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  • The IRS's Plan to Chill Charitable Giving

    11/22/2015 8:05:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | November 21, 2015 | Logan Albright
    Don’t you love donating to causes you believe in? Don’t you love that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that contributing to a worthy cause? And don’t you especially love that you can support whatever organization you choose anonymously? That last one is especially important given the news over the last few years that the IRS has been targeting conservatives with audits and denial of tax-free status for nakedly political reasons. Well, if the IRS has their way, this may be a luxury that will soon go the way of the dinosaur. A new rule is proposing that non-profit organizations collect...
  • Election Day will go down in history as “The Great Comeuppance of 2016”

    11/22/2015 8:39:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Great comeuppance of 2016 is coming. Americans are burning to deliver an old fashioned ass-kicking comeuppance to a list of people and Donald Trump has been judged to be our best chance to make this happen. This is why the “gotcha” questions and personal attacks that stop other candidates have no effect on Trump’s march forward. We don’t care; we want payback. Webster’s defines “comeuppance” as “a punishment that someone deserves to receive.” In everyday terms we know “comeuppance” as “kicking ass and taking names,” and that is what we want Trump to do for us. Americans have had...
  • Charities chafe at IRS proposal to collect donors' Social Security numbers

    11/22/2015 2:03:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    The IRS once again has stirred the ire of nonprofit groups, this time with a proposal organizations say could someday require them to collect and hand over the Social Security numbers of their donors. Under the proposed rule, the IRS would create an optional filing for 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Those participating would, as part of their yearly report, turn over the Social Security numbers of any donors who give $250 or more to a charity in a given year. “I don’t know any charity that would adopt this, but those who do will certainly be scaring their donors,” said Mark Fitzgibbons,...
  • Overdue taxes? You could lose your U.S. passport [Why are Americans allowing this to happen?]

    11/21/2015 11:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 11/21/2015
    When you owe the IRS tens of thousands of dollars in past-due taxes, you can expect to owe big penalties and interest. And soon you could even lose your U.S. passport. Lawmakers are in the final stages of negotiation over a bill to provide funding for U.S. highways and transit programs. One provision in it would let the federal government revoke, deny or limit a U.S. citizen's passport if the person owes more than $50,000 in "seriously delinquent tax debt," including penalties and interest. It would only apply to those people whom the IRS has filed a lien or levy...
  • Loretta Lynch: Lois Lerner was protected by prosecutorial discretion

    11/19/2015 7:41:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This seems to be one of the more popular phrases popping up in both the State Department and the Justice Department these days: prosecutorial discretion. Even though the phrase seems fairly self-explanatory, here’s a quick definition: Prosecutorial discretion refers to the fact that under American law, government prosecuting attorneys have nearly absolute powers. A prosecuting attorney has power on various matters including those relating to choosing whether or not to bring criminal charges, deciding the nature of charges, plea bargaining and sentence recommendation. This discretion of the prosecuting attorney is called prosecutorial discretion. The reason the term is important...
  • Minnesota couple plead guilty to huge tax scam (Involving illegals)

    11/17/2015 8:27:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    StarTribune ^ | November 17, 2015 - 6:55 PM | By DAN BROWNING , STAR TRIBUNE
    A Shakopee couple pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday in what authorities characterized as a wide-ranging, multimillion-dollar income tax refund scheme that preyed on immigrants in Minnesota and Florida. Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the scam. He faces up to nine years in prison. He also agreed to pay more than $1.8 million in restitution to victims.... ark Hammerschmidt obtained official identification papers for the Guatemalan victims and used them to obtain taxpayer identification numbers, then filed multiple years’ worth of fake tax returns in their names supported with...
  • Conspiracy Tale at Arpaio Contempt Hearing

