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  • No, the IRS cannot be fixed --- it must be abolished and replaced with the Fair Tax

    08/03/2014 11:56:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3 2014 | Washington Examiner Staff
    A Washington Examiner article asks “Can the IRS be fixed, or should it just be abolished?” The answer is clear to anybody who has followed the IRS scandal or filed a federal tax return. Washington’s individual income tax and its enforcement agency, the IRS, cannot be fixed, repaired, reformed or rehabilitated. They are a cancer eating away at this nation, her taxpayers and our economic engine. Congress created the income tax in 1913, and for 100 years the IRS has operated exactly as intended, as an agent of control with total impunity, even down to the political targeting of individuals...
  • The Real Internal Revenue Scandal

    07/06/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. No, the real scandal is what Republicans did to cripple the agency when virtually no one was looking. Since the broad Tea Party-driven spending cuts of 2010, the agency’s budget has been cut by 14 percent after inflation is considered, leading to sharply reduced staff, less enforcement of the tax laws and poor taxpayer service. The budget cutters are also trying to prevent the agency from performing its new job of collecting higher taxes on the...
  • Revenge: Republicans to Strip $341 Million From IRS in Response to Scandals

    07/05/2014 8:06:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-4-2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    July 4, 2014 Revenge: Republicans to Strip $341 Million From IRS in Response to Scandals Pete Kasperowicz After months of frustration with the IRS over the targeting scandal and lost emails, House Republicans will exact some revenge next week by passing legislation that cuts the IRS operating budget by $341 million compared to current levels. GOP leaders plan to call up a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the IRS and other agencies, but singles out the IRS for the targeting scandal and other problems that have surfaced over the last few years. “The committee remains troubled by...
  • Inside the IRS

    06/21/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Shery · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | 20 June, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    BILL HENCK: INSIDE THE IRS, PART 4 William Henck has worked inside the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel as an attorney for over 26 years. We posted his personal account, including his testimony to a retaliatory audit conducted by the IRS against him, this past February in “Inside the IRS.” We followed up with part 2 in May and part 3 earlier this month. When we posted the second of Bill’s two items in May, I called and wrote IRS public affairs to ask for any comment the agency might have. None was forthcoming; the agency declined to respond....
  • (EXCLUSIVE) IRS Currently Employing Convicted Terrorist Associate

    03/06/2014 12:00:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/06/2014 | Patrick Poole
    While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department — and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.He is still at the IRS. Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief...
  • Claim: Sarah Palin’s father harassed by IRS since 2008

    01/18/2014 6:30:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/17/2014 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The father of former GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been harassed six times since 2008, says the Tea Party favorite’s brother. “My father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and honestly paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS,” wrote Chuck Heath, Jr. on his Facebook page. “In 2008, his daughter was tapped to run for vice president of the United States. Since that time, he has been, in his words ‘horribly harassed’ six times by the agency.” In 2010, the IRS began investigating organizations...
  • Members of Congress: Abolish IRS

    11/19/2013 8:24:49 AM PST · by Errant · 79 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 November, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    It happens rarely. A taxpayer challenging the constitutional basis for the income tax wins in court, defeating the Internal Revenue Service, such as in the case brought by the late Tom Cryer, who was acquitted on a charge of failing to pay $73,000 to the government. Now three members of Congress want to make that result the norm through a bill that would repeal the 16th Amendment, effectively canceling federal income taxes.
  • Palin: Abolish the IRS

    06/22/2013 7:41:42 PM PDT · by Bratch · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | June 22, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said that the IRS–and much of the federal bureaucracy–needs to be abolished. Appearing on Fox News' "Cashin In" with Eric Bolling, Palin said that she agreed with Tea Partiers who want to abolish the IRS, suggesting that it would undercut much of the cronyism rampant in Washington.
  • Ted Cruz Warns Eric Bolling: IRS Creating Massive Health Database

    06/03/2013 4:56:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 65 replies
    Fox News via You Tube ^ | June 2, 2013 | Fox News
    “Obama administration has demonstrated the willingness to use the machinery of Government to target their political enemies
  • Cruz Calls for Abolishing IRS, Moving to ‘Simple Flat Tax’

    06/03/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 122 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 3, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Senator Ted Cruz offered a solution to the IRS’s scandal: get rid of the agency entirely and simplify the tax code so that tax returns fit on a piece of paper the size of a postcard. “We ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax,” Cruz said on Fox News over the weekend. “Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, for home mortgage, and how much you owe,” he continued. “It ought to be just a simple, one-page postcard.”...
  • IRS Scandal Suggests it is Time to Abolish the Income Tax and the IRS

    05/14/2013 10:06:41 AM PDT · by Marcus · 16 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | May 14, 2013 | Mark R. Whittington
    The evolving by the hour IRS scandal, in which the tax agency targeted conservative groups for examination and harassment, as detailed by the Washington Post, cries out for not only an investigation, but legislation. To be sure an investigation and the punishment of those responsible for politically motivated examinations and audits must happen. But the fact that the IRS did these things at all stems from the fact that someone wanted to target conservative organizations and perhaps people and, thanks to the existence of the IRS, they could. This therefore argues for an overhaul of the tax code that would...