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Sen. Corker: IRS Mess Will Affect Other Federal Agencies and Programs
NewsMax ^ | May 18, 2013 | By Bill Hoffman

Posted on 05/18/2013 11:13:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

The fallout from the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal is going to be felt in many other federal agencies and programs, including Obamacare and immigration reform, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says.

"This episode is going to have a big effect … There are multiple, multiple issues that have to be addressed,'' Corker told "The Steve Malzberg Show'' on Newsmax TV.

"This is a wakeup call for all of those who see our large government and the way people can be coerced … For instance, as we move to immigration reform, just being aware … of judgments that take place within organizations.''

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bobcorker; corruption; impeachnow; irs; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; scandal; tennessee

1 posted on 05/18/2013 11:13:02 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I read the headline story on FoxNews that said the GOP want to “REFORM” the IRS....nope, just get rid of it. We know what happens when these clowns *reform* things.


2 posted on 05/18/2013 11:16:32 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs; La Lydia; justiceseeker93; ken5050; GOPJ; ...
Paraphrasing Sen Bob Corker (R-Tenn): "This is a wakeup call for all of those who see the way large, uncontrolled govt can coerce innocent people ..... now, as we move toward immigration reform, we need to be aware … of judgments that take place within govt organizations." (more below)
3 posted on 05/18/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Jim Robinson

It better be “felt”...

Rebellion is brewing...


4 posted on 05/18/2013 11:27:34 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: All
SUB-PRIME MORTGAGE SCAMS--BIG GOVT ENABLES MASSIVE MORTGAGE FRAUD ON CAPITOL HILL: The non-profit Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the tax-funded Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Cong Baca created the non-profit "HOGAR" (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, F/M, lenders, banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers consider to be unqualified Latinos.

"HOGAR" colluded w/ Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers. Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.

HOGAR was coached to call the figure "alarming," and to say "a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership."

HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the "dreamers" were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.

Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co- conspirators which included:

(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;

(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;

(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;

(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,

(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.

HOGAR's ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:

<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.

<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca's Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender's commercial products to the Latino market,

<><> The most shocking example of bribery well- substantitated by Hogar's literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.

The "study" found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to "new flexible mortgage loan products" that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca's collusive coterie.

<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.

<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.

The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities---perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners---colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and passive govt entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.

The alleged ring of swindlers---a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage brokers--might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.

The mortgage dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.

L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever-higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.

BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal investigative report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, uncovered financial schemes by low-income non-prpofit housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, the tax-funded Congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos using forged documents which enabled massive fraud.

This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and the tax-funded Congressional apparatus enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties---soaring to 169%.

(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).

5 posted on 05/18/2013 11:33:24 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Jim Robinson

Social Security Administration ALSO has the power to approve or deny claims. Investigate THEM too. No doubt they’ve screwed registered Republicans for years. But welfare checks for illegal aliens? NO PROBLEM!


6 posted on 05/18/2013 11:35:51 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes. Stop treating us like your slaves and maybe we’ll respect government agencies again.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 11:37:15 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Jim Robinson

So Jim, does this mean that Corker is going to quit trying to be “Marxist Lite?”
Or is he just grandstanding for “the folks?” I guess only time will tell, but we have no time! I won’t believe anything has changed until the impeachment starts.
Keep up your good work, The nation is a whole lot better off for the existence of FR!


8 posted on 05/18/2013 11:39:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: I want the USA back

Since the non-profits were being formed during an election year, and involved position based opinions, were any election laws violated by the IRS?? Seems like a fair question to ask. Any attorneys with knowledge of election law?


9 posted on 05/18/2013 11:40:44 AM PDT by inchworm
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To: Jim Robinson
Question; What other federal programs are out of control boguarding americans?..

ALL OF THEM!!!!!.......

10 posted on 05/18/2013 11:52:29 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: JDoutrider

I feel that it is about to boil over. Be prepared to do some serious cooking.


11 posted on 05/18/2013 11:56:27 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Jim Robinson

If our side had the fighting spirit of the Democrat/Communists, they would be able to use the revelations of the last 10 days to flip the Senate to our side next year. And to increase our House margin by an additional 40 seats.

Wishful thinking, I know.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 11:57:36 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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13 posted on 05/18/2013 12:06:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson
He said the scandal will become even more relevant as Obamacare is implemented

so why didn't he say "if"?

14 posted on 05/18/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Liz; GailA; vette6387; Conservativegreatgrandma; Texas Fossil; hoosiermama; conservativegramma; ...
Paraphrasing Sen Bob Corker (R-Tenn): "This is a wakeup call for all of those who see the way large, uncontrolled govt can coerce innocent people ..... now, as we move toward immigration reform, we need to be aware … of judgments that take place within govt organizations."

First time in quite a while I recall something worth quoting out of the mouth of Sen. Corker.

But what exactly is his version of "immigration reform"?

15 posted on 05/18/2013 12:39:01 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Jim Robinson

For many of us, we are already seeing similar behaviour in other departments. Many in the company I work for do cross-border work (Canada and the US) and as such, have made application for what are referred to as NEXUS cards.. for lack of a better explanation, this is frequent traveller card that somewhat pre-clears you to travel freely across the border without getting tied up in the usual Customs and Excise rigmarole. I can’t tell you how many people have had NEXUS refusals for absolutely no justification at all….. I think it basically comes down to those with the power exercising that power to decide who gets it and who doesn’t. Who knows what information they have looked at to make that decision… and by this, I’m referring to information that is totally unrelated to security issues? If others here have had a similar experience, I would like to hear about it.


16 posted on 05/18/2013 12:47:26 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: justiceseeker93
It probably involves screwing over the people foolish enough to have elected him.

