Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Alabama tells House members how her organization, along with other Tea Party organizations, patriots and pro-Israel groups, got screwed over by the IRS.
“I’m not here as a serf or a vassal. I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It is not your responsibility to look out for my well-being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty, and you have faltered,” Gerritson said.
Baghdad Jim McDermott exhibits the very arrogance and dismissive conceit so widespread among the Democrats, by blaming the victims for IRS discrimination, saying the scrutiny was justified because, “The purpose of a C-3 or C-4 tax exemption is to enable easier promotion of public good, not political work.”
Really, asshole? Is that why far left groups like Media Matters sailed right through the exemption process with no hassles? Maybe it’s because of their politically incestuous relationship with the Obama regime.
McDermott should read the IRS manual of legitimate questions to ask groups seeking tax exempt status. None of them involve what kind of prayers you say, or the political affiliation of your mentors, identification of all volunteers and donors, all correspondence to legislators, or your political positions on everything. Apparently there were two types of applications. One for sympathetic leftwing groups favored by Obama and the IRS, and another for patriotic Tea Party groups who advocate limited government, lower taxes, and Constitutional principles.
American are fed up with the likes of douchebags like McDermott and the thugs in the IRS.