IRS Official Lois Lerner “I Have Not Done Anything Wrong. I Have Not Broken Any Laws. I Have Not Violated any IRS Rules or Regulations.”
What a joke. Top IRS official Lois Lerner says to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a prepared statement, “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations.” Then like any innocent person who has done nothing wrong, pleads the 5th on the grounds of what she would say might incriminate her. You just can’t make this stuff up. Lois Lerner is the woman who was in charge of the division that targeted conservative and tea party groups withholding their freedom of speech and then invoking her 5th Amendment rights. UNREAL. It is obvious that there will need to be a “Special” prosecutor appointed to investigate this scandal. If IRS officials are just going to make a joke of the hearings, lie, obfuscate, and plead the 5th.
Hmm, if she has done nothing wrong, why did she apologize weeks ago for the IRA targeting conservative groups? Her apology and admission that the IRS targeted conservative non-profits started all of this and forced the MSM into following the story.
Charles Krauthammer on IRS Scandal: This is Why It Has Legs … “This Thing Will Go On and It Could Be Fatal”
IRS SCANDAL HAS LEGS … IT WILL NOT GO AWAY, COULD BE FATAL.
Syndicated columnists Charles Krauthammer commented on the IRS targeting scandal on Tuesday during ’Special Report’ after yet another day of hearings that has only fueled the fire for all individuals, Democrats and republicans alike. Krauthammer explained, this is why this scandal has legs. First, everybody is outraged as everybody knows what the ITS can do and everyone is afraid of it. Second, now you have some one who is going to pleads the 5th and that has the appearance that the IRS is hiding something. Last, Democrats are up in arms as well as Republicans.
“Yes, the Republicans are up in arms but the Democrats are too. This thing will go on and it could be fatal.”
Posted May 22, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Kirsten Powers: Obama Admin Treats Whistleblowers As Criminals, Leakers As Heroes … “If he’s so offended by this, who has been fired?”
“I actually haven’t seen the president express real outrage other than giving lip service to it.”
It would appear that Kirtsen Powers has lost that loving feeling for Barack Obama. It took the scandal against the media for Powers to finally come to the reality that Barack Obama is more “Nixionian” than Messiah. Powers, a liberal and served in the Clinton administration, has had it with Obama and is calling him on his bull$hit. Obama claims he is a protector of the First Amendment, all the while they are spying on reporters. Powers stated on Fox News ‘Special Report,’ “I just think it’s incredible that he can stand up there and say that, he’s a fierce defender of the First Amendment which he’s said before as the press secretary of an administration that’s spying on reporters. And if he’s so offended by this, who has been fired? Why are heads not rolling over this.” When you can get a liberal like Kirsten Powers to finally admit that “Everything is completely upside down here,” when it comes to Barack Obama and his administration … Obama has a huge problem. The MSM, the very people who have defended, deflected and provided a disservice to America is covering Obama, have now turned on him as they have learned, if it can be FOX News, it probably has been them as well. This is the second scandal when it has come to how the Obama administration has dealt with the media. What are the odds this is just the tip of the iceberg as well?
From Real Clear Politics:
Kirsten Powers: : I just think it’s incredible that he can stand up there and say that, he’s a fierce defender of the First Amendment which he’s said before as the press secretary of an administration that’s spying on reporters. And if he’s so offended by this, who has been fired? Why are heads not rolling over this?
I actually haven’t seen the president express real outrage other than giving lip service to it. And I also think that you have to remember we’re focused on the media because we’re media, but there are a lot of regular people who are whistle blowers who have had their lives turned upside down by this administration. The same administration who said they treat whistleblowers as criminal but then people who leak information like Stuxnet or the kill list or Osama bin Laden information are heroes because they make President Obama look like some super human protector of America. Everything is completely upside down here. (Special Report, May 21, 2013)
Return of the Jedi …
California-based Tea Party group, the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, become the first to sue the IRS accusing the IRS of violating its constitutional rights due to the “intensive and intrusive scrutiny” it received while seeking tax-exempt status. Let the pigeons loose. Hopefully, this will be just the beginning of the law suits against the IRS that have admitted to targeting conservative and Tea Party groups. As reported at the Politico, the group alleges it applied for tax-exempt status in March 2010 but didn’t receive approval until Aug. 2 of last year. The lawsuit accuses the IRS of violating the First and Fifth amendments and seeks monetary damages.
A California-based Tea Party group sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Monday in what marked the first lawsuit to stem from an investigation finding the agency singled-out conservative organizations.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the NorCal Tea Party Patriots accused the IRS of violating its constitutional rights due to the “intensive and intrusive scrutiny” it received while seeking tax-exempt status.
