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Democrats Unleash the IRS Tyrant
American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Karin McQuillan

Posted on 03/07/2014 2:20:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

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Lois Lerner did not flinch from using the IRS to persecute conservative citizens groups and corrupt the 2012 election. Once again she has taken the Fifth rather than come clean to Congress about what the IRS did to squelch the Tea Party and others, and who ordered it. President Obama brazenly lies to Bill O’Reilly’s face and says there’s not a smidgeon of scandal. This is an unrepentant crew.

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Democrats have no qualms of conscience in sending the IRS after conservatives. Opposition to utopia is by definition illegitimate. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thundered that Americans are un-American for running ads protesting Obamacare. Governor Cuomo of New York told conservatives they should leave his state. Democrat Congressmen gave Obama a standing ovation when he asserted a regal privilege to suspend or change laws at will.

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In March of 2010, the IRS began to flag Tea Party groups for special scrutiny. By July 2011, President Obama’s approval rating hit a low of 41%, the lowest of his presidency.

That month, Carter Hull, a 48 year veteran at the agency, was told by Lois Lerner’s office that he was no longer authorized to review 501(c)4 applications from conservative groups. They were all to be routed to Counsel Wilkin’s office. Yet Wilkins told Congress under oath that he knew nothing about it.

There are 100,000 employees at the IRS. Two are handpicked by Obama. One is William Wilkins, Chief Counsel of the IRS, the other is IRS Director Doug Shulman.

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This is fascism.

Democrats want it.

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(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; conservative; irs; kochbrothers; teaparty; williamwilkins
Good read.
1 posted on 03/07/2014 2:20:11 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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GOP: Emails show IRS staff obsessed with Citizens United "House Republicans investigating the IRS tea party targeting scandal think they’ve established a motive: the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling — and, they say, top IRS officials’ attempt to limit its impact.

Former IRS official Lois Lerner and her colleagues mired in the debacle seemed concerned that the 2010 ruling striking caps on corporate political donations would influence the political activities of nonprofits, according to emails in a draft of a new Oversight and Government Reform Republican report, obtained by POLITICO.

Republicans take it one step further, suggesting the woman who would become the face of the scandal wanted to use the IRS to limit the influence of Republican donors.

Lerner’s lawyer William Taylor III of Zuckerman Spaeder called the accusation “pure fiction.”

Taylor said Lerner’s awareness of Citizens United “shouldn’t be a big surprise to anybody.”

“She was of course over the years involved in discussions of cases like Citizens United and what its implications were for the tax-exempt organizations… That’s what she was supposed to do,” he said.

Lerner, as expected, asserted her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself at a hearing that exploded when Issa abruptly ended the hearing, and cut off the microphone of the panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings.".....

2 posted on 03/07/2014 2:25:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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GOP rips Lerner for talking to feds "House Republicans on Thursday slammed the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s targeting controversy for answering questions from the Justice Department after invoking the Fifth Amendment in a congressional hearing.

Republicans on the Oversight Committee said that Lois Lerner’s decision to sit down with federal investigators made them wonder how seriously the Justice Department was taking the investigation into the IRS’s treatment of Tea Party groups.

“Think about it: Actually, the people who can put her in jail — she’ll talk to them,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told The Hill. “But she won’t talk to a bunch of Congress guys? She won’t give us the answers? You’ve got to be kidding me. Because she knows the [Justice] investigation’s a joke.”

The statements from Republicans came a day after Lerner again took the Fifth, after first invoking those rights against self-incrimination in May 2013."....

3 posted on 03/07/2014 2:30:57 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We have a rogue, out-of-control IRS, and the news is all about a protected-class leftist drama queen “victim” throwing a temper tantrum.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 2:30:59 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The writing on the wall has been around since 1913.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 2:32:20 AM PST by SpaceBar
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Lerner Won’t Talk Because Holder Has Obama’s Back "..........................More: Greta Van Susteren called Obama out on her show last night, saying that he is “part of the problem” in the IRS scandal. She’s half right. Obama is part of the problem, but the problem is, he’s the biggest part of the problem.

He signaled that he wanted Citizens United overturned. He signaled how he wanted that decision overturned when he hired Bob Bauer in the White House counsel’s office, after Bauer had spent the 2008 campaign calling for the regulation of political speech, especially conservative political speech.

Obama also signaled that cover-ups were his way when he put an executive privilege blanket over the Fast and Furious investigation.

Obama has tipped his hand on lawlessness repeatedly in the rollout of Obamacare, and he has signaled his intolerance for opposition throughout his political career.

