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Tea Party Patriots’ IRS video – know the facts

When the IRS scandal broke, politicians and other voices in both parties heavily criticized the IRS for its unethical and illegal actions. As the months have gone, however, many Democratic politicians and media sources have backtracked on their statements, pretending the scandal is no big deal. Tea Party Patriots knows how important it is to keep the truth in the public eye. It is for this reason we are proud to launch our newest video, “Reform the IRS - Don't Backpedal on the Truth!” Next week, Congress begins its August recess. We urge you to put pressure on your Representatives and Senators to commit to reforming the IRS, and punish...

Reminder: The IRS Scandal Goes High up the Chain of Command

In the last few weeks, the narrative among Democratic politicians and many media sources has been that the IRS scandal has no legs. A bit of news from last week blows that theory out of the water: Last week, while much of the nation’s attention was turned toward the Zimmerman verdict and the antics of the racial grievance industry, the IRS scandal got far more intense. According to top IRS lawyer Carter Hull, the Chief Counsel’s office of the IRS, headed by Obama appointee William Wilkins, was instrumental in the agency’s campaign of harassment and discrimination against conservative and certain pro-Israel groups. In interviews, Hull ...

Senate Subcomittee’s tone-deaf IRS budget

In most parts of the world, corruption and incompetence lead to firings and prison. In Washington, they lead to raises. From The Hill: Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed increasing the budget of the Internal Revenue Service and other financial agencies next year. The IRS would get $12.07 billion in funding under the Financial Services subcommittee bill reported to the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, an increase of $276.5 million. House Republicans, in contrast, have suggested cutting the IRS's budget by 24 percent. So the IRS breaks its own laws, harasses law-abiding American citizens, engages in political retaliation, and ...

Oversight Committee Announces Hearing on Ohioans Targeted by IRS

Ohio House Press Release - IRS Query

Tea Party Broadcasting Despite IRS Attacks

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, the residents of Redding, California can hear the voice of their local Tea Party. The brother-sister team of Lyndia and Mark Kent is on from 8 to 9 on Saturdays, and Erin Ryan and Elizabeth Woodward are on-air from 8 to 10 on Sundays. One June 29, the Redding Tea Party and Patriots Educating Concerned Americans Now (known locally as PECAN) held their first fundraiser to keep the shows – which together cost $12,000 per year – going. According to Lyndia, who is the Local Coordinator for the Redding Tea Party, the event drew almost 200 people and raised over $24,000. “We’re really grateful to everyone who ...

Irony update: President Obama promotes good government the same day as another IRS failure

Earlier this week, President Obama spoke in favor of smarter, better government – something his administration is laughably inept at. Josh Kraushaar of National Journal explains how the speech was less than compelling: So it's no coincidence that Obama himself personally kicked off the White House's "new management agenda" Monday in the State Dining Room, attempting to make the case for more government innovation—at the same time he's calling for more government. "I directed the Cabinet to develop an aggressive management agenda for my second term that delivers a smarter, more innovative, and more accountable government for its citizens," Obama ...

Activists at the Audit the IRS Rally talk to Fox News

Last Wednesday, approximately 10,000 Tea Party activists stormed Capitol Hill to tell the IRS they would not be silenced. Dozens of speakers, including Members of Congress, media personalities, and targeted Tea Party activists stood up for the Constitution, America, and the rights of all citizens to participate in the political process. Several of those activists, as well as Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin, spoke to Griff Jenkins of Fox News. One activist said he thinks “people should be going to jail.” Another said “The IRS is out of control, obviously, and it should be reined in.” Joe Dugan, the South Carolina ...

“Audit the IRS” Rally a resounding success

Yesterday, over 10,000 Tea Party activists from Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and many other states gathered in D.C. to oppose IRS intimidation. The Rally was a resounding success by all relevant measures – media organizations across the political spectrum attended and followed the rally, including Breitbart.com, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, C-SPAN, and CNN. The rally was so popular that approximately 6 Members of Congress asked to speak even though they weren’t on the schedule, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) nearly missed several votes on the House floor. He could be seen double-timing it on the ...

Live Updates from Audit the IRS Rally

The Audit the IRS Rally will begin at Noon ET today.  We will have live updates posted here.  Additionally you can watch the Live video from the rally.  And make sure you get our Mobile App to follow the action and engage with your Legislators. Please do not refresh this page. Updates will appear automatically as they are published.

Poll: Majority of Americans not buying Administration talking points

In the last two weeks, polls by CNN, Fox News, and Gallup show the attempts by some in our government to whitewash the IRS/Tea Party scandal is not going well. As Tea Party Patriots begins heading to Washington to join Glenn Beck, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), and activists from around the country – including Tea Party leaders who were targeted by the IRS – those polls show the American people know what went on was both wrong and indicative of a systemic abuse of power. First, Gallup’s poll from early June shows majorities of Republicans and independents believe the scandal was known by higher-ups in the Obama Administration, as do a plurality of ...