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New IRS emails: Lerner knew what she was doing, and so did John McCain, apparently

New emails obtained by Judicial Watch shine even more light on the depth of the IRS targeting scandal. As much as the left would like for America to be convinced the scandal is over, it is far from it. Among the new revelations is a February 2012 email in which Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations ranch, asked for a new program to be set up that would “put together some training to help [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of giving away too much information to Congress. Another 2013 email reveals that Lerner said she is willing to take the blame for not providing adequate direction to staffers on their ...

Tax refunds for illegal immigrants?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially confirmed that it’s going to allow illegal immigrants to apply for up to three-years-worth of tax refunds. Yes, you read that right. Illegal immigrants, who broke the law by entering the U.S. and continued to break the law by residing here, can now claim benefits from the IRS. The policy, of course, is all thanks to President Obama’s executive action on amnesty. On Capitol Hill, some are rightfully labeling it [1] “amnesty bonus.” Senator Chuck Grassley even stated that ‘the tax code shouldn’t reward those who broke our immigration laws.” We couldn’t agree more. President ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on Lois Lerner’s bonuses

Nothing the IRS does surprises me. The news that Lois Lerner collected $129,000 in bonuses during the three years she was wrecking people’s lives, however, is particularly galling.  Millions of hardworking Americans are hurting and struggling to make ends meet. Meanwhile, it’s buckets of cash for the woman who persecuted her president’s perceived enemies. This administration penalizes achievement and success, and rewards those who further its big-government agenda. Sad. 

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on continued IRS stonewalling

The only reason this is news is because it was a media outlet that got the IRS’s thumb stuck in its eye. This punitive, malicious agency has been targeting Americans who have the nerve to disagree with their president since 2010, and this is yet another example of the Administration’s arrogance. It is, simply, above the law. The fact is that The Hill is getting the same treatment Tea Party Patriots, Cause of Action, Judicial Watch and others have received for the last 14 months. We’ve received thousands of pages largely or totally redacted, with no arguable basis for nondisclosure, because this rogue agency knows it can defy the law with ...

The IRS and Obamacare: a match made in heaven?

Obamacare is going to make tax season significantly more complicated this spring. For most of us, that doesn’t come as a shock given the amount of authority the Affordable Care Act cedes to the Internal Revenue Service to enforce the new health care law. For starters, [1] this year Americans will have to divulge to the IRS, whether or not they have health insurance. If they do, great! If not, get ready for more forms and a hefty fine. Then there’s the tax credits and subsidies qualifications that Obamacare enrollees will have to decipher, though getting those wrong could incur even more penalties down the road. So what’s a confused ...

The IRS and the five-year-long wait

For more than five years [1], the Albuquerque Tea Party has been waiting in regulatory limbo, waiting on the bureaucrats within Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It was December 2009 that the group submitted their application for tax-exempt status. It’s now January 2015, and still, they wait. The Albuquerque Tea Party is yet another casualty in the IRS targeting scandal that rocked headlines in 2014. That scandal, in which IRS employees applied extra scrutiny to tea party groups, led to “lost” emails, Congressional hearings, potential cover-ups, and no shortage of questions on ethics and legality directed at the government agency and Obama ...

Tea Party Patriots Details Priority Issues for Next Attorney General

Nominee Must Be Committed To Justice, Cleaning Up Eric Holder’s Messes   ATLANTA, GA – Today, Tea Party Patriots Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin laid out the 10 most important questions for the Senate to ask President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General when confirmation hearings begin. “The next attorney general will have the unenviable task of cleaning up the messes created by his predecessor,” said Martin. “Eric Holder’s stewardship of this position was an absolute disgrace, and it’s critically important for the nation that whoever replaces him next year be committed to the administration of justice, not politics....

Secret IRS Group Collecting Conservative Donor Lists

Another batch of IRS e-mails has been unearthed through Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which was filed nearly a year ago. As more light is shed on the communications between key members of the agency’s corruption ring, it confirms just how insidious the political targeting of conservative groups was under the direction of Lois Lerner, Steve Miller and others. The latest discovery of a “secret research project” could be thus far the most disturbing news of this scandal. The Wall Street Journal notes, “[T]he new documents show that IRS officials had some sort of “secret research project” going that related ...

IRS: A Culture of Absolute Power and Absolute Corruption

No other agency can invoke more sleepless nights, accounting anxiety and beads of sweat across the forehead than the IRS. Those three letters hold so much power, not only with the collection of taxes, but now the enforcement of health insurance. As comedian Jerry Seinfeld jokingly put it, “[They’re] like the mafia. They can take anything they want.” [1] Every joke has some truth to it. Giving a succinct and more serious characterization of the agency, syndicated columnist George Will recently said on Fox News that the IRS is, “the most intrusive and potentially punitive institution of the federal government, and it is a law enforcement ...

IRS – TOOLKIT – July 2014