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‘Best rant ever!’ Huge applause after Rep. Mike Kelly nails acting IRS chief [Must see video - Jim]
TWitchy ^ | 5/17/13 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 05/17/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by Lakeshark

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly was a huge hit at Friday’s House hearing on IRS harassment of conservative groups as he skewered acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller.

Some tasty highlights from his fiery rant:

Rep Kelly to Miller: You think this is uncomfortable? Try being a citizen being targeted by the IRS.

Kelly: "This confirms that the #IRS can do anything they want, anytime they want, to anyone they want. "

"Where you're sitting, you should be outraged, but you're not." Rep, Kelly to Miller #IRS #Waysandmeanscommittee

"Is there any limit to the scope as to where you folks can go? … It's sure as hell intimidating." - Rep Kelly #IRS

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Great video, this guy nails it, feels just like anyone who has been following this outrage. Check it out, I left some of the quotes already, it's good.
1 posted on 05/17/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

bttt


2 posted on 05/17/2013 11:37:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Lakeshark

It was AMAZING to watch. They are playing it on FOX on Megyn’s segment.

I want people to do SERIOUS jail time. Starting with this Miller guy and this Lerner lady.

I’m Disgusted. Sickened. The whole thing is REVOLTING.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 11:39:09 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Lakeshark

Bump


4 posted on 05/17/2013 11:41:39 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Lakeshark

Good catch!


5 posted on 05/17/2013 11:42:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Qwackertoo

Tweet from Mike Kelly:

Humbled to receive a #standingovation at today’s Ways & Means hearing on the #IRSscandal. Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCjssK-i4Mg&feature=youtu.be … #IRS #Outrage

1:29 PM - 17 May 2013


6 posted on 05/17/2013 11:43:33 AM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: Qwackertoo

I have two thoughts on this.

1) Once one of these people are threatened with true and real jailtime, they’ll sing like canaries.

2) They’ll never sing. They’ll either get a slap on the wrist or be found in a seedy DC motel with a dirty g-string and a used needle stuck in their arm.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 11:48:53 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Qwackertoo

I want Obama, Schumer, Pelosi, Holder, Reid, and a host of others to do SERIOUS jail time for this. Who believes that this was simply a case of a few rogue IRS individuals? This goes all the way up to Obozo, and they did this for political gain. They need to see the inside of a 4x6 cell.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 11:50:10 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Qwackertoo
I want people to do SERIOUS jail time. Starting with this Miller guy and this Lerner lady.

And Jarrett, Jack Lew, Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, Ken Salazar, the whole damn bunch of them.

Including the top dog who is responsible for all of them.

After they do jail time, they should be audited by the IRS 24/7 for ten years running as probation.

/rant...okay, okay, I can dream right?

9 posted on 05/17/2013 11:51:07 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

Nice dream : )


10 posted on 05/17/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Lakeshark

Normally, I hear these things during hearings and keep thinking “Stop with the filibuster and ask a question!” In this particular case, though - Rep. Kelly was getting more ticked off as he went.

This was a lecture. And it resonates.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 11:52:18 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Lakeshark
This is about as good as it gets.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SoldierDad
"Someone's got to go to prison, Ben."


13 posted on 05/17/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: rarestia
1) Once one of these people are threatened with true and real jailtime, they’ll sing like canaries.

Someone FINALLY demanded names. All it takes is one, and we're off to the races. That's why Miller forgot to bring the list.

Yeah, he can't remember the names of the two "rogue" employees.

The dog ate my homework. I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything.

14 posted on 05/17/2013 11:54:50 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Lakeshark
Rep Kelly to Miller: You think this is uncomfortable? Try being a citizen being targeted by the IRS.

The problem is that he wasn't uncomfortable at all. He's retiring with a lucrative pension paid for by his years of IRS overreach. He lied all day long.

15 posted on 05/17/2013 11:55:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Lakeshark

How much you want to bet that Kelley ends up on the other side of the table within 2-3 months?