    11/14/2015 9:13:41 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 87 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | November 13, 2015 | JAMIE ROSS
    After invoking the Fifth Amendment 220 times under five hours of questioning Thursday, an investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio blurted out an impassioned tale that the sheriff's office investigated the federal judge overseeing Arpaio's contempt-of-court hearing because the judge was "a victim" of the federal government's illegal seizure of his bank and IRS records. The court heard a number of audio recordings Zullo made with his iPhone... In another recording, former billionaire Tim Blixseth tells Arpaio that then-Senator Barack Obama had hired computer hackers to doctor Obama's birth certificate and change Florida voting records to alter redistricting efforts. Blixseth said...
  • There’s Now a Less Than 1 Percent Chance Your Tax Returns Will Be Audited

    11/11/2015 5:38:21 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 11-4-15 | Charles S. Clark
    The Internal Revenue Service, with 22 percent fewer agents than it had five years ago, on Tuesday reported its lowest percentage of tax returns audited in 11 years. Commissioner John Koskinen told a gathering of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that his agency is “especially concerned about the effect that the reduction in our workforce has had on audits. The IRS completed about 1.2 million individual audits in fiscal 2015. That’s 13,700 fewer than the previous year. Even more disturbing, the decline in audits in 2015 was not a one-year aberration. The number for 2015 was 350,000 below...
  • Ted Cruz proposes eliminating Energy, HUD, Commerce, Education, IRS

    11/11/2015 12:01:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2015 | Ed Straker
    It's sad watching most Republican candidates promise to make cuts in federal spending without ever actually telling us where the cuts would occur... All that changed last night, however, when Ted Cruz called for the elimination of the Departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Commerce, and Education, as well as the IRS. The liberal media will be focusing on the fact that he mentioned eliminating Commerce twice. I prefer to focus on the merits of what he has announced. The Department of Energy. We have a Department of Energy that generates no energy. Instead, the DOE distributes nearly...
  • Sen. Tim Scott suggests we might repair the IRS by getting the unions out of there

    11/09/2015 8:04:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s time for a new approach to dealing with the scandal plagued offices of the Internal Revenue Service. It’s become obvious by this point that you can’t fire anyone. And until there’s a change in personnel at the highest levels in the Justice Department you can’t prosecute anyone either. Despite plenty of lip service by everyone from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton, it would seem that it’s just going to be business as usual at the tax collector’s office and they can essentially thumb their noses at us.But perhaps there are some alterations which could be made from the...
  • Secret IRS policy hides identity theft from victims

    11/08/2015 8:26:07 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 39 replies
    WHTR, Indianapolis ^ | 10/29/15 | Bob Segall
    Why are you here?" I asked. The whistleblowers looked at each other and smiled. "Because I love my country. And I just can't do this no more. It's not right," said one of the IRS workers. "That's why we're both here," said the other, echoing her colleague with long, deliberate pauses. "It's a crime, and it's…just…not…right." Together, they have decades of experience at the Internal Revenue Service, working on the front lines with frustrated, angry or confused taxpayers who contact the agency for help. Risking their jobs to come forward, the whistleblowers do not want to show their identity. But...
  • Ted Cruz Lying In Wait For His Next Moment (DEPORT ILLEGALS!?!)

    11/07/2015 12:32:06 PM PST · by VinL · 107 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/7/15 | Wade Goodman
    To walk into Ted Cruz's holding room at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday afternoon was to walk into quite the group of happy campers. With a friendly motion and a quick smile, the Republican Senator from Texas, looking relaxed in short sleeves, his foot up on the coffee table, waves you over to the chair beside him. It's just the tiniest bit unnerving, the notion flashes across your mind, "He knows I'm with NPR, right?" Yes, everyone knows who you are, and in spite of Cruz's brilliantly recalled denunciations of the liberal media during...
  • Ted Cruz: Close IRS, Put 90,000 IRS Agents to Work at Southern Border

