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  • 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 Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation were still waiting Wednesday for a judge’s 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 doesn’t 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 O’Keefe 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 NASCO’s 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 don’t, 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, it’s not Hillary - it’s 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, we’ve 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 they’re 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...
  • APNewsBreak: Vet group hosting Trump lost nonprofit status

    09/16/2015 10:10:06 PM PDT · by JoSixChip · 95 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 16 | JEFF HORWITZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service revoked the nonprofit status of the veterans benefit organization that hosted and sold tickets to a foreign policy speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump aboard a retired U.S. battleship
  • Trump-Cruz 2016? What if the two biggest anti-establishment candidates teamed up?

    09/11/2015 11:19:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    LifeZette ^ | September 10, 2015 | Jon Conradi
    It could have been the first general election rally of a Trump-Cruz 2016 ticket. In front of a crowd of more than a thousand on a blisteringly hot Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas fired up the crowd for Donald Trump, who brought them to frenzy status at a rally in opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran. It is certainly too far off to say it could happen, but not too far off to envision a similar scenario playing out a little less than a year from now on the larger stage...
  • New Questions for Hillary about the IRS: The Clinton Foundation's Questionable IRS Forms

    09/11/2015 7:55:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/11/2015 | Myra Adams
    It has been widely reported that Hillary Clinton’s faltering presidential campaign has started the fall season with “new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious.” To test this new effort, here are some new questions pertaining to an old issue about the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the all-important IRS Form 990. There is no doubt that just asking these questions will make Hillary squirm — because the answers have the potential to derail her efforts to become our nation’s first female president. If you recall, back in April of this...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • Labor board judge slaps down Hobby Lobby's arbitration agreements [payback time]

    09/09/2015 6:44:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/9/15 | Sean Higgins
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled that agreements signed by employees of Oklahoma-based arts and crafts company Hobby Lobby requiring them to submit to arbitration rather than go to court in work disputes are unenforceable. The ruling by the government's labor enforcement agency, announced Wednesday, could potentially undermine a common practice used by employers to avoid litigation under federal labor laws. "This is a dramatic decision," said David Rosenfeld, attorney for the Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize, the group that brought the charges against Hobby Lobby. "If the board affirms it and the courts...
  • Cutting Red Tape

    09/09/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | John Stossel
    I'm upset that the presidential candidates, all of them, rarely mention a huge problem: the quiet cancer that kills opportunity -- regulation. The accumulated burden of it is the reason that America is stuck in the slowest economic recovery since the Depression. I understand why candidates don't talk about it: Regulation is boring. But it's important.The founders of this republic were willing to die rather than be subject to other people's rules. Today we are so accustomed to bureaucracy that we've forgotten what it means to be free.We now have a million rules -- many so complex that even legal...
  • Ted Cruz pledges ‘help is on the way’

    09/04/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · by Isara · 31 replies
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Roy Maynard
    U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz told an East Texas crowd the current political climate reminds him of another time in American history - the late 1970s. “We had the same failed economic policies, the same malaise,” he said during a brief campaign stop on Thursday at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center in Tyler. “We had the same failed foreign policies - with the same countries, Russia and Iran.” But the parallels give him hope, Cruz said. “Because we know how that story ends,” he said. “The American people rose up and gave us the Reagan Revolution. … We...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • IRS: New York Lost Most Tax Paying Residents In 2013

    09/01/2015 8:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2015 | KERRY PICKET
    More taxpaying residents left New York than any other state in the nation, IRS migration data from 2013 shows. During that year, around 115,000 New Yorkers left the state and packed up $5.65 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) as well. Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) notes, “This new data shows that New York will remain America’s ‘Biggest Loser,’ having lost nearly 1.6 million taxpayers between 1985 and 2013. Those residents took with them more than $80.8 billion in annual AGI.” “The phenomenal failure of New York to retain taxpayers and businesses is directly related to its uncompetitive tax and...
  • Court Orders IRS To Reveal White House Requests About Taxpayers

