Issa is just a big bag of wind. Lerner essentially gets off. Issa won’t file for contempt..
I am a member of the Congress of the United States of America, and I am tired of this, Cummings shouted.
Well, I am a citizen of the United States of America and it’s unprintable how tired I am of the whole bunch in D.C. (exceptions noted), as well as Ms. Lerner.
What the... Issa didn’t figure this out ahead of time?? Exactly what kind of two-bit circus is the GOPe running here?
Are you kidding me?
Why isn’t this woman in prison? In fact, why are any of them, from Obama on down, still walking around free?
Congress is just a rubber stamp for the communist regime.
Get it folks? Issa has not been our friend. Lerner belongs in jail.
WHO KNEW? The IRS (a tax-funded L/E agency) takes its marching orders from Democrats. Other govt agencies were sicced on conservatives---the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA were sicced on Catherine Englebrecht, who was harassed on numerous occasions, as she valiantly tried to improve the US voting system.
DEMS STOOP TO CONQUEUR--order IRS to act (to save their seats)
by Alexander Bolton, The Hill, 2/13/14
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the IRS to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly.
Dems are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but theyre concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.
If theyre claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then thats what they should be doing, said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. If its to give them cover so they can do political activity, thats abusing the tax code. And either side."
Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, Absolutely. Both on the left and the right, she said. As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and thats exactly what were doing.
Shaheen called the glut of political spending by self-described social welfare groups that qualify under section 501(c) (4) of the tax code outrageous. Shaheen is in a good position now but could find herself embroiled in a tight campaign if former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) challenges her.
Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent, said the IRS has jurisdiction over 501(c)(4) groups, as well as charities, which fall under section 5/01(c)(3) of the tax code and sometimes engage in quasi-political activity.
That whole 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) [issue], those are IRS numbers. It is inherently an internal revenue matter, he said. There are two things you dont want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You dont want secret money, and you dont want unlimited money, and thats what we have now. --SNIP--
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER AT THE VOTING BOOTH
<><> Seven US Senators ask the IRS to Investigate political opponents....
<><> Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing patriot Englebrecht....
<><> Obama said Tea Parties were a "threat to democracy."
Sounds to me like Lerner’s lawyer lied his effing arse off. He will likely go to jail before she does.
“Plead the 5th, or heart attack?”
“Plead the 5th, or heart attack?”
“Plead the 5th, or heart attack?
“...Alex, I think I’ll go with ‘Plead the 5th.’ for a hundred.”
Then assert a special PROSECUTOR!!!!
I love it. Obama is out there saying nothing criminal happened and we have Lerner taking the Fifth. I love it.
these hearings are always scripted.
was he really upset or was it just an opportunity to be seen as upset.
Given the DC insiders of both parties who hate the fact the “little people” are speaking up, is anything ever going to come of this?
Shocked! Just shocked!
So, Daryl, what are you going to do? Whine and complain?
What a... well never mind.
The fact that he wasn't prepared to hold her in contempt right there on the spot tells the entire story.
The guy is a Republican windbag and it's a mistake to put any more stock in him at all.
He's a do-nothing son of a bitch, which is why he was put in the position he's in.
She should have been held in contempt (if possible) and taken away in irons.