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  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • In Iowa intro, First Baptist Dallas' Jeffress says he can’t "officially" endorse Trump, however...

    01/25/2016 10:32:33 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 25 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2016 | Robert Wilonsky
    "Although as a pastor I cannot officially endorse a candidate, I want you to know I would not be here this morning if I were not absolutely convinced that Donald Trump would make a great president of the United States. ... Most Americans know we are in a mess, and as they look at Donald Trump they believe he is the one leader who can reverse the downward death spiral of this nation we love so dearly."
  • Chaffetz, Jordan Erupt After IRS Erases Another Hard Drive

    01/22/2016 10:23:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/16 | Kathryn Watson
    Leading members of Congress are ripping IRS officials for erasing a computer hard drive after a federal judge ordered it to be preserved.“The destruction of evidence subject to preservation orders and subpoenas has been an ongoing problem under your leadership at the IRS,”Committee on House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Rep. Jim Jordan , wrote in a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen late Thursday.“It is stunning to see that the IRS does not take reasonable care to preserve documents that it is legally required to protect,” Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and Jordan, an Ohio Republican, said...
  • IRS Scandal: It's The Tax Collector's Turn To Be A Defendant

    01/22/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by Taxman · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/14/16 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Justice: It's not often that the victims of IRS abuse find satisfaction, but the Tea Party groups mistreated by the tax collector will get a shot. Maybe next will be an audit of the IRS — which apparently hasn't changed its ways. On Tuesday, Day 978 of the unresolved IRS scandal, a federal judge granted class-action status to as many as 300 conservative groups that have been affected by the agency's practice of unduly scrutinizing small-government organizations that sought tax-exempt status but which the IRS saw as dangerous dissidents. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott's ruling also opens the door...
  • IRS: homosexuality is a choice, no tax deduction for gays contracting surrogates

    01/21/2016 11:48:49 AM PST · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/21/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    TAMPA, Florida, January 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Is the procreative impossibility of homosexual activity the same as heterosexuals being biologically infertile? Stetson University law professor Joseph Morrissey is suing for a tax deduction of $36,538 for in vitro fertilization treatments and the cost of a surrogate to carry twin boys for himself and his male partner. In denying Morrissey's claim, the IRS explained that for tax deductions, the medical services must be provided to the taxpayer, his spouse, or his dependent. Therefore, a surrogate does not qualify, and neither does IVF for someone other than the filer, his spouse, or...
  • Campaign Watchdog Group Files FEC Complaint–Cruz Failure To Disclose

    01/20/2016 10:12:28 PM PST · by M. Thatcher · 249 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1/20/16 | Sundance
    By now most people are aware of the controversy surrounding Candidate Ted Cruz and his failure to reveal $1.3 million in campaign "loans" from Goldman Sachs and Citibank during his 2012 campaign for the senate. At the heart of the issue is a failure of Ted and Heidi Cruz to list Wall Street "loans" on the required Federal Election Commission financial reports. Together with the campaign officials the Cruz's say the non-reporting was an accidental oversight. However, a watch dog group has now filed a complaint with the FEC which is step one to beginning an FEC investigation. cruz goldman...
  • IRS Wipes Hard Drive that Court Ordered It to Preserve

    01/20/2016 5:20:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/16 | Nate Church
    Despite a court preservation order, the IRS has wiped the hard drive of their former director of transfer pricing operations, Samuel Maruca. Maruca is connected to the agency’s controversial retainer of law firm Quinn Emanuel. The IRS privately contracted the litigation firm to assist in an audit of a corporate taxpayer, overlooking the firm’s lack of any experience managing sensitive tax data. The IRS has faced criticism for its decision, specifically from Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 43% . In a letter to the IRS, Senator Hatch voiced his concern that the agency’s $2.2 million tax-payer funded contract...
  • Beware: IRS Now Has Six Years To Audit Your Taxes, Up From Three

    01/20/2016 1:40:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/20/16 | forbes on Yahoo
    No one wants to be audited, so knowing how long your tax return can be attacked is important. The statute of limitations on taxes is a fundamental rule allowing taxpayers to eventually cut off their exposure. It can be pretty satisfying to say to the IRS, “sorry, you’re too late.” But this year, that will be a little harder due to an expansion of the IRS’s power to audit for extra years. Traditionally, the primary IRS statute of limitations was three years. But there are many exceptions that give the IRS six years or longer. Several of those exceptions are...
  • Group Makes Sure Taxpayers Know About Earned Income Tax Credit (Another $6,000 Cash Welfare Scam)

    Taxpayers could be losing up to $6000 of they don't apply for a certain tax credit, Channel 9's Steve Barrett reported. Volunteers from Heart of Florida United Way's (HFUW) "Financially Fit" are going door to door to some homes in Central Florida to make sure taxpayers are aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit. The group said it is also making sure low-income taxpayers know that they qualify for free tax assistance. "It's around $6,000 that they can get for the Earned Income Tax Credit. It's based on your income and the number of people in your household. Then, getting...
  • Hate Government? Sit Down Before You Read This

