US Rep Kevin Brady ( TX-R) asks, “Is this still America”?… IRS Official Steven Miller: “I Don’t Think Targeting Is Wrong”
FALL LIKE AN EAGLE: IRS Steve Miller thinks its perfectly ok to target Americans …
During todays House Ways and Means Committee on the IRS scandals, Texas Republican congressman Kevin Brady asked out-going IRS commissioner, ” Is this still America”? He then went on to ask, “Is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full force, its full might to harass, intimidate, and threaten an average American who only wants her voice and their voices heard”?
What is most amazing is that Commissioner Miller of the IRS actually said, “I do not believe targeting again is wrong”. WOW, simply wow. This is the same organization that is to police Obamacare and they think its ok to target Americans. The Obama administrator does not believe in targeting Muslims for terrorism, but his IRS official believes it is perfectly OK to target Conservatives. UNREAL. This comment alone makes me believe 100% that the IRS need to be completely defunded and abolished. This vindictive organization that operates above the law needs to be ended once and for all. It’s time to implement a flat tax and do away with the IRS so these type of Unconstitutional acts never, ever happen again to anyone, no matter what their party affiliation or political opinions are.
The Daily Mail:
The IRS under the Obama administration painted targets on the backs of conservatives beginning in 2010, and ousted acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller apologized to the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday. But members on both sides of the aisle were furious, and castigated him for the mismanagement and political gamesmanship the IRS engaged in on his watch.
Texas Republican congressman Kevin Brady had the harshest criticism for Miller.
‘Is this still America?’ he asked him.
‘Is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full force, its full might, to harass, and intimidate, and threaten an average American who only wants her voice, their voices heard?’
‘The American public deserves better,’ Miller agreed. But both he and J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for Tax Administration, insisted that no IRS employees engaged in political witch-hunting.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-R) Responds to IRS Targeting Scandal … “The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy”
Rep. Michele Bachmann asking the questions that now all of America want to know …
US Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-R) comments on the IRS targeting scandal where the Internal Revenue Service admitted to targeting Conservative and religious groups who opposed the Obama administration, while at the same time fast-tracked those non-profit organizations looking for tax exempt status who agreed with the Administration. Bauchmann makes and important point as the MSM has really only focused on one part of the story. Not only did the IRS prevent, stall and make Conservative organizations lives miserable to get tax exempt status in the run up to the 2012 political election, they also, and just as important, favored liberal and progressive organizations to get theirs in s timely manner.
Bachmann then when on to emphasize the fact that it will now be the IRS that enforces and polices Obamacare. Michele Bauchmann stated, ”It is important and reasonable to ask, could there potentially be political implications regarding healthcare, access to healthcare, denial of healthcare. Will that happen based upon a person’s political beliefs or their religiously held beliefs. These question would have been considered out of bounds a week ago. Today these questions are considered more than reasonable. And more than fair for the American people.”
Of course this was before that we found out that the woman who was in charge of the very department that was responsible for targeting Conservative and religious groups that the very IRS scandal is predicated upon is now the head of the IRS agency for Obamacare. Speaker of the House John Boehner stated that he was not interest in who resigns, “my question is about who’s going to jail over this scandal.” However, it appears in the Obama administration that being a good little soldier and effectively attacking Conservative and the Tea Party gets you a career advancement to the IRS division of Obamacare. Barack Obama said he would hold everyone accountable, Sarah Hall Ingram now heads the Obamacare implementation office. UNREAL. There is no way the internally this woman was not advanced because of the job she did in targeting a segment of the population who opposed President Barack Obama. How is this women still employed, if we are to take Obama at his word that those responsible would be held accountable and better yet, how is she not in jail?
“WE THE POEPLE” SHOULD BE OUTRAGED AND VERY, VERY AFRAID!!!
