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Dr. Ben Carson Blasts 'Gestapo' IRS Tactics
Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | David A. Patten

Posted on 02/12/2014 4:13:03 AM PST by dontreadthis

Dr. Benjamin Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital who is considered a possible GOP contender for the 2016 GOP nomination, told Newsmax TV on Monday that he and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of President Obama’s policies at the February 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. Carson said audits and other harassment began in May or June of 2013 and gradually expanded to include family members, associates, and his charitable endeavors. "I’ve been quite I would say astonished at the level of hostility that I have encountered," Carson said in an exclusive interview with host John Bachman on "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV. "The IRS has investigated me. They said, ‘I want to look at your real estate holdings.’ There was nothing there. ‘Well, let’s expand to an entire [year], everything.’ There was nothing there. ‘Let’s do another year.’ Finally, after a few months, they went away. But they’ve come after my family, they’ve come after my friends, they’ve come after associates."

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KEYWORDS: benjamincarson; carson
the regime is scum
1 posted on 02/12/2014 4:13:03 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Agreed—So what do we do about it?


2 posted on 02/12/2014 4:14:19 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: dontreadthis

Worry America.

The do-nothing Issa and his corrupt Accountability Committee
will do NOTHING, just like before.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 4:17:10 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: dontreadthis

As I have observed the last few years of media bias, I think conservatives should just ignore the media completely. The media will never treat a conservative fairly, so why even acknowledge them? How could that be worse than being treated as they are now? Just put out whatever press releases you need to and move on.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 4:20:08 AM PST by IamConservative (There is no place like 127.0.0.1)
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To: dontreadthis

“...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object
evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,
it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,
and to provide new Guards for their future security...”


5 posted on 02/12/2014 4:21:30 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: dontreadthis

Not a smidgeon of truth. /s


6 posted on 02/12/2014 4:27:51 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Repeal The 17th

“...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,
it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,
and to provide new Guards for their future security…”

Worth repeating. HOORAY to Ben Carson for speaking out.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 4:30:12 AM PST by PGalt
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To: IamConservative

Conservatives by and large are getting what they deserve in the media, particularly with tv. Talk radio and this forum will piss and moan about how unfairly CNN, msnbc, etc treat them as they are writing the check to pay the cable to which directly subsidizes those same outlets. Seems all that fake reality teevee and 24/7 sports are more important to them. I have about as much sympathy for conservatives complaining about the media as I do for pathetic housewives who keep going back to a loser who beats them.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 4:34:56 AM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: dontreadthis

The current administration is corrupt. It has turned the irs into a modern-day gestapo/KGB.

I bought a few of his books as my way of showing him support.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 4:35:41 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: dontreadthis

Where are our brave GOP “conservatives” in Congress and in the media to defend this good man and the courageous women who have suffered because they head TEA Party groups? Not a peep from these cowards, because they don’t want to be on Obama’s hit list. That’s how dictators get their power.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 4:39:30 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: dontreadthis

"I’ve been quite I would say astonished at the level of hostility that I have encountered"

11 posted on 02/12/2014 4:44:03 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Orangedog

I do believe that the ‘power of the purse’ that the public holds is of great importance.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 4:44:03 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: dontreadthis
"Scum"? With respect, is that the best you can come up with?

Let me take the side of scum. Scum, actually I think you mean mold/algae, is an important link in the food chain. As such, it is a useful form of life.

We aren't looking at scum. We are looking at fascists, plain and simple. They might be baby fascists, proto fascists as it were, but they are well on their way. Given enough time they will become adult fascists. 21st century information gathering will provide them with all the tools they need to rule while ruthlessly crushing any opposition to the regime.

The parallels with nazi Germany are frightening. The IRS really is the new gestapo, and they are using it. They have targeted a group to blame for all of societies ills. They have various police and quasi police forces ready to suppress the population. The entire main stream press has been co-opted.

Very few people understand how dangerous these times are for America. All that is needed is one big crisis to declare martial law and (dare I say it) suspend elections. There are a dozen crisis brewing.

Stay safe, my friend.

13 posted on 02/12/2014 4:45:20 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: I want the USA back

Most of the IRS crooks were working there long before Obama. This is a systemic problem. The enemies of conservatism aren’t limited to one party.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 4:45:53 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: txrefugee

Obama’s hit list.....

Obama’s got the goods on all of them. They’re afraid of him. Very afraid.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 4:49:32 AM PST by FES0844
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To: dontreadthis

Nixon talked about using the IRS against his political enemies. Clinton did so. El-Presidente has turned it into an art form.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 4:58:24 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: I want the USA back
I bought a few of his books as my way of showing him support.

I highly recommend Carson's America the Beautiful for an in-depth view of his principles, political perspective, and the background that formed them.

17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:12:31 AM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: dontreadthis

And now IRS controls health care.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:13:01 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“scum” is time efficient.
thanks for elaborating


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:13:24 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I agree with perfectly. As much as I have tried to convince low information voters and leftist just how dangerous the regime is, it is nearly impossible to do so. They just cannot make the connection between the activities Obama and the Dems are currently doing and Nazi Germany, despite the almost perfect parallels.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:15:16 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: freedomfiter2

The inherent problem is that only those who seek to abuse govt power will seek these positions in govt. That means that you won’t get many conservatives applying to work at the irs.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:17:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: I want the USA back

I did too, and then I started reading them. He is without a doubt a brilliant, gifted and determined man. But his mother is the wisest mother in several generations.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:17:31 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: dontreadthis

I would be suing their ass&s for civil rights violations. No one has the need to be targeted for destruction by the IRS due to their political beliefs or expression.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 5:23:03 AM PST by high info voter
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To: logic101.net

24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:32:20 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: dontreadthis

What a shame that Carson, Sowell or Williams were not the first black president, rather than the Marxist illegal alien Octoroon!


25 posted on 02/12/2014 6:27:04 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Classical New Orleans octoroons were much lighter than Obama. Some could actually `pass’. They were only one-eighth black, after all.

Anyway, I nominate Dr. Ben Carson as Surgeon General under a new & enlightened conservative administration under the leadership of President Ted Cruz!


26 posted on 02/12/2014 7:00:40 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Jonty30

You can’t convince them because they refuse to be convinced.

Their own righteousness is wrapped up in their advocacy, and when you try to tell them what they are advocating for is evil and corrupt, you’re directly attacking their “goodness”. Every human has a sense of the eternal, and leftists have bought the lie that their “goodness” gets them a good eternal existence.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 7:02:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jonty30
People simply do not care. They are lulled to sleep by their bread and circuses. The government is now telling people that not working is the best thing for them. The barbarian army is on the march from the southern border.

You can draw the parallels to nazi Germany or ancient Rome. Neither empire ended well.

28 posted on 02/12/2014 7:14:04 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: dontreadthis

Damn! I am sooooooooo glad we have the Constitution to protect us./sarc


29 posted on 02/12/2014 7:36:37 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (center)
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To: JimRed

You forgot to mention Allen West. I would have no trouble with the Colonel as the first black president. And imagine what a gracious and admirable First Lady Angela West would be. We could be proud again.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 8:07:34 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: dontreadthis

DR. Carson might want to get a food taster.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 8:09:27 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: elcid1970
They were only one-eighth black, after all.

Unless you count Arab north African as other than white, he is one eighth black. IF his true parentage is what he says it is!

32 posted on 02/12/2014 9:39:19 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Arm_Bears
When the Mexicans decided to rid themselves of Pablo Escobar they went after everyone who associated with him.

Pablo's last few minutes were spent running for his life across the rooftops of tenement buildings.

33 posted on 02/12/2014 6:19:12 PM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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