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MSNBC’s Alex Wagner: The IRS Is The REAL Victim Here
RedState ^ | 4/11/2014 | Caleb Howe

Posted on 04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT by absentee

On MSNBC last night, host Alex Wagner continued her ongoing “leave the IRS alone” theme with a defense of the organization and its key players that tread into the territory of virtuosity in the art of reversing the spin. Not only, Wagner would have you believe, is the IRS not guilty of anything, not only were conservative groups not harmed or hampered in any way, but in fact it is the IRS who is truly the victim of unjust targeting. They are not the aggressor but the innocent victim, the simple, plainspoken agency that gosh darnit just wants to do its job for America and can’t because Republican meanwiches.

The highlights: [video]

Wagner spends a great deal of time in the heady throes of indignant hysterics. Throwing around terms like “shameless,” circus,” and “witch hunt.” Republicans, she reasonably explains, are following Darrell Issa on a “dark mission.” Are you scared yet?

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; collusion; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; howtostealanelection; irs; kochbrothers; lerner; msm; msnbc; obamascandals; partisanwitchhunt; pravdamedia; propaganda; smidgen; stalinisttactics; warontheteaparty; witchhunt
Video at link. Not Wagner's first gulp from this particular trough.
1 posted on 04/11/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT by absentee
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To: absentee

Ludicrous


2 posted on 04/11/2014 6:10:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: absentee

Defending the IRS during the second week of April. Great strategy there MSNBC. /s


3 posted on 04/11/2014 6:15:36 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: absentee
The insane insights of the truly disturbed.
Liberalism IS a mental disorder.
4 posted on 04/11/2014 6:16:54 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: absentee

MSNBC: More S#!7, Nothing But Crap.............................


5 posted on 04/11/2014 6:17:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: absentee

The IRS has NEVER, EVER been a victim of ANYTHING. Wagner is crazy.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 6:18:07 AM PDT by madison10
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To: All
Alex is braindead.

Apparently Issa has info that Cong Elijah Cummings and Lerner corresponded. If the allegations can be proven, IRS/Lerner and Democrat Cummings faces VERY serious charges of getting unauthorized access to confidential Federal Taxpayer Information (FTI), a violation that could land them in jail-----and if they colluded to obtain numbers of FTI's from Conservative 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups--that could involve other serious crimes.

If Elijah does, in fact, possess unauthorized tax documents obtained through conspiracy and collusion, and if he distributed the illegally-held documents to other "interested parties" (perhaps in Congress), charges of aiding and abetting could also be involved.

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ALL OF THIS THIS NEEDS TO GO VIRAL One of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Richard Nixon was merely "threatening" to use the Internal Revenue Service to selectively audit political opponents.

OBAMA HAS WEAPONIZED THE IRS AGAINST POLITICAL OPPONENTS ordering multiple covert campaigns of intimidation, threats, and persecution of tea party/conservative organizations, and those daring to criticize Obama's agenda.

<><> Seven lock-stepping Democrats scared-***tless of losing their seats ask the IRS to “Investigate” political opponents,

<><> Rep Elijah Cummings led the Democrat pack in smearing True the Vote patriot Catherine Englebrecht....

<><> the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA were sicced on Catherine Englebrecht, as she valiantly tried to improve the US voting system.

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

<><> The IRS (a tax-funded L/E agency) takes its marching orders from Democrat;

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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--

7 posted on 04/11/2014 6:21:38 AM PDT by Liz
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To: absentee

Further evidence, as if any additional were necessary, that liberalism is a mental illness.


8 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:17 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: absentee

“You’re traveling through another dimension...”


9 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:28 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: absentee

It’s April 11 and America is not sympathetic.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
It’s April 11 and America is not sympathetic.

Gibsmedats don't have to pay taxes.

11 posted on 04/11/2014 6:25:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Liz

> 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.”

Just another liar and hypocrite. The cronies suck up donations from any source they can.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 6:28:02 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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TAKE YOUR SEATS, STUDENTS--TIME FOR A LESSON ON HOW DEMOCRATS GET HIGH-PAYING GOVERNMENT JOBS:

While Lois Lerner was OFFICIALLY overseeing tax-exempt groups, she talked about taking a job with Obama’s tax-exempt/nonprofit Democrat advocacy group Organizing for Action (OFA)-----at the same time she wielded official IRS oversight over nonprofit tax-exempt groups.

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The Bank Secrecy Act needs to be mobilized ASAP.

Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering and other financial crimes.

“The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion or other unlawful activities,” the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.

L/E needs to examine all of the bank accounts of Organizing for America.

The "Bank Secrecy Act" was passed to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting criminal enterprises, money laundering, tax evasion or other unlawful activities.

Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity that might be indicative of govt fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, and other financial crimes.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of of govt funds. Govt monies may pay for personal and private expenses, credit cards, real estate sunsidies and vehicle purchases.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate govt purposes.

The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from federal and state sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for govt employees own use.

<><> L/E is directed to get ahold of: (1) copies of OFA checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records. L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize OFA bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> Bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC other accounts, to operate personal businesses. Govt fraud can also be facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intrabank transfers from govt accounts into personal accounts.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel and gifts from luxury outlets for wives and mistresses.