The lawsuit sought class action status on behalf of all conservative and libertarian groups – such as those associated with the Tea Party movement – that were targeted by the IRS for extra scrutiny from March 2010 through the middle of this month. Tea Party groups call for reduced federal spending and taxation.
We are sure you were as disgusted as we were upon hearing the news of the top down abuse of power the IRS has aimed at Conservative groups. Today, we are on the precipice of something monumental to correct the balance of power. We are taking the fight directly to the IRS.
Like many of you, we know folks who have been subjected to harassment and abuse by the IRS as they tried to obtain their non-profit status. I have first-hand knowledge because the first tea party group that I was involved with was unfairly targeted.
We are not sitting back and waiting for Congress to fix things. Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG) decided to take matters into our own hands. We found the best lawyers in the country for aggressive litigation versus the federal government and, with our assistance, the NorCal Tea Party filed a class action suit against the IRS Monday in Ohio Federal Court.
Many other small grassroots organizations dedicated to liberty have been damaged or intimidated to the point of giving up, so CSG will provide the guidance and support needed to vindicate their rights in a direct legal battle with the IRS.
If you or someone you know has been harassed by the IRS and are interested in participating in the class action suit, let us know. You can send an inquiry by going to the website SueTheIRS.com. There’s no cost to you…because we are here to help you fight. (more)
Posted May 22, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Calls for Independent Investigation For IRS Scandal, Says Obama is “Passive” and “Detached” … “Not Going to Fly with the Public”
US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) calls for an independent investigation into the IRS scandals. Paul said, “I think in order for government to gain its trust back, someone needs to be fired, someone needs to be held responsible, and, if it’s criminal, someone needs to go to jail.” Rand Paul called Obama on his claims that he was outraged. If that is the case, what is he going to do about this scandal that has rocked the publics trust in the government? The call for an independent investigation seems even more appropriate to get to the bottom of this scandal as we learned yesterday that Lois Lerner, the woman in charge of the IRS division that reviewed the non-profit organizations and at the heart of the scandal of the IRS targeting conservative and Tea Party group will plead the 5th today at House hearings.
How is the public ever going to have trust in the government if only low level and scape goats are held accountable? These people work for us, not the other way around and the public demands answers. Isn’t it ironic that Lois Lerner hides behind her 5th Amendment rights protected by the US Constitution as she refuses to answer questions that her IRS division stepped all over conservative and Tea Parties Constitutional rights.
“He says he’s outraged, and that’s fine, but we need to see him do something,” Senator Rand Paul said of President Obama’s lack of action on the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. He described the president as “detached” and “passive in all of this.”
Posted May 22, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Obama Top Aid Pfeiffer on IRS Scandal, “the Law Is Irrelevant” … Also, “It’s Largely Irrelevant” Who Doctored Benghazi Talking Points
MISSION STATEMENT FOR OABMA ADMINISTRATION: THE LAW IS IRRELEVANT …
Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer was asked on TV this morning on ABC’s ‘This Week,’ whether he thought the IRS actions violated the law. Pfeiffer’s answer was rather telling, especially as he was put on all the Sunday talk shows to difuse the numerous scandals that have affected Barack Obama. Pfeiffer said, , “the Law Is Irrelevant”. HUH? Basically, the Daily Caller opines that his talking points were pretty much the same on all of the talk shows, “that the details were ‘irrelevant’ and Obama wants to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Doesn’t this seem to be a pattern for Barack Obama? Whether its “Fast & Furious,” “Benghazi,” “IRS scandal, or any Obama blatant disregard for the law and the US Constitution, his attitude is the same … so what how it happened, let’s just not let it happen again. or in his case, don’t get caught having it happen. Pfeiffer also said on CBS ‘Face the Nation,’ “The question isn’t ‘Who edited what talking points/’ That’s largely irrelevant. (VIDEO)”
Many believe that the Obama presidency has been a lawless one, and the fact that the IRS purposely attacked Conservative organizations and fast-tracked liberal ones during an election year does nothing but add fuel to the fire. Now we have a top Obama aid making of the worst possible comments, especially since the IRS did break the law. The law is irrelevant? This may actually be the mission statement of the Obama Administration.
“Look, I can’t speak to the law here,” he said. “The law is irrelevant. The activity was outrageous and inexcusable.”
Rep Mike Kelly Gets Standing Ovation After Historic Rant Ripping the #IRS for the Vindictive Bullies That they Are … “This confirms that the IRS can do anything they want, anytime they want, to anyone they want.”
FINALLY A STATEMAN STANDS UP FOR ”WE THE PEOPLE” … Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) is my new hero and should be a hero to all Americans!!!
