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IRS: Government at its worst

May 29, 2013

Rest assured that if liberal political organizations had been harassed last year by the Internal Revenue Service, heads would have rolled, on President Barack Obama’s orders....

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American

Jun-01-13 10:23 AM

"How many IRS employees were involved in targeting conservative groups for “extra scrutiny,” delays, and harassment? The IRS insisted that the issue was limited to “a few low-level employees” in one office. When it came time to secure computers and lock down files for investigators, though, the IRS concept of “few” seems a little … bloated" "The Internal Revenue Service has told House GOP investigators they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents relevant to the congressional investigation into targeting of conservative groups, according to a congressional source familiar with the investigation." Gee it was only a small scale illegal operation.

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American

Jun-01-13 12:20 AM

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American

Jun-01-13 12:19 AM

"Although acting commissioner Steven Miller apologized for the “horrible customer service” conservative taxpayers had gotten, a gentleman by the name of Malik Obama received impeccable, express service when he took the precaution of mailing in his non-profit application from N’giya, Kenya, rather than notoriously slower mail processing centers such as Phoenix and Dallas. Malik, the brother of President Obama, runs the Barack H. Obama Foundation, named for the president’s father. On May 30, 2011, they applied for tax-exempt status, and had their approval signed less than a month later by Lois Lerner herself, and conveniently backdated by Lois to cover the two-and-a-half years the enterprising Malik had already been raking in “tax-deductible” donations from Americans. The Washington address of the Barack H. Obama Foundation appears to be bogus, and it’s not clear whether the funds are being used back in Kenya for anything other than supporting the famously lavish lifestyle of Malik

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American

May-31-13 10:47 AM

Sorry not our nemesis. I was thinking 1Laona when I answered you.

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American

May-31-13 10:44 AM

Yes and I just tried calling for a truce with our nemesis so will see where that goes.

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judeye

May-31-13 8:13 AM

American...

That is how it is supposed to work. People from different views get together talk...usually can find common ground. When they cant..they usually can find a compromise.

It is how our very Country was founded.

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judeye

May-31-13 8:09 AM

Desertdave

Marcia: Defeat of the Universal Background Check Bill was the result of a few lawmakers using their head and courage.

You mean a few lawmakers who put the money they get from the NRA over what the people in their districts want?

Look here... "New PPP polls in Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee find that even in dark red states there's strong, bipartisan support for expanded background checks. And as we've found elsewhere, voters are unhappy with their Senators who voted against them. "

Vote everyone who is on the take..puts lobby groups ahead of voters...out of office. People are tired of having their voices drowned out by the sound of money.

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Desertdave

May-30-13 11:48 PM

Marcia: Defeat of the Universal Background Check Bill was the result of a few lawmakers using their head and courage. With the exposure of the IRS activities it is no wonder us gunowners have no confidence in our government protecting our Constitutional Rights.

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joew

May-30-13 6:57 PM

I agree,no more money from any source including the largest contributor,the NEA! The only problem is only the rich folks(that some oppose,ahem)will be able to afford to run.

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American

May-30-13 6:08 PM

I have to give you an agree on that judeye. (not sure how either one of our hearts will stand the shock).But I see no difference between the big money the unions buy votes with or the big money corporations use.

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judeye

May-30-13 6:04 PM

American..oh I agree. Let us stop all this money flooding into our elections from ALL directions.

I could argue a big difference (yes there is one)..but yes..get it all out..

Just a thought..why are so many in our Congress millionaires either when they are elected or when they leave? You really think that most of us are any where near that income level? So then who represents us..the people?

Get the money out...and maybe folks..real folks will be able to run ..and win...elections.

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American

May-30-13 12:11 PM

And why is it people automatically think you can't be a democrat if you don't buy into all the garbage that has been spewed by the party leaders for way to long now. Seems the average democrat today has no power to think for themselves (same goes for republicans) but can only believe what the "party line" or Obama think.

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robert

May-30-13 11:58 AM

And American, yes stop big business and big unions from being treated as individuals. that is actually something president Obama has been talking about for some time....funny you missed that.

