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Feds sue anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan over back taxes
10 News Tampa ^ | 02/22/12

Posted on 02/22/2012 11:09:54 AM PST by MissesBush

SACRAMENTO, CA (KXTV) - The federal government has filed a lawsuit to force anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to provide her financial records to the Internal Revenue Service.

An IRS revenue officer said Sheehan refused to answer any questions about her finances after receiving a summons at her Vacaville home.

The U.S. Attorney's office on Tuesday filed a petition to enforce the IRS summons.

The summons ordered Sheehan to produce bank account statements for the period from August through early November 2011.

According to IRS revenue officer Jose Arteaga, the financial information may be relevant to the collection of Sheehan's federal income tax liabilities for tax years 2005 and 2006.

Arteaga said Sheehan first met with him on Nov. 22 and sought an extension to Jan. 17. It was during the January meeting that she refused to answer any questions or produce the requested documents.

Sheehan said she's always been up front with the IRS and has no intention of paying her taxes. She says the government has already taken enough from her.

"If they (federal government), can give me my son back, I'll pay my taxes, but that's not going to happen," Sheehan said.

Sheehan became an anti-war activist after her son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq. She attracted national attention after setting up a camp in 2005 near President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas.

More recently, Sheehan has been involved in the Occupy movement and was arrested during an October demonstration in Sacramento.

The IRS lists Sheehan as self-employed. She was not immediately available for comment on the tax lawsuit.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: sheehan
Meanwhile, I'm sure the good little lib-o-crite Sheehag is demanding everyone else pay more in taxes. And then there's this comment > "If they (federal government), can give me my son back, I'll pay my taxes." In all seriousness, has anyone tried to get this woman mental health treatment? No one ever gets over the loss of a child, and it's I'm sure even more difficult when they're lost in a war, but she is completely stuck in place and unable to function like a normal adult over the loss of her son. She's utterly obsessed. Get on with your life. You can't lose your life figuratively because your son lost his literally.
1 posted on 02/22/2012 11:09:59 AM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

Maybe she should call the pResident.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 11:11:56 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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3 posted on 02/22/2012 11:12:24 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MissesBush

Not paying her fair share I see.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 11:13:03 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: MissesBush

Sheehan can see how far she gets with the IRS with her BS act.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 11:13:03 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: MissesBush

Let her follow in Al Capone’s footsteps.


6 posted on 02/22/2012 11:14:02 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MissesBush

It seems that she is of no longer use to Obama.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 11:14:40 AM PST by chopperman
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To: MissesBush

What’s the problem? Just show the IRS the bank statements where she got the dough from lefty groups which made her “self employed”..


8 posted on 02/22/2012 11:15:42 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: MissesBush

Hard to know who to root for here, but she should not tangle with the IRS.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 11:16:33 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: MissesBush

bet there’s a bunch of large deposits from a G. Soros


10 posted on 02/22/2012 11:17:33 AM PST by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: MissesBush

Doesn’t she realize her 15 minutes have been up a LONG time ago?


11 posted on 02/22/2012 11:17:42 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: headstamp 2

I wonder how much media payola she got? She supplied them with useful idiot poses by the dozen, after all.

12 posted on 02/22/2012 11:17:57 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: MissesBush
Dealing with the IRS in this confrontational manner will only make it worse, much worse.

I think you're right, that she can't get past her son's death. The media and lefties who egged her on bear some responsibility for this, IMHO.

13 posted on 02/22/2012 11:18:35 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SandRat
You want her to die of syphilis?
14 posted on 02/22/2012 11:19:49 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: freedomlover

What an act.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 11:23:04 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Be in prison, the other cons will provide everything else.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 11:24:16 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MissesBush
What comes around, goes around...

sheehan chavez, sheehan chavez
17 posted on 02/22/2012 11:24:55 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: colorado tanker

One wonders why her multimillionaire friend Jodie (Code Pink) Evans doesn’t help her out. At one time they were as thick as thieves( pun intended).


18 posted on 02/22/2012 11:24:55 AM PST by Radagast the Fool ("Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!" -"War Horse")
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To: freedomlover

The downside to being a useful idiot is that one day you will no longer be useful.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 11:25:36 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MissesBush

It was obvious to me....the first time I was exposed to Miss Sheehan...she was mentally ill.


20 posted on 02/22/2012 11:30:08 AM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: FrankR

Why is Sheehan picking her teeth in that picture with el Padrone?


