White House accuses Republicans of 'fishing expeditions'

May 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

The White House on Sunday accused Republicans of conducting political "fishing expeditions," while Republican lawmakers showed no let up in attacking President Barack Obama's administration for a culture of what they called cover-up and "intimidation." With controversies on three fronts - the Internal Revenue Service, the administration's ... (more)

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Boycott democrat owned businesses.
Impeach Obama for Benghazi
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These ignorant Liberals, think Benghazi, and the IRS scandal was made up because they have no defense .LOL

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<quoted text>How is your alligator sex partner doin shyt for brains? Obama is the front man for the Ayers/Soros crime syndicate you azzhole. Cheney is a boyscout in comparison. GFY twinkle toes.
Within the last 24 hours!

By Melissa Barnhart , CP Contributor May 16, 2013|6:07 pm Amid the uproar over shocking revelations that the Internal Revenue Service strategically targeted conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status are new findings that George Soros-funded organizations are sending letters to the IRS prodding them to investigate conservative groups, such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.
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Boycott democrat owned businesses.
Impeach Obama for Benghazi
What a great way to relieve hostility! We’ll just ruin ‘em financially. At least as a start.

But, how could one know that a business is owned by a Democrat? Maybe some of the the tea party militia groups could paint a symbol in their windows — say, a bright gold star, for example. It’s been done before and it worked so well.

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kuda wrote:
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What a great way to relieve hostility! We’ll just ruin ‘em financially. At least as a start.
But, how could one know that a business is owned by a Democrat? Maybe some of the the tea party militia groups could paint a symbol in their windows — say, a bright gold star, for example. It’s been done before and it worked so well.
Obama painted a star on Christians, Jews and Patriots. That's right. You sort of understand but you are so genuinely stupid that you can't see the trees for the forest. Obama is the painter and you are so strenuously trying to turn it around. There is no turning around and democrats will be punished privately and publicly. I've started already. And Remember Benghazi. Impeach Obama. Indite Hillary. Thank you and have a nice day.

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Boycott any company that donated to any democrat campaign. They targeted us with the IRS, now it's time to punish them.
Join me, I feel much better already. So will you.
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<quoted text>Obama painted a star on Christians, Jews and Patriots. That's right. You sort of understand but you are so genuinely stupid that you can't see the trees for the forest. Obama is the painter and you are so strenuously trying to turn it around. There is no turning around and democrats will be punished privately and publicly. I've started already. And Remember Benghazi. Impeach Obama. Indite Hillary. Thank you and have a nice day.
You prefer not to stop with merely disagreeing with me. You also deem it appropriate to call me stupid.

Your name has earned dishonorable mention on my “do not reply” list of people who either prefer or have only the capacity to post personal insults in lieu of attempting to engage in reasonable discussion. You may continue to respond to me, but I’ll not respond to you, no matter how strongly you may appeal for me to do so. You may find it just as rewarding, however, to settle on rating all my posts negatively, as has become the tradition of those who have been so disenfranchised. I welcome disagreement, but not personal insults.

Congratulations, auf wiedersehen and good day!
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Why is the Turnpike caled the turn pike?
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Why is the Turnpike caled the turn pike?
Great question! I love etymology.

Anyway, http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-tur2.htm
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Within the last 24 hours!
By Melissa Barnhart , CP Contributor May 16, 2013|6:07 pm Amid the uproar over shocking revelations that the Internal Revenue Service strategically targeted conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status are new findings that George Soros-funded organizations are sending letters to the IRS prodding them to investigate conservative groups, such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.
You see; Karl Rove is right in the middle of the IRS scandal...
Republican groups shamelessly cheating the IRS...

. Republicans looking for freebies from government, too, just like them Negroes?
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What a great way to relieve hostility! We’ll just ruin ‘em financially. At least as a start.
But, how could one know that a business is owned by a Democrat? Maybe some of the the tea party militia groups could paint a symbol in their windows — say, a bright gold star, for example. It’s been done before and it worked so well.
Nah, the little anarchist demorat supporters broke all the windows!

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You see; Karl Rove is right in the middle of the IRS scandal...
Republican groups shamelessly cheating the IRS...
. Republicans looking for freebies from government, too, just like them Negroes?
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Karl Rove is into this scandal about as much as Hanoi Jane will be riding a memorial day parade float...

Get real for once.

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convicted criminal issa is the biggest bottom-feeding sucker of them all.
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You see; Karl Rove is right in the middle of the IRS scandal...
Republican groups shamelessly cheating the IRS...
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Schieffer to Obama Advisor:‘Why Are You Here? Why Isn’t the White House Chief of Staff Here?’CBS’s Bob Schieffer is fed up with the White House’s talking points concerning what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last September.
His impatience continued on Sunday's Face the Nation when Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer gave stock answers to questions about the three crises facing the President leading Schieffer to first accuse his guest of taking "exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took" and finally scolding him by asking, "Why are you here today? Why isn't the White House Chief of Staff here to tell us what happened?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/20...
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A blog?

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Schieffer is part of the mainstream media. The problem. Remember? But convenient for you to use here.

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Schieffer is part of the mainstream media. The problem. Remember? But convenient for you to use here.
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Yes, you can go to the CBS transcripe if you want or the FOX transcript and watch or read about Obama's mouthpiece pull another Susan Rice Lie A Thon.
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You just hate when the frightwingers own tactics are used. Chew and spit a few more nails.

