Skip to comments.‘Best rant ever!’ Huge applause after Rep. Mike Kelly nails acting IRS chief [Must see video - Jim]
Posted on 05/17/2013 11:34:07 AM PDT by Lakeshark
GOP Rep. Mike Kelly was a huge hit at Fridays 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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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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Nice dream : )
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.
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.
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.
How much you want to bet that Kelley ends up on the other side of the table within 2-3 months?
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.
It does. One great rant. Let's hear a lot more of these.
This has “disband the IRS, make the income tax illegal, and disallow public employee unions” written all over it.
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.
You're being too hard on him. It could have happened JUST that way you know.......
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.
‘Thats not to say that there werent lighter moments. Millers 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’.
"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 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.
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
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.
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.
Yeah, I know ... Keep dreaming.
But I was even more outraged by that Acting Puke who acted like, "what's the big deal"?
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.
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.
I love that. What movie is that from?
Anyone who thinks Bambi did not know about this in 2010 is not being very smart.
This is a must see video! No American wants the jackbooted IRS crawling up his colon! Pour it on!!
Agreed, but cheer up. When Boehner....yes THAT squish of a Boehner is saying this DEMANDS JAIL TIME, you know something is up.
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.
make someone stand in front of camera at the jailhouse for a mug shot...in fact, several mug shots...
A stellar example of why electing ‘purists’ and principled people over ‘lesser evils’ matters.
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.
And that's the biggest problem we have if the RATS get away with all of this.
Boehner leadership is worse than no leadership.
Jail, or all those firearms that have been bought over the last few years might become a factor.
WOW! Its like Rush was there!
Great job Rep. Mike Kelly!
Just watched it on YouTube...excellent!
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.”
If number 2 is the result, they will be bumped off. Their sins against the Republic will not be allowed to stand