Once again, Obama is showing how he has effectively hacked our system of governance, checkmating investigations into what may be the most consequential government abuse of power since Watergate."

6 posted on 03/07/2014 2:33:32 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SpaceBar

One could argue that the United States had a socialist revolution before the existence of the Soviet Union.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 2:35:10 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Malik Obama’s “Barack H. Obama Foundation” received expeditious and potentially illegal tax exempt status from Lois Lerner. The approval was backdated by 38 months. This approval was granted on June 26, 2011 - a Sunday


8 posted on 03/07/2014 2:37:09 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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Jan 29, 2014: Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing

"Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired in the last eight months of the probe “astonishing.”

Cruz called on Holder, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to address why so little had been done since the inspector general report concluded that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups and pro-life groups

“In the 280 days since that inspector general report, nobody has been indicted,” Cruz said. “Not a single person. In the 280 days since that inspector general report, it’s been publicly reported that no indictments are planned. Today in this hearing, you were unwilling to answer a question whether even a single victim of targeting has been interviewed.”

And, Cruz said, “most astonishingly, it has now been publicly reported that the lead lawyer heading the investigation was, No. 1, appointed from the civil rights division, which has historically been the most politically charged division in the Dept. of Justice. And even more astonishingly, is a major Democratic donor and donor to President Obama.”

“Did you know the lawyer in charge of this investigation was a major Obama donor?” Cruz asked, referring to the involvement of Justice Department’s trial lawyer Barbara Kay Bosserman in the probe.

“The characterization of this lawyer as the lead lawyer on the case is not correct,” Holder said, adding that “I don’t know anything about the political activities of any of the people who are involved in this investigation.”................

9 posted on 03/07/2014 2:39:27 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Ray76

Forget Citizen’s United. The treatment given to the “Barack H. Obama Foundation” run by Barack Obama’s terrorist brother Malik Obama is lethal.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 2:40:21 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She talked to her FIRENDS at the “JUST US” Dept. and it WASN’T UNDER OATH!!!!!!!


11 posted on 03/07/2014 2:42:24 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama and the Democrats are LAW-LESS because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!!


12 posted on 03/07/2014 2:44:21 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I view it as a debriefing where she was instructed what to say.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 2:50:05 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

Oh definitely and to let her know that she would NEVER EVER be prosecuted!!


14 posted on 03/07/2014 2:57:02 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bm


15 posted on 03/07/2014 3:05:03 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
America CANNOT trust the GOP or the DNC.

G.O.P. = Give Obama (Supreme) Power


16 posted on 03/07/2014 3:27:21 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lerner again parroted her Fifth Amendment right not incriminate herself at an explosive hearing that culminated in Chairman Issa abruptly ending the hearing, and cutting off the microphone of the panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings.".....

And who among us could forget a previous hearing, when lock-stepping Elijah Cummings----"a member of the Unites States Congress", saluted smartly to der leader.

At that infamous hearing, this same "member of the United States Congress" led the lock-stepping Democrat pack in smearing True the Vote patriot Catherine Englebrecht....

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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.

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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 they’re 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 they’re claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then that’s what they should be doing,” said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. “If it’s to give them cover so they can do political activity, that’s 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 that’s exactly what we’re 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 don’t want in political money, in the fundraising world and expenditure world. You don’t want secret money, and you don’t want unlimited money, and that’s what we have now.” --SNIP--

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MOMENTS TO REMEMBER AT THE VOTING BOOTH

<><> Seven lock-stepping US Senators ask the IRS to “Investigate” political opponents to save their seats,

<><> Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing patriot Englebrecht....

<><> der leader Obama said Tea Parties were a "threat to democracy."

17 posted on 03/07/2014 4:12:45 AM PST by Liz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Turkey neck needs to be in jail.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 4:25:11 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: windsorknot
Don't forget the rogue, out-of-control DOJ who makes this IRS tyranny, possible.
19 posted on 03/07/2014 4:28:15 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mainline journ-o-listers like Ron Fornier are actually defending this as necessary.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 5:49:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Opposition to utopia is by definition illegitimate.

One man's utopia is another man's gulag.

21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:27:28 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: SpaceBar
<>The writing on the wall has been around since 1913.<>

We tossed the Framers’ federal republic, and overnight became a democratic republic. The wonder is that it has taken so long for an Obama to appear.

22 posted on 03/07/2014 12:57:52 PM PST by Jacquerie (A senate of the states will not seat judges hostile to the tenth amendment. Article V.)
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