Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Demand Bi-Partisan Investigative Hearings on the IRS Scandal!

There needs to be an outpouring of public outrage over the IRS attack on conservative groups.  We cannot allow the IRS to become a politicized secret police agency that goes after political opponents of the administration. Citizens of this country should not accept the line that what happened was simply the result of some over zealous low-level employees. Did this scandal reach all the way to the White House?  Also, the AP phone tapping scandal, the health care shake down, and Benghazi betrayal should be investigated. It is time for Congress to appoint a special prosecutor. I do not trust this administration to investigate itself. Below is another opportunity to sign a petition. This one is from the Tea Party Express.

From Tea Party Express:

We Demand Bi-Partisan Investigative Hearings on the IRS Scandal! Be the First to Take Action!

Tea Party and other conservative groups have been under attack from the Internal Revenue Service. Liberal bureaucrats within the agency have admittedly targeted conservative groups in an attempt to intimidate leaders and silence their efforts. This is an attack not only on conservatives, but also on all Americans who believe in an honest government. The IRS should not be able to enforce a partisan agenda of silencing political opposition and limiting our freedom of speech. It is up to us to demand accountability through Congressional bi-partisan investigative hearings.

Please take a moment to sign this petition and send it to all of your federal representatives. It should not take more than 90 seconds!  Just fill out the form and then PLEASE send it to EVERYONE you know to help us apply pressure.   Our strength is in numbers. 

Here is what the Petition says:

Dear President Obama and Members of Congress,

The bombshell admission from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demands your immediate and decisive action. I insist on the formation of a bi-partisan hearing in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to investigate the disgraceful actions of the IRS.

The IRS has pursued a dangerous partisan agenda that cuts into the very fabric of our nation. Our founding fathers provided checks and balances in our government in order to control the misuse of power. It is now your responsibility to exercise your check on a federal agency that has admittedly used its power to intimidate conservative groups.

We cannot allow any political ideology to threaten the integrity of our government and our freedom of speech. Please aggressively pursue justice by quickly forming Congressional hearings to identify those who are responsible and holding them accountable.

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1 comment:

  1. I believe the current 2013 congressional oversight committee’s investigation of the IRS for misconduct pertaining those requesting 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status is bogus.

    This is due to the fact that in 2010 members of Congress requested the IRS to investigate social welfare groups generally, or specific groups, on the grounds that they were potentially engaging in excessive lobbying or other activities prohibited by the tax code.

    More importantly, by March of that year, some members of Congress had pressured the IRS to investigate the legitimacy of the tax-exempt status of some organizations which took advantage of the newly-relaxed rules to engage in campaign activities. This was due to the January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which overturned many previous restrictions on political campaign spending.

    Therefore, leading members of Congress not only were aware that the Internal Revenue Service had begun investigating the political activity of would-be 501(c)(4) Tea Party groups that winter, but were actively putting pressure on the agency to take a closer look at tax-exempt conservative organizations in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.

    I cannot speak for others, however, I can speak for myself.

    I found it interesting that the congressional oversight committee made the decision not to reveal their own involvement with the IRS’s investigation (of the tax-exempt status of some organizations which took advantage of the newly-relaxed rules to engage in campaign activities) prior to starting their 2013 investigation of the IRS for their misconduct.

    This is why I came to the conclusion that the congressional oversight committee’s investigation of the IRS for their misconduct is a bogus investigation and is nothing more than that which has become known as the “Blame Game"