US Representative Mike Kelly was given a standing ovation Friday at the House Committee on the IRS scandal after he ripped into IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Every American, no matter what your political belief, should watch the below video and stand up and cheer for what Kelly did. He stood up for all Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents, etc, as blasted the IRS commissioner and the over-reaching abuses of the IRS. It is about time some one stood up to this “Gestapo” like government organization and called them out for what they true are … government bullies who have the ability to destroy people lives. There is no greater abuse of power than what the IRS is allowed to do to “We the People” as a matter of their standard SOP.
Representative Kelly shredded the IRS for their scandalous actions of targeting Conservative groups and their over-reaching, bullying tactics. As Kelly stated, “This confirms that the IRS can do anything they want, anytime they want, to anyone they want.” Kelly basically said what every American has thought or wanted to say for years, but were too afraid of retaliation from this all-too powerful government organization. The standing ovation at the end of Kelly’s rant just shows the outrage of the American people. This is what tyranny looks like, and its hardly soft tyranny. Kelly would also say, “And I don’t believe the White House just found out about this in a news report. Where you’re sitting you should be outraged but you’re not.” I think it is rather unbelievable that President Barack Obama also did not learn of this when the American people did. Obama dodged the question when asked. That is either a lie or this president is not most clueless, unengaged president ever.
Our Founding Fathers never envisioned such and entity would ever be given so much power which shredded the US Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. This is what America fought to get away from. How in the hell has it come to this? Government has gotten far too big, out of control and without fear of “We the People”. What happened to a government of, by and for the People?
From Real Clear Politics:
REP. MIKE KELLY (R-PA): This has nothing to do with political parties. This has to do with highly targeted groups. This reconfirms everything the American public believes. This is a huge blow to the faith and trust that the American people have in their government. Is there any limit to the scope where you folks can go? Is there anything at all? Is there any way that we could ask you is there any question that you should have asked?
My goodness. How much money do you have in your wallet? Who do you get emails from? Whose sign do you put up in your front yard? This is a tax question? And you don’t think that’s intimidating? It’s sure as hell intimidating. And I don’t know that I got any answers from you today. And I don’t know that — what Mr. George said is great work — but you know what? There’s a heck of a lot more that has to come out in this. Any anybody that sat here today and listened to what you had to say, I am more concerned today than I was before, and the fact that you all can do just about anything you want to anybody?
You know, you can put anybody out of business that you want. Any time you want. I gotta tell you. You could talk about how you’re a horribly run organization, if you’re on the other side of the fence, you’re not giving that excuse. And the IRS comes in, you’re not allowed to be shoddy, you’re not allowed to be run horribly, you’re not allowed to make mistakes, you’re not allowed to do one damn thing that doesn’t come in compliance, and if you do, you’re held responsible right then. I just think the American people have seen what’s going on right now in their government. This is absolutely an overreach and this is an outrage for all Americans.
More at Twitchy … Best rant ever!!!
- Rep Kelly to Miller: You think this is uncomfortable? Try being a citizen being targeted by the IRS.
- Rep. Kelly just now ‘This is a Pandora’s Box.’ That sounds right.
- Rep Kelly: My grandson freaks out bc something might come out from under the bed at night and grab him. That’s how Americans feel about IRS.
Franklin Graham Says the IRS Also Targeted the Reverand Billy Graham for Backing Conservative & Pro-Israel Candidates
Are you kidding, the IRS also targeted the Reverend Billy Graham …
It would appear that the IRS targeting was not just of Conservative Tea Party groups, as reported at the Politico, Franklin Graham says that the IRS also targeted the Reverend Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse. Unbelievable. This vindictive organization went after such a chartable organization that’s only purpose is to do good through out the world! So what would possibly be the reason why their 2010 tax records would be suddenly audited? The Reverend Billy Graham backed Mitt Romney in 2012 and also other Conservative and pro-Israel candidates. “We the People” are going to learn that this is only the tip of the iceberg and the “Gestapo” like actions of the IRS not only targeted organizations, but individuals as well and goes much higher than some rouge low level agents in Cincinnati, Ohio. Much, much higher.
The IRS came after Billy Graham, too, his son charged Tuesday in a letter to President Barack Obama.
Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010.
With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate us.”
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urging of voters to back “candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel” during last year’s presidential race was the reason why IRS agents visited the North Carolina offices of both Graham groups, the letter accuses.
While these audits not only wasted taxpayer money, they wasted money contributed by donors for ministry purposes as we had to spend precious resources servicing the IRS agents in our offices.”
The Reverend Billy Graham has worked with both Republican and Democrat presidents for decades. So why now? Why under Barack Onama does the IRS target him? The Gateway Pundit reminds us of when Franklin Graham spoke out against Barack Obama and could not categorically deny that he was a Muslim. You do not think that this thin-skinned president went after his enemies do you? Because he would never do such a thing. Oh that’s right, Obama also banned Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon. Yup, no vindictiveness here. Sister Toldja is 100% correct, “Targeting political groups who oppose this administration’s agenda is bad enough, but targeting religious groups on similar grounds” goes beyond what can be deemed as acceptable.