16 posted on 05/17/2013 11:55:39 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Qwackertoo
If the American people still had a drop of the patriot blood that our founders did we would rise up and REPEAL THE SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT for it is anathema to a free people.

If any man has first dibs on your wages you are a slave to that man. Worse yet, you are a sharecropper because the master doesn't have to worry if you or your family starve to death.

But, in one month it will be business as usual as the Kenyan King grinds us into third world poverty.

I never thought we would go down like this.

17 posted on 05/17/2013 11:56:07 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: alancarp
This was a lecture. And it resonates.

It does. One great rant. Let's hear a lot more of these.

18 posted on 05/17/2013 11:56:45 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

This has “disband the IRS, make the income tax illegal, and disallow public employee unions” written all over it.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 11:56:56 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: Lakeshark

Yep, he said exactly what needed to be said. I just wish that one of these guys would also ask Miller, based on what we have found out this week about how the IRS has been targeting political enemies of the Obama Administration, how in the world anyone can have faith that the agency will equitably carry out its Obamacare enforcement actions, free of political misuse.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 11:57:08 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The dog ate my homework.

You're being too hard on him. It could have happened JUST that way you know.......

:-)

21 posted on 05/17/2013 11:58:28 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: SoldierDad
his goes all the way up to Obozo, and they did this for political gain.

I didn't think that any of them would put anything incriminating in an e-mail.

Whenever I had significant interaction with the legal department, an attorney would show up for a talk.

But amazingly, some of these senators filed harassment requests in writing. They really are cocky, in a Richard Cranium kind of way.

22 posted on 05/17/2013 11:58:40 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Lakeshark
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air wrote

‘That’s not to say that there weren’t lighter moments. Miller’s big concern? Customer service. IRS Commissioner at hearing: “We provided horrible customer service here. I will admit that. Horrible customer service.” ‘

GLAD someone thinks it is a ‘lighter moment’. In case it escapes you, the CUSTOMERS in this case do not have an option to ‘shop elsewhere’.

23 posted on 05/17/2013 11:59:58 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The dog ate my homework. I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything.

"Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

24 posted on 05/17/2013 12:00:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Aevery_Freeman
I never thought we would go down like this.

I hope this gives people the courage to "talk back" to the IRS. The IRS claims that compliance is voluntary. Imagine if Americans took them at their word.

25 posted on 05/17/2013 12:01:01 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Lakeshark

The code has gotten so complex that no one can say what the law is. So the low-level guys feel they can just make stuff up


26 posted on 05/17/2013 12:01:16 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Timber Rattler
how in the world anyone can have faith that the agency will equitably carry out its Obamacare enforcement actions, free of political misuse.

To be honest with you, I've been telling people that for three years now. It's good to know I can remind some of them of how shocked they were to hear I would think such a thing.

27 posted on 05/17/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

You can bet your bottom dollar that the administration is watching this VERY closely. This Miller idiot knows that if he spills, he’s going to wind up Vince Foster’d somewhere on the way home.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 12:01:58 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Lakeshark
Given the response to Kelly, there might be an opportunity to use this scandal to achieve real tax reform. Real tax reform = repeal 16a, abolish the IRS and establish a flat sales tax paid only by individuals and collected only by states.

Yeah, I know ... Keep dreaming.

29 posted on 05/17/2013 12:02:15 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Lakeshark
This guy nails it. Exactly how I feel.

But I was even more outraged by that Acting Puke who acted like, "what's the big deal"?

30 posted on 05/17/2013 12:02:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Lakeshark

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3020724/posts


31 posted on 05/17/2013 12:02:48 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s great.

But it’s not enough to ream the guy at these hearings.

Constructive and very actual punishment (YES punishment) has to be handed down to everyone whose fingerprints are on this.


