Skip to comments.The democrat IRS cancer grows
Posted on 02/13/2014 11:49:11 AM PST by Starman417
Yesterday brought a bombshell finding in the IRS scandal. Of the groups targeted for inspection by the IRS, 83% were right-leaning. Of the groups selected for audit, 100% were conservative.
That's right. 100%.
Less than two weeks after President Obama insisted that there wasn't even a "smidgen of corruption" involved in the IRS targeting scandal, it appears that the scope of that scandal is widening.
Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, revealed yesterday that the committee's investigation had found that it wasn't only conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) status that came in for IRS targeting and harassment. Existing 501(c)(4)'s were targeted, as well. In fact, Camp stated,
At Washington, DCs direction, dozens of groups operating as 501(c)(4)s were flagged for IRS surveillance, including monitoring of the groups activities, websites and any other publicly available information. Of these groups, 83% were right-leaning. And of the groups the IRS selected for audit, 100% were right-leaning.
That's right -- "somehow," every single 501(c)(4) that the IRS selected to endure the time, expense, distraction and stress of an audit just happened to be conservative.
democrats have responded to the findings of abuse by doing a little targeting of their own. They are trying to pin the blame for the IRS being out of control on Treasury IG Russell George.
Democrats have for months said that George, Treasurys inspector general for tax administration, crafted a flawed, misleading report that helped fan the flames of the IRS targeting controversy.
Now Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) are sharply criticizing George for agreeing to brief GOP staff at a late January meeting on the Affordable Care Act without Democrats in attendance.
Aides say they now know of multiple meetings of George with the staff of Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) from which Democrats were excluded.
Two Democratic members of that panel Reps. Matt Cartwright (Pa.) and Connolly lodged a complaint on Wednesday about Georges original report on the IRS targeting last year, questioning his independence, ethics, competence, and quality control with an oversight board for inspectors general.
If you want to connect the dots, a reasonable observer could be expected to conclude that he colluded with Issas staff to limit his report and the path of his investigation, Connolly told The Hill concerning George.
They have a tainted IG doing their bidding for them and making sure that the line of investigation is limited to what they want, Connolly added.
With a November democrat disaster looming on the horizon, fair-minded democrats now want the IRS to ramp up the crushing persecution of conservatives:
Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races.
In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but theyre concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be reported publicly.
One of the most powerful groups is Americans for Prosperity, funded by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. It has already spent close to $30 million on ads attacking Democrats this election cycle.
If theyre claiming the tax relief, the tax benefit to be a nonprofit for social relief or social justice, then thats what they should be doing, said Sen. Mark Begich (D), who faces a competitive race in Alaska. If its to give them cover so they can do political activity, thats abusing the tax code. And either side.
Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, Absolutely.
Both on the left and the right, she said. As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, and thats exactly what were doing.
Shaheen is full of sh*t.
Media Matters, OFA and Think Progress would be exempted, of course. This is, pure and simple, fascism.
a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism.
Companies are now subject to thought crimes:
Consider what administration officials announcing the new exemption for medium-sized employers had to say about firms that might fire workers to get under the threshold and avoid hugely expensive new requirements of the law. Obama officials made clear in a press briefing that firms would not be allowed to lay off workers to get into the preferred class of those businesses with 50 to 99 employees. How will the feds know what employers were thinking when hiring and firing? Simple. Firms will be required to certify to the IRS under penalty of perjury that ObamaCare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions. To avoid ObamaCare costs you must swear that you are not trying to avoid ObamaCare costs. You can duck the law, but only if you promise not to say so.
Elijah Cummings and his band of Fascists have all but raped some conservative women:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
The democrat party is a criminal organization cleverly disguised as a political party.
abolish the IRS.
The breadth and depth of Conservative dissatisfaction and anger over Liberal excesses is by now, VAST and growing!
More than ever, this is a fertile ground for new and more effective opposition to Liberals and their agenda.
HOW on earth could the establishment Conservatives and every other Conservative in the US fail to succeed in THIS environment...
All the stupid and backward GOP has to do is put forward a proper leader who will consolidate the seismic energy and political will of the Conservative base... it is as easy as pie....
They have the pattern RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM... the Liberals did it in the last 2 national elections AND succeeded with an patently unknown, politically abrasive and laughably inexperienced nominee!!!!!!!!!!!
The House could have cut the IRS budget.
But that would have been unfair racism, so I guess it’s good they didn’t.
OOOOOOOOOOOOO, did somebody inform Darrell Issa yet? Maybe he’ll get right on to looking into this new information of criminality by the IRS. Then again and depending on what bonehead tells him to do, maybe he won’t.
By the way, I suspect that the 17% of non-conservative groups mentioned probably had names that got them caught up in the initial net, but the IRS then played catch-and-release with them. I haven’t heard this stated by anyone, but I’d put money on it.
This has been out for a few days. Nothing has been reported on Fox? Predictably nothing has been reported on the rest of the msm.
They have squandered, out of hand, TOO many rich opportunities and have lost the habit of success with rank and file Conservatives.
I am getting all kinds of mail from the local RNC and I can tell you, ALL of it goes in the trash, unopened!!
I am that disgusted with them.... and I am THAT certain they do not and never WILL speak for ME!
Show me the Tea Party nominee... I don't care if HE/SHE is green or purple or is a dwarf with one blue eye and one brown eye.... If HE/SHE can talk sense and make sense, without dilly dallying around... they're IN with ME!
Not a smidgen? Hey, I’ve seen a whole darned DOLLOP!!!
This federal gub mint is an illegal operation.
And our gubmint officials refuse to reign these a-holes in.
This is hugh, however, it nowhere to be found in the media, not even Fox or Drudge?
If the parties were reversed, congressional Democrats would have demanded an immediate estimate of the cost of the resources expended on this this investigation. When the cost figures were received, they would have tripled the sum and deducted it from the current DOD budget.
“Nothing has been reported on Fox?”
this article as well as some related ones are on foxnews.com:
House Republicans fighting Treasury Dept. effort to limit political activities of tax-exempt groups
Rep Dave Camp was on one of the Fox shows last night - I think it may have been Megyn or Greta, but not totally sure as I had the TV on in the background and was doing other things.
Islam is a criminal organization cleverly disguised as a political party, as well.
I truly despise that SOB. He is bought and paid for...Boehner is a useful idiot.
We are almost 20 trillion in debt and the 95% of politicians couldn't care less. They have there pockets lined. It's all a game to them and don't care at all. I doubt that any of the rinos are really republicans. They are there to control the right. Look around you. Democrats are running everything.
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