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Do the republicant "fishing expeditions" include jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs?

Which are a lot more elusive than throwing around the word "scandal" like it is going to bring their loser party up from the gutter.
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The only successes nobama has had is with the Bush policies he kept intact.
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Your comment is false…
U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected

The Congressional Budget Office said the 2013 fiscal deficit would fall to about $642 billion, or 4 percent of G.D.P., about $200 billion less than it estimated just three months ago.
WASHINGTON — Since the recession ended four years ago, the federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion every year. But now the government’s annual deficit is shrinking far faster than anyone in Washington expected, and perhaps even faster than many economists think is advisable for the health of the economy.
The agency forecast that the deficit, which topped 10 percent of gross domestic product in 2009, could shrink to as little as 2.1 percent of gross domestic product by 2015 — a level that most analysts say would be easily sustainable over the long run — before beginning to climb gradually through the rest of the decade.
"Revenues have been strong as the economy has outperformed a bit," said Joel Prakken, a founder of Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting firm based in St. Louis.
Over all, the figures demonstrate how the economic recovery has begun to refill the government’s coffers. At the same time, Washington, despite its republican political paralysis.
Republicans say perhaps too successful. Given that the economy continues to perform well below its potential and that unemployment has so far failed to fall below 7.5 percent, many economists are cautioning that the deficit is coming down too fast, too soon.
“It’s good news for the budget deficit and bad news for the jobs deficit,” said Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-of-center research group in Washington.“I’m more worried about the latter.” OOOHHH scary..
Now Obama is showing his democratic colors of success in financials. With the government running a hefty $113 billion surplus in the tax payment month of April, according to the Treasury, analysts now do not expect the country to run out of room under its debt ceiling.
The $200 billion reduction to the estimated deficit comes not from the $85 billion in mandatory cuts known as sequestration, nor from the package of tax increases that Congress passed this winter to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The office had already incorporated those policy changes in its February forecast.
Republicans want Congress to agree for this year to serving as a partial brake on the recovery, cutting government jobs and preventing growth from accelerating to a more robust pace, many economists have warned. The International Monetary Fund has called the country’s pace of deficit reduction “overly strong,” arguing that Washington should delay some of its budget cuts while adopting a longer-term strategy to hold down future deficits. Typical, small minds for small growth..
CBO is revising its estimates for the current year, the budget office also cut its projections of the 10-year cumulative deficit by $618 billion. Those longer-term adjustments are mostly a result of smaller projected outlays for the entitlement programs of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, as well as smaller interest payments on the debt. The C.B.O. has quietly erased hundreds of billions of dollars in projected government health spending over the last few years.
It did so again on Tuesday. In February, the budget office projected that the United States would spend about $8.1 trillion on Medicare and $4.4 trillion on Medicaid over the next 10 fiscal years. It now projects it will spend $7.9 trillion on Medicare and $4.3 trillion on Medicaid. Republicans “Chicken Little” is dying. Serving red herrings will return to the menu for their herd.
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These ignorant Liberals, think Benghazi, and the IRS scandal was made up because they have no defense .LOL
Benghazi and Libya were denied funds by the Tea Party. False in your evaluations of the IRS.
IRS Use is nothing new. Nor is it for political activism and social groups. Little to nothing at present linking Obama with fore knowledge of this recent interest of the IRS’s investigations, to enforce Federal Tax Code 501 [c][4].
F.D.R. used it against it Sen. Huey Long of Louisiana and Hoover’s Treasury Andrew Melton.
Nixon against all those on his “enemies list‘. Boasting on the Watergate tapes to his aids of his use of it. Assigned George Schultz to investigate Hennery Kimmelan private business man that backed McGovern. Stating “ What’s he trying to do? Say that we can’t play politics with the IRS.
Eisenhower against the communist party.
Kennedy against nonprofit organizations. Hmm similar to what Obama is being accused of.
Carter’s IRS director Jerome Kurtz ended tax exempt status to private Christian schools.
Clinton had the IRS audit the Heritage Foundation and the NRA.
George W. Bush against the NAACP for urging his defeat in 2004. Languished in the courts for 2 years. IRS alleged improper political activity. Civil Rights argued it was a victim of political bias.
True as far back as F.D.R. Use of the IRS has been a bipartisan thing said Bruce Barllett, a tax official of Ronald Reagan and H.W. Bush.“BUT” this one of Obama’s seems to have originated from the bottom up rather than from the top down.
IRS’s duties are to weed out organizations that qualify for tax exemptions and those that do not. Tax exempt organizations cannot show any bias to any political candidate or party.
Number of applications for tax exempt status doubled to the pre elections of 2012. Fueling that rise was derived by the Supreme Court’s decision of 2010 {Citizens United} obscuring differences of political activism, mainly from the right, from social welfare groups. Promoting lawyers’ to find loopholes. Said Historian Stephen Hess.
This amounts to nothing more than republicans redundant strategy of red herrings for their herd. If IRS did not investigate, then republicans would charge them of being guilty for not performing their duties as defined in 501 [c][4]. Typical ploy of extremist right wing.
Red herring being served at this time is to distract their herd from recognizing Obama’s achievement in reigning in the deficit in record time. Which they will soon be serving ominous warnings the deficit is decreasing the debt TOO FAST and will prove disastrous.
GOP { Get Obama Persecuted } at all cost . Venomous deceitful character of republicans. Has been and is continuously being illuminated.

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