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McCaskill Calls For Firing Of All
Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal

KMOX [St, Louis], by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 5/18/2013 2:46:31 PM

Washington – Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, issued a video statement Friday in response to reports that the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeted conservative nonprofit groups. (Snip) “There’s a reason Lady Justice wears a blindfold in America. That is because in America, we don’t apply the law based on who you are, who you know, or what you believe. We apply the law equally.” “We should not only fire the head of the IRS, which has occurred, but we’ve got to go down the line and find every single person who had anything to do with this and make sure

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McCaskill, Zero´s water carrier during the 2008 campaign sounding off kinda like Cholly Rangel´s feigned outrage during the hearings...just reelected to a 6 year term so her concern must be the Dims holding the Senate...the comments below the original article from the locals savage her...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 5/18/2013 2:48:15 PM     (No. 9333696)

I can´t believe it, she is actually asking us to fire Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 5/18/2013 2:50:36 PM     (No. 9333700)

Only fire, what about jail time to fit the crime?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissMann, 5/18/2013 2:54:19 PM     (No. 9333703)

Oh, yes! Please let´s fire 0bama!!! If only it were that easy...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lalo, 5/18/2013 2:55:13 PM     (No. 9333705)

This isn´t just a clever distraction from the real source??? Even so, it could prompt some truth from some bitter scapegoats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: F16 guy, 5/18/2013 2:58:11 PM     (No. 9333707)

This would only occur if the administration was republican.

With Ø in charge, good luck with those firings to any substantial degree.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Phantomll, 5/18/2013 3:01:31 PM     (No. 9333708)

What #1 said.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: choey, 5/18/2013 3:03:57 PM     (No. 9333712)

I can only hope that when TheWon is gone the next president has the backbone to fire the entire Senior Executive Service of the IRS and then start doing RIFs of the civil service types until the agency is at barebones population. And then move on to other agencies like the EPA.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/18/2013 3:04:19 PM     (No. 9333713)

Too Late!

The power of the IRS was used to support the reelection campaign of the President. Firing anyone won´t make that go away.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne, 5/18/2013 3:04:26 PM     (No. 9333714)

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, (a senior member of a previous republican administration), was unavailable for comment.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/18/2013 3:06:49 PM     (No. 9333718)

No. Disband the IRS. A few firings is a joke.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shalimar, 5/18/2013 3:07:14 PM     (No. 9333719)

She should call for firing everyone who knew OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 5/18/2013 3:07:58 PM     (No. 9333720)

Claire must be REALLY worried about the 2014 elections and losing their majority in the Senate.

Does any one else remember the House Banking Scandal in the 90s and the wholesale cashiering of Democrats that occurred in the midterm elections after that?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: alpha91c, 5/18/2013 3:09:01 PM     (No. 9333722)

Her words are worthless, because she knows no significant firings will occur.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 5/18/2013 3:11:51 PM     (No. 9333725)

Did she really say we don´t apply the law based on who you are, who you know or what you believe? That means that she and the rest of the US congress will abide by the same laws they apply to we ordinary citizens!




s/o

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gollyneds, 5/18/2013 3:13:56 PM     (No. 9333726)

and after all the vermin are in jail, then what? how about the 8 democrat senators who petitioned the irs to do what they did?

how about reid gives some answers about his claim that romney paid no taxes for 10 years?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 5/18/2013 3:20:06 PM     (No. 9333730)

Even a blind pig can sometimes find a truffle.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MissouriMan, 5/18/2013 3:25:43 PM     (No. 9333737)

There Clair goes again trying to be relevant. Hey Claire how about some jail time thrown in as well?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 5/18/2013 3:26:39 PM     (No. 9333740)

FTA: McCaskill concluded by saying many groups claim to be charities while doing political work and that it is a problem which needs to be fixed “but not in a way that highlights one belief over another.”

Tea party groups are political, not charities. So I guess she´s okay with them being targeted. She´s blowing smoke. She´s just trying to sound like she´s shocked and appalled. I´m not buying it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dman, 5/18/2013 3:29:37 PM     (No. 9333745)

Dittos, #2. Firing isn´t enough.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bassman, 5/18/2013 3:36:42 PM     (No. 9333753)

These people are impossible to fire due to their union contracts.
Which brings us to what I believe is the root of the problem that no one is talking about.
Obama will never be linked directly to this scandal. All he had to do is suggest it to one of the union leader buddies and the order is given through the back door with Obama´s fingerprints no where to be found.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 5/18/2013 3:43:58 PM     (No. 9333759)

Maybe she´s sincere--but I think it´s all horsefeathers, McCaskill is just trying to play conservative again for the home town rubes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 5/18/2013 3:50:12 PM     (No. 9333762)

If you mean it Senator, call for Harry Reid to stand down..

