Instead, Paz described an agency in which IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing. Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling “tea party” cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active — conservative and liberal.
Let’s go through this slowly. “Worked closely with agents in the field, but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing.” Hmmm, I think I’m lost. One more time: “Worked closely with agents in the field but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing.” Worked closely, but didn’t understand. I think I have it now.
So, in effect, the #IRS is basically Nancy Pelosi… alive, breathing, and more incompetent than a rational person can conceive of. Sadly, we all know better. This is exactly what it looks like. Political targeting from the highest levels of Government with tacit approval from a fully informed White House who was fully bugging the Press Corpse.
Did the White House order it directly? No, but the legal term for what they did is “acquiesced,” which means they essentially knew it was going on and by virtue of doing nothing to stop it, effectively approved it.
The US FED Has Printed Nearly $1 Trillion Since Before Presidential Election to Float US Stock Market. Financial Collapse is Inevitable with Massive US Debt
These record stock market numbers you’ve been seeing are more artificial than an Obama speech about honor. If you’ve got any way out of the financial markets, the time is now because the unsustainable money train is about to end, and you will be left with the house of cards that has been foisted by the Obama Administration:
Fed officials have been wrestling with when and how to scale back the open-ended purchase of $85 billion a month in bonds that began in September in an attempt to stimulate more economic growth.
US Justice Department acknowledges wide-ranging surveillance of Associated Press in massive Government tyranny against Americans and the Constitution
The president of the Associated Press has sent a letter of protest to US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice’s broad surveillance of individual reporters’ phone conversations.
In a letter received by the AP on Friday, the Justice Department acknowledged but offered no explanation for the seizure of two months’ worth of telephone records of reporters and editors. AP’s president, Gary Pruitt, called the ongoing monitoring a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.”
The AP believes that more than 100 journalists are involved in the DOJ’s phone surveillance, which would have involved a wide variety of stories regarding government and other topics. Pruitt has called for the return of obtained phone records, as well as the destruction of all copies.
“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” said Pruitt.
Ann Coulter absolutely shreds Marco Rubio’s immigration amnesty hypocrisy:
As I’ve noted before, Hispanic women have a higher illegitimate birthrate than any other ethnic group in the country, including blacks. Currently, 71 percent of illegal immigrant households with children collect federal benefits.
In California — which will be America if Rubio’s plan goes through — 82 percent of households headed by an illegal immigrant are on welfare, as are 61 percent of households headed by legal immigrants, according to the March 2011 Current Population Survey by the Center for Immigration Studies.
If you think Republicans are Hispandering now, wait until the children of 20 million illegal aliens start to vote. Rubio’s amnesty isn’t just bad for America, it’s the end of America.
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has made a ruling that should further bolster the need for government agencies to quickly comply to demands for records. Freedom of Information Act requesters often only receive an acknowledgment from agencies that they intend to comply, but can then be left waiting for months if not years. This latest ruling empowers requesters to take the government court in such circumstances, and essentially reverses a previous judgment made in favor of the Federal Election Commission that had been supported by the Department of Justice.