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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 ...

Important Message for Rally Attendees

Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." -Winston Churchill Dear Patriots,   Thank you for participating in the Tea Party Patriots' Audit the IRS rally on June 19th at 12:00 pm.  We are very excited that you will be able to join us, and we appreciate ...

IRS Scandal: Solved?

The IRS scandal is “solved.”  So said Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings. “Based upon everything I’ve seen,” said Cummings, “the case is solved.  If it were me, I’d wrap this case up and move on.” Later, Cummings “clarified,” saying that what he meant to say was “witch hunt.”  As if that is somehow better. Democrats are awfully fond of the phrase, “Move on.”  They use it whenever a Democrat is in the White House and gets mired in scandal.  When President Clinton perjured himself while in office and got disbarred, the Left told us to “move on.” They love that phrase so much, they even started a ...

Tea Party from Hawaii Speaks out on IRS Intimidation Before Congress

You’ve heard it before – a Tea Party group faced pressure and harassment from the IRS. Non-profit status was delayed, and costs were incurred defending themselves on phantom accusations. The effectiveness of the group was diminished. Such was the story of TEA Party Maui until May 22, 2013. Then, in tandem with other Tea Party leaders and in coordination with Tea Party Patriots, John Kerr and Bill Doyle shared their experience with the House Oversight Committee and individual Members of Congress. As Bill highlighted in his gripping description of their Capitol Hill visit – in TEA Party Maui’s newsletter, The Pono Press – they fought ...

IRS agent recorded lying to pro-life group about rights

While most of the attention related to the IRS scandal has rightly focused on Tea Party and Patriot groups, a significant level of attention over the last few years was given to people adopting, pro-life groups, and at least one prominent organization supporting traditional marriage. While Tea Party Patriots does not take a position on any social issues, the implications of one agent’s actions should be concerning for all Americans. From The Blaze (h/t to Mary Katharine Ham): Alliance Defending Freedom, a pro-life legal group, released audio on Monday of a conversation between Ania Joseph, president of Pro-Life Revolution, and Sherry Wan, an ...

Lipstick on a Pig, IRS-style

No matter how much you put on, it’s still a pig: The agency told employees that Holly Paz is being replaced as director of the rulings and agreements division, according to a memo distributed to staffers on Friday and obtained by POLITICO Monday. Paz is one of several staffers House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has interviewed as part of his investigation into the agency’s targeting practice…. In a memo to IRS employees, Heather Maloy, the new deputy commissioner for services and enforcement, said Karen Schiller will now lead the rulings and agreements division. “She carries a strong track ...

IRS Targeting – The People Speak Out