    11/05/2015 1:50:14 PM PST · by amorphous · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    DES MOINES, Iowa - GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% said with the flat tax plan that he supports, the IRS can be abolished, and America can put those 90,000 IRS employees to work down at the Southern Border. "We need to padlock that building. Take all 90,000 and move them down on the southern border," Cruz said of the employees currently working at the IRS building. "Imagine if you traveled thousands of miles in the blazing sun, you’re swimming across the Rio Grande, and the first thing you see is 90,000 IRS agents; you'd turn around and...
  • IBD Ted Cruz Tax Reform: Economically, Politically Revolutionary - Intellectually Dominating

    11/05/2015 12:53:36 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 11/5/2015 | Lewis K. Urler and Peter Farrar
    The tax-reform proposal unveiled by Ted Cruz last week is as transformative, intellectually dominating and economically and politically revolutionary for 2016 as Kemp Roth was in 1980. Indeed, even more so. Cruzs plan would scrap the current income tax code and replace it with a simple, single, flat rate of 10%, to be paid by everybody on everything , wages, profits, capital gains, dividends, rent, interest and all forms of individual income. No one would be able to claim that billionaires pay lower tax rates than their secretaries or that the system is rigged to favor the rich over the...
  • Cruz: Abolishing IRS Not a ‘Pie in the Sky’ Proposal

    11/04/2015 7:55:37 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co.," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), ....... insisted that his tax plan that would abolish the Internal Revenue Service, isn’t a “pie in the sky” proposal, as FBN host Stuart Varney suggested it was."Well, you know it's interesting," he said. "If you go back to 1981 when Ronald Reagan was elected president, he wanted to cut the top marginal tax rate from 70 percent to 28 percent. Every observer said that's pie in the sky, that will never happen and especially that will never happen with a Democratic House of Representatives and Tip O'Neill...
  • Small Business Supports Cruz, Simple Flat Tax Plan

    11/03/2015 5:03:20 PM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/03/15
    Announces Small Business for Cruz Coalition Supporting Ted Cruz for President and His Economic PoliciesHOUSTON, TX - Today, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced the creation of the Small Business for Cruz Coalition. The coalition will be led by National Co-Chairs J. Keet Lewis, and Joe and Gladys Grimaud, who also expressed support for Cruz's newly announced tax reform plan, the Simple Flat Tax."Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, but in the current environment they are going out of business in record numbers," Cruz said. "We need to empower small business owners and entrepreneurs. Through lower taxes, less...
  • Ted Cruz asks DOJ to preserve all IRS related documents

    11/02/2015 8:20:23 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 19 replies
    Ted Cruz Senate.gov ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Asks DOJ to Preserve All IRS-Related Documents The IRS targeting scandal is a serious breach of the public trust November 2, 2015 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) preserve all Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents and information for investigation under the next administration. Sen. Cruz’s letter comes after the DOJ recently closed its investigation into improper targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. “Make no mistake: the IRS’s targeting of ordinary citizens for their political viewpoints under this...
  • Sen. Cruz Asks DOJ to Preserve All IRS-Related Documents

    11/02/2015 6:50:41 PM PST · by Isara · 30 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | November 2, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) preserve all Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents and information for investigation under the next administration. Sen. Cruz’s letter comes after the DOJ recently closed its investigation into improper targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.“Make no mistake: the IRS’s targeting of ordinary citizens for their political viewpoints under this Administration is not a minor issue, and represents a significant breach of the public trust.  Even a casual observer of the IRS targeting scandal could not help...
  • Ted Cruz discusses his new Simple Flat Tax plan with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow

    11/02/2015 2:04:51 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 77 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 11/22015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz spent a fair amount of time discussing his new tax plan in detail with Larry Kudlow on his radio show today. The tax discussion begins around the 6 minute mark so skip ahead if you don’t have a ton of time: Ted Cruz spent a fair amount of time discussing his new tax plan in detail with Larry Kudlow on his radio show today. The tax discussion begins around the 6 minute mark so skip ahead if you don’t have a ton of time: Read more: http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-discusses-his-new-simple-flat-tax-plan-with-cnbcs-larry-kudlow/#ixzz3qNHLYve6
  • Cruz asks feds to save documents in IRS probe

