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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


Statement by Tea Party Patriots Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin on federal court decision on IRS emails

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, issued the following statement in response to yesterday's federal court decision regarding the missing IRS emails: "We’re encouraged to learn that a federal judge is now demanding the truth from the IRS about the so-called “lost” emails.  Nobody expects the IRS to willingly tell the truth about the Obama administration's intimidation campaign against American citizens but Thursday’s court order is an important step in the right direction.  Our hope is that taxpayers will learn the truth about the abuse of power exercised by the IRS, and that those responsible will be held accountable....

Statement by Jenny Beth Martin on New IRS Revelations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                April 17, 2014                                                                           Statement by Jenny Beth Martin on New IRS Revelations WOODSTOCK, GA -  Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin today issued the following statement in response to the recent revelations on the extent of the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS. "On Wednesday. we saw another example of how the Obama administration has turned government ‘Of the People’ upside-down.   "Instead of the Department of Justice investigating ...

Jenny Beth Martin on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” Discussing the IRS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHhDPbHN4s&rel=0&w=600

News Release: Tea Party to Congress: Repeal 16th Amendment, Reform the IRS

Applauds Rep. Bridenstine for Introducing Bill to Reform Tax System ATLANTA, GA— Tea Party Patriots announced today their support for a bill introduced by Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s (R-OK) to repeal the 16th Amendment (Income Tax).  “The only way to reform the IRS in a meaningful and lasting manner is to repeal the underlying Constitutional amendment that allowed for the creation of 67,000 plus pages of regulations,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. “When that many regulations exist, it is impossible for the average citizen or business owner to know whether they are compliant with the ...

Unpaid Taxes Worth Half U.S. Deficit

Earlier this year, Democrats successfully garnered $600 billion in tax increases over the next decade. Not satisfied with this redistribution of the American people’s money, they are now pushing for another $50 billion to replace a portion of sequestration cuts. America has a spending problem, not a tax revenue problem, so tax increases should be out of the question as Congress examines a possible budget deal. However, that does not mean the code should remain as it is. Loopholes and credits create unfair market distortions that reward special interests at the expense of the American people as a whole. Rather than raise taxes, however, two IRS ...

Political Punishment, IRS Style

In the fight over defunding Obamacare, the IRS scandal has taken a backseat in many news reports. USA TODAY, however, hasn’t forgotten about this abuse of government power: WASHINGTON — Newly uncovered IRS documents show the agency flagged political groups based on the content of their literature, raising concerns specifically about "anti-Obama rhetoric," inflammatory language and "emotional" statements made by non-profits seeking tax-exempt status. The internal 2011 documents, obtained by USA TODAY, list 162 groups by name, with comments by Internal Revenue Service lawyers in Washington raising issues about their political, lobbying and ...

Ways & Means Subcommittee Won’t Let IRS Get Away Scot-Free

In all the talk over Syria, the debt ceiling, Obamacare, and the Continuing Resolution, the IRS intimidation scandal continues to unfold. Fortunately, the House Ways & Means Committee has made digging up the facts a primary goal since the scandal erupted in May, and tomorrow a subcommittee will hold another hearing: Lois Lerner, the onetime head of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations division at the center of the political targeting controversy, has been subjected to renewed media scrutiny, ahead of another congressional hearing this week on the scandal. Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday released a new set ...

IRS Going Rogue or Taking Direction from Democrats?

In May, Tea Party Patriots critiqued several prominent Democratic Senators for targeting conservative groups before the 2010 and 2012 elections, only to turn around and jump on the anti-IRS bandwagon after Tea Party harassment was made public. These and other politicians claim their public statements, letters, etc. against conservative groups have nothing to do with the IRS’ illegal behavior. Not content with one complete flip-flop, however, a number of Democrats have come full circle. Having pressured the IRS to harass conservative organizations before decrying the persecution, they now claim the IRS scandal is a non-issue. Now, a video of ...