- Singling out conservative groups resulting in lengthy delays in the processing of their applications
President Barack Obama Dodges Question on Whether White House Knew of the IRS Scandal of Targeting Conservative & Pro-Israel Religious Groups
Barack Obama, The Dodger in Chief …
Presient Barack Obama was asked a simple question yesterday about whether he or anyone at the White House had known about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups? The response Obama replied with was a contorted, conglomeration of legally approved words, “Clintonian” parsing of words that resembled more the final 12 times edited Benghazi talking points than a proper answer to the question he was asked. Obama stated, “I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.” HUH? That was not the question that was asked. First of all the question was anyone in the White House, meaning in the Obama administration, not just Barack Hussein Obama. I realize that Obama id a narcissists and believes it’s all about him, but he knew exactly what was being asked. Also, Obama was asked about whether anyone had knowledge of the IRS scandal of targeting Conservative groups as a practice, not the IG report. It is obvious that Obama had a prepared answer for the question and trying to say it came out so contorted and insincere.
Who really thinks that he is telling the truth? The governments credibility is on the line and Barack Obama can’t ask a simple question of what he knew and when. What happened to that transparency that Obama always talked about?
Obama Dodges Reporter’s Question on Whether White House Knew of IRS Wrongdoing
From The Blaze:
Instead, Obama said he hadn’t known anything in advance about an agency report on the matter — a question that was never posed to him. Obama was specifically asked, according to a White House transcript, “Can you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your counsel’s office found out on April 22nd?” He responded: “… Let me make sure that I answer your specific question. I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press. Typically, the IG reports are not supposed to be widely distributed or shared. They tend to be a process that everybody is trying to protect the integrity of. But what I’m absolutely certain of is that the actions that were described in that IG report are unacceptable
Megyn Kelly Rips Liberal Guest Simon Rosenberg Over Benghazi Talking Points … ‘Can We Have Some Honesty?’
Fox News host Megyn Kelly once again showed that she has no tolerance for liberal BS as she blasted her liberal guest, Simon Rosenberg, founder of the progressive think tank NDN, during her show Thursday while discussing the 12 times edited Benghazi talking points. Kelly asked … “Can we have some honesty?” This actually needs to happen more often when liberals try to mislead on TV, radio or the Internet. It can be done respectfully; however, it can no longer be allowed for those with an agenda to mislead, be allowed to do so. An opinion is one thing, but trying to mislead and misrepresents the facts has to be called for what it is.
Hat Tip: The Blaze via Mediaite
“What?” a baffled Kelly asked. “Did you know that the State Department was heavily involved in editing the talking points?”
Rosenberg responded that “we know that there were terrible mistakes made on the ground in Libya that allowed this tragic event to happen” and “we know that for several weeks afterwards the administration was confused about what happened.”
“We don’t know that,” Kelly said.
She went on to note that White House press secretary Jay Carney had said that only very minimal changes to the talking points were made. “Maybe I’m just naïve because I was still believing Jay Carney until I saw all this evidence.”
After Kelly asked again whether or not Carney misled the American public, Rosenberg repeated the point that nothing had “materially changed,” noting that “we know there was confusion.”
“You’re telling me Jay Carney was being truthful? He made a mistake twice in November and then again in May?” Kelly shouted. “Come on, Simon! It is not a mistake to say that it was only stylistic changes and only one word was changed.”
“That’s not a mistake when we now know that the White House was the one meeting on this issue. I just — can we have some honesty? Wouldn’t it be so great?”
Charles Krauthammer Shreds Obama … President Obama Has Been Parsing Words In a Way That Makes Clinton Look Unsophisticated
Obama, it all depends on what is, is … or iRs, is.
Tonight on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer shredded Barack Obama with a thoughtful, professional and intellectual analysis of President Obama’s parsing of words that makes former President Bill Clinton look unsophisticated. Krauthammer is 100% correct, the words that Obama used during his feigned outrage with the IRS scandal made anyone who was actually paying attention and listening take notice. Krauthammer said Obama was acting more “Clintonian” than “Nixonian”. Obama did not say that he did not know about the IRS actions, he said he didn’t know about the IG report. However, the most damning critique may have been when Krauthammer stated, “if his own counsel learns about this 3 weeks before, how can the counsel … his counsel hears about this and doesn’t tell the president for three weeks about what is obviously a massive scandal?”
