(Wall Street Journal) President Obama said yesterday that those responsible for any improper scrutiny of Conservative groups tax status would be held “fully accountable” hours before it emerged that the current and former heads of the Internal Revenue Service (which Obama claims is a “Independent” agency) that work at the pleasure of the president were informed one year ago that Tea Party groups had been targeted.
The IRS said in a statement that acting Commissioner Steven Miller was first told by agency staff on 03 May, 2012 that some specific groups applications for tax exempt status were improperly selected for extra scrutiny based on their names–but two GOP lawmakers said that ‘Mr Miller who was named to the top IRS post in November failed to disclose the problems in subsequent letters to them’ even as they and other Congressional Republicans had raised questions about IRS scrutiny of Tea Party groups applications for tax exempt status.
According to the Washington Examiner the targeting of Conservatives by the IRS actually started earlier than reported and was more extensive than the IRS acknowledged last week, these included groups that had in their names:
- Political action type organizations involved in limiting expanding government, educating on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights;
- Groups which included issues such as Govt spending, debt and taxes;
- Educating via advocacy/lobbying to “make America a better place to live;
- Criticizing how the Govt is being run.
How sinister its become to dare question the operation of government by politically elected authority?
What did Obama know and when did he know it?
Are we to actually believe that he and his Treasury Secy Timmy Geithner (who has since resigned and left office on the 25 January, 2013) was kept out of the loop of the illegal actions of the IRS and didn’t keep his boss President Obama informed of such activity?
In 1974 then President Richard Nixon had the decency to resign from office after he was charged with “Using the powers of the office of the President of the United States–in violation of his constitutional oath…repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens…”
1. He (Richard Nixon) acted personally and through subordinates and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law and to cause in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
President Obama “claimed” yesterday he first learned about the alleged abuses Friday, adding that he wanted to reserve judgment of the matter until after a release of the report by the Treasury Dept Inspector General.
Huh? The IRS has already acknowledged the unlawful acts which President Obama’s subordinates and agents engaged and apologized for.
Three major scandals have erupted during the past week, Benghazi, the IRS and the Unlawfully Seizure of telephone records of AP Editors & Reporters by Obama’s Dept of Justice.
How seriously is President Obama taking these major scandals or his duties that he was reelected to do?
On Monday, Campaigner-in-Chief Obama, traveled to NYC to party and attend three political fund raisers for Democrats ahead of next years elections.
This sounds eerily familiar to the campaign event in Las Vegas that President Obama took the day following the Islamic Jihad terrorists attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American foreign service officers.
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