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Tea party tax returns show small budgets, rare displays of overtly partisan activities

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  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    May 19, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    marky, so if nixon did it, it's ok for your boy to use the irs too? thoughtful and civil. BTW, Harry is really terrific.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 17, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    Mike Lee accompanied by Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, and Rand Paul. Oh, Utah, what have you done?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2013 3:28 p.m.

    "rare displays of overtly partisan activities"

    That conclusion can only be reached if one uses an extremely narrow definition of overt.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    May 17, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    It's funny that DN should mention Watergate in the above post. Nixon of course never came to trial by the Senate, but was, in fact, accused of using the IRS as a club against his many "enemies". As for the IRS, it does have considerable power given to it to prevent assets from being hidden tax-free in places like the Cayman Islands. But comparing it to the old KGB is at least bad hyperbole. As for the "thugocracy", please may we be spared from rule by Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and Mike Lee.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 17, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    Although their financial resources were minimal, the Tea party types presented a real threat to the Obama thugocracy by their ability to organize. Organizing is a double edged concept, isn't it?

    The Tea party groups had to be singled out, marginalized and destroyed, per the Alinsky "Rule for Radicals" strategy. And Obama's forces of evil did so. Maybe he did not explicitly order it, but there is no doubt he condoned, and even applauded it.

    The intimidation power of the IRS can never be doubted, and its use in that way is more vile than the open intimidation of the KGB or other totalitarian police states.

    This incident is a low point in modern American history, worse than Watergate, or anything that Clinton did. It may not be impeachable, but only because it was not provably done at Obama's orders.

    If ever there was proof that we must rein in the potentially abusive power of government to preserve our freedom, this is it.

    I hope the Tea Party people will be brave enough to reorganize and take back our country from the thugocracy in the next elections.