Skip to comments.Obama To America: Sc**w You
Posted on 06/15/2014 4:07:09 AM PDT by markomalley
As President Obama revealingly said, politics is about rewarding your friend and punishing your enemies .
The invaluable TaxProf blog notes that Obama has proposed a steep increase for the IRS -- a 10.5% budget increase.
The IRS basically has been weaponized by Democrats in the Senate and by Barack Obama to stifle the work of political opponents and restrict the exercise of our First Amendment rights.
Lois Lerner has refused to answer questions in the Peoples House (not that the Democrat-controlled Senate would ever subject Obama to scrutiny).
The latest screw you! to the American people was the claim that emails sent by Lerner to various government agencies, including the White House and Department of Justice, for a two year period prior to 2011 were lost due to her computer crashing. If the average hard-working American taxpayer gave that excuse to the IRS enforcers how understanding would they be?
The IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (appointed to the post by Barack Obama) had previously assured the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that these emails had been archived and would be made available for inspection
The IRS has voluminous records stored away on all Americans going back years. The government spends tens of billions of dollars on record-keeping and computer technology. How stupid does Obama thin Americans are? Very stupid.
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America has been destroyed in 6 years because of
EXEMPT Issa and EXEMPT Cummings and the rest.
The EXEMPT Congress (made themselves EXEMPT, of course
with all Moslems — as a perk after the 911 Atrocities)
has NO interest in fixing this because they profit
from this. None. Zero. Zed.
NSA and IRS will keep them power (they think)
and will make them richer (they are EXEMPT from
every Law they pass for others including the SEC).
Time now to start taking America back and retore it!
Didn’t you cut this edge a few days back?
The House will end up doing nothing of substance.
It isn’t in the electoral interest of enough members.
I haven’t talked myself into ending my participation in this charade, the hollowed out shell of what was a representative republic, but I am close.
Plunkitt of Tammany Hall , the RATs aint changed a bit.
Obama has been doing just that to America and real Americans every day from his first day in office.
The buzz is Congress is petitioning the NSA-—our govt’s avid listener/recorder—— to come up w/ the missing IRS emails.
It is an article of faith in those minority communities that all US laws, our rules and regs, our traditions, morals and mores were fashioned by evil, white men specifically to subjugate minorities and deprive them of the same opportunities white Americans were given.
When Oprah shocked us----saying white people must die to eradicate inequality, she underlines that belief. Caribbean singer Harry Belafonte also urged Obama to kill white people.
how do you propose we do that?
Freepers seem apathetic to me when it comes to actually doing anything?
How about empowering a Committee to go to court and obtain search warrants and send U.S. Marshalls to seize logs and hardware? While they're at it, an arrest warrant for the head of IRS IT on the charge of obstruction of justice.
Rather no, they are not apathetic.
Those that are supporting challengers in primaries and beyond are working hard to get their canidiate elected.
Plus we have to rediscover our moral foundations as Americans.
America to Congress and Obama: F You. Time for war...
After that she should be open to prosecution. Prosecute her until she's broke, like the democrats like to do to their political targets.
If only the republicans were as vindictive as she is. If only they had a backbone.
Please send the royalty check for my idea to Free Republic.
Yes, of course. I guess the meme is making its way out there, so I suppose I’m grateful, but if you want the first blush at a new idea, keep following me. :)
I don’t know why you don’t craft a freeper editorial with what you wrote as your core premise. If you need help I could help....
Not that it matters, But ValJar is not Iranian and was not raised Muslim or Iranian.
Obama’s Muslim connections are to Saudi Sunnis, not Iranian Shias.
Vernon Jarrett, Percy Sutton, Khalid Al-Mansour and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (of Fox News fame) created Obama. I’ve never heard anyone name alternative connections to Shia Iranians.
I went ahead and pasted in a link to your original in the AT combox
The article ends with the following: “If the Republicans controlled the Senate, instead of Harry Reid, the power of the purse could be used as a check on Obamas abuse of the government and the American people.”
The gop wing of the uniparty has time and again shown that they are unwilling, unable, and uninspired when it actually comes to reducing the scope and cost of government. As for IRS abuses, the gop wing of the uniparty is both complicit and culpable. They might talk the talk when it comes to holding hearings that go nowhere and mouthing platitudes, but when is action ever taken? Never. Truth is, the gop wing of the uniparty is perfectly happy to see the IRS used as political enforcers...so long as they target conservatives.
Money talks and BS walks. Don’t be surprised when the budget for the IRS continues to increase with the active collaboration of the gop.
She is representative of what is in the electorate;
all those little Hitlers, Mao Tze Tungs, Lenins,
ad nauseum, ad infinitum.
“How about empowering a Committee to go to court and obtain search warrants and send U.S. Marshalls to seize logs and hardware? While they’re at it, an arrest warrant for the head of IRS IT on the charge of obstruction of justice.”
Great idea, but that would assume the gop wing of the uniparty isn’t both culpable and complicit. But since they are, we can expect more of the same. Hearings that drag on forever allowing the expiration of the statute of limitations, failure to follow up on obvious obstruction of justice, and more stern looks from Darryl Issa amounting to nothing.