    11/02/2015 12:27:51 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 02, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants the Justice Department to save documents related to its two-year investigation of allegations that the IRS targeted conservative groups. "This Administration's recent announcement ... has finally made it abundantly clear that the responsibility of ensuring a thorough, fair, and impartial investigation of IRS employees and their potential criminal conduct will fall to the next presidential administration, and relevant materials must be protected accordingly," Cruz, who is running for president, wrote in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He sent the letter Monday, after the DOJ announced last month that it was closing its probe....
  • Cruz: Next president will get do-over on IRS-tea party investigation

    11/02/2015 12:01:13 PM PST · by Isara · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, November 2, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Already planning for a GOP president in 2017, Sen. Ted Cruz sent a letter Monday demanding that the Justice Department preserve all documents from its completed investigation into the IRS's tea party targeting, saying too many questions still remain. Mr. Cruz, a Texas Republican who is himself seeking his party's presidential nomination, said the department's decision to close the investigation and clear IRS employees of any wrongdoing was a sign of just how broken the Justice Department has become. "It is important for you and other officials in this Administration to understand that this administration's decisions to neither continue this...
  • Senators Question IRS Spying [semi-satire]

    11/02/2015 10:00:07 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew demanding to know why the IRS is using secret cellphone tracking systems to spy on Americans. “This warrant-less eavesdropping appears to be a blatant invasion of privacy,” Grassley complained. “It’s precisely the kind of overbearing intrusiveness that our Constitution sought to prevent.” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen admitted the spying, but justified it as “necessary. We can’t allow a claim of privacy to deter us from gathering evidence against persons harboring anti-government animus or attempting to deny us access to...
  • Confusion Over IRS' Obamacare Requirements Could Cause More Than 500,000 to

    10/31/2015 11:00:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    Open enrollment in the Obamacare-created federal Health Insurance Exchange is scheduled to begin on November 1, and many consumers returning to the exchange or signing up for the first time are in for a rude awakening. Millions of Americans’ health insurance premiums are expected to rise and hundreds of thousands more could find themselves without any health insurance subsidies at all in 2016.
  • Koskinen Should Be Imprisoned, Not Just Impeached

    10/31/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The introduction of a resolution to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen should comes as no surprise considering the lawlessness of the Obama administration and its use of the IRS to bludgeon its political opponents and the refusal by the DOJ to prosecute Lois Lerner for her political targeting of the Tea Party and other conservative political groups, as well as her destruction of evidence. The resolution, introduced by .House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. James Jordan (R-OH) and 18 other committee members, accuses Koskinen of making false statements under oath, failing to comply with a subpoena, and failing to...
  • Top Senators Question IRS Use Of Secret Cellphone Tracking Technology

    10/30/2015 6:34:57 AM PDT · by unixfox · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/29/2015 | Todd Beamon
    Two top senators Thursday demanded that the Obama administration explain why the Internal Revenue Service is using technology to secretly track cellphones that is normally the domain of law-enforcement agencies. The move by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont followed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen's admission to the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the agency uses the technology.
  • The IRSs Ongoing War against Tea Party Groups

    10/28/2015 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Despite impeachment proceedings, the Left still eyes new frontiers of political harassment President Obamas IRS is still holding nonprofit applications from conservative and Tea Party groups hostage even now, years after the IRS targeting scandal first made headlines. It is yet more proof that even after years of bad press arising from the sordid saga, the Internal Revenue Service remains a powerful instrument of political repression in the hands of Obama, who apparently treats the agency as his personal fiefdom. Always on the hunt for new ways to disadvantage his political adversaries, Obama is also now moving forward with a...
  • Feds Preparing to Undo Citizens United by Forcing Disclosure of Donors to Conservative Groups

    10/27/2015 7:26:42 AM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two words that make foes of the First Amendment go crazy: Citizens" and "United." Citizens United was the Supreme Court case that ruled the First Amendment applies to everyone: unions, individuals, and corporations supporting their interests through free speech. But the Federal Election Commission has started the process to undo the Citizens United case - and only one day remains for Americans to provide comments asking the FEC to respect the First Amendment.
  • Justice Department Declares Lois Lerner Innocent in IRS Targeting Scandal

