Archive for May, 2013

Doug Shulman, the IRS and The White House??

May 31, 2013

This story is gaining more traction.  I mentioned the story here and here.  Last night Bill O’Reilly highlighted the issue concerning Doug Shulman, the head of the Internal Revenue Service while the IRS was TARGETING conservative groups.  This recap is from the Daily Caller:

“Is there now a smoking gun in the IRS scandal?” O’Reilly said. “That is the subject of this evening’s ‘Talking Points Memo.’ We do expect criminal charges to be leveled against some people working in the IRS because they abused their power by targeting conservative groups and individuals. But the major question remains unanswered: Did the campaign of intimidation come from the White House? Well, today, there is disturbing information. This man, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the White House — ready — 157 times. Incredible. By comparison then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went to the White House 43 times. Then-CIA Director Leon Panetta: 20 times. So what the heck was Mr. Shulman doing the White House with that kind of frequency?

The TARGETING, if it was not started in the White House, was AT LEAST KNOWN ABOUT in the White House, and anyone that denies this is delusional.  I’m still leaning toward this program started in the White House.  It might not have been done by Obama (but it also could have been), but I believe it very easily could have been Rahm, Jarrett, Axelrod, Geithner, Plouffe, etc.

Grab some popcorn, this is going to take a while….

The IRS Scandal CONTINUED!!!

May 30, 2013

Yesterday, I presented some facts concerning the IRS TARGETING conservative groups scandal.

Today, it seems that I am not the only one questioning Mr. Shulman.  Here is an article from the Daily Caller:

IRS’s Shulman had more public White House visits than any cabinet member

An analysis by The Daily Caller of the White House’s public “visitor access records” showed that every current and former member of President Obama’s Cabinet would have had to rack up at least 60 more public visits to the president’s home to catch up with “Douglas Shulman.”

Got that?  The Head of the IRS visited the White House MORE than EVERY Cabinet member, by AT LEAST 60 VISITS!!  That would be a visit ONCE A WEEK FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, MORE than every other Cabinet member. 

This includes HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who visited ONLY 48 TIMES.  You know, the person that IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WRITING ALL THE REGULATIONS FOR OBAMACARE!!!  OBAMACARE…pretty much the ONLY legislation that was worked on by the Obama Administration for TWO YEARS.  And the person that will be in charge of this disaster ONLY visited the White House 48 times.

Meanwhile, the person in charge of the IRS, WHICH WAS TARGETING CONSERVATIVES, against the Constitution and breaking many laws, VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE AT LEAST 157 TIMES……but remember, the White House knew nothing about this……ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

People better end up in JAIL!!! and I’m NOT only speaking of “LOW-LEVEL employees”.

The IRS Scandal CONTINUED!!!

May 29, 2013

In my previous post I gave some links about the IRS Scandal of TARGETING Conservatives.  The supposed defense of the TARGETING, that has been propagated by the Obama Administration, is that it was only a few lower-level employees of the Cincinnati Office that did ALL of the targeting, and that NO ONE ELSE KNEW IT WAS HAPPENING…

I think we can all AGREE that there is NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT THIS WAS ONLY A FEW LOWER-LEVEL EMPLOYEES.

It has already been shown that the Inspector General had notified the top Lawyer for the Treasury Department, as well as AT LEAST one other HIGH_LEVEL official at the Treasury Department (Washington Post), that he was doing the investigation. 

J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s top tax watchdog, said Friday he had informed top Treasury officials starting last spring about problems related to the special attention the agency was paying some conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. George said he shared the information with the Treasury’s general counsel in June and with Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin “shortly thereafter.”

Anyone want to wager that he did or did not tell that Lawyer what he was finding??  It has been shown that AFTER being told of the investigation, that Christopher J. Meade, Treasury General Counsel met with White House Chief Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler AT LEAST three times.

Christopher J. Meade, Treasury Chief Counsel, met with Ruemmler on September 27th, December 11th, and December 13th, 2012, according to White House Visitor Records requests. The two had never met one-on-one prior to these meetings.” – Daily Caller

The two had never met, but NOW THEY WERE WORKING ON SOMETHING TOGETHER, that required AT LEAST three face to face meetings.  How many phone calls??  E-mails??  Any other correspondence??

And today I read this:

Lawmakers zero in on IRS meetings at White House” – Washington Examiner

Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman visited the White House 118 times between 2010 and 2011.”