    08/31/2015 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Robert W. Wood
    A federal judge has ordered the IRS to reveal all requests the White House made for private taxpayer data. It is a potentially explosive line of inquiry, and the IRS fought the court ruling hard. But now, the IRS must hand them over. It could mean another bombshell in the long simmering IRS scandal that has dogged the Obama administration for over two years. Recently, the IRS revealed–two years late–that firebrand Lois Lerner had a secret email account under her dog’s name for IRS business. There have been multiple federal investigations for several years, and Ms. Lerner has refused to...
  • Judge to IRS: turn over the White House email information

    08/31/2015 11:37:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Man, the IRS just can’t catch a break, can it? Some days I actually start to feel bad for them. (Okay… that was a lie, but I reflexively want to say it for some reason.) One aspect of the Lois Lerner fiasco which has gotten slightly less attention than Lerner herself and her mysteriously disappearing and reappearing emails is the allegation that the White House had been requesting the tax information of certain conservative groups as well. Up until now any and all FOIA requests for such correspondence with the White House has been refused, citing the privacy of...
  • Judge: IRS must hand over White House record requests (for taxpayers’ private info )

    08/30/2015 5:45:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 30. 2015 | Barbara Boland
    The Internal Revenue Service must turn over any White House requests for taxpayers' private information, a federal judge ruled Friday. The IRS cannot cite taxpayer confidentiality laws to avoid turning over the information requested by Cause of Action, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled. Cause of Action has waged a two-year battle to discover whether Obama administration officials had any hand in the IRS' targeting of conservative non-profits. The IRS cannot cite privacy protection "to shield the very misconduct it was enacted to prohibit," the judge said Friday, according to the Washington Times. "This court questions whether section 6103 [of the...
  • More on the (democrat Chris Dodd's) scandalous AIG billions of our taxpaying $$$ to foreign entities

    03/23/2009 5:32:47 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies · 457+ views
    At least Campbell Brown of CNN ( has mentioned it today. A.I.G. Reveals Biggest Beneficiaries of Its Rescue March 15, 2009, 5:16 pm E-mail This Update | 8:49 p.m. The American International Group on Sunday released the names of financial institutions that benefited last fall when the Federal Reserve saved it from collapse with an $85 billion rescue loan and then three subsequent bailouts. The disclosure included counterparties to both its credit default swap operations and its securities lending businesses, both of which contributed heavily to A.I.G.’s troubles, as well as to muncipalities who participated in certain investment programs. All...
  • Judge: IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information

    08/29/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot refuse by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws. “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information,” the judge wrote. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more transparent when responding to open-records records. The State Department is facing...
  • A Scandal-Plagued Administration

    08/29/2015 9:57:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08.26.2015 | Noah Rothman
    It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that “there hasn’t been a major scandal.” The qualifier “major” lays the burden on shoulders of the press to define what constitutes a serious scandal, and political media had thus far reliably covered the administration’s ethical lapses as merely the peculiar obsessions of addlebrained conservatives. Surely, much of the political establishment in Washington nodded along with Axelrod as he patted himself on the back. A mere seven months later, though, and it is clear now that...
  • IRS ordered to turn over any docs showing White House request for taxpayer info

    08/29/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2015 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge ordered the IRS to turn over any documents that indicated White House requests for private taxpayer information. Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the order, eliminating the IRS argument that they couldn't comply because taxpayer information is private. Washington Times: “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made improper attempts to access that information,” the judge wrote in denying the IRS’s request to close out the case. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more...
  • IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information: Judge

    08/28/2015 11:04:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Must Say If White House Sought Taxpayers’ Information: Judge Stephen Dinan - August 28. A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. “This court questions...
  • IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information: Judge

    08/28/2015 12:25:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It’s not clear that there were any such requests — but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws, known as section 6103 of the tax code. “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused,...
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Judicial Watch Statement in Response to Obama IRS Disclosure of New Lois Lerner Email Account

