Tag: The Obama WH ordered the IRS to target opponents

How sad things are…

Rasmussen has a poll that asked people if they bought Obama’s most recent attempt to hide the fact that under his administration the IRS conveniently targeted his political opponents right before an election, and the sad thing is that the result was that only 52% of likely US voters believe that this was highly illegal and a directed political attack. I suspect that amongst the democrat voting block there are two issues that drive this number. The first that these democrat voters are predominantly low information voters: they get their news from comedians or DNC apparatchiks like the NYT or PSMNBC, which pretend to be doing unbiased news, but are nothing but shills for the DNC. But I suspect that there is also a large block that know this was illegal and a dangerous abuse of power they would never, ever, have gone along with, but they don’t care to admit that now, because it benefited their guy and their side.

These idiots are the ones that make totalitarian systems possible. They are fine with abuses of power and law breaking as long as it is done by their guys – explained away as a necessary evil in their battle against the enemy – and never figure out that eventually they will be in the line of fire themselves until it is too late. One can forgive the low information voter. After all, stupid is as stupid does. But willfully ignoring criminal activity is another thing. And during the Obama term we sure as hell have seen some unbelievable abuses of power. From this IRS scandal to the things going on in the ME (Benghazi. Iran deal, and more), to the attack on Walker Hal posted about, these people have shown they operate like a criminal syndicate. And we as a country are all suffering for it. When the rule of law crumbles as it is doing now, sooner than later, you will get those that decide to take the law into their own hands.

They don’t get it, but you better do…

The cynic in me sees this IRS story as nothing more than an extension of the criminal activity that this administration has been involved with.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama’s health law. But they shouldn’t expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.

Got a question for the IRS? Good luck reaching someone by phone. The tax agency says only half of the 100 million people expected to call this year will be able to reach a person.

Callers who do get through may have to wait on hold for 30 minutes or more to talk to someone who will answer only the simplest questions.

“Taxpayers who need help are not getting it, and tax compliance is likely to suffer over the longer term if these problems are not quickly and decisively addressed,” said a report Wednesday by agency watchdog Nina E. Olson.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts are forcing the agency to reduce taxpayer services and other functions. The number of audits will decline, technology upgrades will be delayed and the agency might be forced to shut down and furlough workers for two days later this year, Koskinen said.

The most frightening organization on the planet basically is holding us all hostage, and I doubt this isn’t on purpose. On the one hand they are pretending they need even more people and power to do the job, which will then just translate to even more of them using the power of the IRS to target political enemies of the left like they are doing here, and on the other they are setting everyone up so they can sick the evil apparatus on those political enemies. Killing 2 birds with one stone as it were.

If there ever was another reason to show us why in the name of real fairness we should go to a flat tax, this is it. A flat tax however would destroy the most powerful weapon the left believes it has – the ability to pray on the envious nature of the masses and to then use that to make the connected lefty political class and their friends rich and powerful, all while doing nothing for the idiots that suck that class warfare bullshit up like it was a gourmet cock – and that’s why we will never get it. I won’t even engage in that stupid argument that they mean well but execute poorly, because it is obvious to me that’s plain bullshit.

The IRS needs to fucking go, as does the collectivist movement. Unfortunately, to quote Einstein or some other famous dude, the two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity, and that’s why collectivism and failed and evil institutions like the IRS keep hanging around.

I am sure I will be audiited again this year, but it is all a coincidence. Fuck you all.

More proof the WH was working with the IRS to target an enemies list

While the LSM continues to ignore the Obama Administration’s IRS scandal, a scandal that makes what Nixon did look like child’s play, and your average lefty progtard will parrot the “Faux scandal” meme every time they can get away with it, the truth is that ,a href=”http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/225970-watchdog-irs-withholding-docs-on-taxpayer-data-requests” target=”_new”>they have things they need to hide because they were abusing their power and breaking the law:

A watchdog group says the IRS is withholding documents between the agency and the White House that show inappropriate requests for taxpayer data, according to multiple reports.

Cause of Action, a nonprofit group, filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for all correspondence between the IRS and White House about requests for tax returns of businesses or individuals.

The Treasury inspector general for tax administration has told the group that there are more than 2,000 documents potentially related to the request.

A court has said the agency must hand over the documents. But IRS officials have said that they will not release the documents, citing a part of the tax code that protects the confidentiality of individual tax returns.

It is not clear what is contained in the documents, but Cause of Action said they might be evidence of White House misdeeds.