    10/26/2015 3:15:14 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | October 26, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    On Friday, in a letter to the chairman and the ranking member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Peter Kadzik, the assistant attorney general of the Justice Department, let Lois Lerner (shown) off the hook:
  • Lawmakers want answers on GAB director Kevin Kennedys IRS conversations

    10/26/2015 9:22:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 10-26-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 271 of 269 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wisconsin The authors of a bill reforming Wisconsins controversial John Doe law want answers from state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy about his conversations with the Internal Revenue Service regarding a now-dead, political John Doe probe. State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, are particularly interested in an email from former GAB staff counsel Shane Falk to Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Robles. In the Feb. 28, 2013, communication, Falk tells Robles: As you may know, things are really heating...
  • Networks Censor Justice Department Ending Probe Into IRS Scandal

    10/24/2015 2:08:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Oct. 23, 2015 | Matthew Balan
    ABC, CBS, and NBC's evening newscasts on Friday all failed to cover the Justice Department announcing that it would be ending its investigation into the IRS's targeting of conservative groups. The Big Three networks' news program did find time to air reporting on the top Google searches for Halloween costumes, the fewer number of turkeys available for upcoming Thanksgiving dinners, and the controversy over the first bear hunt in Florida in 20 years. By contrast, PBS NewsHour did air a 20-second news brief on the DOJ closing its probe into the scandal [video below]:
  • The Corrupt Federal Government

    10/24/2015 1:26:33 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 21 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | October 24,2015 | American Faith Today
    Well the left looks at issues that the rest of us currently look at and are concerned with and think it's a witch hunt, or partisanship. But for many of us who simply want a government that's competent, accountable, open,and ethical we look at things like Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, the DEA, the Secret Service, and Planned Parenthood- not to mention the VA, and we know how sad of a shape everything is in today. Most people in the country regardless acknowledge that something is wrong. They just don't necessarily know what. Well, the "something" may not be all...
  • Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook

    10/24/2015 8:19:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/23/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department will not seek criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner for her role in targeting conservative non-profits groups, CNN is reporting. The investigation into Lerners and the IRS handling of conservative groups tax-exempt applications uncovered substantial mismanagement and poor judgment, but none of it rose to the criminal level, according to the letter, which Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik sent to members of Congress on Friday. Substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints. But poor management...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Obama Justice Department Decision to Close Obama IRS Investigation

    10/23/2015 7:04:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 23, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Obama Justice Department decision to close its investigation of the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative opponents of President Obamas policies: President Obamas IRS was used against his opponents to help him win reelection. So the Obama Justice Departments decision to shut down its IRS abuse investigation with no prosecutions is as unsurprising as it is corrupt. Judicial Watchs independent litigation proved the Obama IRS obstructed justice and destroyed evidence. And we uncovered that the IRS and Lois Lerner conspired with the...
  • Justice Dept.: No criminal charges for ex-IRS official

    10/23/2015 5:21:03 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 34 replies
    AP ^ | October 23, 2015 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON (AP) No IRS official would face criminal charges arising from the political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status, the Justice Department announced Friday. In a letter to members of Congress, the department said that while investigators had found "mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia," there was no evidence of a crime. "We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution," the letter stated. The department also announced that Lois Lerner, who headed the division that processes applications for tax-exempt status...
  • When IRS scandal broke, Obama was angry

    10/23/2015 2:13:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    When the IRS scandal broke in the spring of 2013, President Obama accepted the resignation of the acting IRS commissioner and said he was angry at the targeting of conservative groups. Americans have a right to be angry about it, and Im angry about it, Mr. Obama said at the White House, calling the agencys actions inexcusable. It should not matter what political stripe youre from. The fact of the matter is, the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity, the president said.
  • First on CNN: Former IRS official will not face charges for targeting political groups

    10/23/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2015 | Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department notified members of Congress on Friday that it is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter.
  • Is the Federal Reserve Really the Evil Empire?

