Skip to comments.ĎAbsolutely Un-Americaní: Dem Rep. Explodes During IRS Investigation Hearing; Issa Walks Out
Posted on 03/05/2014 7:56:55 AM PST by Nachum
During a hearing of the House Oversight Committee into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service scrutinized conservative groups tax-exempt status filings unduly, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) exploded at Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (D-CA). Cummings charged that the way in which the proceedings were being conducted were Un-American. In apparent protest, Issa then walked out of the committee hearing.
While making a statement before the committee, Issa stood up and asked Cummings to yield.
If you will sit down and allow me to ask a question, Cummings insisted. I am a member of a Congress of the United States of America.
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American really doesn’t have much if any meaning or importance any more, so whutever.
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Funny, I would think that using the IRS to attack Americans who oppose the government would be “unAmerican”.
Dems (Lerner) still playing the 5th Amendment game. They will not cooperate so Issa adjourned. Good for Issa. Bad for Lerner who probably now faces charges of Contempt of Congress.
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."
What Cummings was trying to do was trying to void the thing again. Slowest Lerner pleads the 5th to Issa’s questions and Cummings wants to ask her friendly questions for her to editorialize on.
Cummings decided to hijack the “seat” after the
Committee adjourned because the witness,
the corrupt Lerner (who is connected to Cummings),
refused to answer.
With RATs, politics trumps all else.
The reflexive black hive-mind is a terrible thing to witness. They’ll do anything to protect their Boy King.
Maybe Cummings will get so hot and his blood pressure go up so high, the world will be relieved of his loathsome presence!
It stems from their assumptive worldview.
They HAVE to attain power by any means possible in order to make the world perfect.
He should have been removed from room by the Sargent at Arms staff.
Dave Chappelle vs Louis Lerner ‘Pleading The Fifth!’
Louis should do time instead of comedy.
The Attorney General of the US with be prosecuting, no?
What is “un-American” is the double standard whereby a powerful government official gives sworn testimony as to her innocence, etc. and then when time comes for cross-examination, she gives them the middle finger.
If an ordinary American in a courtroom tried that, he would find his butt sitting in jail pretty quick.
1.) What did the next Speaker of the House, Trey Gowdy, say at the hearing or to reporters?
2.) Why are we surprised that RINO Obamacrat Issa was surprised? DUH!
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