April 15, 2014

“RNC Sues IRS Over Information Stonewalling on Targeting Scandal”

A lawsuit?  How about just cutting to the chase and pass a bill abolishing the goddamn thing in favor of a flat tax — at least until we can get a convention of the states convened wherein an amendment for a repeal of the income tax and its replacement with a fair tax can gain momentum.

This agency is the partisan police arm of an horrific health insurance charade that fundamentally changes the relationship between the individual and the government.  I don’t want it ticked off at its “tormenters.”  I want it gone.  Sleeping with the fishes.  Leave the gun, grab the cannolis.

But, baby steps, I suppose.

Isn’t that always the way?

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:45pm

Comments (16)

  1. But, baby steps, I suppose.

    Isn’t that always the way?

    At best.

  2. The giant steps are for moving backwards, when history permits/requires it. Mother may I?

  3. There is not a hell of a lot they can do without the WH and Senate: Majorities or the lack of them have consequences.

  4. I won’t be satisfied until Lois Lerner is in jail, or sued out of her multimillion dollar house.

    She should have a copy of our tax code chained to her ankle, and be forced to drag it behind her, while she scavenges for her dinner out of fast-food-restaurant dumpsters.

  5. There’s not a lot they can do with the White House and Senate: Entrenched bureaucracies matter more.

  6. I get a little tired of hearing about how nothing anyone can do will make any difference.

    It may be true, but in politics perception matters — and making the effort, even if you know His Senile Pederasty will block it, or His Magical Unicornness will defy it, can still drive perception.

    First our side gave up to media bias, and we got McCain vs. Obama. Now are we supposed to give up to senile malice from Reid and infantile defiance from Obama?

    Didn’t think so.

  7. Making the effort in order to raise awareness requires that awareness actually be given, and in at least a neutral, if not a positive spin mentality, rather than the “oh, those racist Teabaggers are at it again” we see time and time again, which is all the LIV will ever see in between episodes of Jersey Shore and Bill Maher.

    Facts matter, but facts have to be made public. If the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages had been as effective as the modern media at controlling narratives and suppressing information (remember the Rashid Khalidi tape currently held by the LA Times?) , the Renaissance would have been delayed for decades or centuries. (When more people are getting their news from Comedy Central than some news channels, facts no longer matter, only the pablumized conclusions.)

  8. the IRS is corrupt

    like stuff in Putin’s Russia

    but with saggy Lerner tits involved

  9. If the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages had been as effective as the modern media at controlling narratives and suppressing information, the Renaissance would have been delayed for decades or centuries.

    The Church was damned good at suppression, in an age where movable type wasn’t just a blog template.

    You’re telling Marty Luther to stop complaining because he’s just going to be painted as a crazy constipated extremist Hun, and that wouldn’t do our side any good.

  10. No, I’m pointing out that he is already being painted as such, which gives license to the MSM to spoon-feed the pre-approved spin control to the LIV (who won’t see any other side, and will exert his/her sovereign franchise in response to that spin). Do you think it was a fluke that the press congratulated themselves on being able to sway the voting results by as much as they did in ’08 and ’12?

    The facts will explain themselves, but the facts MUST GET OUT. The gatekeepers of the media and the Administration will do everything in their power to prevent it (the bashing of FAUX NOISE is merely an example). If the LIV never sees anything but Jay Carney, MSNBC and the Daily Show, is it any wonder that they think SCOAMT is doing such a great job, and that the Republicans are racists? If a GOP-controlled Senate hadn’t passed a budget in more than five years, do you think the media might have mentioned it? They haven’t mentioned any of the attempts at passing a budget by the House in the last three, merely how “obstructionist” they House has been.

    Facts matter, but if a fact falls in the forest and no one reports on it, it (might as well have) never happened.

  11. No, I’m pointing out that he is already being painted as such…

    Well, I hope you’ll forgive me, but I misread your argument for reforming/going around the MSM gatekeepers for a note of despair that we’ll ever get our arguments into the light of day.

  12. New Emails Show Lois Lerner Contacted DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups
    According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner contacted the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.

    “I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s –saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs. I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS,” Lerner wrote in a May 8, 2013 email to former Nikole C. Flax, who was former-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller’s chief of staff.

    “I think we should do it – also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?”

    Something I find interesting in this is that the DOJ reached out to the IRS and that it was about “Independent” Sen. Whitehouse’s idea. Wonder where the Senator got his idea? He makes a perfect cover so that the blame can be said to stop at his door.

  13. Isn’t it weird how the media uniformly seem to commit the same spelling error when they attempt to spell persecute, constantly landing upon the same mistake with prosecute? It’s almost like the myth of a mass hallucination.

  14. Bones, Lerner should have a copy of the tax code tattooed on her ass, signed by John Hancock, of course