Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD: Congress Begins Investigation into IRS Targeting
Posted on 05/17/2013 6:02:03 AM PDT by don-o
The House Ways and Means Committee holds the first Congressional hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) subjecting applicants for tax-exempt status to higher levels of scrutiny based on political leanings.
Witnesses include Acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller who resigned on Wednesday and the Treasury Departments Inspector General Russell George for Tax Administration.
Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) said the IRS' targeting of "American taxpayers based on politics is both astounding and appalling." He stated that the Committee will "get to the bottom of this practice and ensure it never takes place again.
In announcing the hearing, Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) said that it is "essential that there be a thorough and bipartisan investigation and effective remedial action.
Since June 2011, the Committee on Ways and Means has been investigating whether the Internal Revenue Service discriminated against taxpayers based on political opinions.
Jim McDermott (D, WA)
JM: I'm reminded.... it's also about Republican storyline in this agenda. We need to find some truth here. And I've heard members of this committee talk about it.
The IRS can't access your medical file. Is that true Mr. Miller?
Steve Miller: Correct
JM: They cannot find out your medical information?
SM: That's correct sir.
JM: Their (IRS) job in Obamacare is simply to collect paid financial information on which a determination is made as to whether somebody can get a subsidy for their premiums. Is that correct?
SM: Were you covered and over what period is what we would be getting.
JM: It is not a fascist takeover that's going on here of the healthcare system.
And let's not forget that the IRS has one of the hardest and most hated jobs and their are thousands and thousands of good, solid, hardworking Americans who work every day to run the system.
And a couple of people make a problem. That does not damage the organization in my view. You get rid of the people who made the problem.
I heard yesterday that under ObamaCare, the IRS is tasked with 47 discrete responsibilities! This requires an additional 16,000 IRS employees (and as we know even that number will be "revised.")
We can always depend on the radical leftists to tell the truth in what they deny
JM: "It is not a fascist takeover that's going on here of the healthcare system."
Note to self on McDermott: Posts 245, 250
I was spitting nails, called my Congressional Reps office and had a “conversation” with a staffer. She said, today was only the beginning, Jack Lew will be brought in next week, “I encourage you to watch.”
No, they’re going in exactly the right order. Notice that the tough questions are being asked after there are no more Dems in the order. The Dems don’t have any more opportunities to rebut or lead Miller/George into giving the “right” answers.
Here are some more to consider:
Cannot comment, under investigation
Poor customer service
We need mo money
Needs something about not having enough money to prevent abuse.
Read it in the paper / saw it on tv
If only they felt that was about fighting terrorists instead of getting in bed with them!
we need a bigger budget!
Mike Kelly exchange:
Glutton for punishment I am - listening to Dear Leader in the dredging plant in Bawner
Shout out to Elijah Cummings and his mama who Deal Leader said “prays for me every day”
Audience laughed. They LAUGHED at the mention of prayer!!!
Wow..okay, need the YouTube on that one, too!!
Whoa: Did IRS ask pro-life group to disclose the content of their prayers?
Are you going to post that as a separate thread?
Does Miller look like the guy who killed Richard Kimball’s (Harrison Ford) wife (Sela Ward) in the “Fugitive”? You know.....the one-armed guy?
embarassingly, I don’t know how to post a separate thread.
MARCH 27, 2008 : (REPORT : IRAQI INTELLIGENCE MANIPULATED US CONGRESSMEN & FUNDED BAGHDAD TRIO TRIP TO IRAQ VIA IRAQI SPY MUTHANNA AL HANOOTI WHO RECEIVED 2 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL FOR HIS ENDEAVORS -- See BAGHDAD TRIO [JIM MCDERMOTT, DAVID BONIER, MIKE THOMPSON] ; HILLARY CLINTON, DEMOCRATS, LIFE/IRA/LRD, IRAQI SPY, SUSAN LINDAUER) --------- "The Three Stooges Meet The Butcher," By: Bob Parks Daily Dose 119 posted on 03/27/2008 9:19:12 AM PDT by Dqban22 | To 24
“Jack Lew will be brought in next week, ‘I encourage you to watch.’”