    08/25/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the recent court filing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealing the existence of an alias email address used by Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS: It is remarkable that the Obama IRS and Justice Department waited two years to tell a federal court that Lois Lerner had a separate email account that contains documents at issue in the IRS scandal. Especially since both agencies knew about this account since April of last year. It could be a crime...
  • Another Lois Lerner secret email account uncovered

    08/25/2015 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Judicial Watch has uncovered a secret email account linked to official business that was used by Lois Lerner, the IRS executive who took the Fifth Amendment and retired to an estimated $100,000 a year retirement income. The effect of using a secret email account – in this case, Lerner’s email account was in the name of Toby Miles – is to prevent Freedom of Information Act inquiries from uncovering the official information contained in the secret emails. In toehr words, it is a way for a government official to deny the public its right to see how the government...
  • “Clean Up on Email 3!”

    08/25/2015 5:52:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-25-2015 | MOTUS
    Update in the “not even a smidgen of scandal” IRS non-scandal: apparently Lois Lerner had yet another private email account using a different name - ‘Toby Miles’ - that she used to conduct official government business (this makes 3, if you’re still keeping track). Lois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. – Washington Times Let’s see, who else do we know of that...
  • IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

    08/25/2015 4:26:38 AM PDT · by Freeport · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Lois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that has sued to get a look at emails Ms. Lerner sent during the targeting. IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of documents to turn over to Judicial...
  • IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

    08/24/2015 6:40:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    ‘Toby Miles’ account linked to government businessLois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that has sued to get a look at emails Ms. Lerner sent during the targeting. IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of...

    08/22/2015 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    16 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared, “I think flat tax is okay” on Friday’s broadcast of the “Matt Murphy Show” on Birmingham, AL’s WAPI. Trump said, “Who knows taxes better than me?” He continued, “You know, when they talk about fixing the tax, it’s so complicated, that people have to go and use H&R Block to do a $50,000 — a man who makes $50,000 has to spend money –.” Host Matt Murphy then cut in to ask Trump if he supports the fair tax. Trump answered, “Well, I think fair tax is okay. And I think flat tax...
  • IRS sued by taxpayers over data breach

    08/21/2015 3:42:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Hartsville Messenger ^ | 8/21/15 | Andrew Harris
    The Internal Revenue Service must answer in court for a data breach in which hackers gained access to personal identifying data belonging to at least 330,000 people. Two Texas women sued the agency Thursday in Washington, complaining that "the U.S. government cannot be relied upon to keep the personal data of its citizens safe." The women, Becky Welborn of Dripping Springs and Wendy Windrich of Conroe, are seeking to represent anyone whose information was stolen after using the IRS "Get Transcript" service that allow taxpayers to get information on their own filings. They're also asking for unspecified money damages for...
  • Oinker Of The Month: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

    08/21/2015 12:39:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Forget about the stonewalling IRS Commissioner John Koskinen engaged in regarding the Lois Lerner emails; the lackluster attempt to find such emails; and the erasure of back-up tapes that contained 24,000 emails from Lerner which were under subpoena. Today, we honor John Koskinen for being quite the oinker when it comes to government spending (how am I not surprised?). That’s why Citizens Against Government Waste named him the Porker of the Month: The ceaseless refrain from Commissioner Koskinen when criticized is to blame congressional budget cuts for IRS failures. This response rings hollow in the face of the IRS spending $4.3 million on...
  • Big Government as the New Terminator

    08/20/2015 6:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 20, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a tributary of the Animas River in Colorado. The stinky yellow flume of old mine waste -- rife with cancer-causing mercury and arsenic -- threatens to pollute the drinking and recreational water of three states.</p>
  • IRS reveals hack was worse than thought

    08/17/2015 5:34:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/17/15 | Joseph Lawler
    A breach of taxpayers' information at the Internal Revenue Service was bigger than initially disclosed, the agency said Monday. Hackers gained access to the information of as many as 220,000 more people than the 104,000 accounts that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in June may have been compromised. The IRS said it is mailing 220,000 letters notifying people that their information may be compromised. It said that it would also offer free credit protection and Identity Protection PINs to the victims. The revelation Monday is the result of an IRS review of an earlier incident in the spring, when hackers...
  • IRS says more than 300,000 may have been hit by cyberattacks

