Top Dem in House says case of IRS targeting conservatives is 'solved'

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  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2013 4:22 p.m.

    So much for the Democrat's high road. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md is giving mendacity a bad name.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 10, 2013 4:16 p.m.


    Seventeen trillion dollar debt, country at war, messed up education, and a weak economy says there is no difference.

    We just don't get it. Do we?

    Did Obama, all by himself, really have the time to corrupt the IRS, and write out the health care plan? Who else is involved?

  • wrz Pheonix, AZ
    June 10, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    "A self-described conservative Republican... set in motion the review, the top Democrat on the House watchdog committee said Sunday."

    Wait a minute, I didn't know George W. Bush worked for the IRS.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 10, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    Abolish federal income taxes, and the IRS. We've done it for 137 years.

    Problem solved.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 10, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    We have too many freedoms in our country for people to care about government taking one of them away. We have the freedoms to violate the 10 commandments, if we choose. That has existed for years but now it is becoming mandatory. Oops, mandatory almost means that the government is pretty close to stating we have to or face the consequence. Is that really freedom. Maybe God was right when he wrote the 10 commandments. Maybe He was right when the Founding Fathers were inspired to be cautious about too much government in our lives. We over-reacted with the Patriot Act as some would interpret it the way Stalin and Hitler would have interpreted it. It doesn't say that you can do somethings so maybe that means we can do it. The legal experts always find holes in a document of law to wiggle what they want out of it. When you read the golden rule, some have read that to mean do unto others as You would want to do and do it first. It means to love one another means you would want to do unto others as you would have them do to you.

  • JLFuller Boise, ID
    June 10, 2013 2:27 a.m.

    Who trusts the Federal government? Not me and I will bet a buck few others do. Ever since the Democrats took power confidence in the government has shot south. They STILL blame George W. Bush for crying out loud. These people are a mess and that makes them dangerous. The IRS, cover ups at the Justice Dept, now the Air Force is trying to force its members to not read the reports of Obama administration treachery. Yet Obama and company continue to rip our rights away a piece at a time and say they are not but blame Bush. Excuse after excuse compounded by more excuses. And the media keeps on letting them get away with it.

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    June 10, 2013 12:50 a.m.

    OOH-H-H-H-H-H...It was a conservative Republican, out of concern for appearing "political" and--bless his heart--wanted to be "consistent in reviewing applications" who started this whole mess!!! By golly, I agree with Rep. Cummings that this thang is solved and we should just move on. Yup. I can sleep tonight now. It was definitely a non-political and totally, completely, consistent approach in their treatment of conservative groups, wouldn't you say?

    Let's see, moving on...I'll bet the whistle blower on the NSA's cell phone and email mining was conservative, too...No, wait...

  • Wastintime Los Angeles, CA
    June 9, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    It is entertaining to read all the conspiracy theories here.

    Glenn Beck devotees perchance?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 9, 2013 9:42 p.m.

    He is the Lieutenant Calley for the IRS. In the military, with all the artillery they always had a smoking gun. This smells fishy to me and with all the problems the House and Senate hearings and people pleading the 5th, there must be much more. It is hard to believe that the stumbling block for the IRS would be a "conservative" Republican. He or she must be the only one that claimed to be a Republican in the whole agency. Hopefully, that person won't end up in the park without evidence of lung functions on a dark night. That is a high end problem with computer reprogramming and forms initiation and a database and computer system analysis and configuration board at high levels with integrated systems in various hubs within the IRS. That isn't done at a low level and is very high level and not just one person that is conservative with a vendetta against the Tea Party and other conservative groups.

    What evil lurks in the hearts of men and women? Only the shadow knows and not the heads at the IRS know who signed off on the high commands. They had too many conferences.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    June 9, 2013 6:18 p.m.

    It must have been very difficult to get that liberal Democrat to claim to be a conservative Republican. A simple check of his campaign contributions should be very informative.

    A Democrat telling the truth is as rare as a turkey voting for thanksgiving.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    June 9, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    Well, if Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, or other top Democrats say it, then it must by true. Right?

    It looks like this whole thing is settled then. That was easy! How about we settle the whole Holocaust conspiracy by finding an 'unnamed' former German officer who said he personally shot a few Jews, but there was no widespread genocide. Easy as that!

    With this news, I'm going to sleep a lot more easily tonight.

    (By the way, this is sarcasm; it's too bad there is no sarcasm font)

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 9, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    Look, a SQUIRREL!

    Or, in this case, an alleged "conservative Republican."

    Sorry, I do not believe any of the Democrats are up for telling the truth, even if they knew it.

    Bottom line is that this was a deliberate attempt to intimidate conservatives and suppress the voter education and turnout efforts. It clearly was supported from the highest levels of the Democrat thugocracy, even if not explicitly ordered.

  • Elwood P. Suggins BEAVERTON, OR
    June 9, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    The first paragraph of this story is not believable.

    Rep. Cummings is trying to sugar coat a poisonous meal.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    June 9, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    So now we have the rogue "conservative Republican" who did this all on his own? Right.

    I believe this like I believe our government isn't spying on us (or the AP), that Holder destroyed all information obtained through the spying that never happened, that the killing of our nation's ambassador to Libya in Benghazi was the result of a YouTube video, and that the ambassador never requested help, that our government had nothing to do with Fast and Furious, that there was never any targeting of conservatives by the IRS, that Obamacare is going to make my healthcare more affordable, and that none of these stories is newsworthy.

    And thanks to the Deseret News for assisting the White House (being complicit) in burying these scandals. This sure builds trust, doesn't it.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    June 9, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    It doesn't make any difference whether the person was a Republican or Democrat, they need to lose their job and pay the penalty for their actions. However I don't believe all they are telling us. The very fact they only release part of the info Indicates there is much more to know.Even the little part I have heard tells me that.Mr. cummings has hardly asked any tough or searching questions. He only takes his time to give a speech saying we should not be partisan and attacks the republicans for trying to get to the whole truth.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    June 9, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    Excellent question, ijm. You beat me to it.

  • itsjustme Vernal, UT
    June 9, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    So the Dems found a "conservative Republican working for the IRS". I wonder how much they had to pay this unnamed person to fall on the sword?