Skip to comments.Strassel: Obama's Enemies List—Part II (Utterly Sickening)
Posted on 07/20/2012 5:01:32 PM PDT by MissesBush
This column has already told the story of Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who last year contributed to a group supporting Mitt Romney. An Obama campaign website in April sent a message to those who'd donate to the president's opponent. It called out Mr. VanderSloot and seven other private donors by name and occupation and slurred them as having "less-than-reputable" records.
Mr. VanderSloot has since been learning what it means to be on a presidential enemies list. Just 12 days after the attack, the Idahoan found an investigator digging to unearth his divorce records. This bloodhounda recent employee of Senate Democratsworked for a for-hire opposition research firm.
Now Mr. VanderSloot has been targeted by the federal government. In a letter dated June 21, he was informed that his tax records had been "selected for examination" by the Internal Revenue Service. The audit also encompasses Mr. VanderSloot's wife, and not one, but two years of past filings (2008 and 2009).
Mr. VanderSloot, who is 63 and has been working since his teens, says neither he nor his accountants recall his being subject to a federal tax audit before. He was once required to send documents on a line item inquiry into his charitable donations, which resulted in no changes to his taxes. But nothing morethat is until now, shortly after he wrote a big check to a Romney-supporting Super PAC.
Two weeks after receiving the IRS letter, Mr. VanderSloot received anotherthis one from the Department of Labor. He was informed it would be doing an audit of workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers.
The H-2A program allows tens of thousands of temporary workers in the U.S.; Mr. VanderSloot employs precisely three.
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I have had an IRS “issue” each and every year since he took office, the worst being an audit for over $35K of business expenses...all resolved in my favor, but still a lot of time, photocopying, etc.
Never happened before the Kenyan took over.
How very Leftist of him...I used to know EXACTLY what the Soviets were up to, because they'd hysterically accuse the US or NATO of doing just what they were doing or had done. Obama's just living down to his ideological roots.
Yeah. We got a notice a few months ago telling us that some of the income we had received in our work was WAAAAY under-reported. Fortunately, we had kept our originals in a tax file; copied them and sent them back. It was resolved in our favor, but had we not kept originals or if they’d been lost or burned up - we’d be liable for the boo boo their errors had caused.
The IRS came after me last year for thousands. And they made it very personal. Wont describe how, but it was very, very personal. Unfortunately for the IRS, they had no idea what they were getting into you. Got them to wave all the penalties. The State of California also came after me last year. Had a representative of the State force their way into my business and physically audit my sales and use tax reporting. They basically hate small business and anyone who owns any business. Which of course explains why these particular governments are all broke and heavily in debt.
They wanted me to sign off on about $14K in taxes, interest, and penalties.
The “forms” they (the IRS) provided that were alleged to be the “correct” forms seemed to be pretty clearly manufactured. I’m just thankful we had the originals; if we hadn’t, we’d have allegedly owed thousands that there was little way we could have paid. - Guess we’d have had to declare bankruptcy and give up what little property we have. - Husband always gives them the benefit of the doubt, which I guess is best; but I couldn’t see how it could have possibly been a “typo”. I suppose it could have been a data entry error, but who knows.
Our imperial dictator at work.....