“That indicates scandal,” said Daniel Epstein, a spokesman for the group.

“Now, potentially, there’s confidential tax information going from the IRS to the White House. Potentially — we don’t know, we’d like to see,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has been a critic of the IRS under the Obama administration, said late Wednesday on Fox News.

Of course they are going to deny any wrong doing and lie about the fact that they are not abusing their power and breaking the law. The Obama WH, the big government bureaucracies that are replete with stinking progressive drones, and the demcorats in general, are doing this sort of criminal and illegal shit on practically a daily basis. The problem is that everyone, from the media which has abandoned its job of the watchdog of the American people to the majority of the political class, is all turning a blind eye to this shit. Too many of the people in the Obama administration should really be wearing orange overalls and working in a prison shop making license plates or making calls for companies selling crap or scamming people for some cause.

Black Nixon on steroids was unavailable for comment either because of golf or fund raising commitments.

Abolish the IRS – PUH-LEASE!

There is no more feared an organization in this country, nay the world, than the IRS. I have had to deal with them and was all but told that you were guilty until you could prove beyond the shadow of a doubt otherwise. I won, but I paid an arm and a leg to get there, and never got the money back. Stories of people browbeaten by IRS tyrants abound. No mistake or omission is permitted when you are in their gun sights. So you can understand how it galls me to find out that an organization with this kind of tyrannical overreach now claims that they are bereft by problems that prevent them from proving their innocence.

The IRS must go already. It’s a political weapon of the left and the political class, and nothing else. Americans are getting fucked over by these crooks and criminals. Abolish it and make the people working for the IRS live off government assistance. I doubt they can hold a real job anywhere outside government, anyway. And don’t forget to throw the Obama administration in jail. If I am guilty till I prove to the IRS that they are fucking idiots, then the same should apply to Black Jesus and his disciples. Implement a flat tax. No more loopholes. It will fix a lot of the political graft machine as well. And that’s why it won’t happen. The crooks are firmly in charge of things.

Could the LSM be seeing the light?

I was surprised to see that WaPo, which so far has done an awesome job of providing cover to the Obama administration when it comes to the plethora of scandals its involved in, was finally admitting that the whole IRS is no scandal meme from the admin now seems to bely a campaign of lies:

Anyone paying attention to the Internal Revenue Service scandal has been waiting for the next smidgen to drop. Well, two more hit pretty hard this week. At the president’s next encounter with the media, I will scream collusion if no one asks him for his exact definition of a “smidgen,” and if he thinks he has seen a smidgen of corruption yet. At this point, only the most gullible or culpable can continue to claim there is no compelling evidence in this case. Given the delays, lies and stonewalling, there is no viable argument against a special prosecutor.

In a stunning revelation this week, it was disclosed that former IRS official Lois Lerner told colleagues, “we need to be cautious about what we say in emails” and then proceeded to ask the IRS IT department, in an e-mail, “if [instant messaging] conversations were also searchable.” When she was told they were not, she e-mailed back, “Perfect.” This is a smoking gun e-mail in that it makes plain she had a cover-up in mind. There is no other plausible explanation.

Who knows how many of her colleagues and allies are breathing a sigh of relief upon learning that their e-mails to Lerner were destroyed and their instant messages not recorded? I think Lerner must have a sizable silent cheering section in Washington; people who are rooting for her to hang tough in pleading the Fifth and hoping that she does not go wobbly on them. I’ll bet her government retirement check is one check that never gets lost in the mail or delayed.

It gets even better. In another disclosure, Lerner’s attorney said that previous emphatic statements he had made declaring that Lerner did not print hard copies of her e-mails were not lies, just a “misunderstanding.” In this case, it is obvious what happened. When Team Lerner discovered that not keeping hard copies of some e-mails – which are considered government records – would in itself violate the law, it changed its story. It’s as simple as that.

The coordination among the Democrats and Lerner is remarkably brazen, even by today’s standards. While she lies low taking the Fifth, her mouthpieces in the Democratic caucus recite talking points that only she could approve. For example, during House oversight hearings on the scandal, Democrats seem to recite with great precision what Lerner did or did not do, what she knew and when she knew it. So while she hides the truth, protects her gang and stays clear of a perjury charge or worse, elected members of the Democratic party declare her innocence and tell her self-serving story.

Anyway, as long as Lerner stays cool and the Obama Department of Justice has her back, the administration obviously thinks it can run out the clock on this scandal. But these revelations are definitely meaningful smidgens. At what point does a flock of smidgens become irrefutable evidence that deserves an independent examination?