Taxpayers demand the Bank Secrecy Act be used to prosecute govt fraud pronto.

alleged crimes might include:

<><> wire fraud,

<><> money laundering,

<><> corruption,

<><> bribery,

<><> alleged murder-for-hire plots targeting whistle-blowers,

<><>international quid pro quos, exchanging valuable US ntl security info for campaign contributions to OFA...or for donations to tax-exempt foundations that were later laundered.

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email: enforcement@SEC.gov

FBI TIPS PAGE ---https://tips.fbi.gov

You may remain anonymous.

13 posted on 04/11/2014 6:28:31 AM PDT by Liz
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To: absentee
LEAVE THE IRS ALONE!!!

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14 posted on 04/11/2014 6:28:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

“Gibsmedats don’t have to pay taxes.”

And love it when their “oppressors” get robbed at gunpoint by the IRS


15 posted on 04/11/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: absentee

BULLSH!T

The “witchhunt” was the partisan witchhunt suffered by “tea party” “patriot” and “constitution” groups who were targeted by the IRS at the instruction of the Democrats to thwart TWO elections (2010 and 2012).

Stalinists lie. ALWAYS


16 posted on 04/11/2014 6:37:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: absentee
The IRS oppressing conservatives shows that government(socialism) is unaccountable and can never work.

a tyrant Obama used the IRS to crack down on conservatives and Republicans to rig the election

democrats like this moron defend the evil IRS . this shows democrats love government . and shows what we are up against. the media is supposed to expose abuses of government not cover them up . But that is what the news media is doing

so the enemy of the American people are

1. The news media
2. government
3. democrats
4. the democrat party
5. well all of these are controlled by the democrat party

17 posted on 04/11/2014 6:39:37 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: absentee

The IRS is the enforcement arm of the Government Party. It cannot be a victim. Was Al Capone a victim?


18 posted on 04/11/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: absentee

It is MSNBC. Intelligence is not required to work there...


19 posted on 04/11/2014 6:46:33 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: absentee

Oh Lord.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 7:02:57 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: absentee

Alex Wagner... now there’s a name that will never face a tax audit.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 7:04:08 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: absentee; All

The Obama IRS has become the muscle of Eric Holder’s Gestapo.

The sooner that the IRS is abolished and replaced with a 9-9-9 flat tax, the better.

De-Fang the Federal Government:
ABOLISH THE IRS!


22 posted on 04/11/2014 7:19:50 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: absentee

This is why I hope MSNBC doesn’t die away, regardless of the fact only dozens tune in at any given time. Their entertainment value is just too rich!


23 posted on 04/11/2014 7:20:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Oh Lord.


Yup.

Perhaps MS Wagner may wish to reconsider bring Tail Gunner Joe into her muck wracking defense of the indefensible and illegal (as in criminal felony) IRS actions.

BTW, after the breakdown of the Soviet Union led to the disclosure of the extent of Soviet spying and government Communist infiltration, there was direct evidence that Joe McCarthy not only was correct in warnings to the American people, he vastly understated the size and severity of the problem of Communist infiltration .

It also showed Alger Hiss was guilty as sin and that he and his family made total fools of an entire generation of liberal defenders and apologists


24 posted on 04/11/2014 7:20:57 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: absentee

She must fear an audit.


25 posted on 04/11/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: catfish1957

The IRS, of all government agencies, probably should be subject to more scrutiny than any of the others. ANY whisper of scandal or failure to administer their own regulations in a scrupulously honest and transparent manner should be reason enough for both citizen and Congressional oversight, with criminal prosecutions for malfeasance or politically motivated preferential treatment.

The regulations themselves should be open to review, to assure they actually do comply with laws passed that provide the claimed authorization.

Of all agencies that should be rigidly protected from political influence peddling and corruption, this one should be held up as the example for all others to follow.

If the IRS can get away with concealing lapses or selectively enforcing the law, then there just isn’t much left.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 7:21:43 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: ScottinVA

MSNBC is solid.

They’re owned by a cable company (Comcast) that makes $4 billion/yr in profits and run by Obama supporter Brian Roberts.

“Ideology over profits”


27 posted on 04/11/2014 7:26:06 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Graewoulf

yes

and ban all government except for military and border control and courts (local and federal)

government is the enemy and the problem. the news media and democrat party are also the enemy and the problem

If you made $100,000 per year after taxes then you could buy anything you could ever need in the free market because someone would produce it for money( look at the millions of products for sale on Google , internet , ebay , amazon,Walmart, Dollar Tree etc etc). So we don’t need government for ANYTHING. private industry created a whole city DISNEY WORLD in Florida. So democrats create fake crisis like “global warming”,”no health insurance crisis” to justify the very existence of government and the continued growth of government(socialism)

in reply to your post:

“The Obama IRS has become the muscle of Eric Holder’s Gestapo.

The sooner that the IRS is abolished and replaced with a 9-9-9 flat tax, the better.

De-Fang the Federal Government:
ABOLISH THE IRS!”


28 posted on 04/11/2014 8:59:52 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Liz

bkmk


29 posted on 04/11/2014 6:38:15 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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