The Senate is a cesspit of unconscionably bad ideas.

17 posted on 05/18/2013 1:22:51 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Liz

WOW ! That
material needs its own thread!


18 posted on 05/18/2013 2:06:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: inchworm

First amendment violations?


19 posted on 05/18/2013 2:08:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Sen. Corker: IRS Mess Will Affect Other Federal Agencies and Programs

Good, I hope they all fail. Nothing but a bunch of worthless sorry assed government lackeys anyway.

20 posted on 05/18/2013 3:01:17 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Corker

what exactly is his version of “immigration reform”?
___________________________________________

For years Corker has pushed hard for full blown AMNESTY for all of the illegal aliens ...

In the past he has maligned anyone calling his office to ask him to vote against...

How dare we...etc

“now, as we move toward immigration reform,”

Hes a golfing buddy of Obama...He thinks AMNESTY is in the golf bag...no sand traps ahead...

FORE !!!


21 posted on 05/18/2013 3:17:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: justiceseeker93

“First time in quite a while I recall something worth quoting out of the mouth of Sen. Corker.”

The problem is with most of the RINOs (like Corker), they have finally awakened to the stark reality that this $h!t is going to stick to them as well as to the RATs.
This phalanx of scandals is a game changer for all of them, as well it should be. Personally, guys like Corker should be primaried, but the GOPe will try very hard to discourage this activity because it will mess up the order in the club, which is always more important than doing anything positive for the country as a whole.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 4:32:16 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387; All
The problem is with most of the RINOs (like Corker), they have finally awakened to the stark reality that this $h!t is going to stick to them as well as to the RATs.

This phalanx of scandals is a game changer for all of them, as well it should be.

Wish I was as optimistic as you seem to be. Remember that the next congressional is still a year and a half away. The GOP will need a lot of persistence to keep these scandals, and the issues that arise from them, alive until then. They haven't shown much of it collectively in recent years, unfortunately.

23 posted on 05/18/2013 4:49:50 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

“Wish I was as optimistic as you seem to be. “

I am not optimistic. I was just pointing out the mechanism that provoked Corker (or at least a possible mechanism). The Tea Party needs to run effective primary challengers against all of these rotten bastards in the GOP. At the minimum, it will force them to campaign, and in so doing let us know more about them (which might just result in their loosing their elections).


24 posted on 05/18/2013 4:53:54 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Tennessee Nana
For years Corker has pushed hard for full blown AMNESTY for all of the illegal aliens ...

I was afraid that was where he's at. Quite foolish for a Republican to push for full blown amnesty for illegals, unless he wants to be voted out of office by swarms of them.

25 posted on 05/18/2013 4:55:59 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Jim Robinson

Unless we abolish taxation (to dream the impossible dream), there will always be an IRS. Or something like it. Somebody has to collect the taxes and somebody has to check to see if I’m a tax cheat. But it should be a much smaller organization with smaller powers and a LOT more transparency. And the tax code should be vastly simplified (3 pages, maximum).


26 posted on 05/18/2013 5:27:41 PM PDT by cookcounty (They thought he was the Black Lincoln. But he's the Black Nixon.)
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To: cookcounty
The movie Freedom to Fascism by the late Aaron Russo is quite inspirational. IRS: government sanctioned extortion.
27 posted on 05/18/2013 8:01:27 PM PDT by SisterK (you catch 'em, He'll clean 'em)
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To: JDoutrider

The IRS has a 40 year history of abuse. It can never, ever be trusted with more, or even the same power,


28 posted on 05/18/2013 8:32:50 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie; rmlew; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; All
The IRS has a 40 year history of abuse. It can never, ever be trusted with more, or even the same power.

Actually, the abuse of the IRS by the ruling administration for political purposes goes back to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration in the 1930s, where a few of Roosevelt's rich and well-known Republican political adversaries were prosecuted on dubious tax charges. That would have been about 75 to 80 years ago.

At the same time, Roosevelt himself pretty much paid whatever amount of income tax he wished, according to a copy of a letter I have seen written by him and addressed to his appointed IRS commissioner.

29 posted on 05/18/2013 9:56:04 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Jim Robinson
It has provided us the opportunity we need.

From now on, any time any liberal or moderate advocates any form of government expansion in the name of sentimentalism, we answer, "Oh, more government power - just like the IRS."

30 posted on 05/18/2013 10:55:09 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Jim Robinson

bomb shell 0 released irs to take eyes off bengazi.........

http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2013/20130513008-bachmann-irs.html


31 posted on 05/19/2013 4:09:06 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: Liz

the deaf ear to his state finally wakes up? I know he is a tad better than Lamar, but even he is tone deaf. Our primaries are set up in such a way that when 2 conservatives run against a moderate, the moderate will always win, thus corker and halsam. Neither conservative would back down, not even the one with the worst polling numbers. Who should have stepped down and thrown his/her weight to the leader, and we would have had conservatives in these positions. I only hope lamar retires this year, other wise another 6 years of the doddering old 70+ year old fool moderate to willing to cross the isle, like corker, money and power before the people and Constitution. Both have made themselves extremely wealthy up there.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 4:13:11 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: Liz

he like lamar will turn coat on illegal invaders, I refuse to call them immigrants, I know what a true immigrant is, I am the daughter of one. It isn’t the free loaders taking our jobs and all our medical assistance and food stamps and sending their under the table money back home to mexico.


33 posted on 05/19/2013 4:15:38 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: justiceseeker93

The opportunistic pols all seem to be trying to outdo themselves in expressing outrage over this......to assuage the voters back home.


34 posted on 05/19/2013 6:09:09 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: GailA

He needs to be told “you know what you can do w/ Obama’s immigration reform administered by the IRS.”


35 posted on 05/19/2013 6:15:24 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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