It’s past time for the media to begin asking President Obama tough questions about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. After all he was involved, publicly, from the beginning.
Last Friday, the American Center for Law and Justice (where I serve as Chief Counsel) filed its Second Amended Complaint against the United States, the IRS, and a legion of IRS officials. This Complaint, in which we represent 41 organizations in 22 states, presents perhaps the most complete story yet of the IRS conservative targeting scandal.
Apparently inspired by the press’ negative coverage of the Tea Party, Internal Revenue Service employees were instructed to flag political groups seeking tax-exempt status if they touted literature containing “anti-Obama rhetoric” and “emotional” statements, according to recently uncovered agency documents obtained by USA Today.
The 2011 documents list 162 flagged groups by name and reveal that IRS lawyers in the nation’s capital often questioned the political, lobbying and advocacy activities of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. . . . Read Complete Report
Examiner Editorial: Abolish the IRS, don’t ‘reform’ it
JULY 11, 2013 AT 10:10 PM
“Making the IRS more customer-friendly, making its tax collection more efficient and reducing the red tape generated by its daily operation are like giving aspirin to a dying cancer patient. It may ease the pain ever so slightly for a little while, but the terminal disease keeps eating away at the patient’s body. As former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes has said, “We can’t tinker with this tax-code monstrosity or try to reform it around the edges. The only thing we can do with this hideous beast is kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope that it never rises again to terrorize the American people.” Read Complete Report
An unidentified IRS agent told members Congress that the embattled tax agency is still targeting conservative groups three months after the scandal came to light, according to testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).
During closed-door testimony, the agent reportedly told members of the committee that requests for tax-exempt status by Tea Party groups are still being subjected to “secondary screening,” at least in his office. . . . Read Complete Report
On Sunday we reported that former IRS Boss Douglas Shulman’s wife, Susan Anderson, is a top ranking executive with a left-wing organization called Public Campaign which could potentially have a lot of interest in who may have been targeted by the IRS. Today the story took another turn toward supporting that hypothesis. It seems that Susan Anderson’s boss, Nick Nyhart, had several visits of his own to the White House. In all he visited seven times with two visits recorded as meetings with President Obama.
So let’s do a quick recap.
Shulman has 157 White House visits logged.
His wife works for an organization that is very interested in the workings of conservative political campaigns.
Her boss had his own series of visits to the White House.
There is already evidence that targeting was done. Now we just have to figure out where it started.
ActRight Legal Foundation has taken immediate legal action for its clients following recent news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status and possibly employed political criteria in completing audits of non-profit organizations.
In a statement made on May 10, 2013, Lois Lerner, the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, admitted that the IRS singled out applications for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status received by conservative groups. She admitted that additional scrutiny was placed on those groups by sending numerous, extensive requests for additional information, which ultimately caused long delays in receiving a determination on their tax-exempt statuses. For example, groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their title were subjected to such additional scrutiny. . . Act Now
Sounds like ‘Barry Soetoro” Obama has dusted off the old playbook of “Tricky Dick” Nixon. Wonder why Barry didn’t name his re-election committee CREEP?
When will America wake up to the fact that our current administration is NOT interested in citizen rights. Only in bringing fourth their agenda of a New Socialist Society using every thing in their power to bring down those who are exposing that fact. . . . EDITOR
From CBS News LINDSEY BOERMA / CBS NEWS/ May 13, 2013, 6:00 AM
Recharged tea party demands justice in IRS targeting scandal
Conservatives are fuming as more damning information surfaces regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea party groups for excessive review of their tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections.
An apology Friday by the IRS conceding the “inappropriate” practice of singling out groups with keywords like “Tea Party,” “Patriot” and “9/12 Project” in their names to flag for heightened, typically burdensome, scrutiny is “not sufficient reparation for violating the constitutional rights of United States citizens,” said Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. . . Read Complete Report
Congressional members have given the IRS until Wednesday to provide copies of all agency communications that include the words “tea party,” “patriot,” and “conservative.”
At the same time, Fox News reported on Monday that the IRS may have been casting an even wider net, and agents could have unfairly targeted groups that touted better government economic policy and debt pay-down. Also among the targeted: Groups that tried to educate about the Constitution or government policy critics, Fox News said. . . . Read Complete Report
From News Max.com By Sandy Fitzgerald Monday, 13 May 2013 10:57 AM
Gingrich: IRS Targeting Scandal Raises Issues About Obamacare
The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups raises serious questions about how it plans to handle the taxes and penalties associated with Obamacare, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says, and he thinks the president owes apologies for the agency’s conduct.
“[President Barack Obama] has a huge problem, because Obamacare relies very heavily on the IRS,” Gingrich said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“Why would you trust the bureaucracy with your health if you can’t trust the bureaucracy with your politics?” he added a moment later. . . . Read Complete Report
A few conspiracy-minded observers have wondered if the Obama Administration dropped the IRS political-audit scandal to distract attention from the Benghazi scandal. It’s starting to look as if the reverse conspiracy theory would be more plausible, because the IRS thing is going nuclear. Four days in, and we still haven’t heard a single word from the President who bends our ears so relentlessly when he’s got an agenda to push, even as more high-profile commentators – most recently George Will, on ABC’s This Week – are reminding us that Nixon’s fall was partly due to just this sort of politicized abuse of Internal Revenue Service power.