What ever happened between “separation of Church and State”? IRS-gate is about to explode and the American people are going to be completely outraged when they find out that individuals were targeted as well. This is the same IRS that is supposed to police Obamacare. The people who have access of your insurance data and your private healthcare records. Boy, that gives me a warm fuzzy.
No He Did Not … WH Mouth Piece Jay Carney Says, “Just Because IRS Apologized Doesn’t Mean They Did Anything Wrong”
NO HE DID NOT …
Are you joking, as if Obama White House
Spokesman Spin Doctor had not lost all credibility, now he say the following dribble? Carney actually said today, when asked about why President Barack Obama used the word “IF” after the IRS had already apologized and acknowledged wrong doing in targeting Conservative groups like the Tea Party, that the IRS apology was not evidence of a scandal. HUH? That’s it Carney, keep digging that hole. These folks are making matters worse at this point and its about to become quicksand for the Obama presidency. Carney is to have us believe that Barack Obama and his peeps did not know anything of what the IRS was doing, nor the ridiculous narrative that Obama knew nothing about Benghazi and AP-gate. In other words we either have the biggest liar as president that has ever set foot in the White House or the most incompetent fool who has no idea what is going on around him. You make the call.
Obama through his mouth piece Carney wants Americans to wait for an investigation by the Obama/Holder Justice Department who could not find voter intimidation by Black Panthers in Philly, yet we are supposed to have faith that they can investigate themselves when the IRS targeted an Obama enemies list. Really?
Does Jay Carney have any more credibility? He is now below uses cars salesman on the cred meter.
President Obama Waited 3 Days after IRS Apology to Address IRS Scandal of Targeting Conservatives and Uses the “IF” Word … “IF in fact IRS Personnel Engaged in the Kind of Practices that Have Been Reported on …
With President Barack Obama, it all depends on what “IF” is … When it Comes to an Enemies List.
Talk about late to the game. Finally after three days President Barack Obama addresses the scandal of the IRS targeting Conservative groups like the Tea Party or non-profit groups with the word “patriot” or groups that would teach others of the US Constitution. Barack Obama tried to absolve himself from the scandal by saying he just learned about this scandal on Friday when the report came out. Really Mr. President, you just learned about it? Next thing you are going to tell us that the Benghazi attack was a result of the video tape. Obama went on to say with a look of a child who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, ”If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practice that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting Conservative groups then that’s outrageous. And there is no place for it. And they have to be held fully accountable”. IF THIS IS TRUE? IF? Has Obama been listening to what the IRS has been saying or is he just not that bright? The IRS has already admitted that they intentionally targeted Conservative non-profits, and those organizations that would educate as to the US Constitution on and those that would dare criticize the Obama government. Mr. Presidnt, why do you think the IRS apologized … um, for their intentionally targeting of Conservative groups. Also Mr. President, what the IRS did was not just outrageous, IT WAS ILLEGAL!!!
Hey America, this is the same IRS that is in charge of enforcing Barack Obama’s Obamacare. How’s that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for ya?
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET BIG GOVERNMENT TYRANY AND LIBERTY DIES
On Monday, President Obama called the singling out of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service “outrageous”, adding: “I have no patience with it. I will not tolerate it.”
Obama’s strong condemnation of the growing scandal came amid similar denunciations from Democratic elected officials. Montana Sen. Max Baucus called it an “outrageous abuse of power and a breach of the public’s trust.” West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin described the IRS’ actions as “unacceptable and un-American.” You get the idea.
The question being asked in the political world today is whether the condemnations are too little, too late. As in, did the Obama Administration — and other Democrats in the House and Senate — miss their chance to claim some sort of high(ish) message ground by largely taking a pass on the story when it broke on Friday morning?
So why is Barack Obama so outraged? The IRS really didn’t do anything that his own reelect campaign did not do with the Tea Party, Conservative or those who believe in the US Constitution and put them all on an Obama enemies list. Wasn’t it this president who created a snitch website in 2012 for moonbats to report anyone who dare make comments about Obama and criticize him called Attack Watch?
Better than Obama’s dribble of trying to BS the American public that he never knew of any of this comes the quote of the day from Hot Air. Attorney Dan Backer, whose client TheTeaParty said, “And that’s when we knew it was gonna be a problem.”… “Nobody wipes their own ass in the government without a lawyer clearing it,” Backer said. “The idea that this is not at least a few layers up is nonsense.”
EXIT QUESTION: For Obama being the supposed smartest President ever, why does he always seem to play dumb when confronted with a scandal?