Despite talking points, the IRS did NOT target Progressive groups

Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the "Progressives" identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012…The inappropriate criteria used to select potential political cases for review did not include the term "Progressives."From,J. Russell GeorgeTreasury Inspector General for Tax AdministrationJune 26, 2013Full letter here.The Democrats' attempt… Continue reading Despite talking points, the IRS did NOT target Progressive groups

"Will No One Rid Me of This Meddlesome Priest?" -Henry II, 1170

This Kimberly Strassel piece documents the most recent behavioral conditioning of the IRS: To regard the words "tea party" as Winston Smith regarded rats. Read it, and see why things haven't much changed since 1170, or 1949; when Smith was the protagonist in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Nobody had to give any direct order to… Continue reading "Will No One Rid Me of This Meddlesome Priest?" -Henry II, 1170

More IRS protest coverage

Here Here Here HereMeanwhile, Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, will take the 5th in her non-testimony to Congress. It's curious that a high-level IRS official would have to invoke non-self-incrimination in a situation where she apologized for low-level people who were solely responsible. Since when does "bad customer… Continue reading More IRS protest coverage

Rein in the IRS Protest, East Lansing MI

Warm and overcast, threat of thunderstorms here today.There were 25 - 30 very polite people, some couldn't stay long so we averaged about 25 at any given time. Many drove an hour or more to attend. Most were older, but there was a 2 year old with his mother, and these young ladies. Nice to… Continue reading Rein in the IRS Protest, East Lansing MI

Obanana Republic

On November 5th, 2008, I said that the Obama Administration would be the most corrupt in living memory. I was wrong. It's not merely living memory. And it goes beyond simple corruption. The American people have been subject to a direct, systematic attack by the federal government, accomplished via the tax laws. Extremely complex laws… Continue reading Obanana Republic