Posts tagged "IRS"

The infamous Lois Lerner of IRS scandal fame tried to bully Illinois GOP candidate in 1996

Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who is a central figure in the agency’s scandalous and possibly illegal attempts to intimidate conservative, pro-life and other center-right groups, seems to have gone an early start in her alleged bullying tactics. The conservative blog, Illinois Review, has revealed allegations that Lerner, as head of the Enforcement Division... Read more »

Democrats now sound like Republicans after Nixon's Watergate

“I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don’t condone that kind of second-rate burglary.” –Ronald Ziegler, President Richard Nixon’s press secretary’s response to media inquiries about whether the White House had anything to do with the Watergate burglary “There’s no there there.” –President Barack Obama’s response to stories inquiring if the... Read more »

New: EPA, like the IRS, targets conservative groups

According to EPA records obtained by the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute, since January 2012 the agency [Environmental Protection Agency] has granted fee waivers for 75 out of 82 Freedom of Information Act requests sent by major environmental groups, denying only seven of them — meaning green groups saw their fees waived 92 percent of the time.... Read more »
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Religious and pro-life groups also harassed by IRS

The popular impression is that President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status. If it were only so. Allegations of IRS harassment of pro-life and religious groups reach as far back as Obama’s early administration and extend beyond the agency’s Cincinnati office, which is the focus of... Read more »

IRS inspector general's report small comfort for Tea Party groups

Following the day’s myriad news stories on Benghazi, Associated Press allegations and the IRS targeting right-of-center organizations, the highly anticipated Treasury Department‘s report on the blossoming IRS scandal released late Tuesday is relatively small comfort for Tea Party groups, according to political strategist and attorney Michael Bakker. The report does strongly suggest that management style of President Barack Obama... Read more »

Obama=Nixon

Who would have thought that Barack Obama would have descended to the depths that the disgraced Republican President Richard Nixon had in the scandal department? Obama now has three going for him all at once: The newest is the revelation that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists who work for... Read more »
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'When you run for president, you should be an open book.'

That’s Democratic Senate President Harry Reid talking about GOP Presidential candidate  Mitt Romney’s refusal to release all his tax returns. Reid said that while defending his accusation that Romney “paid no income taxes for years.” (Check in Politco for an analysis of Reid’s attacks.) I agree. Romney should release his returns, if not just to... Read more »

Bill Brady's tax sin

(This post contains a correction.) Uh, oh. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady reluctantly released his income tax returns and we now we know: He didn’t pay federal income tax in 2008 and 2009! Nor did he pay state income tax in 2008! Bill Brady: Tax hypocrite? This, we’re instructed, is bad news for Brady and... Read more »
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