Scandal shows IRS failings

Scandal shows IRS failings

There are 91 comments on the Politico story from Jun 11, 2013, titled Scandal shows IRS failings. In it, Politico reports that:

The past several weeks, our government has been consumed by scandal, particularly the targeting of conservative groups and individuals by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Jun 12, 2013
We should move toward repealing the 16th Amendment in order to replace it with a national sales tax that takes tax collection duties away from well-meaning — as well as mischievous — bureaucrats. It places the tax burden not on how much you earn but on what you consume.

B.S.

That place most of the tax burden on the middle class and poor.

The tax on capital gains is 15%, it would be 0% under the way they envision.

The corporations and investors would love that.

Nick Ryan is founder of the American Future Fund.

The American Future Fund is an Iowa based 501(c) tax-exempt organization affiliated with the Center to Protect Patient Rights, which in turn has reported ties to billionaires Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch.

American Future Fund was founded by individuals who worked for Mitt Romney's 2008 bid for the Republican U.S. Presidential nomination. Nick Ryan, an adviser to Republican US Representative Jim Nussle, founded the organization in 2007, with Nicole Schlinger, a GOP leader in Iowa, as its president. Its current president is Iowa Republican state Sen. Sandra Greiner.

The fund "advocates conservative and free-market principles" and energy positions that include support for drilling offshore and in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.

Figures.

A non tax paying teabagger.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#3 Jun 12, 2013
Both IRS and NSA wrongdoings are part of conspiracy of the Obama regime against the American people. The great American leader Rand Paul is leading the American people to stand up against the Obama regime and US Congress that use lies and deceit to strip the American people from their basic rights for liberty and freedom leading to the loss of Independence of American people. Thanks the Lord for the ACLU organization for protecting the rights of Americans that fights for the basic human rights of each and every American according to the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment which are denied by the Obama regime and bunch on GOP Senators and House reps including the delusional losers John McCain, Lindsey graham and peter King who go blind after the Messiah Obama who is building new world order with no American constitution which will be trashed. Never in US or world history president such as Obama had so much control on every spoken word in the phone, every written word in the e-mails and pictures and videos of each and every America and hundreds of millions of innocent people around the world. The phone calls and Internet data that are collected and spied by the Obama regime is part of major secret conspiracy against the American people and the world that seeks new world order under Obama and the UN. US Senate and House of Reps betrayed the American people and the American constitution by allowing Obama using the fake excuse of 'protecting Americans from few hundred terrorists around the world to destroy the American constitution and deny liberty and freedom which are the basis of the American constitution.
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#5 Jun 12, 2013
How can you trust PResident obama when the IRS targets and USES personal tax information to target candidates?

Now, with the NSA, we can be SURE the SAME THING is done as evidenced by President Obama uttering:

"we will PUNISH our enemies and reward our friends"

Can't trust the President and his hordes of wannabees that fluttered around his hive

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#7 Jun 12, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Wouldn't it be fantastic if no-one in the country paid their taxes? What would the government do then?
employers are required to deduct it before you even see it...that sham on April 15 is just the reconciling of the books, you might owe them a little, they might owe you a little,but the real money is deducted from every paycheck. can't be stopped, unless you are your own employer.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Jun 12, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Very good point. They get us coming and going and then target conservatives for paying their taxes. I would venture to say that conservatives make up a much larger part of the tax-paying base than cheapocrats, yet we are targeted nonetheless. Now I know the true meaning of discrimination as a personal experience.
yes, conservatives/republicans rank pretty high on the taxpaying roles....dems/libs are the entitlement lovers, they can tax achievers (conservatives/republicans) and reward non-achievers via the welfare redistribution. The non-achievers votes count the same and the achievers, believe it or not.

When the non taxpayers finally outnumber and outvote the taxpayer, bad things are gonna happen fast.....starting now

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#10 Jun 12, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
We should move toward repealing the 16th Amendment in order to replace it with a national sales tax that takes tax collection duties away from well-meaning — as well as mischievous — bureaucrats. It places the tax burden not on how much you earn but on what you consume.
B.S.
That place most of the tax burden on the middle class and poor.
The tax on capital gains is 15%, it would be 0% under the way they envision.
The corporations and investors would love that.
Nick Ryan is founder of the American Future Fund.
The American Future Fund is an Iowa based 501(c) tax-exempt organization affiliated with the Center to Protect Patient Rights, which in turn has reported ties to billionaires Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch.
American Future Fund was founded by individuals who worked for Mitt Romney's 2008 bid for the Republican U.S. Presidential nomination. Nick Ryan, an adviser to Republican US Representative Jim Nussle, founded the organization in 2007, with Nicole Schlinger, a GOP leader in Iowa, as its president. Its current president is Iowa Republican state Sen. Sandra Greiner.
The fund "advocates conservative and free-market principles" and energy positions that include support for drilling offshore and in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.
Figures.
A non tax paying teabagger.
Nice try pookie, the old 180 ploy. The world knows that the low information voters are the 47% that don't pay taxes..........they only suck them up.
conservative crapola

Kutztown, PA

#11 Jun 12, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
The rnc fronted a no information severe con. Even sucking up to rush dickless poisoned him.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#13 Jun 12, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
The rnc fronted a no information severe con. Even sucking up to rush dickless poisoned him.
hahahahahahahahahahahaha
I see you are already shooting up today........add more.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#14 Jun 12, 2013
Crapiola's foster parents have kicked him out.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#15 Jun 12, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Crapiola's foster parents have kicked him out.
I think it was the Mazola party with barefoot that did it.....yewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#16 Jun 12, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Nice try pookie, the old 180 ploy. The world knows that the low information voters are the 47% that don't pay taxes..........they only suck them up.
Only corporations "suck them up"

After about six months of negotiations, officials in a South Texas city have approved about $7.6 million in direct tax incentives to land a $166 million distribution warehouse for Amazon.com in Schertz.

