IRS as Big Brother: Social Security Numbers

Many times this blog has covered how the state and federal governments try to spy on, harass, and intimidate conservatives by forcing conservative organizations to turn in information about their donors. Now, The Daily Signal reports, “The IRS Wants Organizations to Collect Donors’ Social Security Numbers. This Tea Party Group Is Fighting Back.” A Tea Party organization is mobilizing its supporters nationwide in an attempt to stymie a proposed regulation from the Internal Revenue Service regarding Read more […]

Threats to Impeach IRS Chief Looming

Now here is something I can get behind! The Roanoke Times roanoke.com reported: Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen failed to comply with a congressional subpoena, allowed documents to be destroyed and misled the public. Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight Committee, which has been investigating the IRS for more than two years. Chaffetz moved Tuesday to impeach the head of the Internal Revenue Service, saying he violated the public trust and obstructed congressional Read more […]

DOJ Lets Lois Lerner, IRS Off the Hook

It was a foregone conclusion, but the Obama Administration’s right hand just couldn’t find anything wrong with what the left hand did, even if it was designed to help the president win a second term by targeting his political opponents. The Department of so-called Justice announced Friday that Lois Lerner and other IRS managers will not face any charges after singling out for harassment conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status leading up to the 2012 election. Dozens of conservative Read more […]

IRS Agent Arrested for Using Audit to Attempt Sexual Assault

With one IRS agent arrested now, how do we know this hasn’t happened before? Congress has already had to consider legislation banning federal workers from viewing porn on the job. Perhaps they now also need to craft a law that keeps them from committing sexual assault. The Washington Times reports, “IRS agent charged with sexual battery during audit.” An IRS agent has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while he was performing an audit of a Tennessee business, police said. Samuel Read more […]

Government Gives Away More than a Half-Billion Dollars by Obamacare Mistake

First we are told government can do a better job in healthcare and then an Obamacare mistake pays out more than $572 million! For years we have been propagandized about how private health insurance is so bad in this country and needs to be fixed. (This wasn’t entirely untrue, but what was wrong with private health insurance was due to government interventions that were never acknowledged.) We were also told how inefficient healthcare is. It needs to go electronic, for example, and the government Read more […]

Obamacare Eliminates Grad Student Health Insurance Help

Grad student health insurance will no longer be subsidized because Obamacare changed the rules. In many colleges and universities graduate students are employed in various jobs that provide a little bit of pay. At the University of Missouri, part of the compensation for such graduate students was help with health insurance. Now, thanks to Obamacare, Students have been given fourteen hours notice that they could no longer get any help with insurance. KBIA reports, “Graduate Students Discuss Read more […]

IRS Targeting of Conservatives: Still Happening

IRS targeting of conservative groups is still going on according to Darrell Issa. Issa is not the only one claiming that the IRS is engaging in criminal acts. What Judicial Watch claimed they have discovered in IRS emails has been confirmed by a House Congressman: The IRS has been targeting conservative donors. According to the Washington Examiner, “House chairman: Documents prove IRS ‘political targeting’ of conservatives.” The chairman of the top House committee probing the IRS Read more […]

Donate to Conservatives: Get Audited

Judicial Watch has emails that show the IRS used donor lists to decide who got audited. Once again we see the IRS needs to be abolished on First and Fourth Amendment. People are not free to communicate or advocate if they can be subjected to punishments for supporting causes that the IRS does not approve of. And they cannot be free of surveillance and spying if they are required to tell the IRS what causes they support. Being audited is excruciating, even if you are ultimately vindicated. And Read more […]

Lois Lerner Emails Were Deleted by IRS Despite Subpoena

They claim the Lois Lerner emails were erased with no intention of hiding evidence. It is a new day and, thus, a new opportunity for the IRS to be shameless about hiding evidence. It is hard to keep up with each new development. The last thing I reported was the IRS claiming to find more emails but refusing to give them up. Now, the Washington Times reports, “IRS erased Lois Lerner’s emails even after subpoena, audit says.” The IRS erased backup takes with Lois G. Lerner’s emails even Read more […]

IRS “Finds” 6400 Lois Lerner Emails but Won’t Let Congress See Them

They say they need to review the Lois Lerner emails to make sure there are no duplicates. They are just helping us out. Really? I would say that the shamelessness is unbelievable, but it is all too believable. The IRS has no reason to fear Congress. They come up with pathetic, transparently false excuses to refuse to allow Congress to find any evidence of wrongdoing. And they know that no one is going to do anything to make them comply. Fox Business reports, “IRS Finds 6,400 Lois Lerner Emails Read more […]

IRS Lawyers Get New Job as White House Advisors

Group complains that there are no provisions to prevent these former IRS lawyers from using private information about taxpayers and Tea Party groups. When Lois Lerner used her position to select and target Tea Party organizations for special scrutiny and abusive treatment, she did not act alone. She had lawyers helping with her plan. The IRS has lawyers after all, and their role for the IRS is similar to that of lawyers for the NSA devising ways to claim that the Patriot Act authorizes bulk data Read more […]

IRS Returns Stolen Money but Still Rips Off Victim and Goes Unpunished

When you return stolen money you should not claim to own the interest your received while you kept it in your possession. Here is a semi-positive update to the grand-theft story in North Carolina where government goons stole $108,000 from an honest businessman. Three reasons every person involved in this seizure—and their superiors—should be fired from their government jobs, and banned from the public sector for the rest of their lives: One: “U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker cited changes Read more […]