Not a smidgeon of corruption...
Headline - IRS’ claim that the agency lost two years’ worth of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails (only Lois Lerner, and only the relevant requested two years).
The IRS has no redundant backup systems - the only agency in the federal (or any) government that doesn't. When was this noticed - long after the subpoenas were issued. Spoliation of evidence. Call the NSA - they have them. Better yet, use Carbonite.
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Top IRS Official to Plead The Fifth
Lois Lerner, director of IRS division that targeted conservative groups, is expected to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refuse to answer questions during testimony this morning before House hearing on agency scandal.
My prediction is the media is not quite ready to abandon the Obama (Socialist in Charge - SINC) ship. I predict that it will be revealed that the IRS, not just the Department of Justice (the third prong of the Tri-Fecta of Scandals, blog post to follow next week), was spying on the media and reporters under the guise of national security.
Tri-Fecta of Scandals – IRS Corruption
Why are people upset about IRS Corruption?
I first began to write about this ‘Tri-Fecta of Scandals’ (before the media picked up the term) at http://www.beerswithourfoundingfathers.com/3/post/2013/05/nationalized-train-wreck.html
“Its not the scandals, or even the depths of the scandals, that should concern you - the American People.
It is the potential of the scandals.
Like an iceberg, be concerned with what has not surfaced (only 1/9 of an iceberg is above the surface).
How this current legislative branch handles the tri-fecta of scandals of the executive branch will literally define the future of our Country.”
First, it is important to note that the Internal Revenue Service is a federal law enforcement agency that has powers far beyond any law enforcement agency. It is tasked with enforcing federal laws, regulations and policies to collect revenue – taxes. It is also, unlike any other law enforcement agency, able to enact regulations and policies of enforcement and collection – and has its own tax court.
The recent revealing that the IRS has been used to target political groups in favor of limiting government – including taxes – while favoring those in support of bigger government is alarming. Government is a bureaucracy – it works from memos and policies, employees at the ‘front line’ do not come up with these themselves, they simply do as policies and regulations dictate. The IRS has the ever growing and perpetual authority to make your life miserable – to shut you down, bankrupt you (although you cannot include back taxes). The IRS is as responsible for bankruptcies as healthcare – but there seems to be no desire to reform the IRS; although, given the manner that healthcare has been ‘reformed’ – to be enforced by the IRS – and immigration is being proposed in reforms, we may not want the IRS reformed – instead it should simply be abolished and a new tax system proposed. In fact, the current revelation of this preferential corruption of the IRS is now linked to the healthcare reform. A foundation for a new tax system is proposed in my book (www.BeersWithOurFoundingFathers.com) and blog – ‘Income Tax Reform’ (Income Tax Reform).
“A government has become corrupt when they impose any tax, or any semblance thereof, without the expressed consent of the People. From corruption is bred tyranny and oppression.”
Imagine you are posting on your social networking, even your private email and phone conversations, about your disagreement with certain government bureaucracies and political groups. It’s your First Amendment right, together with every other person, to do so. You begin receiving letters and phone calls from the IRS disputing your tax filings, perhaps being audited and/or penalized.
Imagine you find that the IRS has only one position – their position, no compromise, no exploration of your status. A resolution rests solely at their discretion, penalties accrue and your financial costs continue to rise for one, two or three years.
Imagine that you question - perhaps through the bureaucracy of the IRS – their policies and methods. You are against a behemoth that is essentially omnipotent and self-regulating. You begin to write your Senators and Representatives for help. If you are a business owner, perhaps your business has been hurt or shuttered by the actions of the IRS, either deliberate or by circumstance.
Imagine finding out that persons of similar concerns and circumstances have also faced the wrath of the IRS for exercising the same First Amendment rights. Years later, after many questions it is learned that a special internal team of IRS employees were organized to review persons and businesses of similar concerns and circumstances – and they have been harmed by the willful, but revealed illegal, actions of the IRS. The damage is done, the income is lost, the penalties and charges made.
Imagine this happening to a charitable organization for the less fortunate. No one would stand for it. Imagine this happening to a non-profit organization for persons of race, gender, culture or other identifying trait that is inherent. Again, no one would stand for it. These have happened – they were wrong; still do – and they are wrong. Imagine that these tactics were used for personal and political gain. It has happened and no one is above the law.
This is what is happening now. Organizations of concerns and circumstances that question the policies of our government (which is We the People) and direction of our Country have been under selective attack for exercising their First Amendment rights. These attacks appear to slither through the bureaucracy and leadership of the IRS and the executive branch – Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice and White House. The media has been distracted by the third scandal of the Tri-Fecta, but if they were targeted by the IRS in the manners described, they would be relentless.
The IRS is a law enforcement agency tasked with collecting taxes - and now enforcing mandated healthcare through taxation. We should not stand for this - I think you will agree. If you're still unsure...
I have warned of the IRS - a revenue law enforcement agency - having accessing to your financial records is bad enough, and under enforcement of Obamacare would be massive control of your liberties and money. I warned of scandal...guess what just broke 05/15/2013...
Suit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records!
According to a story by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed healthcare provider in California is suing the IRS and 15 unnamed agents, alleging that they improperly seized some 60 million medical records of 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges on March 11, 2011.
According to the complaint, the IRS agents had a search warrant for financial data pertaining to a former employee of the “John Doe Company,” however, “it did not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter.”
Full story at http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/2013/05/15/the-irs-raids-60-million-personal-medical-records/
Past the Time for Resignations - the Time is for Impeachment at http://www.beerswithourfoundingfathers.com/3/post/2013/05/past-the-time-for-resignations-the-time-is-for-impeachment.html