    08/17/2015 4:49:09 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies ^ | August 17, 2015 | John D. McKinnon
    WASHINGTON--The Internal Revenue Service said identity thieves’ penetration of one of its computer databases was much more extensive than previously reported, with more than 300,000 taxpayer accounts potentially affected and more than 600,000 breaches attempted.
  • Newly Released Emails Said to Exonerate Lerner [semi-satire]

    08/16/2015 3:07:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    A newly released batch of emails from Lois Lerner, former IRS official in charge of denying conservative groups the same tax-free status as left-leaning groups, is said to have largely exonerated her of charges of unwarranted discrimination. Attorney General Loretta Lynch cited email content in which Lerner referred to conservative groups as “evil and dishonest” as “fundamentally exculpatory. As a public servant, Ms. Lerner was certainly within her rights and duties to block the misuse of tax-exempt status to groups that in her mind posed a genuine danger to the government. While conservatives might be expected to disagree with her...

    08/16/2015 10:43:44 AM PDT · by Tigen · 16 replies
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  • Dairy farmer fighting feds after IRS milks him for $30,000

    08/14/2015 11:42:45 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Leland Vittert
    Randy Sowers built his dairy farm over three decades into a thriving business. After kick-starting with a $100,000 loan, today the South Mountain Creamery has 1,000 cows and 70 employees delivering milk, ice cream and other products to homes in the Washington, D.C., area.
  • Lerner, in newly released emails, calls GOP critics 'evil and dishonest

    08/14/2015 8:07:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 34 replies ^ | August 13, 2015 | Fox news
    Newly released emails from Lois Lerner show the former IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal calling Republican critics “evil and dishonest,” and even “hateful.” The emails -- part of a report released Aug. 6 by the Senate Finance Committee -- offer a revealing look at Lerner, who used to head the division that processes applications for tax-exempt status and was at the center of the scandal over the alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. The bipartisan report found evidence that both the Obama administration’s political agenda, and the personal politics of IRS...
  • Lois Lerner, True Believer

    08/13/2015 9:38:22 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    Freep | 8/13/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    "Near the end of Nien Cheng's Life & Death in Shanghai, there's a mysterious revelation of a motive behind the Cultural Revolution: atonement for a secular sense of sin."A new look at Lois Lerner's IRS e-mails shows her terming conservatives undeserving of 501 tax processing as "evil and dishonest" and "hateful".That should have put them at the front of the queue, targeted for red-carpet treatment, if they are in the same league as a famous political foundation valued in the billion dollar range.
  • IRS' tax scam still alive in North Texas

    08/11/2015 5:51:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    WFAA ^ | 8/11/2015 | David P. Willis
    DALLAS – Despite the efforts of the IRS to contain it, a phone scam that's bilked individual taxpayers out of $14 million in phony tax debts continues to roll along. The scam has targeted at least 300,000 people, according to the IRS, and it may be gaining steam in North Texas. Dan Moore's been getting the robo-calls for two days. The recorded voice identifies itself as being from the "Internal Revenue Services (sic)." "The reason for this call is to inform you that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you," the call continues. "It wasn't real friendly," Moore told...
  • Senate Report: Lois Lerner’s Political Views Resulted in Disparate Treatment of Conservative Groups

    08/11/2015 11:43:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ( ^ | August 6, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    Lois Lerner’s personal political views directly resulted in tea party and conservative non-profits receiving disparate and unfair treatment according to a report compiled by the Senate Finance Committee.Following a review of approximately 1,500,000 pages produced by the IRS, the Finance Committee concluded that Lerner’s was a staunch supporter of Democrat policies and held disdain for conservative values. These personal political views resulted in disparate treatment of conservative organizations, even when members of Congress inquired on behalf of an organization. As the report notes: “We found evidence that Lerner’s personal political views directly resulted in disparate treatment for applicants affiliated with...
  • Lois Lerner’s IRS Granted Only ONE Conservative Group Non-Profit Status in Three Years