21 posted on 02/22/2012 11:32:44 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: MissesBush; All

The story of formerly useful idiot Cindy Sheehan is truly a sad one, indeed.

And the Klown Pinko lesbos who turned her, are nowhere to found now. She became an ENEMY OF THE SOCIALIST STATE AND MEDIA the day she turned on Hillary Clinton.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 11:35:59 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MissesBush

As I recall mama Sheehan and her son were not on the same wavelength as to his participation in the war. Mama just used the death of her son to twist it to something he wouldn’t favor. She aligned herself with anti USAers using her son as her foot in the door.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 11:37:42 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: MissesBush

I think they had to do the same thing to Chomsky when he withheld taxes in protest of the Vietnam War. Not sure they ever had to sue him ... I think they eventually just seized his paychecks to pay the taxes.

SnakeDoc


24 posted on 02/22/2012 11:40:57 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Beware the fury of a patient man." -- John Dryden)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“The downside to being a useful idiot is that one day you will no longer be useful.”

The story of Cindy Sheehan should be taught as a cautionary tale to school children.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 11:41:05 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MissesBush

The California Franchise Tax Board probably put liens on her assets first. The CFTB makes the IRS look like Mother Theresa in comparison. I love it when liberals find out what big government is all about.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: tcrlaf

Right after Rachel Corrie, who didn’t even get to enjoy her 15 minutes of fame.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 11:43:17 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MissesBush
An IRS revenue officer said Sheehan refused to answer any questions about her finances after receiving a summons at her Vacaville home.

As much as I'm not eager to help this woman, the question "What about her 5th Amendment right to refuse to incriminate herself?" comes to mind.

If I had to choose who I disliked the most of these two....the IRS will win that one hands down.

28 posted on 02/22/2012 11:44:11 AM PST by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: MissesBush

If we threw her son’s body unto her front lawn, would she consider that an acceptable compromise?

The feds should do to her what they do to everybody, who doesn’t pay taxes, take her house and everything she owns. Garnish her wages until the bill is paid.


29 posted on 02/22/2012 11:57:16 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: MissesBush

Her reasoning for not paying her income taxes is her business but she could be on to something. I like the idea of defunding this corrupt federal government. It’s the government that has made the dollar almost worthless so they sink the working man with an unsustainable tax burden so it, the government, can stay afloat. At least Sheehan is standing up to them, she should be the norm.


30 posted on 02/22/2012 12:49:04 PM PST by drypowder
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To: chopperman

That is what I was thinking.This IS the left kicking her to the curb since code pink has been protesting Obama every now and then.


31 posted on 02/22/2012 12:50:17 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: MissesBush
She must owe dozens of dollars from her book sales.


32 posted on 02/22/2012 12:53:07 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Retired COB; LucyT

“As much as I’m not eager to help this woman, the question “What about her 5th Amendment right to refuse to incriminate herself?” comes to mind.”

If they have evidence that she Legally owes taxes, then they need to present it...

Henry Bellmon, Taxation quotes:
In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that ‘If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse’ .

Justice Hugo L. Black, Taxation quotes:
The United States has a system of taxation by confession.

Keith Bradsher, Taxation quotes:
In a small Swiss city sits an international organization so obscure and secretive....Control of the institution, the Bank for International Settlements, lies with some of the world’s most powerful and least visible men: the heads of 32 central banks, officials able to shift billions of dollars and alter the course of economies at the stroke of a pen.

Mortimer Caplin, Taxation quotes:
Our tax system is based on individual self-assessment and voluntary compliance.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 1:00:25 PM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: FrankR

Is that the other tumor they speak of.


34 posted on 02/22/2012 1:35:12 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: unixfox

Smart woman. Never ever respond directly to the IRS. Always have your CPA deal with them. Most people do not know that legally the IRS cannot compel you come before them or speak with them as long as you send your agent.


35 posted on 02/22/2012 1:47:11 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: drypowder
At least Sheehan is standing up to them, she should be the norm.

Unfortunately Sheehan is refusing to pay her tax bills because she doesn't like the federal govt. performing one of its few constitutional roles: national defense. This loon even objected to the use of the military to provide relief for New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, that's how unhinged she is. This is just another anti-war tirade by a deranged woman. It's not for the reasons you or I might approve of, to make a statement about the size, scope and waste of federal spending and taxation. I can't get behind someone who deadbeats on taxes because she objects to the military protecting us, one of the few good uses of our tax dollars that goes on.

36 posted on 02/22/2012 3:01:43 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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