That bolded section is mine, because that’s exactly what the Obama administration is up to right now. The plan is to stall until the next presidential election, at which point they plan to steal the election for the democrat candidate which will then stall for as long as they can keep stealing the elections or simply decide to do away with the whole show that they have any respect for the constitution or the rule of law.

Nixon called and wants his presidency back, since he was forced to resign for wanting to do all the illegal shit that Obama and his crew have actually really done over the past 6 years. At this point this isn’t even funny to say anymore because it is so fucking true. We needs a special prosecutor, and these crooks all need to go to jail. The left is nothing but a crime syndicate.

If we can’t outright disolve it, this works

It looks like many others are figuring out that the checks and balances of our constitutional republic have been broken down by the rise of the nanny state, and in particular, the problems that this new fourth power branch – the unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrat – cause to our rights and freedoms are being shown by the abuse of power rampant through the Obama administration. In particular, we have the most powerful entity in the US, the IRS, targeting political opponents of the left. While the powers that be are doing their best to stall any information on how corrupt government has become under this administration, some see the danger and articulate solutions. Their proposed solution is an interesting one. From the article:

In America’s first 100 years, federal officials could be sued in state courts for acting beyond their authority. In his book Creating the Administrative Constitution, Yale law professor Jerry Mashaw chronicles how this helped temper bad behavior.

Law professor Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit is among those who believe that government officials need more civil and criminal liability for their bad acts. There are some private remedies on the books, but they are too weak to be effective.

While I would prefer the IRS just be banned and everyone be made to pay a flat tax – a goal I doubt the nanny state would ever accede to because it would be the proverbial stake to the heart, followed by a beheading, and then the vampire corpse of the nanny state being burned to ashes, I think leaving the status quo is not an option for those of us that see this problem. This proposed legal solution might work, of course if we had a judicial system that was not already seriously compromised by the existing nanny state, to at least stem this out of control snowball effect we have right now, and that’s a good thing.

I remember many a conversation with smug leftists that told me they wanted to protect freedoms and rights back when. What’s happening now vindicates my dismissal of their claims. The left has never wanted to protect people’s freedoms or rights: it has wanted to rig the system to its favor, and has done so by choosing battles that allowed it to undermine the existing system of checks and balances. The things happening in this age of Obama are all just steps in the natural progression of the progressive agenda. In the end you will find yourself living in a totalitarian system, with an all-powerful state, run by an elite oligarchy, with the rest of the people treated as serfs. We are at a turning point. We roll this shit back, or we kiss our freedoms and prosperity goodbye.

Reign in the nanny state.

These people want to handle your medical records and decisions

Another congressional hearing, and the IRS rep is again lying through his teeth. If you ask me what the greatest talent of the Obama administration’s members is, I will have to say it is engaging in any kind of criminal activity and then lying about it. These people apparently can’t have one of the organizations that holds the power to destroy every citizen’s life hold on to basic information, yet this agency demands we tax payers be able to produce any information they request or face drastic consequences. That’s not irony, but something far worse.

And as the title of my post points out, these are the kind of people the progressives tell us should not only control the healthcare system, basically holding stewardship of our medical information, but have the power over life and death decisions. Because, you know, evil private corporations make profits. Yeah, and petty partisan bureaucrats with delusions of grandeur and a political agenda won’t abuse their power, like those at the IRS, the DOJ, the EPA, and any other entity you can name under the Obama administration, have been doing causing harm that these private entities would only have dreamed of being able to get away with. Nothing to worry about, people.

I am hoping that the call for the IRS to be abolished actually pan out, just like I hope Americans get a real break and Obamacare gets punted. Collectivism is a cancer on humanity.

Watergate had nothing on this..

I am now convinced Nixon’s crime was to be a republican. We are now getting told by the Obama administration’s IRS cronies that we can’t get Lerner’s emails, because, not only did the PC she used crash and lose her local copy, but they then formatted that hard drive and gave it to somebody else.

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources.

“We’ve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away,” Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, said in a brief hallway interview. Two additional sources told POLITICO the same late Wednesday, citing IRS officials.

It may just be standard government procedure, but the revelation is significant because some lawmakers and observers thought there was a way that tech experts could revive Lerner’s emails after they were washed away in a computer crash in the summer of 2011. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), for example, subpoenaed her damaged hard drive earlier this week, when he asked for “all hard drives, external drives, thumb drives and computers” and “all electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lois G. Lerner.”

