people themselves could willfully disarm.
One way our government could disarm us would be to label us all enemies of the state. Historically, governments have disarmed people because they perceive them to be a threat.
Certainly, our nation has a rich history of disarming its enemies. After World War II we disarmed Japan and Germany. We used this same logic to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003; they were our enemies and we believed they were armed. This is not unique to the U.S. All people justify disarming anyone whom they believe is a threat.
However, our government can never convincingly justify disarming its own people. Our elected officials do not have the power nor the right to label their constituents, as a whole, as a threat. Thats why they can never justify disarming us.
We live in a country with an elected representative government. If our elected representatives argue that we are a threat to them, then they are no longer fit to represent us. Because in that moment, they have taken away the power of our vote and replaced it with the power of their own ambitions. If they believe they must protect themselves from us, they now perceive themselves separate from us. No representative government can ever be separate from the people it represents.
While our government leaders cant justify forcibly disarming us, they could make the case to the people that we no longer need an armed citizenry. That would require amending the Constitution and eliminating the Second Amendment. For that to happen, we need a serious and comprehensive national discussion about the modern case for, or against, an armed citizenry.
But right now, our elected officials arent openly inviting debate about eliminating the Second Amendment. Instead, they are increasingly enacting overly restrictive legislation that effectively makes it impossible to fully enact our rights.
We have a historical precedent for this type of active infringement on constitutional rights via legislation. The late 19th-century Jim Crow laws enacted poll taxes and literacy tests as pre-conditions for voting. Many southern states enacted these rules to specifically disenfranchise African-Americans and freed slaves. At that time, the Constitution gave all men the right to vote. Then the state laws made it prohibitively difficult for blacks, immigrants and poor whites to do so.
We see similar actions today in regards to the Second Amendment. Excessive gun permit fees, may-issue and no-issue concealed carry laws, magazine and gun feature bans and overly burdensome application processes all deter law-abiding citizens from owning and using firearms.
This stifles national debate about the Second Amendment and allows our leaders to hide behind a haze of regulatory and legislative power. It also circumvents the will of the people and subverts the supremacy of the Constitution.
I started the video by saying the government is not going to disarm us, but thats not entirely true. It would cease to be our representative government if it forcibly disarmed us. Politicians in Washington refuse to engage in fair and honest debate about an armed citizenry and therefore preclude the citizenry from willfully disarming itself. And so, they exploit the powers weve entrusted them with by legislating our citizens out of arming themselves.
For all its flaws, for all its troubles, for all its disappointments, we still live in the United States of America. It may not be a perfect representative government, but the ideals upon which it was founded are the most perfect weve ever known. Its our responsibility to uphold those ideals. The burden falls upon those who represent us to protect those idealsto enact those ideals. But when they dont, the burden falls on us to demand accountability and public debate.