NY Times Wants IRS To Seize Even More Small Business Assets

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By Joseph R. Carducci, October 29, 2014.

This is a follow up to the story I reported on the other day, regarding how the IRS has become exceptionally abusive and unfair in their use of power. There are strong reasons why even some of the most powerful politicians in Washington these are days are finally starting to talk about eliminating this agency altogether.

IRS Now Targeting Deposits Under $10,000

Part of the problem is that they have a really nasty law on the books giving them the power to investigate and seize the assets of small businesses who make regular bank deposits (especially in cash) of UNDER $10,000. We are probably already aware of the fact that anyone who deposits $10,000 and over will be legally required to complete an IRS form declaring the money and its source, etc.. This is part of their efforts to fight against drug traffickers and money laundering and so forth.

But it would seem that now, you are caught in a ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ situation. As a small business, you are not likely to have cash deposits above $10k on a regular basis. Sadly, the act of simply making regular deposits (of almost any amount now), will trigger the IRS to look into things. So even if you would have gladly complied with any paperwork law (there are reasonable arguments that even extra paperwork is a privacy intrusion, but one case at a time) you are still potentially branded a criminal.

No Presumption of Innocence, More Seizures Than Ever

Worst of all, should the IRS target your small business, there is no presumption of innocence for any citizen. Nope. The IRS has different rules. This is why you often hear them say stupid things like ‘the IRS doesn’t make mistakes,’ even when every sane person knows they do…every day. You need to PROVE that you are not guilty, after they have already taken your money. Sadly, many folks end up giving up due to the sheer time and resources that are required to fight the most powerful government agency.

This crazy law has already affected more businesses than you might think, since the agency doesn’t even need any proof or even evidence. They can simply go in and seize your accounts. Instances of this type of seizure are more than five times the level they were just 10 years ago. Dairy farmers in Maryland, an army sergeant in Virginia, and a New York restaurant are just some of those who had their money stolen by the IRS.

NY Times Blames Tea Party Budget Cuts

The New York Times would love to give the IRS even more power to conduct additional asset searches and seizures. Big advocates for never holding anyone at the agency accountable for anything, either. Plus, they think the IRS should also have an inexorably increasing budget with which to conduct audits of non-criminals:

“There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails…No, the real scandal is what the Republicans did to cripple the agency when virtually no one was looking. Since the broad Tea Party-driven spending cuts of 2010, the agency’s budget has been cut by 14 percent after inflation is considered, leading to sharply reduced staff, less enforcement of the new tax laws and poor taxpayer service…”

Yes, that poor, weakened agency. They should have all the power imaginable. Simply ridiculous. What do YOU think? Time to get rid of the IRS? Is this truly abuse of power, or the agency only doing their job? Should people be held accountable for this sort of thing?

Biden: We Need To ‘Stop The March Of The Tea Party Now’

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CBS News) – Campaigning in one of the nation’s key U.S. Senate contests, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic control of the chamber would “break the back of the hard right” and ease gridlock in Washington.

Biden said next week’s choice between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst for the open Senate seat in Iowa was critical to the outcome. If Braley wins and the Democrats maintain their majority, he said, the Republicans in Congress will be open to compromising with Democrats on issues such as raising the federal minimum wage.

“If that happens and it will, what’s going to happen is it’s going to break the back of the hard right,” he said. “You are going to see many reasonable people in the Republican Party start to vote reasonably again. Not exactly like we do. But they are going to be open to the kind of compromise that’s always allowed this nation to move forward.”

SPECIAL: Modern Day Patriots, this is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with our forefathers in Lexington and Concord. We need the Tea Party now more than ever.

Biden was the latest high-profile surrogate to visit Iowa as Braley, a four-term congressman, seeks a late surge in his tight race against Ernst. Hillary Clinton is coming Wednesday, and former President Bill Clinton will be in on Saturday. Biden was traveled to Rockford, Illinois, later Monday to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democrats.

He warned that Republicans wouldn’t have the backs of working people. “They don’t come from where we come from. They don’t get it. They don’t understand how important it is,” Biden said.

In Davenport, Biden addressed activists inside a banquet hall at Modern Woodmen Park, a minor league baseball stadium along the Mississippi River. He appeared with Braley and Democratic U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, who is trying to fend off a tough Republican challenge to win a fifth term.

