Skip to comments.Will The IRS Abuse Its ObamaCare Enforcement Powers Too?
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.
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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.
Does ursus horribillus defecate amongst the confiers?
Of course they will.
neoooooooo, thatll never happen.
Just ask `em, they are as pure as the driven slush.
Does the bear and pope do something in the woods?
Do ya think?
water == wet
Pope == Catholic
Bears -—> woods
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.
As surely as water will wet us,
As surely as fire will burn ...
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.
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.
IBD EDITORIAL PING
Bear ... Catholic ... Pope ... woods
As the Obama phone woman might say:
“to axe duh queshtun is to ansuh it”
Do bears take bodacious Obamas in the woods?
We already are.
Barack Hussein: “I am not a dictator, but I am the King.”
“A Chicago crime syndicate is running our country right now”.