This is a very interesting and telling interview from Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) of IRS Commissioner Steven Miller over the Obama Administration scandal involving IRS harassment of Tea Party and other conservative groups. I don't know why Kelly isn't trying to extend an olive branch. Why isn't he trying to find common ground? Why isn't he trying to persuade this guy to see things his way? Why is he being so mean?
The shocking news of the Internal Revenue Service attacking members of the Tea Party was foretold in a recently published novel by an author who himself has been the target of IRS harassment which he believes is because he is a Tea Party member and organizer.
President Obama says Americans should reject the voices which warn of tyranny. Rejecting the wisdom of our nation's founders is par for the course with Leftists.
Perhaps it was Bob Woodward that did it. Got the ball rolling, that is. Perhaps it is merely a coincidence, but there have been a rash a major news stories lately highly critical of the Obama Administration. This should be a wakeup call for the rest of the mainstream media to do its job and hold White Houses accountable — no matter what political party they are from.
Senate Democrats have jumped on the bandwagon of criticism over IRS targeting of conservative groups, most notably led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus who promised Committee hearings. But Senator Baucus had a different view of what the IRS should do back in 2010 in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that clarified what third party groups could do related to electioneering.
Just when it appeared Washington, D.C. had become impervious to a full-blown political scandal, along comes a seismic revelation jarring Americans of all ideological moorings – one that’s placed one of the most feared (and fastest-growing) “independent” government agencies squarely on the hot seat. Last week’s startling acknowledgement by senior staff at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the agency’s discriminatory practices against limited government groups is indeed “chilling” and “thuggish,” as a pair of moderate U.S. Senators have suggested. But it’s much more than that.
As anyone who has been through an IRS audit or suffered a tax penalty can attest, the power that the Internal Revenue Service wields is enormous. As John Marshall famously concluded, "the power to tax is the power to destroy." We're discovering that the IRS has been less than scrupulous in its treatment of conservative non-profits in recent years. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the Administration doesn't have the facts on its side.
The coming mid-term elections may well be the most important in our lifetime. America faces a crisis as profound as the Revolution and as divisive as the Civil War. One day our grandchildren may ask us this question. Will we have an answer that will make us and them proud or will we have to sit silent knowing we stood silent when it was time to speak or remained passive when it was time for action?
U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today reacted to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) admission that it inappropriately targeted conservative political groups for additional screening and scrutiny.
I have been exposing this administration on my radio show for years concerning their criminal conduct. I once had a radio station manager approach me because I was calling out Obama’s corruption on the air. He admitted that he knows President Obama is “un-American, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, and even corrupt.” But then he went on to say, “He is still the president of the United States, and we need to honor him and his office as such.”Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964