The Congressional hearing on the IRS scandal is eerily similar to Holder’s bullshit-filled testimony.
Acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller:
‘I can’t remember who was responsible and I don’t have the names of those who targeted Tea Party groups.’ ‘Targeting the First Amendment rights of conservative groups is “absolutely not illegal.” ‘It was because of ‘foolish mistakes’, not because of our alliance with Obama.’
The IRS planned a ‘full public disclosure’ as part of a ‘prepared strategy’. In case they got caught.
Equal opportunity thug: IRS targeted conservative Latino groups.
No surprise: The Senate Dems block any condemnation of the IRS.
Texas Republican congressman Kevin Brady had the harshest criticism for Miller.
‘Is this still America?’ he asked him. ‘Is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full force, its full might, to harass, and intimidate, and threaten an average American who only wants her voice, their voices heard?’
Mike Kelly (R-PA) got a standing ovation after he ripped Miller a new asshole:
This has nothing to do with political parties. This has to do with highly targeted groups. This reconfirms everything the American public believes. This is a huge blow to the faith and trust that the American people have in their government. Is there any limit to the scope where you folks can go? Is there anything at all? Is there any way that we could ask you is there any question that you should have asked?
My goodness. How much money do you have in your wallet? Who do you get emails from? Whose sign do you put up in your front yard? This is a tax question? And you don’t think that’s intimidating? It’s sure as hell intimidating. And I don’t know that I got any answers from you today. And I don’t know that — what Mr. George said is great work — but you know what? There’s a heck of a lot more that has to come out in this. Any anybody that sat here today and listened to what you had to say, I am more concerned today than I was before, and the fact that you all can do just about anything you want to anybody?
You know, you can put anybody out of business that you want. Any time you want. I gotta tell you. You could talk about how you’re a horribly run organization, if you’re on the other side of the fence, you’re not giving that excuse. And the IRS comes in, you’re not allowed to be shoddy, you’re not allowed to be run horribly, you’re not allowed to make mistakes, you’re not allowed to do one damn thing that doesn’t come in compliance, and if you do, you’re held responsible right then. I just think the American people have seen what’s going on right now in their government. This is absolutely an overreach and this is an outrage for all Americans.
Pretty good Mike, but I’d have been more blunt:
The IRS is an out-of-control thug that has become a political tool for the Obama regime. It deliberately, with malice and forethought, targeted Tea Party and conservative groups with the intent of keeping them out of the 2012 campaign debate. If you think the IRS behemoth is bad now, just wait. The agency will be enforcing penalties associated with ObamaCare, which means your wages, pensions, and bank accounts will be pilfered for the cause.
Rewards for being a good Obama toady:
Instead of being prosecuted, Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations, has been put in charge of ObamaCare. Just great. She’ll oversee Obama’s socialist healthcare train wreck the same way. For her dutiful efforts in targeting conservative Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harassment, she got more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012.
Every single member of every government agency in the Obama regime has lied and denied under oath. If this had happened under Bush…you know the rest.
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