Biden said he had struggled to negotiate compromises with Republicans in the House and Senate over the last four years because the deals were not palatable to Tea Party members in those chambers. He said voters in America had consensus on many policies that were being blocked as a result.

“If we don’t stop the march of the Tea Party now, those majority Republicans in the House and Senate who know better are never going to have the courage to stand up and vote the right way,” he said.

Republicans need to gain six seats to control the Senate. Biden warned Democrats that, “if we lose, we’re going to be pushed back another six or eight years.” He said if tea party conservatives such as Ernst prevail, moderate Republicans “will be scared” to work with Democrats because they will fear primary challenges from the right.

Biden did not mention Ernst by name — calling her the “woman who is running against Bruce” — but he criticized the state senator’s policy positions. He said her call for abolishing the Department of Education was a “bad idea.” He also criticized Ernst for a comment in which she said Medicaid recipients “have no personal responsibility for their health care,” saying the program helps struggling families afford care in nursing homes and treatment for disabled children.

“They don’t have any responsibility?” he asked.

Ernst campaigned Monday in northeastern Iowa with U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley.

In a statement, Ernst spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel said, “While Congressman Braley is hanging out with Obama administration officials at private events, Joni is traveling all 99 counties to meet undecided voters.”

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Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

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This is not surprising at all. Valerie Jarrett is “the power behind the throne” in the Obama Administration. It is not a stretch at all to think that Jarrett is behind the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups, the cover-up on the Benghazi attacks and even keeping Americans out of national parks during the Federal Government shutdown. Now finally, Judicial Watch, after years of lawsuits to release documents that Jarrett and the White House were suppressing, has obtained documents proving Jarrett’s and Obama’s vindictive and secretive form of governance. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Just the little we have seen makes Richard Nixon look like a little league piker compared to Barack Obama.

From Judicial Watch:

President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documentsshowing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.
This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.
The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, “re: personnel issues.” Another, also from Jarrett, reads, “outlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.” Unfortunately, the index is vague and that’s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.

It will be interesting and revealing as more documents are released and sifted through by Judicial Watch and other watchdog groups. If Republicans take the U.S. Senate in November 2014, there will be multiple impeachable offences in front of them committed by President Obama and his administration. Will a Republican Senate actually act upon the offences and begin impeachment proceedings? Doubtful.

TREASONOUS: Hey Congress, If This is Not an Impeachable Act, Exactly What Would Be?

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September 24, 2014 By Matthew Burke

The Obama IRS targeted groups educating on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

It is a well-known and admitted fact that the Obama Regime, using the IRS, targeted pro-freedom Tea Party and other conservative groups for their political beliefs, who were also political opponents of Barack Obama, a clear violation of the First Amendment.

But on Tuesday, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz reported that the tyranny went even further than just targeting Obama’s political opponents.

The politically weaponized Obama IRS expanded their targeting beyond the Tea Party, targeting groups that were “educating on the “Constitution and Bill of Rights,” in January of 2012, just months before the election in November of 2012.

In a timeline on page 30 of the Inspector General’s report, the IG states that the Obama IRS added the new criteria in January of 2012, because the July 2011 criteria they used to harass patriotic American citizens wasn’t specific enough.

Here’s the exact verbiage from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, in the report titled, “Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review, from page 30 (emphasis added):
Criteria changed to “Political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement” based on Determinations Unit concerns that the July 2011 criteria was too generic.
On page 38 of the report, the Inspector General found that the Obama IRS, on January 25, 2012, expanded their BOLO (Be on the Lookout) criteria updating it to include “political type organizations involved in “educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

When an administration targets American citizens for teaching their fellow citizens about the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights (since government schools aren’t), the very Constitution they take an oath to defend and uphold, this is a treasonous act at worst and an impeachable and illegal act at least. If this is not an impeachable act, exactly what would be?

Republican Richard Nixon was threatened with impeachment for much less (and at least had the decency to resign), and Democrat Bill Clinton was actually impeached (in the House but not convicted in the Senate) for much less as well. If Obama is not impeached and removed from office, both of these men are owed huge apologies.

Why are you, Congress, giving Obama, whose multiple crimes against the U.S. Constitution are in the dozens, a pass?