“Someone do something, now! Why are the Republicans in Congress afraid to stop the IRS invasion of privacy and destroying God-loving Americans lives?
This unconstitutional use of government power has to be stopped. If Congress has no desire to protect people’s rights they “MUST” be replaced. How can the Supreme Court sit on their robed asses and watch the government-run wild. The President will do nothing but appoint people who have not only skirted the law but like himself, lie to Congress and the people repeatedly with no fear of the law. We now have a “Un-Justice Department managed by a bigot so filled with hate for whites and Christians that he has no ethics or honesty for our freedoms. Why?
Soon the IRS will be hiring 15,000 storm troopers to compile the financial, health conditions and personal information for all Americans under Obamacare. This will include your religion, political choice, doctors you go to and other personal information that was confidential before Obama, Reid and Polosi choose Socialized medicine for all of us. The new IRS Director for Affordable Care is a seasoned IRS official. Unless she is a deaf mute, she had to know what was happening under Lois Lerner and did nothing. The IRS has apparently become the CIA for domestic harassment.
Ms. Lerner ran the IRS tax-exemption office which has been illegally targeting conservatives. She previously presided over a lengthy investigation of the Christian Coalition when she headed the enforcement office at the Federal Election Commission. Ms. Lerner applied the same techniques and covert verbal procedures she used in the FEC investigation in the late 1990s to gather information from conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
The FEC investigation she devised cost the Christian Coalition hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend itself against allegations that it was coordinating issue-advocacy expenditures with a number of candidates running for federal offices. The nonprofit group was required to produce large numbers of documents, lists of donors, its legislative agenda, and even details about prayer meetings the Weekly Standard reported this week.
James Bopp Jr., lead counsel for the Christian Coalition at the time, told the Standard, “We felt we were being singled out, because when you handle a case with 81 depositions you have a pretty good argument you’re getting special treatment. Eighty-one depositions! Eighty-one! From [coalition head] Ralph Reed’s former part-time secretary to [former President] George H.W. Bush. It was mind-blowing.”
The Christian Coalition ultimately was absolved of any wrongdoing, according to the Standard, because the FEC failed to produce proof to support the allegations.
Ms. Lerner was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where she was called to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about her role in the IRS decision to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny.
However, she refused to answer questions, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, while a Justice Department investigation of the targeting effort proceeds.
Ms. Lerner testified under oath to Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers’ questions.
Ms. Lerner defended herself during a brief appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The committee is investigating the agency’s improper targeting of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, and Lerner oversees the IRS office that processes applications for that status.
“I have done nothing wrong,” said Lerner, sitting next to three other witnesses and reading from a written statement. “I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.”
Lerner then said she would invoke her Fifth Amendment right to avoid incriminating herself. Nine minutes after she began speaking, committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, excused her which was inexcusable for not allowing members to ask her questions for the record. Why.
The new interim Director of the IRS replaced Ms. Lerner this morning and placed her on administrative leave. For those who are unaware, this means that she will now be paid $172,000 a year for staying home. This equates well over $100.00 and hour when benefits are included. This is the usual way of getting government employees out of sight until Congress forgets about the felonies she committed. She will surface again, probably promoted, in another government agency and continue her hatred attacks on conservatives and christians.
Government employees, Congressmen, the President and all of his army of appointees do not have to obey the law. Why?
C Brewer May 2013