71 results for tag: IRS


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 ...

Phony IRS Scandal Keeps Growing

This week, three updates to the IRS scandal show why the “it never happened” meme is losing its luster. First, Congressman Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) interview with Greta Van Susteren highlights how little information the IRS is releasing to Congress: The number of completely redacted/blacked out pages Rep. Jordan showed Van Susteren is atrocious. How can the American people trust this Administration when it says the scandal is “phony?” Lacking transparency, we the people can only trust what we see, and that is an IRS that is hiding information from the very citizens it has illegally investigated. Guy Benson has an even more damning ...

Tea Party leader: IRS scandal not “phony”

Last week, President Obama launched a series of economic speeches intended to draw attention to his alleged vision for the nation. In those speeches, he brushed off the series of scandals that have marred his Administration for the last year. While they weren’t named, one can easily theorize he meant the Benghazi cover-up, the IRS scandal, the NSA spying, and Fast & Furious. Three speeches were made last week by the President, and all three involved him calling any and all scandals “phony.” Consider: Wednesday’s speech: “But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken ...

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 ...