Conservative radio talker Mark Levin appears to have touched off the investigation into Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative political groups back in March 2012. In a letter last year on behalf of the Landmark Legal Foundation, an organization he heads, Levin requested an investigation into what he called “misconduct.” On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service revealed that it had improperly targeted conservative groups for audits during the 2012 election. During a conference call, Lois Lerner, the IRS’s director of exempt organizations, explained that IRS staffers selected groups that
Comments: He said he was visited by two Treasury Department agents after sending a letter to the inspector general.
The Obama Administration: "Every word is a lie, including ´and´ and ´the´."
Fox News just covered this for a bit. It seems Obama and his nominees are, and appoint, not just liars, but inveterate liars. Only the most absurdly-credulous among us could ever believe anything from the mouths of these people -- including whether they want cream or sugar in their coffee!
Mark Levin is going over this story in detail on his Friday radio show and his role in demanding answers from the IRS for targeting Conservative and TEA Party groups for audits. Many groups were only requesting tax-exempt status. Thanks Mark Levin for sticking up for Conservatives and the TEA Party people.
Not that we are all out-spoken radio talk show hosts like the great one, Mark Levin, but, you see folks, the spoken word IS king. While fine and dandy to surf the very fine L.com for the truth each and every day, we also need to get out and shout down this digusting progressive funk the country has plunged itself into. The sheep will not wake up by themselves. Thought-control of their minds by government is one of the oldest tricks in the book as you can see from history. we need to break this from Amerika´s moral fabric
I’m intrigued to know what prompted the IRS to admit the harassment now. Nothing or nobody associated with the current regime admits to anything. I read the letter Mark Levin of Landmark Legal sent the Treasury Dept. but past history suggests the government would protract a response/action to the 48th of never.
None of this kind of continuous garbage could happen if the so called main stream press were not cowardly socialist, commmie, muslim, bank grafting subrdinates to greed and evil of Washinon DC and almost every selfish old man in Congress. It´s a government growth monster fueled with endless trillions of fake paper "fiat money", ready for the taking of Washinton´s elite pigs. The latest, 16,000 new IRS agents, out of nowhere, to police the new Communist medicine takeover. Just you, your doctor and one or more IRS police to subject both of you to an easy arrest, fine, imprisonment. How insane can it get? Just look at Puglosi´s crazed, fixed-smile face, and hear Reids wierd tiny voiced dictatorial statements. And crime of all crimes, all the Diane Sawyers of the mafia media, ignore this crazed authoritarian madness and fully support the entire tax/debt driven theft racket. Mark is great lke Breitbart, one of the only voices of truth. Time or more citizens to speak up!
Could the apology actually be a way to say to conservatives, "You could be next!" Maybe just another devious way to keep us in line. Whenever the 0bama crew do anything puzzling, I remember they are gangsters, and have that mentality. Welfare is the ultimate protection racket.
The apology is a start but the career employees who did this should be fired. Wasn´t this one of the counts in the proposed Nixon impeachment - using the IRS to punish rivals.. If the Rats were opposed to it then why not now? The final solution to this problem should be to abolish the Marxist progressive income tax and replace it with a sales tax. The income tax is against the original constitution. It is open to all sort of manipulation and politicization by it´s nature. The regulations it has grow to thousands of pages of complexity as different politicians reward their friends and punish their enemies. The progressive income tax has no place in a free society! Any talk of "fair shair" in this context is a sick joke!
Mark Levin is an objective national treasure shining the light of truth upon current deviations from America´s Constitutional rule of law! The Constitution is as America´s compass for our ship of state´s freedom journey. This generation dare not slumber & drift away for lack of diligence & vigilance.
Those entrusted with maintaining & assuring our officially legislated governmental policies who instead choose to abuse that public trust through their own personal agenda-driven sneaky plottings but exhibit that they simply do not respect the Americn public which they are charged to serve, EQUALLY & IMPARTIALLY, WITH NO BIAS. Nor do they support the principles of freedom secured EQUALLY for us each in the U.S. Constitution. Subversives with statist agendas of dividing & targeting political adversaries in violation of America´s own Constitutional principles & rule of law, display utter disdain for the equality secured by America´s principle: ´´Innocent until proved guilty!´´
....The political lefty/lib pols are attempting to reverse that American foundational principle of securing EQUALLY each individual´s freedom. They now apparently view those who differ from them as opponents, guilty of something or other until converted to their way of thinking. ...How biased is that tunnel-vision?
Nothing this corrupt administration does would surprise me. What is shocking is the IRS´s admission and apology. The only plausible explanation is damage control. This may only be the tip of the iceberg. Kevin Williamson on today´s "The Corner" at NRO states that Jewish pro-Israel organizations have also been targeted by the IRS.
The problem, as I see it, is that progressives, communists, Muslims and other devout followers of government control of lives and freedom, see lying as part of the process as long as the outcome is what they want. They do not see it as non-truth telling. They are OK with it because they meant well and were doing it for "your" own good. They are sick and evil. And if any of them sees the light and tries to excommunicate themselves from the evil they are beaten down and attacked like a wounded animal surrounded by hyenas.
Yes, abuse of IRS power was indeed one of the Impeachment charges against Richard Nixon:
"He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."
Maybe if the IRS would spend their time on the real tax cheats, like the prisoners who have gotten millions while incarcerated, to the EIC recipients who are both legal and illegal residents, we would have a lot more money in the treasury for the Obama´s to travel and enjoy our money. Just a thought.
..the left owns the media..owns education...but...hopefull..the people will be heard...common sense....limited government (at the federal level) low taxes, strong national defense, personal responsibility...is the answer
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