    01/17/2016 4:54:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    I consistently state our government is too big and it cannot handle all the responsibilities it continues to take on itself. President Obama has stated we, the American citizens, keep asking the federal government to do more. Even if you believed that, he could Just Say No. After you read this you will understand why. My friend Steve received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It stated that the five-figure amount of money he had overpaid on his 2014 tax return and had asked to be applied to his 2015 return was being confiscated for child support payments...
  • Report: IRS May Still Be Targeting Conservative Organizations for Audit

    01/14/2016 6:46:00 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ali Meyer
    The Internal Revenue Service may still be unfairly targeting conservative organizations for audit due to flaws within their interior controls, Americans for Tax Reform reported Wednesday.
  • Federal judge certifies tea party in class action lawsuit against IRS

    01/12/2016 3:45:17 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal judge on Tuesday certified a class action lawsuit against the IRS for its political targeting, advancing the cause of more than 200 tea party groups who said they were denied their First Amendment rights by the tax agency's actions. Edward Greim, one of the lawyers advancing the tea party groups' case, said the certification is a major step because it means the judge has agreed that the IRS did systematically target more than 200 groups for special scrutiny.
  • ACLJ Forces IRS to Comply with the Law in Major Federal Lawsuit

    01/06/2016 7:47:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | 6 days ago | Carly F. Gammill
    The ACLJ has secured an important victory in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the IRS on behalf of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire. After a year of litigation, which followed over four months of waiting for the IRS to respond to its FOIA request, we finally succeeded in compelling the IRS to comply with its obligations under federal law. As we have previously written, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire issued a FOIA request to the IRS in June 2014 seeking communications between two New Hampshire legislators and certain IRS officials, including Lois Lerner, the IRS's...
  • Ted Cruz New Year Message 2016! (2 min video)

    01/01/2016 1:31:33 PM PST · by VinL · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/1/16 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz New Year Message 2016! Via Fox News. Two minute YouTube video.
  • New Bill Would Give IRS Power Over Independent Tax Preparers

    01/01/2016 10:53:02 AM PST · by Twotone · 46 replies
    Institute for Justice ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | Chris Dobrogosz
    A bill introduced by two House Republicans earlier this month would force tax preparers to undergo continuous training and pass costly, restrictive licensing exams. According to a report from The Daily Signal, Reps. Diane Black and Pat Meehan presented the bill as a way to fight tax fraud and other criminal activity.
  • IRS can now revoke tax offenders’ passports

    12/28/2015 12:51:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Under a new enforcement provision passed into law earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service can revoke passports of serious tax offenders who owe more than $50,000 to the government. And Uncle Sam can take away your passport at any time, even when the offender is traveling outside the country. [...] The new passport-revoking provision allows the Department of the Treasury and the IRS to authorize the State Department to take away U.S. passports from individuals with seriously delinquent debts, which the government defines as greater than $50,000, the Arizona Republic reported. ...
  • Six Financial Mistakes People Make When Retiring Abroad: Do not run afoul of IRS rules

    12/18/2015 7:08:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/17/2015 | By ANNE TERGESEN
    Retiring abroad may sound idyllic. But those who fall short on financial planning can pay a big price. For the 380,000 retirees who live abroad, according to the Social Security Administration—up from 307,000 in 2008—the potential missteps are numerous. Amid a U.S. crackdown on money laundering, tax evasion and non-compliance with tax-reporting obligations, some expats are being cut off by their banks and brokerage firms. Others are running afoul of the Internal Revenue Service. Many are discovering that tax treaties don't always fully protect them from double taxation. "People rarely understand the complexity of cross-border moves," says Jonathan Lachowitz, founder...
  • Watch Out for ObamaCare Tax Forms Next Year

    12/14/2015 6:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/14/2015 | BY PAUL KATZEFF, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    On this year's tax returns, filers must deal with several tricky new rules and paperwork requirements stemming from ObamaCare. You'll have to start dealing with the tax implications of the health insurance program as soon as new ObamaCare documents reach you, swirling in the blizzard of IRS forms that you receive, starting in January. The key paperwork that you'll be looking for is a Form 1094-B from your insurer or a Form 1095-C from your employer. Those verify that you had the health insurance required by ObamaCare, known formally as the Affordable Care Act. If that or Medicare was the...
  • Media Matters Lefties: David Brocks mission to boost Hillary and smear non-leftist sources of news

    04/04/2015 9:51:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | 04/04/2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Below is the link to an interesting article by Capital Research Center that dissects the seedy world of a left-wing attack blog called “Media Matters” and its attempt to portray itself as a neutral media watchdog. The question is why some in the media use Media Matters, with all its well-known false information and implications, as if it is a neutral or legitimate source.  Do they not know better? Or do they know better but simply like the material? The author of the article asks another question:“This raises the obvious question: Why is this disreputable 501(c)(3) nonprofit [Media Matters] still tax-exempt?...
  • Obamacare Penalties Will Cost More Than Health Coverage for Millions

    12/09/2015 1:06:03 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 15 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | December 9, 2015 07:00 UTC | John Tozzi
    Link only due to copyright.
  • IRS proposes churches, other nonprofits get Social Security numbers from donors

