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IRS officials arenít cooperating in probes at top or bottom
Mcclatchydc ^ | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | By Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Posted on 05/22/2013 11:10:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service officials are not fully cooperating with efforts to learn who is responsible for targeting conservative groups, lawmakers learned Wednesday during the third and most tense, dramatic hearing on the scandal.

First, the director of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations at the heart of the scandal invoked her constitutional Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions during an appearance before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Then, a Treasury Department inspector general told the committee that IRS employees in the Cincinnati office that handled applications for tax-exempt designations were not being fully cooperative in the investigation. He said the IRS employees have stymied efforts to learn who developed the controversial questions asked of conservative groups.

The inability to find out more about who authorized the special scrutiny of conservative groups frustrated lawmakers striving to find out more even as the IRS launches its own 30-day inquiry and the Justice Department is starting a criminal investigation. At the same time Wednesday, the White House press secretary acknowledged that there have been “legitimate” criticisms about the way he has explained what the administration knew about the scandal.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gettherope; impeachnow; irs; irsscandal; irsteaparty; issa; loislerner; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/22/2013 11:10:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

No problem. Now that it’s shown just what the IRS is capable of, get a sales tax and eliminate income tax and shrink the bureaucracy.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We should just assume Obama was behind it. If no one wants to talk, than the assumption stands.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 11:24:21 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Remember after 911 the government closed the airports for two days to revamp security. This time the government wants thirty days to investigate itself and develop an excuse to tell the People for the IRS criminal activity. The activity began in 2010. Anyone with a brain knows why and who set this as policy, and yes, this was/is policy.
4 posted on 05/22/2013 11:25:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cementjungle
We should just assume Obama was behind it. If no one wants to talk, than the assumption stands.

I am sure that is true, but unfortunately, not one person will ever face the music.

5 posted on 05/22/2013 11:29:18 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: Mark17

bump


6 posted on 05/22/2013 11:30:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They aren’t co-operating at all.

And it isn’t just the IRS.

It is essentially the entire government gone rogue, and it is flaunting the fact that no one can touch it right in our faces.

What’s more is that half the country foolishly supports this, and wrongly believes these people are on their side, but the fact of the matter is those people are being used as useful idiots. As long as they have something that is needed, a vote, then they will be catered to.

But once that vote is no longer needed, they will then be useless idiots, and they will be left to starve.

The news of the past few...days, months years, I don’t even know...has been very trying for me. It’s one thing after another, none of it good, expect the nice old lady who found her dog in the rubble, that was good.

But it feels like things are coming to some sort of point. If those in power are answerable to no one, then how can they be made to answer anything at all?

If a man is allowed to get away with anything he does, then what happens, for example, at the end of a man’s term and the beginning of another, someone says to the man, sir, your time is over it’s time to go, and the man says no, my time has just begun, it’s time for you to go?

I can just here a familiar voice on the radio saying the nation will not tolerate his being dragged from office, even if he is supposed to go, they just won’t, it’s not going to happen...

Maybe I am just on edge, maybe I have gone crazy, but these are trying times, and I fear that they have just begun.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 11:30:50 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends






ABOLISH the IRS

Keep Free Republic Alive!

8 posted on 05/22/2013 11:31:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All
An admittedly rough comparison to "striking" IRS officials, but this issue brings to mind President Reagan firing striking air traffic controllers.
This week in history: Ronald Reagan fires 11,345 air traffic controllers

9 posted on 05/22/2013 11:37:44 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: F15Eagle

Agreed.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 11:58:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: chris37

Whats truly dysfunctional is if this were a Republican admin then half the country would feel the same, only the other half.
Is that repairable?


12 posted on 05/22/2013 11:59:58 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: F15Eagle

Maybe am wrong but have noticed Rush has been different lately in the manner of addressing the actions by our government by / of Rush’s words. Strange times.


13 posted on 05/23/2013 12:00:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: wiggen

you are correct. Maybe the realization is beginning to set in for many that thought 1 in 5 odds was on the low side. Now it becomes a few unanswered questions and where do the first sparks (the sparks are there) ignite the first fuses. Don’t know here ... just speculating.


14 posted on 05/23/2013 12:04:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

On another thread some are totally trashing Rush.

What I hear Rush saying is not deserving of being trashed. I might not like it, or want to hear it, but if you listen closely to all of it and not just a few words by themselves, what he’s saying is, he doesn’t think the American people - the low information voter - will hold Obama accountable for anything.

Rush has this theory that Obama pretends to not really be in charge of anything that’s going wrong. And makes ignorant people think he’s trying to stop bad things and trying to fix what’s wrong. And he’s getting away with pretending that.

So Rush says, quit hoping Obama will be blamed, instead simply blame big government liberals and the Democrat party, which is true anyway. They ARE to blame, not just Obama.


16 posted on 05/23/2013 12:15:18 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Amendment10
An admittedly rough comparison to "striking" IRS officials, but this issue brings to mind President Reagan firing striking air traffic controllers.

Treat it like the festering pus pocket it is.

Fire anyone even remotely connected with the wrongdoing, with the stipulation that they never have another government job.

If that doesn't get all the corruption, cut out another chunk.

17 posted on 05/23/2013 12:19:02 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: no-to-illegals

My concern is are we watching the imploding of our ‘entire’ government system? Not that we haven’t been aware of the corruption...but if someone wanted to bring down this country fast...make the people hate and despise their government so much they rise up against it entire....

Despite the corruption we NEED our government...if it falls you can be sure “something” will fill the void....like the International Global Governance they are attempting to position all nations for???????....now that’s a chilling thought!!!!

Sometimes I think all these scandals are part of their ploy.....look at all the eastern nations that have fallen....what did they do first...they riled up the nations ‘people’ to oppose their government.

I do not have a good feel about all this....


18 posted on 05/23/2013 12:19:40 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cementjungle

Das Führerprinzip


19 posted on 05/23/2013 12:24:22 AM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

it is time for the irs to be gone, permanently.


20 posted on 05/23/2013 12:26:00 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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