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  • Adam Carolla ‘Supports’ Ted Cruz, Thanks Him for Anti-IRS Stance

    04/17/2015 11:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Comedian and radio personality Adam Carolla is apparently a big fan of Sen. Ted Cruz. During a Friday morning interview with the Texas Republican, Carolla approved of the presidential candidate and personally thanked him for wanting to outright abolish the Internal Revenue Service. “Thank you so much for wanting to eliminate the IRS,” Carolla began the conversation. “It’s driving me nuts.” “I think that is a powerful populist issue and today is the day when its on people’s minds,” Cruz said, reminding listeners that Wednesday was Tax Day. Carolla argued that taxes are an important issue that gets overshadowed by...
  • IRS chief to GOP: You can't abolish us

    03/31/2015 5:52:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2015 | Bernie Becker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another. “You can call them something other than the IRS if that made you feel better,” the agency’s chief, John Koskinen, said after a speech at the National Press Club. Republicans have heaped even more criticism upon the agency than usual over the last 22 months because of its improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) perhaps has made the most prominent calls to get rid of the IRS. While launching...
  • Ted Cruz takes aim at IRS and ISIS: ‘Time to face reality’ of Obama failures

    01/25/2015 7:27:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz used his appearance at this weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit to excoriate Obamacare, Islamic State militants and that other evil scourge: the Internal Revenue Service. “The most important tax reform we can do is abolish the IRS,” Cruz said to the delight of attendees at the conservative event. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Turning his aim on Obamacare, the senator said it’s time to “repeal every word” of President Obama’s signature health care legislation. But Cruz saved his harshest critique for Obama’s handling of Islamic State, the terrorist group some refer to by the acronym, ISIS. “What’s happening in Iraq is...
  • Ted Cruz's Best Idea Yet: Reform Taxes And Abolish IRS

    01/15/2015 7:13:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 15, 2015 | Editorial Staff
    Tax Reform: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, might have hit on the most important fiscal issue facing the U.S.: the need for major tax reform. But he takes it a step further. Speaking Monday, the senator from Texas threw another thunderbolt: Republicans should use their control of Congress to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service. "We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer," he told a crowd at a Heritage Foundation event. "And I'll tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS."...
  • Cruz: Abolish The IRS

    01/12/2015 6:21:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 12, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday that Republicans should take advantage of their control of Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service. “We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer,” he said Monday at Heritage Action’s 2015 conservative policy summit. ”And I’ll tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS.” “The last two years have fundamentally changed the dynamics of this debate [on the tax code],” he said. “As we have seen the weaponization of the IRS, as we have seen the Obama administration using the IRS in a...
  • IRS to Rubber Stamp Tax-Exempt Status for Most Charities After Scandal

    07/13/2014 6:51:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 13, 2014 | Massimo Calabresi
    IRS head touts “efficiencies" but some groups fear fraud.Amid ongoing controversy over its scrutiny of non-profits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80% of the organizations seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year, a change that will ease the creation of small charities while doing away with a review intended to counter fraud and prevent political and other non-charitable groups from misusing the tax code. As of July 1, any group that pays a $400 fee and declares on a three-page online form that it has annual income of less than $50,000, total assets of...
  • Eric Holder: Palin Wasn't a Good VP Candidate, Even Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

    07/13/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ABC News' This Week ^ | July 13, 2014 | Pierre Thomas, Mike Levine, Jack Date and Jack Cloherty
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama's impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a "gridlocked Washington" stalled by what he says is a Republican Party bent on blocking any of the administration's efforts. “For whatever reason, [some] Republicans decided early on that this was a president they were just simply not going to cooperate with,” Holder said in a rare interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas. "And over the past five-and-a-half years, we have seen demonstrations of that, where the president has reached out his hand, offered compromises that have simply not...
  • IRS UNION BOSS COLLEEN KELLEY: The Missing Link to Obama?

    07/13/2014 1:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 12, 2014 | Lawrence Sellin
    On March 31, 2010, the day before the Inspector General's report says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began its scheme to target tea party and conservative groups, the White House Visitors Log reveals that President Barack Obama met with IRS union boss Colleen Kelley. In a notable feat of investigative journalism, American Spectator reporter Jeffrey Lord exposed what appears to be an unholy alliance among the White House, Democrat members of Congress and the thousands of IRS employees, who are members of the far-left, anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU). The NTEU, which supported Obama in 2008 and 2012,...
  • MSNBC panel convinces themselves that no one cares about the IRS scandal

    06/30/2014 8:46:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, the majority of a panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe attempted to convince themselves of a flawed premise: that the public largely is not convinced that the scandal involving the IRS targeting conservative groups, misleading investigators, and then failing to produce evidence relating to that investigation because they had destroyed it, is that big of a deal. The panel went on to explore an equally flawed premise regarding why the public is not incandescent with rage over this evolving controversy. “People separate the IRS from big government,” Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson hoped in the form of an assertion....
  • How to control the IRS and America's untouchable caste of bureaucrats

    06/28/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2014 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Multiple illegalities coming to light in the IRS scandal provide a composite sketch of why government is America's oldest, biggest and most pervasive lawbreaker -- with no close second. And, it's getting worse. Government bureaucrats have become America's caste of untouchables. Their arrogance was displayed by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in hearings before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. Koskinen refused to apologize for lost -- or destroyed -- emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials linked to the political targeting of conservatives, and claimed no criminal acts were committed at the IRS. Too many government bureaucrats...
  • Obama: 'They're Phony Scandals'