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robert

May-30-13 11:56 AM

the radical right inspired by the zealots at FOX news has achieved nothing over the last 5 years and proposed nothing of value other than obstructionism and voting too kill the first comprehensive reform of health care in 60 years 37 times!! didn't they run on "jobs, jobs, jobs" and then they proposed nothing. Didn't they talk about term limits and once in office forget they ever mentioned them?

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robert

May-30-13 11:53 AM

Judeye, way too many facts for the radical right. they get all dizzy and confused when given too many facts. Like American that wants a "special prosecutor" just like the fast and furious conspiracy eh american? how much did rep. Issa spend on that and what was achieved? Nothing was achieved and I don't want to know what it cost. this all boils down to the never ending conspiracy theories put out ther by non partisan FOX jazeera....LOL

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American

May-30-13 11:38 AM

My party what are you talking about. I am a registered demoncrat who votes Independently. I registered as one in 1970 when I was released from active duty and both parties seemed to stand for something a lot better then they do today. It isn't the party of JFK any longer.

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Marcia

May-30-13 11:22 AM

American, 90% of people wanted universal gun background checks, and look what your party did to that.

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American

May-30-13 9:34 AM

"By an overwhelming 4-1 margin, Americans say they want a special prosecutor to look into charges that the Internal Revenue Service improperly targeted conservative groups, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Among all voters, support for an independent probe runs 76-17 percent. The figure drops slightly among Democrats, to 63-30 percent. At the same time, voters say by a lopsided 73-22 percent margin that boosting the economic recovery and creating jobs is more important than investigating the controversies over the IRS, the administration’s handling of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the Justice Department surveillance of reporters. The survey is packed with bad news for President Barack Obama: Just 45 percent of respondents say they approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 49 percent who say they disapprove" I say appoint one. And not one working for Holder.

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American

May-30-13 8:54 AM

While you are stopping "big business" from donating to campaigns how about we stop "big union" from doing it also? They are just as bad as those that you on the left side of right seem to hate so bad.

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judeye

May-30-13 8:46 AM

Public funding of campaigns, that is how I would suggest paying for political campaigns.

Get this money out of our ballot boxes.

When a candidate receives large donations from an industry or company or individual ...do you really think they do not expect something in return?

Now with the Citizens United ruling...we can have auctions rather than elections.

Just look up the increase in money that flooded into campaigns following this decision. Then tell me you think that is democracy in action.

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Steiner

May-30-13 8:22 AM

judeye and cronig wrong again. Cronig and his great use of flowery language, means nothing cronig. The IRS wanted facebook postings, books read, jobs of people, and even prayers said etc.Too bad they did noit give this much scrutiny to the boston bombers. Per the WSJ, it is legal for these groups to lobby in support of candidates as long as that is not there primary concern.Libs just do not like being disagreed with. That is the root cause of this. Obama has been unfriendly to the press too, but that is OK. If he was a republican, can you imagine the outcry. Judeye wants this liberal thing swept under the rug. It flies in the face of tolerant liberals. judeye, how many genuflects to liberals from tea partiers will you require ?

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Christopher

May-29-13 3:55 PM

The worst thing about this is the IRS being used by either party to exact revenge on their enemies. Both sides of the aisle are guilty of abuses, and it ought to scare all of us. My other question is, why is ANY group of tax exempt organizations, including religions, being allowed to use that status for political gain? That is NOT supposed to be legal. I have no doubt that politically appointed Democrats knew what was going on. To say otherwise is just stupid.

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joew

May-29-13 1:04 PM

Hello Judeye,come in over. Why was it you could not reply to my statement? Suddenly realize you made a fool of yourself?

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DKexpat

May-29-13 12:34 PM

NOTICE TO ALL POSTERS: Fair Warning Act of 2013

This is the Internal Revenue Service. Under Section 1, Paragraph 2, Subparagraph 3 of the Patriot Act, we have just subpoenaed your ISPs to ascertain your identities.

Each person who agrees with the Observer and this article will be audited for every year since Barack Obama was elected to the presidency. Please form a line on the left at the nearest IRS office.

Thank you, [signed] Wait, I can’t – I’m on administrative leave with pay!

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American

May-29-13 11:41 AM

"(The IRS commissioner AT THE TIME THIS HAPPENED was appointed by Pres Bush)." Who just happened to donate money to the DNC. I don't think that qualifies him as a republican. But it does show that President Bush was bi-partisan in his appointments.

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