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Ted Cruz Demands Vote to Stop IRS Targeting
| 6 May 2014
| Bob Price
Posted on 05/07/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took bold action on the Senate floor yesterday, requesting votes on his proposed legislation to stop the IRS's targeting of citizens based on their political actions. Cruz said that if Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocks the legislation from being voted on, he will not consent to the passage of Sen. Amy Klobuchars (D-MN) STOP Identity Theft Act, bill S. 149.
Cruz argued that Reid continues to disallow Republican-sponsored bills to be voted on by the body of the Senate.
It was roughly ten months ago that the Inspector General of the Department of Treasury concluded that the IRS had wrongfully targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups, and pro-life groups, Sen. Cruz said in a press release obtained by Breitbart Texas. The day that news broke, the President said that he was outraged. He said that the American people had a right to be angry. In the ten months that have passed, we have discovered that not a single person has been indicted and many of the victims of this illegal targeting have not even been interviewed by the Department of Justice
On the Senate floor, Cruz told his fellow Senators, I ask this body to stand with the words of President Obama, if not the actions. And I ask this body to stand with the American people to protect them from being wrongfully singled out by the abuse of power in the IRS.
In February of this year, Sen. Cruz introduced two amendments in the Senate Judiciary Committee as a reaction to proposed IRS rule changes that would have further stifled free speech. The proposed rule changes came after the IRS targeting of conservative groups was revealed. The amendments were defeated on a straight party-line vote.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz
|"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
|"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldnt make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
|"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
|"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
|"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
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posted on 05/07/2014 8:28:31 AM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
posted on 05/07/2014 8:30:27 AM PDT
(I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
In related news- In Illinois it has been suggested that the state income tax forms have a check off box to donate towards building an Obama library in the state. How convenient for the IRS to be able to tell who has not payed tribute to Dear Leader.
posted on 05/07/2014 8:43:05 AM PDT
(Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
Good show....Senator Ted Cruz!!! Keep at it!!!
posted on 05/07/2014 8:45:00 AM PDT
( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
Cruz paving the way the restoration and preservation of the Constitution.
posted on 05/07/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT
( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
The commies are brazen and totally shameless in their destruction of our Rights. Cruz runs hes got my vote and like a Democrat many times if I can figure out how. Just kidding, for you NSA peeping toms. Wouldn’t want you to get your diaper in a tangle.
posted on 05/07/2014 9:39:59 AM PDT
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
posted on 05/07/2014 9:43:17 AM PDT
(Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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