    10/22/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Barrons ^ | October 21, 2015 | John Kimelman
    Two new books are reigniting a century-old debate about the central banks worthiness. So what do we think of the Federal Reserve, the people who run it, and the role it plays in setting short-term rates and even influencing investment portfolios? While the modern Fed has its supporters, the detractors seem to get most of the ink. As veteran financial journalist Roger Lowenstein wrote in a recent column for The Wall Street Journal, No federal agency, except the Internal Revenue Service, is held in lower regard than the Federal Reserve, according to public opinion surveys. ... The never-ending debate about...
  • Irwin Schiff, R.I.P.

    10/19/2015 6:00:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 46 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 19, 2015 | Brian Doherty
    Irwin Schiff died on Friday while in federal custody over charges connected with his refusal to pay taxes and his advising others to do so. His public career began as a popularizer of small-government, Austrian-economics-influenced thought with a popular book mostly about the various ways he thought government actions of various sorts harmed citizens called The Biggest Con. He then shifted to become the most famous popularizer, over many books over decades, of the idea that no one legally owes income tax. According to an obituary notice from his son Peter Schiff, who runs the firm Euro Pacific Capital and...

    10/18/2015 2:26:24 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 48 replies
    The Freedom Watch ^ | 10 18 2015 | Dick Bachert
    Irwin Schiff, imprisoned for his resistance to the federal income tax, died yesterday (10/16/2015). Efforts by his son, the noted financial commentator Peter Schiff, to secure his release from prison so that he could die with his family were unsuccessful. Schiffs sad passing illustrates an essential truth about the state: if you resist its orders, you will be dealt with by force. ************* Personal comment: R.I.P., Irwin. I sat at Irwin's table -- and snapped this photo -- at the Tupper Saussy pretrial rally in Chattanooga years ago. The man was a patriot and a fighter for justice while receiving...
  • ILLEGAL Immigrants Receive $Billions Yearly via IRS Loophole INCOME TAX FRAUD

    10/11/2015 2:42:16 PM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 2012 | Youtube subscriber
    NBC Eyewitness News 13 in Indiana yes, Indiana -- shows a massive IRS tax loophole which provides over $4 billion per year in tax credits to millions of illegal aliens. In many cases recipients of American taxpayers' misused monies have never set foot in the United States. Indiana is approximately 1700 miles northeast of the Mexican border.
  • June 20, 2015: Double trouble? IRS lawyer now heads Clinton email production (an older arti

    10/11/2015 9:07:22 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    http://www.politico.com/ ^ | June 20, 2015 | By RACHAEL BADE
    A year ago, Catherine Duval was embroiled in the scandal over former IRS official Lois Lerners lost email
  • Obama-Care Screwed Me

    10/10/2015 5:23:19 PM PDT · by MrMarbles · 29 replies
    10.10.2015 | Mr. Marbles
    For the first time in my life of fifty-one years, I still haven't received my tax refund because of the Obamacare portion of my taxes. I waited two hours on the phone in early September to finally talk to an IRS agent, only to be told I should give my situation another 60 days because the agency is so overwhelmed with Obamacare crap they are trying to process.
  • Three of Obamas ambassadorial nominees put on hold after Secret Service leak

    10/05/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday morning that he is putting a hold on three of President Obamas ambassadorial nominees until the administration shows it is taking steps to punish Secret Service staff involved in leaking unflattering information about a lawmaker. This was apparently a violation of law, and absolutely shocking conduct, Cotton said in an interview. The executive branch all the way up to the West Wing needs to treat this with the seriousness it requires. Cotton called on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to personally attend to disciplining top Secret Service leaders specifically including new Director Joseph...
  • Muslim Civil Rights Group May Have Violated Federal Law By Criticizing Ben Carson. ( CAIR )

