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Pat Caddell: The Establishment GOP wants the IRS to go after Tea Party

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Pat Caddell: The Establishment GOP wants the IRS to go after Tea Party (See, the Republicans and the Dems CAN agree on something.)

 

Believe it or not this guy worked for Jimmy Carter.

Believe it or not this guy worked for Jimmy Carter.

 

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Caddell says that’s why the issue is not being pressed by House leadership. My gut tells me that he’s right. The consulting crew  in Washington (which hires each other for gigs for top top dollar) fear the Tea Party because they know that they are toast if it takes power. All sorts of information will flood out, skeletons will come tumbling out of the closet, questionable checks written by questionable people will come to light. The establishment GOP is way more scared of the Tea Party than even the Dems, who though they won’t admit it publicly are pretty scared.

The GOP DC cronies are holding on for dear life and they want the Tea Party dead even if it means a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Below is a speech Caddell gave at CPAC after the defeat of Romney, just in case you want to know what the guy REALLY thinks.

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Nick Sorrentino
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Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant with clients across the political spectrum, he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

 

 

True The Vote Founder to Congress

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By shrader

True The Vote Founder to Congress: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated”

 

This lady is awesome, in testimony on coordinated federal government intimidation, after filing as a tax exempt group.

 

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Update: One member of the impressive panel, a former IRS attorney, says he has evidence of illegality at the highest levels of the IRS. Ms. Engelbrecht and her capable attorney Cleta Mitchell have formally called for an ethics investigation into Elijah Cummings, the ranking minority member, even against the earlier advice of the Republican chair. Cummings tried to paint the activities of True the Vote, as racially biased, using a bogus report. A firey hearing.

In the absence of any investigation by the FBI, and a seemingly paralyzed oversight committee, at least a few impressive lawyers are themselves suing on behalf of tea party groups. It looks like there will be more pressure and revelation.

Full hearing:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?317634-1/IRSTar

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(H/T freedomsphoenix.com)

 

IRS Refuses to Answer Congressman on AR-15s for ‘Standoff Capability’

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By Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com

IRS Refuses to Answer Congressman on AR-15s for ‘Standoff Capability’

“Do they need a SWAT team to make sure you’ve paid your taxes?”

 

The IRS has refused to answer Congressman Jeff Duncan’s question on why IRS agents are training with semi-automatic AR-15′s designed for “standoff capability”.

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Back in May, Congressman Duncan (R-SC) visited the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Maryland as part of his investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s large scale ammunition purchases.

While at the facility, Duncan witnessed eight or nine IRS agents using AR-15′s at a 100 yard indoor firing range, leading him to wonder, “Why in the world do we have IRS agents with long gun capability….why are they training with that….why do IRS agents need that capability?”

Duncan noted that the style of firearms training the IRS agents were taking was called “standoff capability,” meaning they could target an individual from a long distance away.

“Why do IRS agents need standoff capability?” Duncan asked at a recent public forum. “They should be checking my tax forms, they should be doing audits.” The Congressman questioned why the federal agency couldn’t call on US Marshals or local law enforcement if they were visiting a potentially dangerous criminal.

“I asked that question – I have not got an answer because my committee does not have jurisdiction over the Internal Revenue Service, so I can’t bring IRS agents in front of my committee and ask them questions,” said Duncan, adding that the IRS merely sent him a response pointing to their website stating that agents do train with weapons they carry, “validating the fact that they do carry AR-15′s,” according to the Congressman.

Duncan said he would now encourage his peers who do have jurisdiction over the IRS to ask the federal agency why its agents are now apparently carrying “standoff capability” assault rifles because, “The IRS has not been cooperative. My committee doesn’t’t have direct oversight over the IRS so I’ve been trying to build support for an investigation. The IRS has not shown me any information on why they need to train with AR-15′s.”

As Joshua Cook points out, the Department of Education is also acquiring tactical weapons, along with numerous other federal agencies that wouldn’t be expected to require such deadly weaponry.

When asked whether the Department of Education should have its own SWAT team, Duncan responded, “Absolutely not, that’s the whole concern with the IRS. Do they need a SWAT team to make sure you’ve paid your taxes?”

“This just as bad as the Dept. of Education actually having agents who are on armed and trained with AR-15s. Both are symptoms of a federal government that is out of control and whose powers have grown well beyond those outlined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution,” added Steve Hoffman, the Southeast Regional Director for the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC).

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Obama exempts Congress from Obamacare, A list of companies and unions with similar Obamacare exemptions

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Obama exempts Congress from Obamacare, A list of companies and unions with similar Obamacare exemptions

 

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Well let’s see. The doctors are leaving in droves because of Obamacare. The IRS doesn’t want Obamacare for its employees even though that agency will administer it, Congress just got an exemption from Obamacare from the president, hundreds of politically connected companies and unions have gotten exemptions, the Teamsters have warned that Obamacare threatens the middle class, the law is so complex that an army of “navigators” must be hired to sign people up, and the Democratic Senator Max Baucus, who is the outgoing head of the Finance Committee referred to the effort to administer the law as a potential “train wreck.”

