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IRS scandal grows to include debt critics
The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 05/13/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT by george76

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

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at least one congressional member has wondered: What about Obamacare? Do critics of Obamacare face extra layers of IRS scrutiny, also?

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; govtabuse; irs; irsobamacare; irsscandal; irsteaparty; irstyranny; obamasfault; specialprosecutor; tyranny
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT by george76
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To: Edmunds mom

PING!


2 posted on 05/13/2013 6:55:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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3 posted on 05/13/2013 6:56:59 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: george76

The IRS has been so corrupted that there is no choice but the shut it down.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: george76

Of course everyone will do everything to protect the big guy who is responsible for this. People in the irs will be fired and the left will say “move on.”

What should happen is all, from the big guy on down, should lose their jobs and do jail time.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 6:59:55 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: george76
Now we know why Obomba was so cocksure of himself---when he told Putin he would "have more leverage after the election."

The Chi/mobsters ensconsed in the WH were colluding to sic the IRS on conservative groups to rig the results of the election in Obomba's favor.

A sitting US president using the power of the IRS like a 40's-era Gestapo surely invalidates the presidential election of 2012.

Let's look at reports of break-ins at the Tea Party, patriot groups, Romney or Republican hdq's during that time

6 posted on 05/13/2013 7:00:17 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Graewoulf

May 13, 2013 4:00 AM
An Outlaw Tax Collector
By The Editors

On March 22, 2012, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman testified under oath before the House Oversight Committee, which was inquiring as to whether the agency was targeting tea-party groups and other conservative organizations filing for tax-exempt status. He firmly and repeatedly denied that any such thing was happening. “There’s absolutely no targeting,” he said. A little over a year later, the IRS confirmed that it was in fact improperly targeting not only tea-party groups but also Jewish religious nonprofits and organizations inspired by Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project....

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348084/outlaw-tax-collector


7 posted on 05/13/2013 7:00:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: george76

A. This is probably bigger than Watergate.

B. Special Prosecutor is needed. Immediately


8 posted on 05/13/2013 7:03:53 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: KeyLargo

Schulman was Bush appointee...it’s possible he was out of the loop


9 posted on 05/13/2013 7:04:59 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: george76

This Current Regime now occupying the White Hut is about as subtle as a (white) elm club right between the eyes. (In the vernacular, this is sometimes referred to as a “p*ss-ellum club”, my father’s words.)

For those of you unfamiliar with this term, a club made of freshly cut white, or slippery, elm, is a heavy, sturdy instrument for delivering the full force of a roundhouse swing at the target, usually a recalcitrant mule’s poll.

Mules are known for going into a sulk and refusing to move. A good solid fetch right across the forehead with said elm club generally delivers the message to get over the sulkiness.

The Current Regime seems determined to get people to conform to their vision of a “fundamentaly transformed America”.

But if you ever get into a confrontation with a mule, better make your first blow count.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 7:05:54 AM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: george76

Bump


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:07:46 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

BTTT


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:09:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: cookcounty

Special prosecutor law has expired. You won’t see one.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:10:25 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cookcounty

This goes straight to the top.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:12:02 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: george76

I said it this weekend, and I’ll say it again. This presents a huge opening for the House GOP to launch an IRS reform act...lessening their power, reducing their scope, simplifying the code and highlighting the IRS’s invasion into our medical decisions that the Democrats delivered through Obamacare.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:12:42 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: ilgipper

I know there are detractors to the repeal of the income tax and an instatement of a NRST,

but that solution would remove the IRS’ power over the individual. Businesses already collect sales tax.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 7:17:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: george76
How about those targeting voter fraud and support of voter ID?
17 posted on 05/13/2013 7:17:51 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: ilgipper

We DEFINITELY hold the cards on this. If we don’t take advantage of this situation all hope is lost.

We need to be screaming this!


