Official in charge during targeting now runs health care office
I'm glad we have this latest "scandal" ... It will give Mike Lee
something new to do, since he's not interested in helping Utah with our
real needs. Go Mike Go!
Riverofsun: You are either a socialist or someone that is ignorant of what
socialism is? In either case,admit that you are a socialist or start defending
your reasons for why socialism is better than a capitalist system grounded in
the Constitution, which neither Republicans or Democrats for many years
haven't supported! There is no middle ground between socialism and
capitalism. What we have today is not capitalism and we certainly don't
live by the constitution and most don't have a clue about what liberty
Oh my! Just think how history will portray the Democrat Party! Will their
terms in office be remembered as ones of lack of trust from citizens, dictating
what we as citizens will do (ACA for one, which we the people were opposed to),
too much government control, deceit, corruption, repaying of favors by granting
high positions, etc.To "riverofsun" -- I wouldn't be
surprised if Obama's suits do cost more than $500, and his haircuts more
than $100, a mere trifle compared to the costs for his and his family's
unlimited vacations (yes, they may pay for their lodging, etc., but we taxpayers
pay for security, the expense of the planes, etc. for each of those trips!).I am baffled by those of you who shrug these events off as playing politics by
the Republicans. My goodness, a huge breech of trust was enacted by the IRS
(strange that only Conservative groups were targeted), Americans lives were lost
unnecessarily, and to have phones tapped. All huge deals to me, so of course
they should be investigated.
First, look at the response of our POTUS to the question, When were you aware of
the IRS abuses? "Answer", I became aware of the IG Report via the media.
This is not quite the same thing as the original question.Next, the
person in charge of the Tax Exempt division of the IRS at the time left that
post but is still in the IRS. She was given a bonus and a promotion to run the
section that will be enforcing the IRS participation in the ACA (Obamacare).If that gives you a "warm fuzzy", you may have been sleeping on
a slab of dry ice. Her people will write the rules concerning the eligibility of
your health plan and how you will be able to use it. If you have a
"K.Street" plan (unique to Utah, so far), her people will
"clarify" how it can be used.Remember, our President has
been committed to "single payer" health providers since he was a young
man and that persuasion may well influence the action of that IRS appointee.
Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that a link between IRS activities and the
management of Obamacare does exist.
In a campaign speech--July 2, 2008, In Colorado,--Obama stated:"said that as president he would create “a civilian national
security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as
well-funded” as the U.S. military, to advance my “objectives”
for America."Was he referring to the IRS managing health care?
Re: "There is a link, but it may only be coincidence."Maybe.
But highly unlikely.And this dishonest, hyperpoliticized regime will
have a hard time showing that Sarah Hall Ingraham, the manager in charge of the
IRS office in charge of IRS charity enforcement -- who received more than
$100,000 in performance awards during her tenure in that agency, and who now
heads the IRS' office of healthcare legislation -- is not that link.Or that her presence in the two most politicized subagencies in the IRS
is just a coincidence.
Will the IRS become Americas version of the KGB?With control of
health care, defense, and education, they feds don't appear to be the
employee of the people. Scary!
Oh, My! Just think how history will portray the Republican Party!Will 2009
through 2016 remember the Republican Party as glorious legislators, portrayed as
changing our nation for the better? Will those "famous"
individuals with the $500 dollar suits and the $100 hair cuts initiate laws for
health insurance for all, immigration reform, environmental issues, banking and
hedge fund fraud, lobbying reform, violence issues relating to all weapons,
climate change, race relations, world relations, assistance for the less
fortunate, social security, medicare, education, etc.?Doesn't appear
that will be the case.Stalling, changing emails, hatred, racism, lack of
cooperation, will be the preface of every book written about Republicans during
this time of history. Republican/Tea Party/Conservative/right wing will forever
connote a sorry, unproductive, uncooperative and extremely selfish individual
who was not elected to represent the US voters and citizens. These misguided
legislators sought election for their own "glory" and to constantly
work for their return to Washington and their State capital following the next
election.Ah, how proud there descendants will be!
R-Darrell Issa is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee."I know approximately what's in it," Issa
told Bloomberg Businessweek on Monday when asked if he knew what would be in the
report. "I knew what was approximately in it when we made the allegations
about a year ago. This is one of those things where it's been, in a sense,
an open secret, but you don't accuse the IRS until you've had a
nonpartisan, deep look. That's what the IG has done. That's why the
IGs in fact exist within government, is to find this kind of waste and fraud and
abuse of power."The Treasury inspector general for tax
administration sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa in 7/2012 saying it would
audit the agency.(Huffingtonpost)“The heads-up that I
got was something that was a matter of public knowledge. It was posted on the
IG’s (inspector generals) website in the fall of 2012,” Lew added.
“I was not aware of any details. My deputy was not aware of any details
until it became a matter of public knowledge.”(politico)
The partisan bickering between the Republican supporters and the Democratic
supporters is amusing, if not tragic! How naive can one be to think that these
politicians from both parties have been doing what is best for you! The only
joy that I find is knowing the truth and also knowing that no matter how hard
the government searches for my identity and how to control me, they can't.
Politicians must be judged on whether they rule by God's laws, the
Constitution, and liberty! How frustrating it must be to not be able to change
that! I am the truly independent realist! Anyone that says that they
vote'republican' or 'Democrat' as a habit are naive at best,
and vast contributors to the problems in this country at worst. The answers are
not partisan at all. God is no partisan. He doesn't bicker. He
doesn't equivocate! I much prefer someone that comes right out and says
they are socialists, then those who want socialism, but fraudulently, with lack
of integrity, say that what they believe in is different than
I wonder if the anti-American groups, around the world, are paying the
republicans for their services, or is it being done free gratis.All
wars are brought about by economic interests. Nations compete amongst
themselves to gain or protect economic advantage. Internally people when pushed
too far by economic oppression will revolt against their government. The
economic war being waged by the states against our national government is the
same sort of thing as our revolutionary war against the English. Only this time, the rebels may be providing outsiders with the means of the
states own destruction.
Bereft of ideas of their own, they just throw stones.
You just gotta love the Obama administration's idea of carrying out
justice:"Did the IRS target conservative groups?"-"Yes""Were you a part of it?"-"I
don't know""Was what happened legal?"-"Hmmm..... Was it legal? . . . It wasn't illegal.... but it was
inappropriate""What is your plan to keep it from happening
again?"-"Well, one person got reassigned and the other person is
in counseling""Alright, you are free to go".So, with that according to Democrats the whole IRS issue is now completely
under control. Oh, and anyone who tries to bring it up (or Benghazi) is just
trying to play politics! Truth is undesirable to Democrats. It really gets in