Republican lawmaker says IRS targetin...

Republican lawmaker says IRS targeting likely led by Washington

There are 69 comments on the Reuters story from Jun 2, 2013, titled Republican lawmaker says IRS targeting likely led by Washington. In it, Reuters reports that:

A Republican U.S. congressman investigating the Internal Revenue Service's scrutiny of conservative groups said on Sunday the targeting was likely directed from Washington, a claim quickly rejected by a top Congressional Democrat involved in the probe.

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goose

Carol Stream, IL

#1 Jun 2, 2013
Likely?
More like bet on it!
jersy by da sea

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2013
Of course it was! What does that little snot from the IRS say when he's questioned about his 150+ visits to the White House (more even than Hillary or Obama's Chief of Staff!). He makes a smart ass answer that maybe he was just attending the Easter Egg Roles. Somebody should have attacked that turd for the disrespect he showed the American people with a flippant, smart-ass answer like that.

The IRS has files on everyone and every organization! Even if you don't pay taxes they have files on you, your business and just about anything else. For the IRS to start using its powers to benefit the any one particular political camp is very, very dangerous. That's the kind of crap Nazis and communist do! If this is allowed to go unpunished, we're heading for a dictatorship.

Impeach Obama and send Holder to prison!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 Jun 2, 2013
That wouldn't be the Republican with a long arrest record, criminal Darrell Issa, would it?
Obama Socialist

Rochester, MN

#4 Jun 2, 2013
Gary wrote:
That wouldn't be the Republican with a long arrest record, criminal Darrell Issa, would it?
The Ten Planks of the
Communist Manifesto
1848 by Karl Heinrich Marx

http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/tenplanks.ht...

Please note....Just about all ten are completed
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#5 Jun 2, 2013
Likely. In my opinion. May have been. Could be inferred. Possibly. I think.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7 Jun 3, 2013
Bunch of claims, no proof.

Even if it did come directly from Washington.

They didn't deserve the tax free designation that they received.

They were and still are a political organization.

Nothing socially redeemable about ANY of them.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#8 Jun 3, 2013
Well at least we know for sure that Obama knew nothing.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#9 Jun 3, 2013
Obama gave the order. Everybody knows that.What are they waiting for?....IMPEACH NOW. Stop messing around.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#10 Jun 3, 2013
Gary wrote:
That wouldn't be the Republican with a long arrest record, criminal Darrell Issa, would it?
How many did Issa murder? BENGHAZI

How many LIES has Obama told to cover up his tracks? "I first heard it on the news", "It was a VIDEO", then there is FAST AND FURIOUS and executive orders to cover up his shet.
Justin

United States

#11 Jun 3, 2013
And then there's the line dancing...

If not nothing else, prosecute them for the line dacing video they posted on YouTube.

No, really who cares about the YouTube video?
That's just the Obama administration trying to deflect attention away from the real issue that the IRS has become a political tool.
Mr E

Buffalo, NY

#12 Jun 3, 2013
Did any of you knuckleheads read the whole article?

"An internal IRS investigation concluded that the employees in the Cincinnati office were responsible for the scrutiny"

as far as the "orders coming from Washington", they are referring to the tax-exempt headquarters in Washington, not the White House!
jersy by da sea

United States

#13 Jun 3, 2013
Mr E wrote:
Did any of you knuckleheads read the whole article?
"An internal IRS investigation concluded that the employees in the Cincinnati office were responsible for the scrutiny"
as far as the "orders coming from Washington", they are referring to the tax-exempt headquarters in Washington, not the White House!
You bought that sad little pack of lies? You are a child and you think child-like thoughts. This came from the TOP. Obama's lies are rapidly crumbling as more and more underlings come forward to say this came from as orders from the core, not just kooks on the fringes.

That anyone would believe it was just some "rogue agents" in a little known office in Ohio is laughable.
jersy by da sea

United States

#14 Jun 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Bunch of claims, no proof.
Even if it did come directly from Washington.
They didn't deserve the tax free designation that they received.
They were and still are a political organization.
Nothing socially redeemable about ANY of them.
Hmmm. You deserve numerous, unfounded IRS audits, followed by your phone being tapped and finally your personal records being seized.

Oh, I forgot... you're not on Obama's "enemies list", are you? Sorry, just a clerical error. I'll put your name back on the "Willing Slaves of His Royal Highness" roster, where you obviously belong.

[It must really, really suck to have been following your idol for years like a love-sick teenager, only to have him exposed as just a totally corrupt politician without an honest bone in his body. You thought he was Gandhi redux, but he turned out to be Tricky Dick, but with Carter's incompetence as well. I feel for your man!]
Mr E

Buffalo, NY

#15 Jun 3, 2013
jersy by da sea wrote:
<quoted text>
You bought that sad little pack of lies? You are a child and you think child-like thoughts. This came from the TOP. Obama's lies are rapidly crumbling as more and more underlings come forward to say this came from as orders from the core, not just kooks on the fringes.
That anyone would believe it was just some "rogue agents" in a little known office in Ohio is laughable.
You bought in to speculations by a Congressman, which, last I checked, was not PROOF.
The overly critical review of the applications (because that's all it was, crybabies) may have come from the tax exempt office in Washington, but there has bee no PROOF that it was directed from the White House or Obama.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#16 Jun 3, 2013
jersy by da sea wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm. You deserve numerous, unfounded IRS audits, followed by your phone being tapped and finally your personal records being seized.
Oh, I forgot... you're not on Obama's "enemies list", are you? Sorry, just a clerical error. I'll put your name back on the "Willing Slaves of His Royal Highness" roster, where you obviously belong.
[It must really, really suck to have been following your idol for years like a love-sick teenager, only to have him exposed as just a totally corrupt politician without an honest bone in his body. You thought he was Gandhi redux, but he turned out to be Tricky Dick, but with Carter's incompetence as well. I feel for your man!]
Thanks to the UN-"Patriotic" Act created, passed and signed into law by republicans, it's probably already happened years ago.

All without my knowledge or permission.

Obama might be all those things mentioned but is still leaps and bounds superior to ANY teabagger.

That IS a sad.

Poor teabagger.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jun 3, 2013
When someone in congress is speaking, on any topic, they are lying.
Mr E

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jun 3, 2013
jersy by da sea wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmm. You deserve numerous, unfounded IRS audits, followed by your phone being tapped and finally your personal records being seized.
Oh, I forgot... you're not on Obama's "enemies list", are you? Sorry, just a clerical error. I'll put your name back on the "Willing Slaves of His Royal Highness" roster, where you obviously belong.
[It must really, really suck to have been following your idol for years like a love-sick teenager, only to have him exposed as just a totally corrupt politician without an honest bone in his body. You thought he was Gandhi redux, but he turned out to be Tricky Dick, but with Carter's incompetence as well. I feel for your man!]
Being audited by the IRS or having my phone tapped wouldn't really bother me. I am not hiding anything, trying to decieve anyone, or cheating on my taxes. In fact, the government would be bored to tears with most of my phone conversations....
My "personal records" being siezed"? Again, I have nothing to hide from the government. When you're not doing anything wrong, you don't give a crap about that stuff....
Ralph

Coleman, MI

#19 Jun 3, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
When someone in congress is speaking, on any topic, they are lying.
The same thing can be said of obama.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#20 Jun 3, 2013
Hell Yes, "The Obama" told the IRS to target Conservatives... we all know it!!!
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jun 3, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>The same thing can be said of obama.
Or more generally, any politician.

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