Meanwhile, Obama’s shady brother’s charity got the fastest tax exemption in history. Although many conservative organizations are still waiting for IRS approval of their tax exempt status three years after filing, the Barack H. Obama Foundation filed its application three years late and the IRS approved it 27 days later.
Obama’s IRS hit team came after Billy Graham, too! Last year, after The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urged voters to back “candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel,” the IRS came calling, started auditing, and kept them busy until after the November election. Then they were notified they passed the audit and could keep their income tax exemption. The timing was probably just a coincidence.
ABC Analyst: West Wing of White House authorized IRS-Gate targeting. “I will tell you this on the IRS front. … It simply just does not happen at an agency level like that without political advisers likely in the West Wing certainly connected to the president’s ongoing campaign organization.” Duh. One thing about bureaucrats – they generally “go by the book” untill instructed otherwise.
NAACP Chair Emeritus backs IRS targeting of conservatives. “I don’t think there’s a double standard at all,” [former NAACP chair Julian] Bond said. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party. I mean, here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way they can.” They’re down to playing the raaaaace card already.
EPA makes information requests more difficult for conservatives. Another hour another government agency discriminating against conservatives. Meanwhile, John “What me confront someone?” Boehner is still trying to find his sack.
Report: ‘Ineffective management’ led to IRS scandal. In its own way this is indeed true. The innefective management at the tip top, which is Obama.
House committee to probe Sebelius soliciting money for ObamaCare signups. Well, Lamar Alexander has already made the analogy between this and Iran-Contra: “Congress’s exclusive control over the expenditure of funds cannot legally be evaded through the use of gifts or donations to the executive branch.” So probe away… the more, the Barry-er.
Paul Krugman, I love inflation! And so do all these other guys: Not content with his own laurels Paul Krugman has now descended to defending his particular brand of economic madness by listing other correct-think economists who still don’t think our cost of living is high enough. Not surprisingly these are mostly guys that have far less to lose from the implicit savings/earnings tax -that is inflation- than the rest of us do.
Elizabeth Warren, a Great Investment The Massachusetts senator continues to shine light on Washington’s cozy relationship with Wall Street and its too-big-to-fail banks: Nice try Chief She-Who-Tells-So-Many-Lies. It wasn’t our system that encouraged the corporatism or bail outs for those people and entities that failed to be good stewards of our resources. That was your statist policy. That was your central plan.
Koch Industries Lawyer to White House: “How Did You Get Our Tax Information?” If the information about Koch Industries divulged by the Obama administration in August of 2010 came from the IRS, that’s a violation of federal law. And not a minor violation – someone will do time.
What did Harry Reid know and when did he know it? Remember this video clip from the 2012 Presidential election? At the time, everyone assumed ol’ Harry was just making it all up. Now you have to wonder if someone from the IRS was leaking info to the Democrats. Of course, it turned out that Mitt had paid plenty of taxes, but the truth doesn’t matter to Harry. It’s the accusation that counts.
Reporter who asked Obama tough questions getting “hammered” by the IRS. St. Louis reporter Larry Conners interviewed Obama in April of 2012, visibly angering the president with questions about the economy and the first family’s expensive vacations. Since then, the IRS is all over Mr. Conners. Probably just a coincidence…
EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups. “Conservative groups seeking information from the EPA have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90% of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Conservative Enterprise Institute.” Kinda sounds like the perks private businesses give to reward their best customers but we all know gubbermint agencies are saintly and devoid of those kinds of motives.
Good news from Bette Midler: “I LOVE THE IRS!!!” “I LOVE THE IRS!!!HOW CAN A POLITICAL ORGANIZATION BE CALLED A NON-PROFIT THAT PROMOTES GENERAL WELFARE?? — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 14, 2013″ She should move to North Korea – their IRS is tops at promoting general welfare.
THE MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION EVER: THIS REDACTED FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST IS UNBELIEVABLE. Scandal number four should be about all the spying on email, phone call and text messages.
Obamagate. A sampling of the growing number of folks, including Democrats, that are making this analogy. Obama as Nixon + 40: Nixon was elected in 1968 and 1972, Obama in 2008 and 2012. Watergate broke out in 1973, Obamagate in 2013. Nixon was driven from office in 1974, will history repeat again? We can’t decide if Joe Biden is more like Spiro Agnew or Gerry Ford.
Carney: “No Knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP”. Obama should just hire a parrot so the country can at least save the money we’re paying this jerk. “Squawk! No knowledge! No knowledge! Carney wants a cracker! Squawk!”
IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups. “For the IRS to say it was some low-level group in Cincinnati is simply false.” A pattern seems to be emerging in that every attempt made to minimize the scandal blows up in their faces a day or two later. It would behoove them to either tell the truth or stop talking.
White House counsel knew in April of IRS’s targeting of conservatives. But, “White House spokesman Jay Carney insists that the president was not informed of the IG’s review of the IRS and learned about the program on Friday through news reports.” Sure, because it’s a counsel’s job to not tell his client stuff that presumably is important to him…
Obama: Republicans are making Americans “cynical about government”. Reminds us of the time Adolf Hitler blamed US, British and Russian forces for making it look like there was a war going on in Europe or something.
“For the first time – Barack Obama truly fears American public opinion”. “…it’s the CIA’s turn next and it looks like that part is about to develop. Now here’s the thing about CIA. Those boys don’t play nice. You sh*t on them, they shove a size 12 so far up your ass you can tie the laces with your teeth.” Well, he’s probably good at it given how often he puts his own foot in his mouth.
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins learns an age-old lesson: get in bed with a whore and your wallet will be missing in the morning. They brought Al Gore into the firm as a senior partner in 2007. Gore talked them into all kinds of “clean energy” investments (including Fisker Automotive, which just fired 75% of its workforce) and now the legendary venture firm admits the experience has been “humbling.”
CHAOS AND CORRUPTION ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER: A Texas Rancher Speaks. Anybody that believes Janet Napolitano saying the border is secure after reading this is nuts.
DID OBAMA CRY WHILE ANSWERING BENGHAZI QUESTIONS DURING PRESS CONFERENCE? We’d guess either he’s been hanging around with John Boehner too much, or he’s worried he’ll have to do a ‘Nixon,’ AKA: cutting a deal and resigning over Benghazigate and/or IRSGate.