32 posted on 05/17/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: rarestia

Don’t threaten them...just DO IT! Subpeona them, force them to testify under oath and if they plead the fifth, file charges for obstruction of justice.

If anything, force them to spends thousands and thousands of THEIR own money on attorney fees.

Forget holding people “accountable”...arrest, try and convict.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 12:03:19 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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"Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts! IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

I love that. What movie is that from?

34 posted on 05/17/2013 12:03:50 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: RobbyS
Hint: It wasn't just the low level guys........

Anyone who thinks Bambi did not know about this in 2010 is not being very smart.

35 posted on 05/17/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Blues Brothers.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 12:04:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lakeshark; Cementjungle; Logical me; NRA1995; diamond6; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; ...

This is a must see video! No American wants the jackbooted IRS crawling up his colon! Pour it on!!


37 posted on 05/17/2013 12:04:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SMARTY

Agreed, but cheer up. When Boehner....yes THAT squish of a Boehner is saying this DEMANDS JAIL TIME, you know something is up.


38 posted on 05/17/2013 12:05:35 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Given the response to Kelly, there might be an opportunity to use this scandal to achieve real tax reform. Real tax reform = repeal 16a, abolish the IRS and establish a flat sales tax paid only by individuals and collected only by states. Yeah, I know ... Keep dreaming.

It's an excellent opportunity. Never let a scandal go to waste. But we're led by... Boehnor.

We have to get rid of him. And it's imperative that we replace the GOPe crowd with solid Tea Partiers.

39 posted on 05/17/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Qwackertoo

make someone stand in front of camera at the jailhouse for a mug shot...in fact, several mug shots...


40 posted on 05/17/2013 12:07:58 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

A stellar example of why electing ‘purists’ and principled people over ‘lesser evils’ matters.


41 posted on 05/17/2013 12:10:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoldierDad
I want Obama, Schumer, Pelosi, Holder, Reid, and a host of others to do SERIOUS jail time for this. Who believes that this was simply a case of a few rogue IRS individuals? This goes all the way up to Obozo, and they did this for political gain. They need to see the inside of a 4x6 cell.

Hear, hear! (major thumbs up and standing ovation)

The the fact the IRS was used specifically to intimidate President Obama's political opponents violates privacy laws in regards to tax information, is very likely violations of RICO racketeering statutes, and could also be violations of Federal election laws. We maybe talking 15-plus years in Federal prison over these felonies.

42 posted on 05/17/2013 12:11:02 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
But we're led by... Boehnor.

And that's the biggest problem we have if the RATS get away with all of this.

Boehner leadership is worse than no leadership.

43 posted on 05/17/2013 12:11:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Lakeshark
"Is there any limit to the scope as to where you folks can go? … It's sure as hell intimidating." - Rep Kelly #IRS

At any other time, if they told the truth, they'd be gloating about having that much power. They get off on the fact that they can harass some Joe Citizen to death and that Joe Citizen has absolutely no recourse. They get positively giddy at the thought of the power they wield. It makes no difference to them that some little guy is an unworthy target of the kind of power they hold, no one is beneath their notice when it comes to puttng the screws to people.
44 posted on 05/17/2013 12:11:40 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Damm straight!


45 posted on 05/17/2013 12:11:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Lakeshark

Jail, or all those firearms that have been bought over the last few years might become a factor.


46 posted on 05/17/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lakeshark

WOW! Its like Rush was there!

Great job Rep. Mike Kelly!


47 posted on 05/17/2013 12:13:18 PM 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: Lakeshark

Just watched it on YouTube...excellent!


48 posted on 05/17/2013 12:13:58 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Lakeshark

Well, of course. Schumer and others urged that the IRS should be turned loose on the many private groups that sprang up more or less spontaneously in 2009 under the broad umbrella of “Tea Party.”


49 posted on 05/17/2013 12:13:58 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: rarestia

If number 2 is the result, they will be bumped off. Their sins against the Republic will not be allowed to stand


50 posted on 05/17/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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