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Will The IRS Abuse Its ObamaCare Enforcement Powers Too?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 05/13/2013 6:08:48 PM PDT by raptor22

Tax Abuse: As nonconservative groups complain of politically motivated targeting by the IRS, we're reminded it's the IRS that's going to be enforcing one of the greatest expansions of government power in our history.

In recent days we've come to know what is meant by the adage that the power to tax is the power to destroy. Our country was born in revolt against taxation used by a tyrant to control and stifle liberty, and this is not the first president to abuse this power.

Back in May 2009, Professor Glenn Reynolds, better known to his followers as Instapundit, wrote an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal recounting how President Obama, who had been refused an honorary doctorate by Arizona State University, remarked: "President (Michael) Crowe and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."

It wasn't that funny then, and it's definitely not funny now that conservative groups have been a target of IRS harassment and intimidation.

The Washington Post reports that of 298 groups selected for special scrutiny, according to a congressional aide it talked to, 72 had "tea party" in their title, 13 had "patriot" and 11 had "9/12."

According to documents obtained by the Post, IRS exempt organizations division chief Lois G. Lerner, who has "apologized" for the agency's actions, objected in a meeting held June 29, 2011, with IRS staffers in which they described giving special attention to instances where "statements in the case file criticize how the country is being run."

Yet only six months later, on Jan. 15, 2012, the agency decided to look at "political-action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement," according to the appendix in an Inspector General's report.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; govtabuse; ibd; irs; irsobamacare; obamacare; taxes; teaparty; tyranny
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Richard Nixon: "I am not a crook."
Barack Hussein: "I am not a dictator."
1 posted on 05/13/2013 6:08:48 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Of course they will.

That’s what they do.

Recall the tale of the scorpion who hitched a ride across the river on a frog.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 6:10:18 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: raptor22

Does ursus horribillus defecate amongst the confiers?

Of course they will.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 6:11:16 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: raptor22

Abuse?
neoooooooo, that’ll never happen.
Just ask `em, they are as pure as the driven slush.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 6:11:17 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: raptor22
Will The IRS Abuse Its ObamaCare Enforcement Powers Too?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 6:11:49 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: raptor22

Does the bear and pope do something in the woods?


6 posted on 05/13/2013 6:12:19 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: raptor22

Do ya think?


7 posted on 05/13/2013 6:12:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DuncanWaring

water == wet

Pope == Catholic

Bears -—> woods


8 posted on 05/13/2013 6:13:24 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: raptor22

Now it is becoming more clear. No longer do I scratch the side of my head and wonder why the IRS thinks it may need SWAT and ammo.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 6:13:24 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Black Agnes

As surely as water will wet us,
As surely as fire will burn ...


10 posted on 05/13/2013 6:14:49 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: raptor22

Whodda thunk that the IRS would make up the death panels for ObamaCare. That “death and taxes” thing really means something now. The only certain thing in life is the IRS.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 6:15:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: raptor22

At some point the IRS is going to expand its abuse to everyone, not just conservative “malcontents”.

I hope that every liberal I know who voted for Obama gets screwed royally. Looking forward to it.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 6:15:47 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


13 posted on 05/13/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Bear ... Catholic ... Pope ... woods


14 posted on 05/13/2013 6:17:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: raptor22

As the Obama phone woman might say:
“to axe duh queshtun is to ansuh it”


15 posted on 05/13/2013 6:18:08 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: raptor22

Do bears take bodacious Obamas in the woods?


16 posted on 05/13/2013 6:18:19 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: raptor22
Will ObamaCare resisters also be considered enemies of the state?

We already are.

17 posted on 05/13/2013 6:18:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: raptor22

18 posted on 05/13/2013 6:21:24 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: raptor22

Barack Hussein: “I am not a dictator, but I am the King.”


19 posted on 05/13/2013 6:22:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: raptor22

“A Chicago crime syndicate is running our country right now”.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 6:23:11 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: raptor22

This is a trick question, right?


21 posted on 05/13/2013 6:24:24 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: raptor22

The IRS is adding 16,000 employees for Obamacare...you can trust they will be freshly indoctrinated young zealots.

Are you rearing age 27? Been eating Cheerios in parents basement since college? Are you getting kicked off their health insurance? => Well the IRS has a job for you as a Obamacare enforcer!


22 posted on 05/13/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


23 posted on 05/13/2013 6:26:18 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I hope that every liberal I know who voted for Obama gets screwed royally. Looking forward to it.

yep, I hope they end up paying three times what they are paying now for healthcare. There is one person in particular who told the reason I hated Hussein so much was no republican came up with the idea for government healthcare. He went on to say I would "get it" when we go single payer and would love it..

24 posted on 05/13/2013 6:26:22 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: DuncanWaring

And of course we will have to throw some of that good ole .40 hollow point right back at em !