18 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:04 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: george76
The communists Democratic King Obama team has saturated every branch of the Federal Government. The clean out would be impossible for many years.
19 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:09 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Cowboy Bob
The IRS has been so corrupted that there is no choice but the shut it down.

I'm all for that. It would bring Obamacare to a screeching halt, for one thing.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: stayathomemom

I’m sure all those things are coming -

basically, if you oppose leftism, you’re going to be targeted.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 7:18:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: george76

FLASHBACK:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/05/13/obama.commencement/

Saying he wanted to address “the little controversy everyone was talking about a few weeks back,” Obama said, “we all learned an important lesson.”

“I learned to never again pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA bracket,” he said, referring to the school’s basketball team. “It won’t happen again.”

“President [Michael] Crow and the board of regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS,” he joked.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 7:20:52 AM PDT by maggief
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To: george76

Sorry to burst Republicans’ bubble, but the IRS was the brainchild of international banking.

The reporting of income creates a net from which ordinary Americans can escape, while international banking - having crafted the rules - is typically able to avoid the bulk of Income Tax.

Of course, the income tax collected by the Federal government is then spent according to the wishes of international banking.

International banking’s American office is Wall Street, so basically every publicly-held corporation is open to having its directorships filled with its minions, and this is true in most cases.

When Congress overspends (either on Federal employees, handouts to voters, or the businesses that international banking runs which generate hundreds of billions in annual sales), the money it borrows is arranged by Wall Street. The great threat posed to politicians is that if a Wall Street firm collapses, those Treasury bonds might not sell, thus the spending in Congressional districts would have to stop.

The great secret that international banking keeps on pain of death is that the Treasury need not borrow from them, but can simply print its own money, with which it could pay off existing bonds and spend as it wished. If too much were printed, there would be a public outcry, so the overspending would be much better controlled than in the current situation, where the Federal Reserve creates the money under a veil of secrecy, as well as a great deal of confusion about money versus debt, etc.

None of this is specific to the Obama administration or even Democrats.

Republican and Democrat politicians continue to have not only the Federal government, but also State and local governments borrow like there’s no tomorrow.

This lines the pockets of international banking, which deals in the “market” of government debt, uses it as collateral, etc., while simultaneously enslaves the population that does not have its own tax-exempt foundations and offshore corporations with the prospect of nothing but more taxes and less handouts for them.

This problem is NOT ONLY passed on to our children - that is disinformation designed to induce us to IGNORE it. The problem is OURS, as it WILL affect our own retirement, which is slated to be in the misery of abject poverty.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 7:26:57 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: george76

The IRS’s PHONY”Mea Culpa”happened because they know there’s a whole lot of SH*T that’s going to hit the fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 05/13/2013 7:28:33 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: KeyLargo; Edmunds mom; Yosemitest; LucyT; butterdezillion; SoFloFreeper; blam; onyx; ...

Thanks for the hotlink!

The article starts off fine, and even mentions crime and punishment.

However, the author then promotes the sorry, same only PC crap of “everybody is a victim, so let us make sure that this crime never happens again.”

The author then concludes with the Zombie Obamanation crap:

“It therefore falls to the relevant oversight committees in the House and the Senate to flush out the truth of this matter, and to recommend legislative reforms to bring this outlaw agency to heel.”

These are hardened criminals! They will NEVER be “brought to heel!”

Passing a new “Law” is meaningless to hardened criminals in Government!

The Obamanation Administration is filled with hardened criminals who have have NO respect for the US Constitution or ANY of the laws derived from it.

Hard jail time is the ONLY punishment that will be an effective partial solution to partially protecting us from future crimes committed by those “dedicated public servants” who are paid by taxpayers to govern us.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: KeyLargo; Edmunds mom; Yosemitest; LucyT; butterdezillion; SoFloFreeper; blam; onyx; ...

Thanks for the hotlink!

The article starts off fine, and even mentions crime and punishment.

However, the author then promotes the sorry, same only PC crap of “everybody is a victim, so let us make sure that this crime never happens again.”