118 TIMES!!??  That is more than once per week!!!  For TWO YEARS!!!

Just to put this number in perspective:

The frequent trips to the White House under Obama far outnumbered the times other administrations felt the need to meet with the IRS, according to Mark Everson, who led the IRS under former President George W. Bush. Everson said he remembers making only one trip to the White House between 2003 and 2007.

In the previous FOUR YEARS, the previous Commissioner visited the White House ONE TIME!!!

Who is STILL TRYING to say that the White House knew nothing about the TARGETING??  Are you kidding me??

The Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service met with people IN THE WHITE HOUSE more than once per week for two years, at the same time that the IRS was TARGETING conservative groups!!!

And just as a reminder:

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Defends Handling of IRS Scandal” – ABC News

Who is Jack Lew you ask?

On January 10, 2013, President Obama nominated Lew for the position of Secretary of the Treasury.” – Wikipedia

So, this is the guy that replaced Timmy “I’m worse than Apple because I just don’t pay the taxes that I owe” Geithner.  But wait…January 2013 is after all this happened.  What did Jack Lew do before this??

“…before Lew became secretary of the treasury he was President Obama’s chief of staff at the White House…”

Does anyone else find it hard to believe that Mr. Lew “first heard about this targeting” this year??  I mean, he was Obama’s CHIEF OF STAFF!!!  He makes sure he KNOWS WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

And for anyone that believes that Timmy Geithner did not have a hand in this:

Lew said he has directed incoming Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel (Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service), who begins Wednesday, to “carry out a thorough review,” including “making sure that those who acted inappropriately are held accountable for their actions,” as well as “examining and correcting any failures in the system that allowed this behavior to happen”.

Werfel will report back to him within 30 days so he can report back to the president “to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again,” Lew said.

See that?  The Secretary of the Treasury DIRECTED the Commissioner of the IRS what to do.

This is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING and anyone that is honest can look at history and see that this situation will not get better for the citizens of the United States unless we take power away from the bureaucrats.

Are people OVERPAID??

May 21, 2013

This is absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!  On so many levels.

Does everyone remember the Fort Hood Shooting, from 2009??

First, I do not want to convict the suspect. before the facts are heard, in a court of law (A Military Trial), and a verdict is reached.  I do want to mention the facts as they have been presented to the public, so far:

1.  The suspect was shot at the scene, and was subdued. 

2.  Many eye witnesses have identified him as the shooter.

3.  13 individuals DIED from bullets that were traced to the weapon he was holding and firing.

4.  He has said, in a courtroom, that HE WANTS TO PLEAD GUILTY.  It cannot be accepted in a Death Penalty case, by military regulations.

Is everyone with me so far??

OK, I have a few issues.

NUMBER ONE:  It has been more than 2.5 YEARS!!!  The facts are available.  Why do we NOT HAVE A VERDICT, YET??  This is a SERIOUS problem with the justice system in the USA!!!  I do NOT CARE WHY HE DID IT.  I do NOT CARE IF HE HAD A HARD CHILDHOOD.  I care about whether he did it or not!!!  Let’s get a VERDICT.

NUMBER TWO:  Today I read this article:

Accused Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial” – NBC

Now, I do not want to stop paying anyone that has been accused of a crime.  I do want to change the regulations.

This guy MONSTER TERRORIST has been SITTING IN JAIL since 2009.  He does not NEED any money to live. 

Here is my suggestion,  IF you have been accused of a crime AND ARE INCARCERATED awaiting trial, then any money that is owed should be placed in a trust.  IF you are found GUILTY, and the guilty verdict withstands appeals, then the money in the trust will be forfeit.  The agency that paid the money will get it back.  He DESERVES nothing less.  If you are acquitted, the money becomes your immediately.

$278,000 and COUNTING!!!

Questions for the IRS….

May 17, 2013

I am sure by now that everyone has heard that the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS, has targeted conservatives over the last several years for special attention.  I am sure that everyone has heard that now the IRS is getting special attention from Congress, the media, etc.  I have NO SYMPATHY for the IRS!!!  But I do think that the process should be fair, balanced, and equitable.

For some background, the following are some questions that the IRS was asking individuals and organizations:

Probing questions, long delays for tea party groups” – CNN

Documents from March 2012 provided to CNN by Ken Johnson of the Indiana group shows the IRS asked for copies of “the pages” of its website — including social networking sites — and a “list” of the group’s “activities to date,” including a description of each event.

The IRS also asked the group to “provide a list of your communication to your members or others,” including speeches, e-mails, flyers, billboards and “other literature.”