    08/11/2015 11:12:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ( ^ | August 11, 2015 | Alexander Hendrie
    Lois Lerner’s political beliefs led to tea party and conservative groups receiving disparate and unfair treatment when applying for non-profit status, according to a detailed report compiled by the Senate Finance Committee. Because of Lerner’s bias, only one conservative political advocacy organization was granted tax exempt status over a period of more than three years: “Due to the circuitous process implemented by Lerner, only one conservative political advocacy organization was granted tax-exempt status between February 2009 and May 2012. Lerner’s bias against these applicants unquestionably led to these delays, and is particularly evident when compared to the IRS’s treatment of...
  • 9 Times the Government Stole Americans’ Cash, Cars

    08/11/2015 9:32:18 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jessica Kline
    Today, The Heritage Foundation releases “Arresting Your Property: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns Police Into Profiteers.” This booklet highlights the important problem of civil asset forfeiture and tells lawmakers how states and the federal government can help fix these broken laws. The booklet reveals the dark side of civil forfeiture, where the government seizes your property without ever convicting you of, or even charging you with, a crime, and then keeps the profits for its own coffers. Here are nine such examples: 1. Georgia—Iraq War veteran Andrew Clyde owns a small gun shop armory in Athens, Ga. In April 2013,...

    08/11/2015 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | by IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that on taxes he supports, simplifying the tax code and wants to “reduce taxes” on Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” Although, he later added on CNN’s “New Day” that “I know exactly what I want to do, I just don’t want to announce it yet.” Asked about his tax plan, Trump said, “You have so many plans Steve, and you have the Fair Tax, and you have the flat tax, and you have the current system, but it’s too complicated. Frankly, what we should do is…start it off by...
  • Shock Poll: Only 41% Of Democrats Want Congress To Approve Obama’s Iran Deal

    08/10/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 10, 2015
    A new poll released on Monday shows that support for Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran continues to unravel. According to the poll from Monmouth University, only 41 percent of Democrats believe Congress should approve the president’s nuclear deal with the Iranian regime. The numbers only get worse among independents and Republicans. Overall, just 27 percent of those polled believe Congress should approve the controversial nuclear deal with Iran. A majority of Republicans (55 percent) and a plurality of independents (33 percent) believe Congress should reject the deal: The public is divided on how Congress should handle the recently negotiated agreement...
  • Psst.... Trump's Tax Plan

    08/10/2015 8:14:46 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 44 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | August 10, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    One charge leveled against Trump is that he hasn't offered any "specifics." Well, not quite... Trump’s code, which he calls the “1-5-10-15 income tax plan,” is a simplistic way to fix our nation’s broken taxation system, without putting the strain on any particular group of people. Under Trump’s tax plan, those making up to… $30,000 per year will pay 1 percent in federal income taxes $30,000 to $100,000 will pay 5 percent $100,000 to $1 million will pay 10 percent $1 million or above will pay 15 percent Note: No deductions, no exceptions, period. Your tax return would fit on...
  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Should’ve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this country’s better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. “Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,” Lerner wrote in 2014. “He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.” The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • IRS's Lois Lerner called conservatives 'a**holes' in emails

    08/07/2015 3:53:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/7/15 | Susan Ferrichio
    A trove of IRS emails show top official Lois Lerner had a deep commitment to the Democratic Party and a significant dislike for the new conservative grassroots groups that formed under the Tea Party banner and sought tax-exempt status from the agency. "Crazies" and "assholes," were the blunt terms Lerner used to describe conservatives, who, with a Supreme Court decision striking down the campaign finance reform law, were bringing about "an end to America," she wrote. The emails are included in a bipartisan report issued Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, which cited "gross mismanagement" and also "personal politics" as...