    12/07/2015 3:57:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/15 | Mike Emanuel
    An Obama administration proposal to have some nonprofit charities report the Social Security numbers of donors giving at least $250 in one year is raising concerns about security, government overreach and another episode of IRS targeting. “There´s a big caution here. There´s a big yellow light that should be flashing for a couple of reasons,” Illinois Republican Rep. Peter Roskam tells Fox News. “Number one, the IRS has not demonstrated its capacity to hold this type of information from confidentiality and a security point of view.” The change would impact organizations that fall into the 501 (c)(3) category, which includes
  • IRS Demands Charities Collect Social Security #s from Donors [semi-satire]

    12/07/2015 11:10:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2015 | John Semmens
    Contending that its ability to adequately monitor, measure and police tax-deductible donations is greatly hampered by insufficient data, the IRS is demanding that all organizations receiving such donations obtain donors' Social Security numbers and forward this information to the IRS. "It's bad enough that the law allows a person to reduce the amount of tax he pays to us by deducting charitable contributions," Commissioner John Koskinen lamented. "What's worse is that the task of verifying the amount and legitimacy of these donations is tedious and time-consuming. Having all donors' Social Security numbers supplied by the receiving organization would substantially ease...
  • Illegal immigration trips up tax deal (Rats want Child Credits Indexed for Illegals)

    12/07/2015 7:42:20 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/7/15 12:01 AM | By Joseph Lawler
    Immigration is once again threatening to jam up congressional action, this time on tax legislation. Conservatives' concerns about benefits flowing to illegal immigrants are a major sticking point in negotiations over the package of tax breaks known as "extenders." Congressional negotiators last week were working toward a deal to reauthorize, and in some cases expand or make permanent, a grab bag of dozens of expired and expiring tax provisions worth almost $1 trillion on a 10-year basis. Most of the tax provisions affect businesses, but President Obama and congressional Democrats have long insisted that tax breaks for low and middle-income...
  • Significantly Simplifying The U.S. Tax Code, And Other Hopeful Myths

    12/02/2015 8:57:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/15 | Bob Christie
    Do you really believe there will be a significant simplification of the U.S. tax code under any not-so-freely elected government? Determining the length of a book is a simple matter . . . just open the back cover and look at the last page for the answer. Not so with the U.S. tax code, apparently. Google the question, “How many pages in the tax code?” Many answers appear. It could be as many as 75,000 pages, or just a few percentage points of that number, depending on who is answering the question and the motive for obtaining your acceptance of...
  • The IRS Wants Organizations to Collect Donors’ Social Security Numbers

    12/02/2015 6:50:12 AM PST · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 02, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Full title - "The IRS Wants Organizations to Collect Donors’ Social Security Numbers. This Tea Party Group Is Fighting Back." A Tea Party organization is mobilizing its supporters nationwide in an attempt to stymie a proposed regulation from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the disclosures of donor information. Tea Party Patriots is launching an email and social media campaign—using #IRSPowerGrab—today, encouraging supporters and conservative leaders nationwide to push back against a rule proposed by the Internal Revenue Service that would give nonprofits the option to collect the Social Security numbers of donors who contribute $250 or more to an organization....
  • The GOP’s “Abolish the IRS” Crackpots

    11/29/2015 12:40:23 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 65 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 28, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." ~ Benjamin Franklin ::Separating the Wheat from the Chaff:: By: Larry Walker, II ::Each 2016 GOP presidential candidate has proposed to reform the tax code. While seven have offered legitimate proposals, five have advanced theories, which are basically maniacal. Those proposing to abolish, or end, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be classified as crackpots, because, let's face it, that's never ever going to happen. With taxes of such fundamental concern, it's difficult to take anything else these kooks say seriously. Unless such candidates are willing...
  • IRS tries Backdoor Way to Undercut Nonprofits

    11/29/2015 6:27:10 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 31 replies
    Americans For Tax Reform ^ | 11-24-15 | Edwin Portugal
    The IRS recently proposed a rule to weaken the effectiveness of non-profits. Under this proposal, the IRS would give 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, which includes charities, religious groups, and educational foundations, the option to collect the social security numbers of donors giving more than $250 so that they can be sent to the IRS. While optional at the moment, it is obvious that the rule is simply a way for the IRS to transition to mandatory collection of social security numbers. This rule should frighten all Americans because it opens up a whole pandora’s box of security concerns. Additionally, the IRS...
  • Late On Your Taxes? The IRS May Be Coming For Your Passport

    The government may start stripping passports from delinquent taxpayers. Can that really be done? The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act is likely about to become law. It has passed both the House and the Senate, and, while the conference committee could make changes, it's expected to pass on to President Obama largely intact. Buried in this massive bill is Section 32101, “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Unpaid Taxes,” which would grant the State Department authority to deny, revoke or limit the passports of any taxpayer certified by the IRS to owe more than $50,000 in...
  • Art Laffer: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Have Best Tax Plans

    11/27/2015 7:22:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/27/2015 | FuzzyZippers
    Art Laffer, famed member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, has co-authored, with Stephen Moore, an article for Investor’s Business Daily in which they assert that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have the “best” tax proposals.
  • 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