 

Nothing wrong here. Slap one of those “I love Obamacare” stickers on your car and pretend like this isn’t the biggest legislative disaster of perhaps of multiple generations. Everything will be just fine. There is no way this program is going to cost trazzillions more than the trillions it’s projected to. No worries. We’ve got plenty of money, no deficit or debt at all.

The main issue which must be dealt with in this country is access to care in catastrophic circumstances and insuring those with a prior condition. This is a huge, monumental task, but much more narrow than the sweeping tsunami of red tape which is Obamacare. However, there are those who just want nationalized healthcare at nearly any cost and simply making sure that those who have cancer don’t fall into bankruptcy, and those who have epilepsy can get their medication easily isn’t enough. There must be “comprehensive” care for everyone, damn the cost to the taxpayer, or the employers (which are also taxpayers.)

The connected know (especially those with lawyers who have read the law) that they want no part of Obamacare and that is why the administration has issued HUNDREDS of EXEMPTIONS for connected companies and unions over the past 3 years. Now Congress and probably the IRS get exemptions too.

If Obamacare is so good why are even the members of Congress which wrote the legislation and the unions which lobbied for it desperately trying to get out of it?

Why? Because they can, and you can not.

Suckers!

Click here for the article.

Click here for the list of Obamacare exemptions in alphabetical order.

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Nick Sorrentino
About Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant with clients across the political spectrum, he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

IRS Chief: I Want to Keep My Health Care Plan, Not Switch to Obamacare

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Posted by Judy Morris

IRS Chief: I Want to Keep My Health Care Plan, Not Switch to Obamacare

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“Mr. Werfel, last week your employees who are a member of the National Treasury Employee’s Union sent a form letter for union members to send in to ask they be exempt from the exchanges,” a congressman asked. “Why are your employees trying to exempt themselves from the very law that you’re tasked to enforce?”

“I don’t want to speak for the NTEU, but I’ll offer a perspective as a federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS,” said the IRS chief. “And that is, we have right now as employees of the government, of the IRS, affordable health care coverage. I think the ACA was designed to provide an option or an alternative for individuals that do not. And all else being equal, I think if you’re an individual who is satisfied with your health care coverage, you’re probably in a better position to stick with that coverage than go through the change of moving into a different environment and going through that process. So I think for a federal employee, I think more likely, and I would — can speak for myself, I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I’m pleased with rather than go through a change if O don’t need to go through that change.”

The Weekly Standard link, here.

IRS Employee Charged with Identity Theft

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IRS Employee Charged with Identity Theft

 

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COVINGTON, Kentucky – An employee of the Internal Revenue Service has been charged with identity theft.

Joy Fox, who was a financial technician in the Boone County, Kentucky IRS office, has been indicted on eight counts of unauthorized data access for the purpose of improperly acquiring personal identification, three counts of mail fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

The pilfered information was used to siphon money from the victims’ Social Security benefits.

http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/IRS-Employee-Accused-Identity-Theft-67543-1.html

http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/29/yet-another-irs-employee-uses-agency-dat

The Important Things We DON’T Have Money For, And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For…

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By Michael Snyder

The Important Things We DON’T Have Money For, And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For…

 

Government WasteIn an age of “belt tightening” and “budget cuts”, you would think that government officials would be trying to spend our money wisely.  Unfortunately, when it comes time to cut spending our politicians tend to do everything that they can to protect their own interests and their own pet projects, but they don’t seem to mind implementing cuts that deeply hurt military families, the poor and the elderly.  The facts that you are about to read will likely upset you very much.  The federal government and our state governments are wasting money in some of the most ridiculous ways imaginable.  Meanwhile, we are being told that we don’t have any money for a lot of really important things.  Our hard-earned tax dollars are being horribly mismanaged, and the American people deserve to hear the truth about this gross negligence.

Now before I go any further, I want to make it very clear that I believe that the federal government and our state governments are already taking in more than enough money.  They should be able to do everything that they need to do on the money that they are already extracting from all of us.  And if we had been living within our means all this time, we would not be drowning in debt as a nation today.

Unfortunately, our politicians did choose to go into tremendous amounts of debt, and the American people did not stop them.  So now we are rapidly heading toward a debt crisis unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

And our politicians should be reducing spending.  There is no question about that.  But what this article is about is priorities, and right now our politicians really seem to have their priorities messed up.  What follows are some examples of this…

The city of Detroit says that it is totally broke and has no money for pensions

…but somehow the city has 444 million dollars to spend on a new hockey arena for the Detroit Red Wings.

…but somehow the federal government is able to spend tens of millions of dollars to fill our skies with surveillance drones.

The U.S. government is so broke that it has had to borrow more than a trillion dollars from China…

…but somehow we have plenty of money to help  “modernize China’s energy grid“.

The U.S. Congress has cut $60,000,000 for schools on Indian reservations across the country…

…but somehow the IRS is able to pay out $70,000,000 in bonuses to their workers.

