Big Brother IRS is watching you on Twitter and Facebook

Big Brother IRS is watching you on Twitter and Facebook

big-brother-is-watching-you4April 8, 2013

Just in time for the government’s favorite day of the year: April 15. When they gouge us down to the bone.

Now the IRS is spying on our Twitter and Facebook accounts:

“It says the effort is to catch people trying to beat the system, but some say it goes too far.

“Attorney Kristen Mathews warns to be careful with what you say on social media platforms.

“She has concerns the government is pushing the limits of what has historically been considered private.

“‘There are laws that regulate the government’s ability to get a hold of things like credit card transaction history. But those laws have become more permissive in the last several years, particularly after 9-11, and so some might say those laws are no longer in line with the average expectation of privacy,’ says Mathews.

“The government has said it would only check a Facebook page or twitter account if there is already red flag in a tax form.”

They only would check “if there is already a red flag.” Riggggggggght.

Anyone doubt we live in an Orwellian police state?

That’s why the government riles us up with a “two-minutes’ hate” against the “1 percent” who supposedly had to “pay their fair share.” When the government — Democrats and Republicans — really raised the taxes of 77 percent of Americans.

It’s all a diversion to divert our attention from the government’s real mission of enslaving us.

1984 = 2013

Double-plus good!

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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 8 April, 2013, 16:46

    John, we became a “police state” when the war on drugs started the creation of the PIC.

    Now not only are we under thumb of the state goons but the RAGWUS is stepping up its assult on the taxpaying public. I am looking forward to the day when all these crooks are kicked to the curb because the free ride they were getting from the taxpayers stops abruptly!!! 🙂

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  2. us citizen
    us citizen 8 April, 2013, 16:52

    This is why you never give your real name. 🙂

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  3. stolson
    stolson 8 April, 2013, 17:00

    Well, I guess it is easier to scan Facebook than the offshore accts. The budget could be balanced if these crooks were made to pay the taxes on sheltered money.Such a nice club. The IRS and the 1% with the means to hide their stash. Note how the illegals etc can claim exhorbitant # of kids and get $$$$ back with no IRS scrutiny and our Congress and Senate remaining MUM on this scandal and bilking of the public.
    WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE???

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  4. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 9 April, 2013, 09:29

    “This is why you never give your real name.”

    Exactimundo. Wasn’t it just a year ago that there was discussion on this website about requiring a facebook account to post here? I believe our resident Police State aficionado SkippingDog was a big proponent of that. What a surprise. When it comes to dealing with Big Brother, anonymity = safety.

    “WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE???”

    It’s boiling over everywhere but the lapdog, truth killer media doesn’t cover it because their man is running the country. On those rare occasions when someone screws up and the truth leaks out, We The Outraged are snidely dismissed as angry, white, racist, Tea Bagger troglodytes.

    Interesting choice of music John. Spirit was a super groovy band that was very under appreciated in it’s heyday. Not one of their best tunes however.

    Isn’t it ironic that the flower power, peace and love generation has turned into the Big Brother totalitarian Fascist creeps that they rebelled against 40 years ago.

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  5. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 9 April, 2013, 09:33

    If they are illegal they can’t be filing returns.

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  6. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 9 April, 2013, 10:13

    “If they are illegal they can’t be filing returns.”

    Are you sure about that? I thought even illegal aliens could get a taxpayer I.D. #. You don’t need a social security card to file a tax return and the IRS doesn’t give a rip if you are a legal or illegal resident. They just want their blood money.

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  7. Hondo
    Hondo 9 April, 2013, 10:32

    Facebook is all about data mining. Both the govt and business keep tabs on every picture and word uploaded to that site. Women have been raped (one of my tenants) because they posted they were going someplace at a certain time, on Facebook. Employers scan it to see any ‘behavior’ or ‘comments’ they don’t approve of. IRS scans it to see if you are posting pics of your ‘new car’, or vacation that you don’t seem to be able to afford. The ATF scans pics of any guns you publish. A man was ‘swatted’ because he published a pic of his kid and a 22. And for gods sake don’t upload any pic of any of your children. The bad guys scan those sitex. And also, the FBI looks at any pic where the child is partially or completely unclothed. Or you are holding your child in an un-appropriate manner. Innocent parents are facing child porn charges because of this.
    Burglars also scan facebook and twitter to see about any new toy you have bought.
    So don’t post any pic of your guns, your children, or that new stereo or computer you just bought.
    I am not on Facebook for all of the above reason.
    Hondo……

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 9 April, 2013, 11:41

    Only village idiots use social media ego inflation. When your and dumb you become a worthless sot….and most never recover.

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  9. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 10 April, 2013, 18:31

    The IRS has probably been monitoring all of Donkey’s bank accounts anyway, since it’s clear he’s some kind of scofflaw.

    I still think Facebook accounts would go a long way toward improving civility on these blogs, which is why so many of you dislike the thought of using them. Facebook was valuable in helping me identify a couple of the more strident posters, which in turn revealed why they harbored so much hatred for our government.

    BTW, Donkey, the IRS is also monitoring emails I’ve read. You should be very careful about the kind of things you send to your anarchist friends.

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