    06/27/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Susan Jones
    President Obama warned people in Minnesota Friday not to believe what they hear on television: "They're fabricated issues, they're phony scandals that are generated. It's all geared towards the next election or ginning up a base. It's not on the level," the president insisted. Here are his remarks in context: I don't -- I don't watch TV news generally, or cable shows, but I suspect if you're out here and going to work and picking up your kids and taking them to soccer or at night sitting there paying the bills, and you just turn on the TV, sometimes it...
  • Texas Congressmen Introduce Bill Offering $1 M for IRS Emails

    06/26/2014 10:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | June 26, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Texas Congressmen Louie Gohmert and Bill Flores introduced legislation that offers a $1 million reward for any individual who can recover former IRS director Lois Lerner’s "lost" emails. An additional $500,000 would be given in exchange for information regarding the destruction of the emails. The Identify and Recover Sent E-mails (IRS) Act (H.R. 4958), if passed, would cut the salaries of IRS employees by 20 percent until the emails are recovered. Flores told Breitbart Texas that he was inspired to take action after groups in his district were unfairly targeted by the IRS. "A Tea Party group in my district...
  • IT Professional Gives Reasons Why IRS’ Claim That It ‘Lost’ 2 Years Emails Is ‘Simply Not Feasible’

    06/14/2014 7:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A veteran IT professional tells TheBlaze that the IRS’ claim that the agency lost two years’ worth of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails is “simply not feasible.” On Friday, members of Congress revealed that the IRS would not be able to hand over Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees from January 2009 to April 2011, possibly due to a “glitch” or “crash.” Lawmakers were seeking the emails as part of their investigation into the IRS targeting scandal. Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft, argued it is very...
  • Ted Cruz grills FBI director, shuts up rude Democrat chairman in spirited hearing

    05/24/2014 1:19:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | May 21, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    FBI Director James Comey was back before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and had few answers to offer a passionate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, about the ongoing IRS investigation. Cruz began his line of questioning with a focus on what he called the “persistent stonewalling from the administration on this matter.” “It has been 372 days, just over a year, since President Obama and Attorney General Holder both publicly stated that they were outraged at the IRS‘ improper targeting of conservative groups and individuals,” he said. “And yet, despite the passage of time, very little has happened.” But...
  • MSNBC Slams 'Right' Over 'Knockout Game' and IRS Scandal, 'Want to Stoke Issues of Race'

    01/01/2014 10:05:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 31, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    On special edition of MSNBC's PoliticsNation on Monday in which a panel of MSNBC regulars selected awards for the year 2013, MSNBC contributor Joy Reid asserted that the "Knockout Game" was the "most overrated story of the year," as she complained that conservatives "went absolutely ballistic" and "wanted[ed] to stoke issues of race." MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams then brought up the IRS scandal in which conservative organizations were given closer scrutiny before the 2012 elections, with Williams charging, "Ain't nothing there. Never was, never will be," and with fellow panel member Krystal Ball chiming in that "It's not even a...
  • Sad day for America: Loyal public servant Lois Lerner retires

    09/23/2013 4:49:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Thankfully, she’ll no longer be in a position to affect policy as a government employee. Unfortunately, she’ll likely soon be back in a position to affect policy as a government lobbyist, making several times the salary she made before. Taxpayers will remember her fondly as someone who, when asked for her help in uncovering potential IRS malfeasance against the president’s political enemies, clammed up and refused to cooperate for fear of incriminating herself. Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal, is retiring, the agency confirmed Monday. Lerner headed the IRS division...
  • Busted! Lois Lerner Emails Just Released: Tea Party “Very Dangerous"

    09/12/2013 3:25:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 12, 2013 | Rachel Pulaski
    Shady former IRS official Lois Lerner has been the prime operative of one of the biggest IRS scandals in history. Lerner purposely targeted Tea Parties across the country as well as other conservative groups. The IRS Scandal involves: •At least 292 conservative groups targeted •At least 5 pro-Israel groups targeted •Constitutional groups targeted •Groups that criticized Obama administration were targeted •At least two pro-life groups targeted •A Texas voting-rights group was targeted •Conservative activists and businesses were targeted •At least 88 IRS agents were involved in the targeting scandal •At least one conservative Hispanic group was targeted •IRS continued to...
  • Rogue IRS Shamefully Targets Nation’s Veterans

    08/26/2013 6:53:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandals: One of the nation's largest veterans groups is being required to provide proof of membership eligibility. Posts that can't or won't comply face heavy fines. Your government thanks you for your service. The IRS scandal, which President Obama says is "phony," along with the body-bag scandals of Benghazi and Fast and Furious, was once the object of faux presidential scorn. When the president announced acting Commissioner Steven Miller had resigned over his agency's "inexcusable" targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups who had applied for tax-exempt status, he feigned concern. "I reviewed the Treasury Department watchdog's report and...
  • Top Republican Confirms: IRS Targeting of Conservatives DID NOT Start in Cincinnati

    06/13/2013 7:45:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, told reporters yesterday that investigators have found the IRS targeting scandal did not start in Cincinnati. Cincinnati IRS Agents Say Targeting Orders Came From Washington– (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The Hill reported: The IRS’s singling out of conservative groups did not originate in Cincinnati, the House Republican in charge of tax policy said Wednesday. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said bipartisan interviews conducted by House investigators had found out that the targeting did not occur in the IRS offices in Ohio that have been at...
  • Becky Gerritson FTW! (‘I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman’)

    06/04/2013 6:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 4, 2013 | Smitty
    “I am not here as a serf or vassal. I am not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well-being, and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty. And you have faltered.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)