Obama: IRS Targeting Scandal Never Existed

IRS targeting is not the problem, he says. The IRS’ lack of money is the problem. According to the Democrats, the scandal where the IRS targeted non-profit conservative, tea party groups for special scrutiny never existed. In fact, if there were any scandal involving the IRS, the scandal was all Congress’s for leaving the IRS high and dry and underfunded. Politicians always think the answer to any problem having to do with their pet government agencies is to increase their funding. Government Read more […]

IRS Employs Tax Cheats and Promotes Them

Recently, we reported about the MSNBC anchors who were exposed as tax cheats who owed the IRS tens of thousands in back taxes. What’s particularly maddening about that is not so much that they didn’t pay the government their “fair share,” but that these anchors have been so adamant that everybody else, especially the rich on the right, pay their “fair share.” It’s almost like they’re saying that they don’t have to abide by the same rules they apply to everyone else. Maybe they think Read more […]

IRS Ethics Lawyer Disbarred and Fired for Ethics Violation

Keep in mind that this is in no way an isolated incident. Government agencies only take disciplinary measures against their “rogue” employees when too many people in the public find out about it. It enhances the public image of a government agency when they fire or suspend an employee for misconduct. It also gives the agency heads an opportunity to grandstand and talk about how they don’t tolerate such bad behavior. In truth, if they actually didn’t tolerate such bad behavior, we wouldn’t Read more […]

IRS Seizes $19,000 from Widow for Depositing Late Husband’s Cash

Sixty-eight-year-old Janet Malone’s husband died of cancer in October of 2011. Before he died, he told his wife that he had about $180,000 in cash in a briefcase. It was money he had made as a publishing executive, but also included money he had made from gambling and investments. Even though it was totally, legally obtained money, the law says that you can’t just deposit it all at once. If you were to, that would mean that you’re a drug dealer or terrorist. Or worse, a tax evader. So, Read more […]

Government to Use IRS to Gag Churches

There are ways the tax code can be used to gag churches despite the First Amendment. “I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means – except by getting off his back.” – Leo Tolstoy It’s been said that the path to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, those allegedly good intentions are rarely that. Most of the time, the stones on the path to hell are markers drenched in Read more […]

IRS Employee Faces 20 Years for Stealing from People’s Refunds in Elaborate Scheme

This reminds me of that scene in The Princess Bride where the man in black played by Cary Elwes approaches Wallace Shawn’s character Vizzini who’s holding Princess Buttercup at knifepoint. After a little dialogue, Vizzini states:  “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.” That about sums up how the IRS feels toward this particular “rogue” employee who was falsifying credits for people, yielding a greater refund, from which he’d skim off a portion for himself, something Read more […]

The IRS Spent $4 Billion on IT Over the Past 5 Years?

The reason the IRS had computer problems – where emails miraculously disappeared, and hard drives crashed conveniently – is that they had budgetary constraints. I guess they were spending too much on lavish conferences to be able to budget just a little more to electronic data storage. At least that was what IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. But records indicate that over the past 5 years or so, the IRS spent $4 billion on IT services. The Washington Free Beacon reported: A review of IRS Read more […]

Nancy Pelosi: The IRS Just Needs a New Computer System

In other words, there’s no reason not to take the IRS’s and the White House’s word for it. They said that Lerner’s e-mails got lost. It happens. Computers crash, right? And to prevent that from happening in the future, the IRS needs to get a new computer system. Maybe the same people who brought us the Obamacare exchange website can handle the system migration for the IRS. As with every other government problem (is that redundant?), the answer is to dump more money down the money hole. Read more […]

The NSA Have Lois Lerner’s E-mails

Everything we do on a computer, especially on the internet, is stored somewhere. Even when you try deleting something, it’s very difficult to ensure that it’s actually deleted. It might not be easy to get once you delete something, but it’s somewhere. E-mails, instant messages, internet history, etc. – all that stuff is compiled by the NSA. Even if it’s been deleted from your server, it’s not gone forever. It’s stored in the NSA’s massive data center in Bluffdale, Utah. For “national Read more […]

Report: The IRS Actually Didn’t Target Liberal Groups

It was nearly a year ago that the IRS started making headlines about their targeting of tea party groups and their delaying or rejecting of various conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status based on their political opinions. In short, the IRS was targeting Obama’s political enemies and trying to prevent them from gaining any ground. Whenever conservatives brought up the IRS scandal, liberals’ usual line of defense was that the IRS didn’t single out any conservative or “tea Read more […]

In Defense Of The IRS: Why Single Them Out?

A good friend of mine repeated his desire that Congress abolish the IRS. The latest scandal, reported by the Associated Press, runs under the headline, “IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography.” “investigators found that one IRS employee spent $2,655 on diet pills, romance novels, steaks, a smartphone and baby-related items, including bottles, games and clothes. The case was referred to the IG’s office that investigates employee misconduct, the report said. Among other “improper” purchases Read more […]

“IRS” Is The New N-word, Says Popular Liberal Host

I typically like to start my articles with a relevant quote upon which I can build my story. After reading the bit of news about which I am writing, I scoured the internet for a good quote; one that could adequately express the absurdity of what I had just read. I searched for 20 minutes, and could find nothing worthy. It seems that nothing quite captures the continuing ridiculousness of the Leftist media in a way that satisfies. They are truly scraping the bottom of the barrel—scratch that—the Read more […]