“IT experts have weighed in and said yes — we can get those” emails, said Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) earlier Wednesday.

The latest news suggests such professionals may never get the chance to try again — and the IRS has even said its criminal investigators who specialize in rebuilding hard drives to recover hidden information from criminals were unable to restore the data back in 2011. But this is only likely to further enrage Republicans, who are fuming over the matter and suspect Washington officials drove the selective scrutiny.

Sure, I buy into the nonsense that an organization awash with tax payer money to waste that spends hundreds of thousands on fluff bullshit (remember those training videos?) like the IRS has to recycle a hard drive that’s at least 2 year old after it crashes. Sounds like a sold move without any risk of it blowing up again. How convenient! I am sure the same problem occurred with the other people whose emails also mysteriously have vanished because of some mechanical failure. It’s just a coincidence that the people that have mechanical failures at the IRS are the ones under investigation. I still ask where the backups are. I bet that we will find out that the dog ate the tape drives or they stored that stuff on the cloud and it rained, causing them to lose it!

Can you imagine the reaction from the left if they had caught the Boosh administration using some government agency, let alone one as powerful as the IRS, to target their political enemies, only to be told they couldn’t get a look at the evidence from the major perpetrators under investigation, because all the people involved suffered mechanical failures, of one sort or another, and that the storage for the evidence was then recycled/destroyed? Do you think the LSM would be mute like it is now about this revelation, or would be getting demands for answers? I guess the Pulitzer prize doesn’t hold as much sway in the DNC propagandist community it once had. Or maybe it is just, as I pointed out at the start of this post, that Nixon’s crime was to be a republican.

Un-fucking-believable.

Now I am certain the WH was behind the IRS attacks

I am with Glenn H. Reynolds, whom I think hits the IRS scandal nail right on the head when he points out there is no way the WH was not involved. After revelations that Lois Lerner isn’t the only one whose emails the IRS has lost, there are 6 other people being investigated and all their emails conveniently have gone missing too, I can’t help but conclude this is deliberate.

We already know they have computer backups, even at the IRS which being a government entity conceivably is plagued by the fact nothing is too terrible for government work, so at a minimum this lost email nonsense amounts to stalling the ongoing investigation until after this or some other election. But considering the corruption and down right criminal nature of the left, and especially the members of this administration, I believe this is something far more nefarious that’s going on. They got caught. This WH directed the IRS to give the FBI confidential information so they could then attack political enemies. If it ended there things would already be horribly wrong, but there is more. Our media is helping the crooks cover up instead of telling the American people the truth. Worse yet, this is the story we know of. How many others are out there? How many people have been brought low by our own government agencies under command from the crooks that promised us better?

And yes, these are the fucking idiots that the left feel should run our healthcare. I can’t wait to be told by some asshole bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur that my records have been lost, and so, I am going to just buck up and die. That’s then followed by a smirk and a comment about how I didn’t lick my progressive betters’ fucking cocks with enough gusto. This is the future the left wants for all of us. Remember that whenever they tell you they care.

In the mean time Nixon says he wants to un-resign! If these fucks can actually do what he only asked for and get away with it, then he made a huge mistake caving in. Our media is disgusting. They are more than content to provide cover for these criminals, and are proud of helping fuck us all over.

Yeah, I am sure that’s what happened! (UPDATED)

It now looks like the IRS conveniently lost the Lerner emails that would prove the extent of the criminal activity going on there:

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

Man, that was a one convenient computer crash, huh? I am sure the usual defenders of the indefensible will demand we believe this is just another coincidence in a long, long string of similar coincidences, and then tell us to just let it go, because4 obviously there is no evidence so there is no case. The left is a crime syndicate, I tell you. They play for keeps. They think the law is their cudgel with which to beat the enemy down, and nothing more. These people are the robber barons of old on steroids.

Look, anyone that doesn’t at this point believe the Obama administration ordered the IRS to do this, then had the FBI and other US agencies actually work to target their political enemies is a fucking fool. This is the administration Nixon would have sold his soul to the devil to have been able to have. If you want to see corrupt: look towards the progressives.

UPATE: Over at Powerline they have a DOJ employee that confirmed the IRS computers back up every night, so this unlikely bullshit about not having the emails is bunk. As we predicted in the commentaries, the next one will be that the backup server had an issue, and then we will have the LSM telling us to just drop it already, because there is no evidence to support this faux scandal….