IRS Scandal Witnesses Testify while Dems Scorned Them
Becky Gerritson, Wetumpka, Ala. Tea Party
John Eastman, Chairman, National Organization for Marriage, Diane Belsom, Laurens County, S.C. Tea Party, Becky Gerritson, Wetumpka, Ala. Tea Party, Karen Kenny, San Fernando Valley, Calif. Patriots ,Kevin Kookogey, founder and president, Linchpins of Liberty, Sue Martinek, Coalition for Life of Iowa were called to testify about the no less than criminal actions of the IRS today.
Their stories told of shocking abuses by the IRS under this administration’s lapdogs’ direction.It is a documented fact that their rights were violated by the IRS because of their political and religious views.
They were asked to provide information on all and any donors,affiliations,religious beliefs,what they posted on line,the transcripts of their past and future plans of any political involvements and rallies,who they voted for and even what they prayed about.Totally outrageous and illegal.
A Democrat James Adelbert “Jim” McDermott not only admonished the 6 witnesses for daring to claim an injustice but twice referred to them as being stupid.
Republican Paul Ryan called McDermott out for blaming the very victims that suffered from this administration’s IRS witch hunt.Thank goodness for people like Ryan for standing up to this intimidation and thuggery.
Some democrats have spoken out against these crimes while the vast majority of democrats want to see it go away.Even to the point of attempted intimidation of congressional witnesses.Unbelievable!
I watched in shock while democrats admonished VICTIMS today.Let me just say,none of these victims were trying to get 501c3 or 501c4 status to scam or even skirt big tax payments.Four of them had no more than $4000 in donations to claim.Ms.Kenney even had a deficit spending of thousands of dollars which she paid with her very own credit card.It’s because that is how deeply these people care about what state our country is in now.
The IRS is scary enough when you get called in front of them for an audit.They show absolutely no mercy for even an honest mistake you may have made.They accept no excuses whatsoever!
The IRS officials however,can lie to congress,claim they have no memory of criminal actions that we have documented proof that they committed and even envoke their 5th Amendment rights. No one has been held responsible for anything.
Sure Obama announced the appointment Daniel Werfel as the next acting IRS commissioner after Obama said Wednesday that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller would resign. Miller was going to leave anyway in a few weeks.He’s going to leave with full retirement pay.What kind of punishment is that? It is by all means a bonus for lying to try to cover for the Obama administration’s corrupt complicity.He is just getting a few paychecks on our dime before he retires.It’s that simple.
Miller became acting commissioner after Commissioner Douglas Shulman completed his five-year term.
Shulman and Miller are the most slick and slimy people I have seen since Bill Clinton’s “what is the definition of’IS'” If it were not so egregious,it would be funny.
Lois Lerner’s short statement of no complicity and a second later invoking her 5th Amendment right is equally disturbing.Who amongst us does not see the criminal intent from this administration written on the proverbial wall? She gets a government paycheck while sitting on her butt while Obama’s corrupt advocates claim to investigate her role in an already proven criminal activity.
I see media headlines all over the place describing Joseph Grant as the second person to “lose his job” or “resign” over the IRS scandal. That is not true. No one has lost their job over this scandal. The Acting Commissioner was due to leave anyway, unless Obama actively re-appointed him for another term.The commissioner of the tax-exempt organizations department is retiring gracefully.
Joseph Grant only became the commissioner of his department last week.He was the Deputy Commissioner before that, so he has strong links to the scandal, but he wasn’t the top executive when the mess occurred.That would be one Sara Hall Ingram.And she didn’t get fired or disciplined either. She got promoted.She is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Office. In other words, the person in charge during the worst abuse-of-power scandal in modern history is now the chief enforcer for ObamaCare.
Ingram was also rewarded for her loyal service to the regime.According to the Washington Examiner, she got a $7000 bonus in 2009, $34,440 in 2010, $35,400 in 2011, and $26,550 in 2012.That makes $103,390 in bonuses for the official who was either coordinating this outrageous abuse, or was blissfully unaware of massive illegal behavior in her department.
The President is supposed to personally approve the payment of bonuses over $25,000, according to federal civil service guidelines.The IRS paid over $92 million in bonuses over the last four years.Remember,next time Democrats start whining about and crying about the sequester cuts,and sobbing that the first dollar of “spending cuts” means they’ll have to furlough air-traffic controllers and first responders.
Ingram got a big bonus during the Bush administration, when she was cited for distinguished service as an IRS lawyer,at a time when the IRS was being criticized for generally low performance. So… we are to think this Distinguished Service Award-Winning IRS official with huge bonuses year after year,was dumb enough not to know what her underlings were doing for several years?
And now she’s a good choice to serve as ‘Boss Hoggetta’ for “the largest personal information database the government has ever had?”
Known as the Federal Data Services Hub,the project is taking the IRS’s own records for income and employment status and centralizing them with information from Social Security, Homeland Security, Justice Dept.,HHS and all federal aid and state governments entities.
The data verification system for ObamaCare’s complex subsidy formula all insurers, self-insured businesses and government health programs must submit reports to the IRS about the people they cover, which the IRS will cross-check against tax returns.
But hey,this is the most transparent administration in history.Why would we have one single thing to worry about?
Todays hearing shed light on nothing less than tyranny.It also showed,during questioning,who is on the side of freedom and who is against the American peoples’ rights under our Constitution and Bill of Rights.I just cannot state that in any more simple terms.
My heartfelt thanks to the witnesses who were brave and patriotic enough to tell their stories,even while some democrats felt the need to vilify them for abiding by our laws and taking advantage of congressionally approved and Constitutionally granted rights!I am proud of you all!