The 1.26 million-square-foot warehouse, called a fulfillment center, will become the largest facility in the city and Guadalupe County, said David Gwin, executive director of the Schertz Economic Development Corp. That organization approved the package, along with officials in the city and the county.

It's expected that the project will create 350 new jobs that will generate about $11 million in annual payroll.

Exactly what jobs would pay was not disclosed, but Gwin said that the wage would exceed the minimum standards set by law.

Schertz's incentive package is a six-year property tax rebate worth nearly $4 million. The development agency approved a $500,000 cash incentive, which is a rebate on permitting fees.

In the Manor school district, which comprises the town and part of Austin, Samsung has been awarded more than $231 million in incentives from state and local officials. But the recent budget cuts have left the district with crowded classes and fewer programs.

Texas Comptroller charged Amazon $269 million in sales taxes that were not collected on online sales in the state, provoking Amazon to close its distribution center and cancel plans to expand its operations in Texas.

Tax money ran out.

Time for teabaggers to scoot.

Poor teabagger.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#17 Jun 12, 2013
Bullsh*t!

Conservative groups have not been "targeted."

They have been asked to justify receiving tax
exemptions. Only a few have been turned down by the IRS.

These "conservative groups" (blatantly political
tea party types) are crying the blues because
the IRS is doing its job. Too effing bad.
CBOW

Dover, PA

#18 Jun 12, 2013
Gary wrote:
Bullsh*t!
Conservative groups have not been "targeted."
They have been asked to justify receiving tax
exemptions. Only a few have been turned down by the IRS.
These "conservative groups" (blatantly political
tea party types) are crying the blues because
the IRS is doing its job. Too effing bad.
How old are you? WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, July 22)-- As promised, President Bill Clinton signed legislation Wednesday aimed at changing the culture of the Internal Revenue Service and boosting taxpayers' rights in disputes with the much-hated agency. This targeting wasn't the first abuse perpetrated by the IRS. They have needed shanked down before.

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#19 Jun 12, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Only corporations "suck them up"
After about six months of negotiations, officials in a South Texas city have approved about $7.6 million in direct tax incentives to land a $166 million distribution warehouse for Amazon.com in Schertz.
The 1.26 million-square-foot warehouse, called a fulfillment center, will become the largest facility in the city and Guadalupe County, said David Gwin, executive director of the Schertz Economic Development Corp. That organization approved the package, along with officials in the city and the county.
It's expected that the project will create 350 new jobs that will generate about $11 million in annual payroll.
Exactly what jobs would pay was not disclosed, but Gwin said that the wage would exceed the minimum standards set by law.
Schertz's incentive package is a six-year property tax rebate worth nearly $4 million. The development agency approved a $500,000 cash incentive, which is a rebate on permitting fees.
In the Manor school district, which comprises the town and part of Austin, Samsung has been awarded more than $231 million in incentives from state and local officials. But the recent budget cuts have left the district with crowded classes and fewer programs.
Texas Comptroller charged Amazon $269 million in sales taxes that were not collected on online sales in the state, provoking Amazon to close its distribution center and cancel plans to expand its operations in Texas.
Tax money ran out.
Time for teabaggers to scoot.
Poor teabagger.
We won't lose any sleep over that...LMAO they can go to kookoofonira and nuevo york and pay more taxes.

NEW TEXAS JOBS
Motorola cell phone company is going to start making smart phones again in Fort Worth, TX starting in 2014 then Apple are going to bring in 2000 jobs to make their phones in 2014 too but they haven’t announce the job city yet. 3 cities are listed as Apple decide their future. Dallas, Austin, Lubbock/Amarillo area.

Poor fleabaggers.....you never finish the rest of the story...

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#20 Jun 12, 2013
Gary wrote:
Bullsh*t!
Conservative groups have not been "targeted."
They have been asked to justify receiving tax
exemptions. Only a few have been turned down by the IRS.
These "conservative groups" (blatantly political
tea party types) are crying the blues because
the IRS is doing its job. Too effing bad.
We'll call your bullshyte and raise you, dkhead.

The IRS admitted it!

The agency’s admission that it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny drew condemnation from across the political spectrum on Monday.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/10/news/...

It's hilarious how the overwhelming majority of the demrat and oblumber supporters are blissfully happy being clueless to reality.