Thanks! Might as well get the credit. Who knows. American Thinker might reach out and hire this profane, offensive writer known as Laz. :)
How about this? How about we stop the “nothing’s gonna happen” meme that dominates this board?
I am sure it makes some feel smart and smug. But, that steady stream of demoralizing comments, thread after thread, day after day, is actually aiding and abetting.
Someone correct me and defend the strategy of constantly declaring defeat in the midst of the battle.
Point well taken. Let’s do one better, let’s start talking about things that work. There are so many things that do work other than electoral politics. So I’ll be happy to start posting those.
Here is one silly but effective one: raise bees. You get honey which everyone loves, its a very marketable good, tradeable, doesn’t rot if you do it properly, pollinates everyones gardens in your neighborhood. Improves peoples lives. Unlike the political class.
Yes, that’s it! Gardening will stop Communism! Eureka!
I appreciate that, RK. I love honey, but have never been bold enough to even attempt beekeeping.
Tell you one thing I do. I lead a group of shape note singers. Links on my profile. It is enjoyable on different levels. And though the songs are Christian, we have a strong tradition of “no politics or religion is brought to the square.”
Building community is a concept that many think the Left has a patent on. I reject that notion.
I do understand this board will always be dominated by politics and ideology. But, Jim Rob has, over the years, allowed us great freedom in posting all sorts of subjects that can enrich life. I think of the home schooling threads. It would be interesting to learn how many folks have made the decision to do that from what is shared here.
Actually, gardening or more accurately small scale farming was one of the contributing factors to the breakup of the soviet union. Small scale farmers producing for their own profit produced more than the collectives did. It was the camels nose under the tent and helped wreck their system. So, regardless of whether you intended to be correct, it turns out that you are.
Communists use food and starvation as weapons. Gardening and producing your own food is merely self defense.
Your entire reply is the reply of the day. I've been using "one party system" for years. Uniparty puts it simply. Thank you.
I took up beekeeping because I love honey. I’m still one because I’ve really come to like bees. I learn so much from them; they live in a communist society where absolutely no one wins in the long run except those outside the system. And I’ll tell you I can accomplish more positive in the world through a week of beekeeping than I could in a year of politics.
The essence of conservatism is self governance, so what’s stopping us? So self govern. Standing around waiting for the kakistocrats to do something useful is self defeating.
By the way, thank you for your efforts in singing. Again, something that wouldn’t immediately strike you as life and culture changing, but it is. Is it any mystery why the left tries to dominate music and the arts?
Like you I categorically reject the notion that the left has any monopoly on community. They don’t. Actually, I don’t see that they have much of a stake in anything other than maybe misery and tyranny.
Food and energy. Here it’s energy interruption by the EPA and others that will finish us.
OBAMA: RESIGN OR BE IMPEACHED!
And every American should learn how to garden. It’s a very rewarding activity.
In a previous post I argued something I believe most traditional conservatives understand in their bones: we will not take back our culture and way of life, or even preserve room within which to lead lives of decency and virtue, through any grand political effort to construct a national political coalition. The assumptions and very characters of too many Americans have been twisted too much for too long by our increasingly secular, individualist culture and our administrative and welfare state. Americans, as a people, no longer have sufficient character to govern themselves as citizens of a free and virtuous republic.
What, then, is a traditional conservative to do?
I read the article and it was very good. It was also indicative of a trend I’ve been sensing for a little while amongst who I would characterize as forward thinkers...how do you run a society on a self governance model that assumes some level of morality and civic virtue when such qualities are becoming less common?
I think that the answer is...you don’t. You need moral people with some level of civic virtue or sooner or later you descend into some form of autocracy. Or you cease to exist. While I find the cultures who impose islamic theocracy as repugnant, I won’t deny they’ve been pretty successful by imposing a religious autocracy. And countries such as China and Singapore have been reasonably successful with a one party police state model.
Since I and I assume you have zero desire to live in any form of autocracy, that leaves us in a bit of a pickle. I think that ultimately our chances of being able to live in relative freedom are going to hinge on having people that share that vision of morality and/or self governance and preferably both. And where such people exist, that’s where we need to be. A FRiend here has a good motto that he in turn borrowed from Sarah Palin: to paraphrase build t
Don’t leave me hanging, bro. Your comment ended too abruptly.
Build the America you want at your address and keep looking up. I would just add that your address does matter, and partisan politics most decidedly does not.
I also wanted to comment a bit more on the article that you provided. Which I thought was very good. I think that he is essentially correct that this is more of an internal place than external as well. I would hasten to note again that address does matter. I would argue that its a heck of a lot easier to live the good life in an area that would be conducive to it than it is in a place that is hostile.
For example, it is a heck of a lot easier to live a righteous life in a low cost, low regulation, low governance area such as WY or NH or even TN than it is in a place such as NYC. Not just because NYC is a den of depravity, but because the sheer amount of time you have to spend to pay to live there to pay excessive taxes and comply with local edicts.
Let’s say for example you wanted to start a cutting edge communal living arrangement with likeminded religious people. In NYC you would be severely challenged to simply get the zoning approved let alone afford to do so. In NH or WY you would simply look for the appropriate property. Same thing if you wanted to work with kids. Good luck in NYC unless you can comply with the sheaf of edicts which are not only offensive but difficult and expensive to comply with.