Dr. Ben Carson says IRS Targeted Him

Dr. Ben Carson says IRS Targeted Him

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Apr 15, 2014
Dr. Ben Carson says IRS targeted him for his anti-Obama comments
Published October 03, 2013
FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON – Dr. Ben Carson, the former surgeon who criticized President Obama over his lack of leadership and health care plan earlier this year, now claims he was unfairly targeted by the IRS because of his comments against the administration.

During an interview on "The O’Reilly Factor" Wednesday, Carson says the Internal Revenue Service started looking into his real estate holdings following his comments against the White House at the National Prayer Breakfast in February.

Carson says he had never had a problem with the tax-collecting agency until he spoke out against the president.

Eventually, the IRS conducted a full audit against Carson and found no wrongdoing, he said.

When asked directly by O’Reilly if he was targeted because of his anti-Obama stance, Carson responded,“Well, whether that was the case or not, the fundamental issue here is that the freedom of our citizens is being threatened.”

Carson went on to say he thought the issue is a “much more serious thing than Watergate or Iran-Contra or Benghazigate. Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, is one of the major principles of our country.”

Carson, a former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, first said he was targeted by the IRS at an event in Birmingham, Ala., Monday night.

“I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the prayer breakfast,” he said at the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner.

Calls to the IRS for comment were not immediately returned.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Apr 15, 2014
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.

Dr. Carson was son of a single mother in a tough urban neighborhood, running with the wrong crowd and failing in school-feeling as though he had no way out. He could easily have spiraled downward, but he chose another path. Driven by a passion for science and helping those less fortunate, Carson pursued medicine and he would ultimately become one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world. Carson's life is chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story staring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. He is author of several books including the New York Times best seller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (January 2012). Carson has been married for over 37 years to his wife, Candy and is the father of three sons.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#3 Apr 15, 2014
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home and being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and became a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for over a quarter of a century. He became the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May, 2008.

Some career highlights include the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987, the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa and the first successful placement of an intrauterine shunt for a hydrocephalic twin. Although he has been involved in many newsworthy operations, he feels that every case is noteworthy-deserving of maximum attention. He is interested in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery and has a special interest in trigeminal neuralgia (a severe facial pain condition) in adults.

Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and has received literally hundreds of awards and citations. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans and many other prestigious organizations. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement and is an emeritus fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President's Council on Bioethics. He is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President's National Prayer Breakfast.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#4 Apr 15, 2014
April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm Circleville, Ohio

Make plans now to attend the 2014 Leadership Forum. OCU alumnus, best-selling author, and international leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell will be joined by world-renowned surgeon, author, philanthropist, and educator Dr. Ben Carson.

Too bad, it sold out!
They cannot kill a Spook

Toledo, OH

#5 Apr 15, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm Circleville, Ohio
Make plans now to attend the 2014 Leadership Forum. OCU alumnus, best-selling author, and international leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell will be joined by world-renowned surgeon, author, philanthropist, and educator Dr. Ben Carson.
Too bad, it sold out!
Needs a larger venue
nominated_1

Waynesburg, PA

#6 Apr 15, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm Circleville, Ohio
Make plans now to attend the 2014 Leadership Forum. OCU alumnus, best-selling author, and international leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell will be joined by world-renowned surgeon, author, philanthropist, and educator Dr. Ben Carson.
Too bad, it sold out!
Yea. we see it all the time. ranting. get some help.dope is killing you
nominated_1

Waynesburg, PA

#7 Apr 15, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
April 21, 2014 - 6:00pm Circleville, Ohio
Make plans now to attend the 2014 Leadership Forum. OCU alumnus, best-selling author, and international leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell will be joined by world-renowned surgeon, author, philanthropist, and educator Dr. Ben Carson.
Too bad, it sold out!
Yea. go suck more that up in your head. then make sense
nominated_1

Waynesburg, PA

#8 Apr 15, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
<quoted text>
Needs a larger venue
I agree

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#9 Apr 16, 2014
nominated_1 wrote:
<quoted text> Yea. we see it all the time. ranting. get some help.dope is killing you
Boo Hoo

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