    09/30/2015 11:43:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/30/2015 | Chuck Ross
    The largest Muslim civil rights group in the U.S. may have violated the federal tax code when its executive director last week called on retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of his comments about Muslims. ... In calling for Carson to end his White House bid, Awad argued that Carsons comments were in violation of the Constitution which states that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust of the United States. But Fox News Megyn Kelly reported on Tuesday that Awads statement may put...
  • Good News! Popular Tea Party Leader Becky Gerritson Announces Run for Congress

    10/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    The gateway pundit ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Becky Gerritson from the Wetumpka Tea Party delivered a powerful and emotional testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse inn June 2013. Gerritson began crying at one point while describing how she was abused by her government. Gerritson also told Congress that the IRS letter sent to her group was signed by Lois Lerner. Gerritson did not let the criminal activity by the Obama administration shut her down. She continues to lead conservative efforts in Alabama. Today Becky Gerritson announced she is running for Congress. She will challenge incumbant RINO Martha Roby for the right...
  • Still no word on GAB emails to left-leaning groups

    10/01/2015 12:38:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 9-30-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin Conservative targets of Wisconsins political John Doe investigation were still waiting Wednesday for a judges decision on whether the state Government Accountability Board must turn over communications it had with liberal political groups. Waukesha County Judge Lee Dreyfus Jr. was expected to rule two weeks ago, but the court doesnt have Microsoft Outlook software, and the judge was unable to view the correspondence in question. Attorneys for the GAB have since sent the documents in PDF. Eddie Greim, attorney for conservative activist Eric OKeefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth, both plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging the...
  • Lois Lerner's 'Partners' (NASCO - the National Association of State Charity Officials)

    09/26/2015 8:26:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    **SNIP** To know NASCO is to understand why Mr. Jones 2007 letter to Lois Lerner, in which he discusses a sentiment for charities to become more transparent, is so typical of NASCOs hypocrisy about transparency, honesty and ethics. Their annual conference was once completely closed off from representatives of nonprofit organizations because NASCO did not like being criticized for their questionable and overbearing tactics. Indeed, in his 2007 letter to Ms. Lerner, Jones criticizes push back from the nonprofit sector. These bureaucrats do not like criticism from those they regulate, and they are effective at chastening their critics. Jones also...
  • Is the IRS in cahoots with the Clinton Foundation?

    09/26/2015 7:21:41 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 23 replies
    Red State copied and retitled by Liberty Unyielding ^ | September 25, 2015 | copied by Charles Ortel
    Does anyone remember Henry Markopolos? In case you dont, he was the former securities industry executive who for nine years persistently, but unsuccessfully, tried to convince the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the respected securities investment firm headed by Bernie Madoff was engaged in massive long-term fraud. Fast forward to 2009 when Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for operating the largest private Ponzi scheme in history adding up to billions of dollars in client losses. In 2010, Markopolos wrote about his dramatic whistle-blower experience in a book aptly titled, No One Would Listen: A True...
  • Guess who had yet another secret, personal, email account. Nope, its not Hillary - its Lois Lerner

    08/25/2015 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Robert Laurie
    Not a smidgen. To date, weve been aware of two email accounts used by disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner. The first was her official government account and the second was a personal home account. Both have produced materials salient to the ongoing investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups.And theyre about to be joined by yet another address. HTML5 video is not supported! According to IRS attorney Geoffrey J, Klimas, Lerner a third email account has been uncovered from which Lerner was conducting official IRS business. As the Washington Times reports:
  • Coca-Cola: IRS says we owe $3.3 billion in back taxes

    09/19/2015 10:50:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    Finance Yahoo AP ^ | September 18, 2015 | na
    Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009, the company said Friday. The Atlanta-based company said in a regulatory filing that it believes the assessments from the Internal Revenue Service are without merit and plans to pursue "all administrative and judicial remedies necessary to resolve the matter." The maker of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks says the disagreement is over how much it should report as taxable income in the U.S., in relation with licensing that allows its foreign affiliates to sell products like...