The author then concludes with the Zombie Obamanation crap:

“It therefore falls to the relevant oversight committees in the House and the Senate to flush out the truth of this matter, and to recommend legislative reforms to bring this outlaw agency to heel.”

These are hardened criminals! They will NEVER be “brought to heel!”

Passing a new “Law” is meaningless to hardened criminals in Government!

The Obamanation Administration is filled with hardened criminals who have have NO respect for the US Constitution or ANY of the laws derived from it.

Hard jail time is the ONLY punishment that will be an effective partial solution to partially protecting us from future crimes committed by those “dedicated public servants” who are paid by taxpayers to govern us.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cookcounty

“Schulman was Bush appointee...it’s possible he was out of the loop”

Leftist freaks, unlike Bush, tend to clean house after election, so if they left a Bush appointee in office, it’s because he was already pwned.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 7:37:21 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: george76

Somebody is dumping IRS chum into the water to draw the media sharks away from good ship Benghazi.
It won’t work.
The same people are responsible for both.
Someone’s getting desperate.
This must be one of the only moves they have left.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 7:50:03 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: All

Soviet-based tactics. This is how they were able to pack Red Square with wildly cheering citizens every year. This is why North Korean citizens’ “love” their dear leader so much.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 7:57:10 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: GlockThe Vote

“This goes straight to the top.”

Yep. And at the top is an untouchable black commie with
race card in hand. Soon it will be said “Only racist are
anti-communism”.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 7:58:44 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: george76
We've been handed pocket aces.

If the RINOs screw this one up, they are obviously not on our team.

31 posted on 05/13/2013 8:04:51 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: george76

Bookmark


32 posted on 05/13/2013 8:05:23 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: george76

The IRS must be dealt with.

The major problem here is that we need a proper, Conservative, Constitutionalist government.

Dealing with the IRS major problem would be easily accomplished.

Fire everyone connected with this evil octopus and then yank out the telephone wires, trash the computers, board up the buildings and offer them up for sale.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:10:58 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ilgipper

YUP!


34 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

...and I want my money back!


35 posted on 05/13/2013 8:13:30 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: PieterCasparzen
You're wasting your time, my friend. I can see you're stuck in limbo land, like many others who have reached your level of enlightenment.

You can't post @ ZH, because that's like shipping coal to Newcastle. It's not like the thousands of readers there don't know exactly what you're talking about. Boring, old news.

Then there is FR, which is firmly ensconced in the throws of 'conservative porn', and will not look past cheering for the red team. Take a look at the comments all extolling the GOP's possible advantage. All off which will come to naught, other than to string along another generation of Charlie Browns once again trying to kick the football.

The solution is to keep it to yourself. Now that you know the truth, you don't need to muck around in disinformation. Use this knowledge to your advantage - attempting to reach others is either unneeded or ignored.

36 posted on 05/13/2013 8:15:29 AM PDT by semantic
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To: semantic

Well aren’t you the perfect example of an arrogant, self-righteous, condescending prick!


37 posted on 05/13/2013 8:29:00 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: semantic

Granted.
How? I mean how can you use the information to your advantage?

Knowing the wolf is hunting you is better than not knowing, but when you are food it is to be assumed.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 9:00:57 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: george76


Like the helping of Hasan and the Cole terrorists,
like the weaponizing of narcoterrorists in Fast and Furious,
like the benGhazi murder setup and coverup,
like the coverup of voter fraud and black on white crime,
this, too, was soley due to .... George Bush."

39 posted on 05/13/2013 9:14:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: george76

How much was added to the budget to employ IRS prosecutors? There were a huge number of IRS investigators/prosecutors who were going to be added. Was that to enforce Obamacare? When were those additional IRS employees funded?


40 posted on 05/13/2013 9:17:44 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Slambat

Obama’s Watergate...Good luck Odinga! You’ll be lucky if you don’t do jail time you traitor!


