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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


True the Vote: De-weaponize the IRS

Since the IRS scandal broke, many Tea Party and Patriot organizations have reported on the harassment and unethical investigations they have faced from the IRS. One of those organizations, True the Vote, has filed a lawsuit against the IRS. True the Vote has also been investigating voter fraud across the nation – including the 2012 election in which Colonel Allen West lost to Rep. Patrick Murrey (D-FL). True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht sat down with Tea Party Patriots’ Dustin Siggins to discuss the IRS, Colonel West’s election, and other important issues related to voter fraud.   Dustin Siggins: What is True the Vote? ...

Rep. McDermott’s plays “blame the victim” card on Tea Party

Yesterday, House Ways & Means Committee member Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) blamed the victims of the IRS scandal for their difficulties in his opening statement. His speech can be seen here in full, along with an incomplete transcription. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) immediately shot down Rep. McDermott’s statement, and Fox News’ Megan Kelly hammered him with her typically solid analysis of the situation. However, Tea Party Patriots would like to add its own condemnation for several reasons: First, Rep. McDermott told witnesses that he hasn’t heard one solution from them about the IRS scandal. That’s not the job of the six ...

Tea Party shows Washington its Place

At yesterday’s Ways & Means Committee hearing in the House of Representatives, Members of Congress faced down articulate, tough speech by Tea Party leaders. Unafraid of those who hold power – as every American should be in a true “land of the free” – these leaders told America’s elected leaders in no uncertain terms exactly what happened to them. Two Tea Party leaders who have received a great deal of media attention are Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley Patriots in California and Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Alabama. Karen’s opening statement was eloquent, poetic, and of a far higher quality than even the ...

6 questions that need answering at today’s IRS hearing

As the IRS scandal widens, it appears more than Tea Party-affiliated groups were harmed by its illegal and/or unethical actions. Today at 10 am eastern, six groups will be represented in a Ways & Means Committee hearing on the subject. From The Hill: The House Ways & Means Committee on Tuesday will hear testimony from six conservative non-profit groups that were targeted by the IRS for their political beliefs, including one anti-abortion rights group that says the IRS tried to limit its protesting of Planned Parenthood. …. Representatives of four other Tea Party groups will also testify….These groups are the Laurens County Tea Party ...

Washington Pulls Doublespeak over IRS Overreach

Establishment Tries to Divert Attention away from Entrenched Government Agencies Today, Tea Party Patriots (TPP), the nation’s largest tea party organization and one of the groups targeted by the IRS, criticized the attempt by the establishment and entrenched powers in Washington, D.C. to divert attention away from power-hungry government agencies, including the IRS, by sounding a false alarm against “overreach” by those investigating the government abuse. “Now that the IRS and other government agencies are under the spotlight, Washington is scrambling to protect their own entrenched interests, but Americans won’t be fooled,” said ...