You never did find that ranch in Paraguay Bush bought with taxpayer money to rule the new world order, did you?
RFLMAO

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Jun 12, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Only corporations "suck them up"
After about six months of negotiations, officials in a South Texas city have approved about $7.6 million in direct tax incentives to land a $166 million distribution warehouse for Amazon.com in Schertz.
The 1.26 million-square-foot warehouse, called a fulfillment center, will become the largest facility in the city and Guadalupe County, said David Gwin, executive director of the Schertz Economic Development Corp. That organization approved the package, along with officials in the city and the county.
It's expected that the project will create 350 new jobs that will generate about $11 million in annual payroll.
Exactly what jobs would pay was not disclosed, but Gwin said that the wage would exceed the minimum standards set by law.
Schertz's incentive package is a six-year property tax rebate worth nearly $4 million. The development agency approved a $500,000 cash incentive, which is a rebate on permitting fees.
In the Manor school district, which comprises the town and part of Austin, Samsung has been awarded more than $231 million in incentives from state and local officials. But the recent budget cuts have left the district with crowded classes and fewer programs.
Texas Comptroller charged Amazon $269 million in sales taxes that were not collected on online sales in the state, provoking Amazon to close its distribution center and cancel plans to expand its operations in Texas.
Tax money ran out.
Time for teabaggers to scoot.
Poor teabagger.
hahaha poor lil' pookie. Obama's perpetual campaiging that is in it's 7th year of non stop flying in circles is funded by the left controlled corporations. You are a hoot with your tunnel vision that keeps you cross eyed.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#23 Jun 12, 2013
Gary wrote:
Bullsh*t!
Conservative groups have not been "targeted."
They have been asked to justify receiving tax
exemptions. Only a few have been turned down by the IRS.
These "conservative groups" (blatantly political
tea party types) are crying the blues because
the IRS is doing its job. Too effing bad.
Obama's brother received a authorization in less than 30 days, plus Mrs. Lerner personally back dated it three years which was against the law. She committed perjury with her opening remark when she said I have broken no laws. Take you pitiful rants back to daycare.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#24 Jun 12, 2013
CBOW wrote:
<quoted text>
How old are you? WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, July 22)-- As promised, President Bill Clinton signed legislation Wednesday aimed at changing the culture of the Internal Revenue Service and boosting taxpayers' rights in disputes with the much-hated agency. This targeting wasn't the first abuse perpetrated by the IRS. They have needed shanked down before.
There have been concerns before about [President] Obama's record on civil liberties and the security state, but people are genuinely shocked by the extent of this."

-- Zaid Jilani of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee talking to The Atlantic’s Molly Ball about why the group is marshalling grassroots activists against Obama’s domestic surveillance programs. The group now has more than 30,000 signatures on a petition on behalf of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Whatever your political bent, there’s a problem with the Obama administration tailor-made for you.

Women’s rights advocate? How about political appointees in the State Department accused of sex crimes overseas that contribute to human trafficking?

Civil libertarian? There’s the killing of citizens without due process and spying on the calls and online activities of hundreds of millions of Americans. Add in the targeting of journalists by the Justice Department and efforts at gun control, and you’re batting .750 on the first four amendments.

Is lobbying your bugaboo? Try former members of Team Obama out peddling influence to big corporations, and the woman in charge of administering the president’s health law soliciting contributions from the insurance companies she’s supposed to regulate.

Campaign finance fanatic? Check out the president’s permanent campaign funded by unlimited contributions by well-heeled corporate patrons.

Transparency’s your thing? There’s a doctored set of talking points on a terrorist attack and a series of reversals on that and other issues you might want to check out. After you wrap your head around that one, check out the bramble of unlisted and therefore un-FOIAable government email accounts used by Obama appointees.

A human rights kind of activist? Don’t forget about the years-old genocide in Syria.

And, of course, for everyone else, there’s corruption at the IRS to give you a bellyache.

The president’s defenders are right to say that he’s not responsible for all of it and that the problems trace back to poor judgment by subordinates or the inherent problems of a system so vast. But for those things that aren’t his fault, a failure to remedy them, once exposed, still rankles the left, right and center.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/12/ob...

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#26 Jun 12, 2013
If the IRS didn't target conservative groups, why did Lois Lerner apologize for the IRS inappropriately targeting consrvative groups?

The progressive quandary at work.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#27 Jun 12, 2013
Lawsuit charges IRS illegally obtained private medical information on 10 million Americans...

"Suit Alleges IRS Improperly Seized 60 Million Personal Medical Records
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The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly seized by agents from the embattled agency.

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.”

The medical records included information on psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual and drug treatment, and other sensitive medical treatment data, the suit alleges. A copy of the legal complaint can be purchased here for $35.

“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads.

“No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPAA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued.

The claim asserts that the IRS agents’ seizure of medical records violated the 4th Amendment.

“These medical records contained intimate and private information of more than 10,000,000 Americans, information that by its nature includes information about treatment for any kind of medical concern, including psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual or drug treatment, and a wide range of medical matters covering the most intimate and private of concerns,” the complaint states.

“Despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant, defendants threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing the medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over,” the complaint reads."
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/201...

Now what was it Obama said about IRS not having access to personal records?

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