Outrage! Obama IRS targets right-wingers

big-brother-is-watching-you4May 10, 2013

By John Seiler

You think it’s easy being a conservative or libertarian in America? Government commonly targets us for audits and other harassment.

My old friend and mentor Russell Kirk, the conservative philosopher who basically jump-started the conservative movement with his 1953 book, “The Conservative Mind,” was audited every year. Yet all he had was some minor business deductions and investments.

Now this:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.

“Organizations were singled out because they included the words ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.

“In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.”

The IRS-Stasi apolgized. Big deal. They’ll just keep up the abuse more on the Q.T.

Conservatives do have themselves to blame somewhat after favoring so much government, especially under the two Bush regimes. (Not Kirk, of course; he always favored less government and opposed Bush I in 1992; Kirk died in 1994.)

Conservatives backed the Bushes in their elections, then backed their expensive wars and socialist welfare programs. They backed No Child Left Behind and the vast Medicare expansion under Bush II. They were foolish to think they always would control government, which always would be wonderful and good in their hands.

Now they’re paying the price as their political opponents give them the IRS third degree.

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  1. @SoquelCreek
    @SoquelCreek 10 May, 2013, 11:56

    So, the IRS supposedly investigated organizations with the name “patriot” in them. I wonder if they investigated the union-funded Patriot Majority, run by Senator Harry Reid’s former communications director, Craig Varoga? Just curious.
    http://soquelbythecreek.blogspot.com/2010/10/fake-tea-party-group-appears-in-nevada.html

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  2. us citizen
    us citizen 10 May, 2013, 13:53

    Good one Creek

    How about targeting all the idiots that work for BO and dont pay any taxes or very little?

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  3. Chrisxman
    Chrisxman 11 May, 2013, 08:14

    Let’s see if I’ve got this right. IRS went after conservative organizations like the Tea Party or those that had the name “Patriot” involved in their goals and “In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy. Now they have said “sorry”. Then it is all blamed on Bush? What’s wrong with this picture?

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 May, 2013, 15:03

    There are stealth drones over your backyards…..

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  5. Hondo
    Hondo 11 May, 2013, 15:42

    The reason I supported Jerry Brown in 92 was that he was for the flat tax, which took enormous power from the IRS. No one can figure out 20,000 pages of tax code. Obama and the head of the IRS have someone else figure out their taxes. With the flat tax, I take my income, divide by 15%, equals my tax.
    I am horrified of the IRS. I am collage educated and have taken and passed collage level math classes in algebra and statistics along with chemistry and physics. I have no chance of figuring out 20,000 pages of lawyer gibberish that is the IRS. And they have unspeakable powers of law behind them. They can say I owe $20,000 and I gotta hire a tax lawyer and pay him $50,000 to get myself off.
    The flat tax is nothing about lowering my taxes. It’s about taking the power out of the hands of the monster IRS.
    Hondo……

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  6. fish
    fish 12 May, 2013, 05:57

    There are stealth drones over your backyards…..

    There are stealth drones buzzing between your ears. Not that that is a problem…..those skies are wide open.

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 12 May, 2013, 09:21

    Carp life goes on…..how is business at your truck stop job in Randsburg? Are you taking your squeeze Big Betty to the Road Kill Cafe for Mother’s Day brunch?

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  8. Bunker Queen
    Bunker Queen 12 May, 2013, 20:43

    Carp life goes on…..how is business at your truck stop job in Randsburg? Are you taking your squeeze Big Betty to the Road Kill Cafe for Mother’s Day brunch?

    What is this obsession about truck stops Queef?

    Is that where the big sweaty man touched you ….on that special day….the day you were broken in…..when you ran inside to potty? Do you secretly long for his touch and all cherish the memory of all those dirty dirty things that he made you do on that hot sweaty special day?

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