“He says I didn’t know about the IG report. Well if he didn’t know about any of this, never heard any complaints, then he would have said I don’t know anything about this at all. The IG is a peculiar answer by a guy who I have now seen for weeks now, he and his spokesman have been parsing words in a way that make Clinton look unsophisticated.”
The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama has to contort the language in such a manner because if he told the truth and simple said the obvious … he would be impeached.
WTF … Sarah Hall Ingram , IRS Official in Charge of Tax-Exempt Organizations During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs IRS Obamacare Office
Barack Obama has just given the “Lying King” a whole new name … Can “We the People” collectively give one big WTF!!!
Could the news out of Washington, DC and the IRS scandal possible get any worse? President Barack Obama told us the other night, see VIDEO below, that the misconduct at the IRS was inexcusable and Americans had a right to be angry. Obama stated the he was angry. Barack Obama told us that he would not tolerate this type of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS. Given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. Obama went on to say that the IRS has to operate with absolute integrity. President Obama told “We the People” that we were going to hold the responsible parties accountable. Sorry, I am going to have to call “BULL$IT” on this president. As reported by ABC News, Sarah Hall Ingram, who served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012, the very time that Tea Party, Conservative and pro-Israel organizations were targeted, is now in charge of … hold it … hold it … IRS’ Affordable Care Act office. That is correct, the very individual who was in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the very time that the IRS scandal is all about has moved on and now runs the IRS Obamacare office. ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME!!! So the good little soldier who willfully and purposely targeted Conservative groups for political purposes and at the very same time fast-tarcked liberal tax-emplt organizations in the run up to the 2012 election was rewarded with the Obamacare IRS gig. As stated at Town Hall, you just can’t make this stuff up. WHY HASN’T THIS WOMAN BEEN FIRED???!!! Didn’t Obama say that those responsible parties shall be held accountable? How the hell much more responsible could one be that the very person who was in charge when the illegal acts took place? Instead, her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for her misdeeds. The Lonely Conservative has a recap of Obama’s faux-outrage and his lame response of tossing underlings under the bus and faux-firings/resignations of nobodies to such a horrific scandal as the vey individual in charge during the scandal uses it as a spring board for career advancement.
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt office May 8, a week ago.
As the House voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner expressed “serious concerns” that the IRS is empowered as the law’s chief enforcer.
How is it possible that Barack Obama does not ask for this woman’s resignation? How can a person who headed the department that targeted Conservatives and the Tea Party be allowed to run the IRS Obamacare office? Fantastic, let’s have this same woman targeting Conservatives on their insurance and healthcare. Instead of being reprimanded or fired for her actions … IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses. They knew what she was doing and she was rewarded for her actions against Conservatives. Then given such a seal of approval, she was made head of the Obamacare implementation department. UNREAL!!! Under Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS was asking for Conservative organizations donors, emails, postings and anyone involved with the non-profits. Now match that up with your healthcare records. Every American should not only be outraged, you should be afraid.
The IRS not only needs to be stripped of its power as an enforcer within Obamacare … We really need to take a good look once and for all to defund the IRS and abolish it.
Posted May 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Jay Leno is making Barack Obama the brunt of his jokes again. This time he compares Obama to Richard Nixon. These days it is easy to use Obama as fodder for late night show comedy. However, for many who have been on the other end of the Obama Benghazi, IRS and AP scandals are probably not laughing. So many in the MSM wanted to say that Obama was Reaganesque and Lincolnesque, to their dismay he turned out to be “Nixonian”.
“It’s been a rough week for Obama. A lot of critics are comparing President Obama to President Richard Nixon. Which is unfair. Nixon’s unemployment rate was only 5%.”
Just to prove Jay Leno correct, the weekly new unemployment claims were just announced today and they were up to 32,000 to 360,000.