This is great news. The IRS abuse of power story will get another exciting chapter. Was not Jack Lew the White House chief of staff before he took over Treasury from Geithner?
I got it. Thanks for finding it. FReepmail me if you want a tutorial.
Demorats think that we who believe in limited government are the enemy as democrat Obama’s IRS and Obama oppressed us conservatives in the 2012 election to rig the election.
when will you all realize that we are in a war? the democrats have been waging war against us,conservatives,middle America for a long time now and we don’t even know who the enemy is.
hanks for posting the Mike Kelly thread. Ignorance is bliss. Hah!
Hugh Hewitt @hughhewitt
Miller says it isn’t illegal for IRS to create lists to target Americans. Wow. Just wow. Well done @RepTomPrice
More Mike Kelly:
I remember that. During the run up to the Iraq war they flew to Bagdad to assure the American people what a good guy Saddam was and what a meanie George Bush was. Thompson was my Congress critter. A real POS!
APRIL 2004 : (MCDERMOTT IS EMBARASSED INTO RETURNING $5,000 CONTRIBUTION TO HIS LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BY SHAKIR AL KHAFAJI -—see SADDAM HUSSEIN, BAATISTS, BAGHDAD TRIO)
NOTE that his legal defense fund existed because he was the recipient of illegally taped recordings of a confidential call between Newt Gingrich and Boehner:
“In a 2-1 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a lower court ruling that McDermott violated the rights of House Majority Leader John Boehner, who was heard on the 1996 call involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
The lower court had ordered McDermott to pay Boehner more than $700,000 for leaking the taped conversation. The figure includes $60,000 in damages and at least $600,000 in legal costs.”
Kelly burns it DOWN!!
Thanks for posting!
Did you folks know that the surname Miller originally came from Baveria, Germany??? This guy Miller does both Obama (Satan) & Hitler proud!!! He is sure living up to his Nazi namesake. He belongs in prison!!!
Elliot Gould, IMHO.
“Whoa: Did IRS ask pro-life group to disclose the content of their prayers?”
transcript in post 730
Nothing suprises me anymore with this bunch. (sadly) Has ceased to be a Govt. by the People and instead a Govt. by the “sheeple” for the “sheeple”.
“ad hominem” is kid stuff, come on. There’s probably a dozen freepers named Miller.
??? Miller is English and Scottish/Irish. Like grain mill.
‘Contents of that prayer please’. (love, the IRS)
Soon that’s going to tip over, just like Guam.
You would have to ask Eli’s mama. Later in the speech when DL was droning on about how folks needed to live their lives, someone from the audience shouted out “Prayer”. Ma have been Mama again.
distraction- bring 1 1/2 year-old “fetus” to hearing. (yes, i am being sarcastic about the term that the anti-life uses and poking at Watt for bringing a young child to a HEARING)
that was awesome
lol, someone “dredging” up prayer.
Make it a buzzard, not an eagle.
Make it thorns and not an olive branch.
The scales are not balanced and one of them needs to be a $ and the other weigh a skull... as in SS skull. The $ weighs more.
There is no blind justice in Amerika anymore. Blind rage should follow.
I missed it when it happened (had to go shopping) but I just saw Kelly on a Fox news clip and I am in awe of him. He was forceful and angry as heck. I love the man!! My hands hurt from clapping.
Miller made a snarky face and Kelly caught it and hammered him harder. God Bless Kelly.
Yeah but practice with him first so when he sees Miller or the IG, he screams “grampa, that’s the monster under my bed!”, then he runs and hides under the desk where Mike Kelly is sitting, ha!
I answered the question asked.
If they don't know, here's some 'visual aids':
“My hair stood on end!
(...even though I have rollers in at the moment).”
How many different stations can you pick up with your rollers?
Bravo!. Thanks for posting!
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