It is being projected that federal budget cuts will cost the U.S. economy 1.6 million jobs through the end of 2014…

…but somehow the federal government has plenty of money to provide many former members of Congress with six-figure annual incomes for life

Members of Congress receive retirement benefits that are far more generous than those earned by the average worker, according to a recent Bankrate analysis.

Not only do congressional representatives and senators earn the guarantee of a monthly pension check — a benefit that has become increasingly rare for most U.S. workers — they also receive Social Security payments and can opt to pay into the federal Thrift Savings Plan, a 401(k) style-plan with fees that are far lower than most retirement plans.

As a result, longtime members of Congress can easily retire with six-figure annual incomes for life.

The Obama administration is forcing the U.S. Army to reduce the number of active combat brigades from 45 to 33

…but the Obama administration has no problem finding millions of dollars to send to radical jihadist Syrian rebels that are beheading innocent Christians over in Syria.

Barack Obama says that there simply is not any money available for White House tours

…but the Obamas are able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on exotic vacations.  In August, Obama and his family will be spending 8 days in a beautiful home on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.

The federal government says that there was not enough money for the traditional 4th of July fireworks at many military bases around the country this year…

…but somehow the National Institutes of Health has $509,840 to spend on “a study that will send text messages in ‘gay lingo’ to methamphetamine addicts to try to persuade them to use fewer drugs and more condoms.”

Due to “budget cuts”, swimming pools for military families are being shut down all over the country…

…but Barack Obama felt that it was so important to send $500,000,000 to the Palestinian Authority that he signed a national security executive order last Friday that enabled him to get around an act of Congress that was intended to prevent him from sending that money to them.

The state of California is so strapped for cash that it may have to release thousands of violent criminals back on to the streets…

…but somehow the state of California has plenty of money to provide a multitude of welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.

A total of about 38 million dollars is being cut from “meals on wheels” programs around the nation due to the sequester…

…but somehow the federal government has plenty of money to hassle ordinary citizens with ridiculous amounts of red tape.  For example, a small-time magician out in Missouri that does magic shows for kids was recently forced to submit a 32 page “disaster plan” for the rabbit that he uses in his shows.

With priorities like this, is it any wonder that our national debt is completely and totally out of control?

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IRS Execs “Commute” via plane, Charge taxpayers for flights (3 over $100K last year)

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IRS Execs “Commute” via plane, Charge taxpayers for flights (3 over $100K last year)

 

 

One would think that to be an executive at the IRS one would at the very least have to reside generally in the Washington DC region. But not so. Some top IRS brass live in places such as Dallas, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. These guys must be pretty indispensable because it’s costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to have them fly in.

Remember though, that travel is taxable.

 

(From AJC.com)
 
In other words, they would fly weekly to and from Washington, D.C. by plane, and then bill the taxpayer for that travel and their extended stay in D.C. – and it is not a temporary situation, but has been going on for years.
 
One IRS official, labeled “Executive B” in the report, traveled to Washington, D.C. a total of 282 days in Fiscal Year 2012, claiming almost $127,000 in travel costs. (That’s $450/day if you do the math.)
 
In FY 2011, “Executive B” traveled to Washington 238 days, with total travel costs of almost $116,000.

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Nick Sorrentino
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Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant with clients across the political spectrum, he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

Former GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told her tax records were breached Errant lien on house placed, publicized

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Posted by Chuck Reichmuth

 

Former GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told her tax records were breached Errant lien on house placed, publicized

 

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More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O’Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached.

The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s former seat.

“Ms. O’Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual,” he said in the January message left on her cellphone.

Ms. O’Donnell, the message immediately raised red flags.

On March 9, 2010, the day she revealed her plan to run for the Senate in a press release, a tax lien was placed on a house purported to be hers and publicized. The problem was she no longer owned the house. The IRS eventually blamed the lien on a computer glitch and withdrew it.

Mr. Martel, a criminal investigator for the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, was telling her that an official in Delaware state government had improperly accessed her records on that very same day.

Beyond that, Ms. O’Donnell and Senate investigators who have tried to help her have run into a wall of silence, leaving more questions than answers about whether abuses of the IRS system extend to private individuals and not just the tax-exempt groups already identified as victims.

“I don’t know. And I’d like to know,” Ms. O’Donnell told The Washington Times in her first interview about the case. “Because whether it’s one, eight or 80 [cases], it’s an abuse of power at the IRS. It’s using the IRS as a political weapon, and that shouldn’t be done.”

Read more at Washington Times..

IRS mistakenly posted 100,000 Social Security numbers to gov’t website: group

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Posted by Judy Morris

 

IRS mistakenly posted 100,000 Social Security numbers to gov’t website: group

 

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The IRS mistakenly posted the Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of Americans on a government website, the agency confirmed Monday night. One estimate put the figure as high as 100,000 names.

The numbers were posted to an IRS database for tax-exempt political groups known as 527s and first discovered by the group Public.Resource.org.

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