41 posted on 05/13/2013 9:42:20 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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42 posted on 05/13/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: redgolum; PieterCasparzen; MrB
I mean how can you use the information to your advantage?

Well, this is probably going to sound like sacrilege @ FR, but here goes: in the USSR, 'conservatives' were the staunchest state supporters.

Now, a key question is, did they really believe in collectivism, or did they simply accept the existing reality, and use that understanding as a means of achieving some modicum of wealth & independence?

In other words, if one is entrepreneurial and reacts to opportunity as it presents itself, why does one have to be religious about the underlying system of governance?

We're on a boat where people who think independently are vastly outnumbered by those who have a vote as to what direction the ship is going & how it is to be operated.

You can either waste your time fighting that numerical/institutional advantage, or you can think through how to play the game as it lies.

We live in a banker construct that has been utilized countless times over thousands of years. Always the same repetitive trick: confuse debt with money (capital). Manipulate the supply to control the value & profit from both appreciation & depreciation.

Cut idiot politicians and/or "rulers" in for a piece of the action. Employ an army of goons dependent on the payroll to enforce edicts. Co-opt another segment of dependents to form a street army.

Over & over it goes - I mean, it's all pretty boring & mundane if you ask me, which is why the primary players who can't get enough appear to be troglodytic.

Anyway, with biometric ID and other control/enforcement mechanisms slowly being implemented, an entrepreneur looks at this as an opportunity. After all, wouldn't you be giving 80% of the People what they really deserve, while managing to slice off a little bit of wealth for the 20% who can use some of it to protect themselves?

43 posted on 05/13/2013 10:24:01 AM PDT by semantic
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To: stayathomemom

If you’re an individual or member of any group that opposes this current regime, you must assume you’ve got a bull’s eye on your back.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 10:24:29 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: bandleader
Exactly!

This story is consumming all the Benghazi media energy, even on Drudge.

"Don't look over there, look over here, see, see..............
45 posted on 05/13/2013 10:26:48 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 ("as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.")
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To: PieterCasparzen

<.....”This problem is NOT ONLY passed on to our children - that is disinformation designed to induce us to IGNORE it. The problem is OURS, as it WILL affect our own retirement, which is slated to be in the misery of abject poverty”....>

Your post was a good read....thank you.


46 posted on 05/13/2013 10:34:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cowboy Bob; TigersEye

The IRS has been so corrupted that there is no choice but the shut it down.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

That is correct. Obama needs the present IRS to convert the USA into a Nationalist Socialist state. We can save the Republic by shutting down the IRS, and by setting up a new tax law and a new institution to enforce it.

This should be Congress’s highest priority.


47 posted on 05/13/2013 10:55:15 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: george76
Makes you wonder what OTHER agencies are targeting conservatives. For example, what if a conservative has a Social Security Disability claim? Does the Social Security Administration deny claims if they know the claimant is a conservative? How many 0bamabots are quickly granted disability claims even though their claims are bogus? This needs to be investigated by running a demographic spreadsheet on disability claims.

Also, what about the EPA? Are they targeting businesses with conservative ties by citing them for 'environmental infractions'??? Do business owners who are pro-0bama get a pass even though their violations are clear and indisputable? This needs to be investigated.

What about the TSA? Do they consistently 'hassle' conservatives at the airports? What about the DHS? Are their ammo bulk puchases aimed at denying pro-gun Americans from being able to purchase ammo?

Chairman Issa needs to expand his 'IRS targeting scandal' to ALL U.S. GOV'T AGENCIES UNDER 0BAMA.

48 posted on 05/13/2013 11:02:32 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: george76

What about Christians in the military? Are any being targeted? What about the best of the best in the military? Are their missions being compromised in order to appease someone? It does not bode well for the people when corruption is rampant or when the people think the government is extremely corrupt.


49 posted on 05/13/2013 11:07:15 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: george76

50 posted on 05/13/2013 11:10:13 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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