Weirdest IRS Questions for the Tea Party: Views, Donors, and Etymology” – ABC

Here are some of the weirdest and most notable questions and requests that ABC found in roughly half a dozen IRS questionnaires sent to tea party groups from 2010 to 2012:

  • Provide a list of all issues that are important to your organization. Indicate your position regarding each issue.”
  • “Please explain in detail the derivation of your organization’s name.” (in a letter to the Ohio-based 1851 Center for  Constitutional Law)
  • “Please explain in detail your organization’s involvement with the Tea Party.”
  • “Provide details regarding your relationship with Justin Binik-Thomas.” (a Cincinnati-area Tea-Party activist)
  • “Provide information regarding the Butler County Teen Age Republicans and your relationship.”
  • Submit the following information relating to your past and present directors, officers, and key employees: a) Provide a resume for each.”
  • The names of the donors, contributors, and grantors. … The amounts of each of the donations, contributions, and grants and the dates you received them.”
  • The names of persons from your organization and the amount of time they spent on the event or program.” (for events)
  • “Provide copies of the handbills you distributed at your monthly meetings.”
  • “Fully describe your youth outreach program with the local school.”
  • “Please provide copies of all your current web pages, including your Blog posts. Please provide copies of all of your newsletters, bulletins, flyers, newsletters or any other media or literature you have disseminated to your members or others. Please provide copies of stories and articles that have been published about you.”
  • Are you on Facebook or other social networking sites? If yes, provide copies of these pages.”
  • “Provide copies of the agendas and minutes of your Board meetings and, if applicable, members ship meetings, including a description of legislative and electoral issues discussed, and whether candidates for political office were invited to address the meeting.”
  • “Do your issue-related advocacy communications compare to the positions of candidates or slates of candidates on these issues with your positions? Provide copies of these communications. What percentage do these constitute of your issue-related advocacy communications?”
  • “Do you have a close relationship with any candidate for political office or political party? If so describe fully the nature of that relationship.”
  • “Apart from your responses to the preceding, estimate the percentage of your time and what percentage of your resources you will devote to activities in the 2012 election cycle, in which you will explicitly or implicitly support or oppose a candidate, candidates or slates of candidates, for public office.”

7 unnecessary questions the IRS asked Tea Party groups” – USA Today

“1. Requests the names of donors.

2.  Requests a list of all issues that are important to the organization and asks that the organization indicate its position regarding such issues.

3.  Requests 1) the roles and activities of the audience and participants other than members in the activity and 2) the type of conversations and discussions members and participants had during the activity.

4.  Asks whether the officer, director, etc., has run or will run for public office.

5.  Requests the political affiliation of the officer, director, speakers, candidates supported, etc., or otherwise refers to the relationship with identified political party–related organizations.

6.  Requests information regarding employment, other than for the organization, including hours worked.

7.  Requests information regarding activities of another organization – not just the relationship of the other organization to the applicant

IRS demands alarm Florida tea partyers” – Sun Sentinal

There are MANY, MANY, MANY more articles, if you would like to see more do a google search.  Did I say MANY??  That may be an understatement.

Anyway, in order to be fair, I have started a list of questions THAT EVERY SINGLE CURRENT AND PAST EMPLOYEE OF THE IRS, NEEDS TO PUBLICLY ANSWER, before they are allowed to continue their employment.  After we have examined these answers, we may expand to the Department of the Treasury, which oversees the IRS, and then maybe we will move to the White House, which IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL AGENCIES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Here we go:

1.  What did you have for Breakfast today?  Include the exact amount of every ingredient, the process used to move that ingredient from inception to the final product, the duration of the event, who else was present (within 250′), what was discussed by any of those persons, if any decisions were made, what those decisions were, and any other information that someone might find interesting.

2.  Answer question #1 for EVERY previous day of your life.

3.  Answer question #1 for EVERY day of the rest of your life.

4.  Provide information on every person that lives within 1 mile of your primary residence.

5.  Provide minutes for every meeting that you have ever been present for, include video conferences, half time meetings, parent teacher conferences, doctor visits, or anytime that someone besides yourself has been near enough to have heard you speak in a normal voice.

6.  Provide a detailed, minute by minute, schedule of what you did yesterday, include the names and birth dates, of everyone that you came within 50 feet.

7.  Answer question #6 for EVERY previous day of your life.

8.  Answer question #6 for EVERY day of the rest of your life.

9.  Answer question #6 for everyday of your immediate family members and all of their relatives.

10. What did you think about today?  Please explain any gaps.

I think 10 questions is more than reasonable.  If you disagree, go back and look at the questions that THEY ASKED FIRST.

