Congress´s investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives has been continuing out of the Syria headlines, and it´s turning up some news. Specifically, emails we´ve seen between former Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and her staff raise doubts about IRS claims that the targeting wasn´t politically motivated and that low-level employees in Cincinnati masterminded the operation. In a February 2011 email, Ms. Lerner advised her staff—including then Exempt Organizations Technical Manager Michael Seto and then Rulings and Agreements director Holly Paz—that a Tea Party matter is "very dangerous," and is something "Counsel and [Lerner adviser] Judy Kindell need to be
She belongs in prison, not sitting at home and getting paid for doing nothing. Just my opinion. She followed her bosses instructions and deprived individuals and groups of tax exempt status, thus impeding a fair election process. Furthermore, many paid taxes that should not have been due because of her coercion.
Dear Leader didn´t know about IRS illegalities the same way he didn´t listen to Rev. Wright´s hate sermons nor was friends with Bill Ayers. In other words, Dear Leader was an accomplice. I´d say instigator, but that would be harder to prove in front of a jury.
It is said the wheels of justice grind slowly. Well, crank this one up because it deserves to be put on the fast track. First, the case must be made to the American public. Get someone out there who can speak concisely, articulately, and lay the case out so the American people can quickly understand that the IRS is using its power to target its political opposition. Throw in the fact that Lois Lerner is on paid leave and that might enrage a few taxpayers. Republicans have to get smarter. Take the facts to the American public and get off your duffs and demand answers. Right now, you are just spinning your wheels. My question is, why.
This sub-human Lerner is still sitting home collecting a taxpayer salary and benefits. She should be summarily fired and ordered to pay back every single dollar she got, and finally, she should be prosecuted and sent to Leavenworth.
This is the woman hand- picked by the Obama Administration to run the Obamacare division of the IRS. She is laying low right now hoping that her accomplices in Congress can declare this scandal ´over´ and repeat it enough times to make it true. This is how government operates and I am not convinced that the Republicans are any better.
Maybe the complicit Republicans are dragging their feet because they are in cahoots with the communist democrats against the Tea Party. The Tea Party needs not play the tax exempt game and quit filing for it. Lay low and go about you business and don´t play the enemy´s game. Lerner needs to be threatened with some jail time that fifth will go out the window and she´ll do some singing.
Congress has oversight authority and is responsible for the budgets of executive branch agencies, of which the IRS is one (part of Treasury). Congress could resolve this matter by cutting off the funds for the IRS - oh wait, that might affect Obamacare... nevermind.
The worst part of Loopy Lois’s paid administrative leave is that being a Democrat activist mole in a federal agency is now not risky, but rather an opportunity to get full salary and benefits without ever coming into the office.
We need to make these political dirty tricksters stop and think, “Hey maybe this is not such fun. I could spend a quarter of my adult life in a prison cell for doing this sort of thing.”
Loopy’s most excellent vacation sets a very bad example.
In the country I was born in, a lying sack of dung like Lerner would be wearing a striped suit with a very heavy iron ball attacked to her ankle. The country I now live in only rewards lying sacks of dung like Lerner for performing goobernment oppressive policies. Alas, Babylon.
Part of #2´s comment seems like something we have heard before in history: "She followed her bosses instructions". Does the Nuremberg Trials ring a bell?
Hopefully, when this abomination of the Obama years is over there will be a trial for these lowlifes who abused the role of a government employee.
At Nuremberg the big guys received severe punishment as well they should have. While Obama and his thugs have not yet achieved what the Nazis accomplished, they must be punished severely. These people colluded among themselves to deny anyone who opposed the Obama regime of their constitutional rights. How is that crime less important than the 3rd-rate crime of Watergate? There must be jail time for these thugs, too.
They will not stop harassing the conservative vote apparatus as long as al-Baraq (the non-English spelling of his name) is in power. Congress can hold all the hearings they want but it will take drastic action to get him to stop.
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mc squared, 9/12/2013 10:09:09 AM (No. 9517495)
Bad bosses need scapegoats.
" He (she) was no different from any other officer in the ward room, they were all disloyal. I tried to run the ship properly, by the book, but they fought me at every turn" Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeg
When you see one cockroach, there are many many more hidden. I suspect 100s, if not 1000s of Lois Lerners infest the IRS, DOJ, EPA, HUD, etc. Bureaucratic sinecures attract these kind of prog parasites.
Hinted at in the article is the fact that politicians of all stripes will attempt to draw out any investigations of wrongdoing with the hope that after a length of time, they can response that that is "old news" and not worth talking about. Never mind that no action was taken to prevent the same wrongdoing in the future. Just move along. After all, congress critters have soooo much to do, as do all of the millions of executive branch employees. A for "the people" of course.
She said in her "opening statement" that she never targeted the Tea Party organizations. We now know from these emails that she lied before a Congressional Panel. This alone should be enough to charger her with obstruction or contempt and to have a warrant issued to bring her straight to jail.
Why are we playing games with these people? Could it be that EVERYONE in Washington is dirty?
That´s right #2, what she did was criminal. As for # 36 , the main reason Bush should have begun firing the day he got there. Way too many Clintonian´s were left installed. As Rush said, they don´t need any instructions to do what they do. They´re more than willing to rain fire on us and they know there won´t be any repercussions. The brown stain leads from behind.
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