25 posted on 05/13/2013 6:26:28 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

Don’t forget the “.9mm”.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 6:28:22 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: raptor22

Yes when the President is a Democrap “the fish rots from the head down”.... Underlings understand their responsibility based on the culture of their leadership.... My God Barrack even Richard Nixon had the good grace to resign the office, you are engaged in pure destruction...


27 posted on 05/13/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Expose Obama's radical agenda at every opportunity, or be enslaved by it.)
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To: raptor22

Is there a mustach in Mexico?


28 posted on 05/13/2013 6:31:18 PM PDT by sport
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To: raptor22
"Will ObamaCare resisters also be considered enemies of the state?"

If you want health care, you will kiss the ring and support the Regime. Obama and his fellow travelers will never release power in the former USSA short of a revolution.

29 posted on 05/13/2013 6:31:51 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: raptor22

Yes.

It’s a large part of why MOST citizens of this country have been moping around since 7 PM EST, 6 November, 2012.

And why these same people are hoping that now that our low- information, or liberal or insane, not-so-beloved fellow American relatives, neighbors, media denizens, celebrities and other general emotional “thinkers” who refuse to stop whining and yelling instead of shutting up, long enough to get a clue, might finally now be getting a clue, rather than waiting around for something even worse to happen to all of us before stepping aside to allow someone who cares about the Constitution to get in and fix this mess into which they’ve all put us.

Yes.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 6:32:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


31 posted on 05/13/2013 6:34:40 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22
yes... next question
32 posted on 05/13/2013 6:36:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: raptor22

Will The IRS Abuse Its ObamaCare Enforcement Powers Too?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Duh?

Read this and you get a very detailed, certain answer:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


33 posted on 05/13/2013 6:41:19 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: rsobin
Now it is becoming more clear. No longer do I scratch the side of my head and wonder why the IRS thinks it may need SWAT and ammo.

Because they are scared. They now they are the enemy. They know that maybe, just maybe their lives could be endangered.

Rightfully so. They should be watching their backs. It WILL come to a head. I for one will not shed a single tear for ANY of them. Tyrants deserve nothing less but death.

34 posted on 05/13/2013 6:46:10 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: stanne

Moping? You betcha. We are so screwed. Time for a gin & tonic


35 posted on 05/13/2013 6:49:15 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: bmwcyle

Hey, hey, the Pope does NOT need Friendly fire.

BTW, he marched in the pro life rally yesterday in Rome.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 6:53:38 PM PDT by stanne
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To: DuncanWaring

Of course they will.

But the thing everyone seems to be missing so far is this: The scandal goes FAR BEYOND just harassment of conservatives. The IRS asked lots of probing questions. Who are your members? What is your facebook page? Etc. Etc. I will bet money those names are now in a database targeted for individual harassment or worse.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 6:58:14 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: raptor22
Obamacare is a tool of abuse. IRS is abusive.
Would IRS abuse a tool of abuse. Yes they would.
How else would they force us to pay for something we don't want.

38 posted on 05/13/2013 7:00:24 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: raptor22

Something appropriate here about ursine sylvan habits.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 7:01:58 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: raptor22

Anyone need a transplant? Write the IRS for a list of potential donors. Make sure your certified check is enclosed.


40 posted on 05/13/2013 7:15:32 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: henkster

Well-said.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:13 PM PDT by stanne
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To: raptor22

The IRS has been compromised. They should NOT be handling ObamaCare.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 7:24:16 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: raptor22

Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook.”
Barack Hussein: “I am not a dictator.”
The Press: “We’re not biased.”


43 posted on 05/13/2013 7:26:51 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: DuncanWaring

You can bet the black IRS agents will abuse the richer than them or better off than them white folks. It’s a given with this administration.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 7:31:49 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: raptor22

Duh


45 posted on 05/13/2013 7:49:18 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: raptor22

TOTALITARIANCARE and the IRS go together like a murder scene and a suspect.


46 posted on 05/13/2013 8:04:27 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Dead Corpse

That will be an Orwellian-Clockwork Orange kind of tyranny, if ever fully realized.

I’d be more alarmed if the administration and everything it touches wasn’t imploding right now.

This man’s legacy will be that of a sinister joke who overreached.


47 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:22 PM PDT by Bshaw (,A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: raptor22
Will The IRS Abuse Its ObamaCare Enforcement Powers Too?

Yes.

48 posted on 05/14/2013 12:50:47 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The only certain thing in life is the IRS.”

That is actually very prophetic...You made me turn on the light here in my dark office this morning...It’s scary now...

You might give Stephen King a run for his money!!! ;-)


49 posted on 05/14/2013 1:54:00 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
As the Obama phone woman might say:
“to axe duh queshtun is to ansuh it”

You overestimate that bitch's wit.

50 posted on 05/14/2013 2:00:12 AM PDT by cynwoody
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