We’ve learned that the target list for these political IRS audits was far broader than we initially thought. Fox News got its hands on a timeline prepared by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that shows this scurrilous operation growing even faster than most government programs do: . . . Read Complete Report
Open Letter from a Marine Tea Partier to All Occupiers
First of all, I’m surprised you’re reading this. Thanks to the corrupt media, many of you might be clueless to the fact we share quite a bit of commonground.
Let me clarify: By “Tea Party,” I am in no way referring to the hijacked movement we know and love today. By “Tea Party,” I don’t mean Iran warmongers, bailout lovers, the “extreme right,” and people who think what happens in your bedroom affects them in any way. No, what I mean is the Tea Party as it started in 2007 as opposition to Bush policies.
The media loves to paint a picture of OWS vs. TP, “right” vs. “left,” etc. It’s an old tactic called divide and conquer. If we fight amongst ourselves, no one looks at the true criminals at work in society. . . . continue
Puerto Rico voted overwhelmingly in favor of statehood on Sunday in a referendum that begins the steps toward sending representatives to Washington, D.C.
According to The Wall Street Journal, 97 percent of voters chose statehood, though turnout was only about 23 percent. One-and-a-half percent voted for independence from the United States, according to Decision Desk HQ, while 1.3 percent voted to keep the current status of a territory of the United States. . . Read Complete Report
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America? She sits in an in-between limbo, neither a state or an independent nation. So how did Puerto Rico become owned by, but not part of America?
In the 1990’s I was a hands-on member of the Patriot Liberty Movement. No I was not a skinhead, NAZI, White Supremacist, Racist or member of any Militia. The group I was involved with was strictly about educating the citizens of our Republic about the Controllers and their slowly moving plans to destroy our freedoms, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I also just happened to have a world wide audience with my newsletter The Hollow Earth Insider. I changed it from a UFO and paranormal publication to a Patriot Newsletter addressing the movement towards reporting on the groups, secret societies and the movement towards a New World Order.
Jacksonville was a unique place during this time. We had a national Patriot broadcasting network, Chuck Harder’s Peoples Network just a few miles away in White Springs Florida, and one of the first national Patriot broadcasters, Tom Donahue broadcasting over FM and AM stations across the nation. Col. Bo Gritz had his Presidential Nation Headquarters in Middleburg Florida, one of Jacksonville’s bedroom communities. I was associated with all of these Patriots and my late wife and I worked with the Bo Gritz for Presidential campaign.
With these important informational sources in our area, particularly Tom Donahue and Bo Gritz, we had a steady stream of speakers coming to our meetings. The meetings were mainly attended by older, settled citizens who did not like the direction our country was headed in and wanted to know what we could do to change it and to wake up other people. Ruby Ridge and Waco only made our group more determined. We could see with our own eyes that what we believed about government intrusiveness was true.
But with the OK Bombing it was obvious that the government was starting to target the movement big time and in no time our organizing and education efforts fell apart. People were scared.
Chuck Harder was swindled out of his People’s radio network. Tom Donahue was framed on Banking charges and sent to prison and Bo Gritz was hardly mentioned by the press by the simple method of bringing Ross Perot in as “the third party” Presidential Runner. The Patriot movement had been squelched. By the false flag operation in Oklahoma City the Shadow Government had won. For the moment. (See the last video in this report). . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
This is Pat Shannan’s shocking video documentary ‘Oklahoma City Bombing – Forerunner to 9-11’ which exposes the famous bombing of Murrah Building in Oklahoma City 1995 as an inside job and a forerunner to a much bigger scale event that eventually happened on 11. september 2001 in New York. According to the federal theory, to which the news media ascribed without question, the bombing in Oklahoma City, at the Alfred P. Murrah Building on April 19, 1995, was the work of American dissidents bent on a violent overthrow of the government. Congress responded by immediately enacting legislation to give the government unprecedented latitude with the invasion of individual privacy. All evidence actually points to a well planned, sophisticated government operation put into motion months earlier, with a massive cover-up controlled by the U. S. Justice Department, and carried through and beyond the “Star Chamber” charade of trials in Denver in 1997. This amazing documentary is full of startling facts never made public by the establishment news media about the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma on April 19, 1995. Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 shocked the people of USA and provided the US government a pretext of introducing the first set of laws which restricted the freedoms of the people. This video documentary exposes the coverup behind the event where again the official explanation is a complete lie. 9-11 style scenario in 1995. 1h 50 min. long. A must see for everyone.
Timothy McVeigh. We’ve been told so much about him, the Oklahoma City bombing, and what it meant for America. But what if it’s all a lie? Join us today for this special Corbett Report podcastumentary as we examine the multiple trucks, multiple bombs, government informants, faked executions and other pieces of information suggesting that McVeigh was not a “lone wolf bomber” at all but a sheepdipped special forces operative working for the government, exactly as he claimed.