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dilettante, 5/18/2013 4:19:28 PM     (No. 9333779)

Like that infamous village in Viet Nam, the only way to "save" the IRS is to destroy it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: plex, 5/18/2013 4:31:33 PM     (No. 9333785)

The head of the IRS was not fired. He will serve until the end of his appointment in June and will still get full retirement and health benefits. If he had been fired, he would get squat.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: hicokid, 5/18/2013 4:34:44 PM     (No. 9333792)

No. 1, she said down the line, not up the line.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/18/2013 5:02:19 PM     (No. 9333802)

I´ll bet today in Cicinnatti and the other offices mentioned this past week ... there are some of those busy low level IRS employees working this weekend furiously erasing computer files of letters and questionnaires that they sent out to those individuals and organizations.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: flatwater, 5/18/2013 5:02:26 PM     (No. 9333803)

Let´s do everything we can to see that Sarah Ingrahm Hall, Lois Lerner and Steven Miller all wind up in federal prison, along with every single IRS employee who paticipated in this abuse.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 5/18/2013 5:27:09 PM     (No. 9333815)

#27, it won´t matter. I´m willing to bet that every piece of communication between parties filing for exemptions and the IRS, those parties kept their copies of both sides of the communication. If those communications are destroyed in Ohio, there will be even greater charges for COVER UP.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: lakerman1, 5/18/2013 5:27:27 PM     (No. 9333816)

I doubt the administration would be dumb enough to fire those IRS employees. That might make them talk, telling congress exactly where the orders were coming from.

In most organizations, there are procedures to keep track of case files,no matter the kind of case. So it is impossible to believe the head of a department would not notice that some cases were being held up for two years.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jir, 5/18/2013 5:43:58 PM     (No. 9333825)

Fire them, try them, convict them and take heir pensions.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: zzzghy, 5/18/2013 5:47:51 PM     (No. 9333827)

Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss.

(sarcasm ON)

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Raristotle, 5/18/2013 6:54:01 PM     (No. 9333871)

You won´t hear from a Democrat the words, "Whoever was involved with this IRS scandal should spend 10 years or more in prison." Why won´t you hear this? Because then the agents involved would start selling out their superiors for shorter jail times, and we can´t have that. The Dems just want this story to go away, even though they were indirectly responsible for this malfeasance. You can be sure if these agents followed orders from the White House, they are all offered 6-7 figure deals to keep quiet. That´s why jail is not what the Democrats want.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LadyVet, 5/18/2013 7:30:52 PM     (No. 9333901)

This is the same McCaskill who cheated on paying her taxes who wants the tax laws evenly applied, right? Granted it was state and local taxes on her private airplane, not federal, but the principle is the same.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/18/2013 7:53:13 PM     (No. 9333924)

Claire is on to something!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/18/2013 8:07:59 PM     (No. 9333935)

McCaskill went on to say that the targeting of one group based on political beliefs “infuriates” her.

What about those who were targeted on religious beliefs?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LanieLou, 5/18/2013 9:30:04 PM     (No. 9334008)

This is simply Obama´s new talking points... Do like he does, condemn strongly, then move on... Never doing anything to initiate change.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Safari Man, 5/18/2013 10:27:19 PM     (No. 9334051)

A lot of dims are feigning outrage on this whole deal simply so they can deflect blame which they themselves share. Did you notice how vocal Rangel was?


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Reply 38 - Posted by: WIBadger, 5/19/2013 2:00:52 AM     (No. 9334155)

Not enough sweetheart. Someone´s head has to be on a pike for this. Someone very high.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Aliveritas, 5/19/2013 2:58:41 AM     (No. 9334164)

Self preservation.

Look for her memos; She´s dirty across several agencies.

LOL

Missouri Truth Squad, ACORN writ large, big embryonic stem-cell and abortion. Attached to some of the biggest illegal abortionist, with lots of their money in her pockets.

Oh yeah, she wanted plenty audited, trust me.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Dems R Dumm, 5/19/2013 3:53:24 AM     (No. 9334173)

Posturing.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/19/2013 6:55:54 AM     (No. 9334238)

Is McCaskill up for reelection again? If so, this is what they do...pretend they care, how they will stop this and that, and once reelected, it´s back to doing the same demonrat thuggery.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 5/19/2013 5:04:58 PM     (No. 9335012)

Firing these crooks makes sense. Wait, you mean with bullets, right?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 5/23/2013 5:40:34 AM     (No. 9340833)

She used the same dirty filth to get elected...don´t believa a word out of the tax cheat McCaskills mouth.

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Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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