After, we have compiled than answers for each employee, they will then be subject to an AUDIT, no more rigorous than what they have done to Frank VanderSloot.

I only want to be FAIR!!!  And let NO ONE forget, Tim “I can’t run Turbo Tax” Geithner was the one in charge of the Treasury Department, which oversees the IRS, during the egregious targeting of conservative groups.  Tim Geithner should be held RESPONSIBLE for this blatent law breaking!!!

After this examination is complete, dismantle the IRS, make the system SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD, see a suggestion here.

How did Attorney Holder RECUSE himself??

May 16, 2013

Time for some Thursday Morning Humor…..OK, it is NOT really funny….Do “they” really expect us to BELIVE this CRAP???

Yesterday I posted this:

“Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday said he recused himself last year from a national security leak probe in which prosecutors obtained the phone records of Associated Press journalists.”

Well, isn’t that convenient??

And SOMETIMES our Congress people ask really good questions:

While we know Holder has recused himself from the case, Bachus’ questions reveal that apparently Holder doesn’t know when exactly he did so.

On what date did you recuse yourself?” Bachus asked.

I’m not sure, I think it was towards the beginning of the matter,” Holder responded.

“Isn’t that sort of an unacceptable procedure?  The statue says that the attorney general shall approve the subpoena.  There was no memorandum, no email — when you recused yourself, was it in writing, was it orally?  Did you tell someone, did you alert the White House?” Bachus probed.

“I would’ve told the deputy attorney general,” Holder replied, though he said there would be no record of it in writing.” – The Blaze

So now we are just supposed to take the LIARS word for it??  Are you kidding me??

What a FARCE!!!  Holder belongs in JAIL!!!

Holder RECUSES himself!!???

May 15, 2013

Here is the PROCEDURE FROM THE DOJ:

“From the DOJ’s U.S. Attorney’s Manual:

The Attorney General’s authorization is normally required before the issuance of any subpoena to a member of the news media or for the telephone toll records of a member of the news media. However, in those cases where the media member or his or her representative agrees to provide the material sought

 

 

 

The manual continues:

Department attorneys seeking the Attorney General’s authorization to issue a subpoena to a member of the news media, or for telephone toll records of a media member, must submit a written request summarizing the facts of the prosecution or investigation, explaining the essentiality of the information sought to the investigation or prosecution, describing attempts to obtain the voluntary cooperation of the news media through negotiation and explaining how the proposed subpoena will be fashioned as narrowly as possible to obtain the necessary information in a manner as minimally intrusive and burdensome as possible.

Obviously, this puts Holder and the entire DOJ in an interesting position.”

 

 

AG Holder recused himself from AP probe” – USA Today

“Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday said he recused himself last year from a national security leak probe in which prosecutors obtained the phone records of Associated Press journalists.”

 

Well, isn’t that convenient??

 

 

HEY HOLDER, I HAVE AN IDEA,  WHY DON”T YOU JUST GO AHEAD AND “RECUSE” YOURSELF FROM YOUR POSITION??? 

It’s called a resignation!!!  And it will be good GREAT for the country!!!  You are WHOLLY unqualified for your position and are a disgrace!!!

THE IRS Scandal!!!!

May 15, 2013

Unless you have been living under a rock, and even then it might be impossible, you have heard about the IRS, that is the Internal Revenue Service, the “Tax man”, TARGETING conservative groups for harrassment.  You might not have heard the Obama Administration, and the President himself, have tried to minimize the scandal.  You know it is BAD when one of the Presidents own perpetual defenders, Jon Stewart, is making jokes about the situation:

Stewart Destroys Obama Over IRS Scandal, Lack Of ‘Managerial Competence’: You’ve Vindicated Conspiracy Theorists

So all of this has been happening since AT LEAST 2011, they had meetings in 2012 and news finally leaked out in the middle of 2013…

2 YEARS!!!!  This has been going on for AT LEAST 2 YEARS!!!

Are you kidding me??  This government is not only CORRUPT, it is INCOMPETENT!!!  And you want me to believe that “they” will be able to run OBAMACARE???  Seriously??

Also, I do not want anyone to forget who was in charge if the IRS during this time.

Do you know who that was ??

Does anyone remember Timmy “Turbo Tax” Geithner.

I have posts here, and here.

Timmy belongs in JAIL!!!!