The number of people who applied for new unemployment benefits surged by 32,000 to 360,000 in the week ended May 11, putting jobless claims at the highest level in a month and a half, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected claims to rise to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 from a revised 328,000 in the prior week. A Labor official said there was nothing unusual in the report and there was no evidence that reductions in federal spending under a law known as the sequester contributed to the spike.
Good Grief, Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) Tells Hugh Hewitt that Obama/Holder DOJ Also Recorded Phone Records of The House Of Representatives Cloak Room
If the following is true regarding the AP telephone record reporting scandal just got huge.
As Hot Air asks, “Would you believe that the [Obama] Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives? Those were the comments and revelations made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee while being interviewed on the Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. That is correct, Congressman Nunes said that the DOJ’s recording of AP telephone calls also included the House of Representative Cloak Room. Unbelievable, no separations of powers issue here, now is there?
America, are you starting to see a pattern of behavior by the Obama administration and a lack of caring of the US Constitution … First Amendment rights issues in IRS-gate of intimidating Americans, Freedom of Press issues with AP scandal, separation of powers issue with AP and flat out lying to “We the People” on Benghazi. And Barack Obama would have us believe, HE KNEW NOTHING.
Transcript from the Hugh Hewitt Show:
HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I don’t trust the Department of Justice on this. Do you, Congressman Nunes?
DN: No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.
HH: Wait a minute, this is news to me.
DN: The Cloak Room in the House of Representatives.
HH: I have no idea what you’re talking about.
DN: So when they went after the AP reporters, right? Went after all of their phone records, they went after the phone records, including right up here in the House Gallery, right up from where I’m sitting right now. So you have a real separation of powers issue that did this really rise to the level that you would have to get phone records that would, that would most likely include members of Congress, because as you know…
DN: … members of Congress talk to the press all the time.
HH: I did not know that, and that is a stunner.
DN: Now that is a separation of powers issue here, Hugh.
DN: And it’s a freedom of press issue. And now you’ve got the IRS going after people. So these things are starting to cascade one upon the other, and you have the White House pretending like they’re in the clouds like it’s not their issue somehow.
UPDATE I: As Powerline states … THIS JUST GOT REAL.
I’ve been skeptical if not dismissive of all the loose talk that the multiple scandals piling up around Obama would be sufficient to bring about his impeachment–until this afternoon. Let’s remember that impeachment didn’t work out too well with Clinton, and the evidence of his bad behavior was a lot more direct than it is (so far) with Obama. In the case of Nixon, it will be recalled, it required a tape recording of his collaborating in the obstruction of justice to bring about the tipping point that doomed his presidency. But for that tape, he might have been able to tough it out as Clinton did.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Has Lost that Barack Obama ‘Thrill Up His Leg’ … “What Part of the Presidency does Obama Like?”
Wow, President Barack Obama is in deep trouble when MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has lost the “thrill up his leg.”
The scandals are even getting to Barack Obama’s biggest cheerleader, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. With the Obama Administration facing three scandals at once, Benghazi-gate, the IRS targeting Conservatives scandal and the secretly recording of AP phone records, has made Matthews question what part of the presidency does Obama like. It would appear that even Chris Matthews have become frustrated and disenchanted with Obama. That is saying a lot. Even liberals are seeing that either this president is disengaged or lying through his teeth. Every time a scandal arises Obama acts like the first time he has heard about it was n a news report. How is that possible that a president does not know what is going on in his administration? Has Matthews ‘Lost that Luvin Feeling’? It would seem that even Matthews is wondering whether Obama is en “epic failure”. The mental health professions best get ready because many Democrats, Liberals and Progressives are going to be headed off to therapy as they realize that Obama is not “The One” they had been waiting for.
“What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,” Matthews said.
“So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere,” Matthews continued. “But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.”
Weasel Zippers makes a great point … Did Chris Matthews just criticize Barack “The One” Obama? Does that now make Matthews a racist? According to Chris Matthews past comments it certainly does.
Posted May 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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