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BREAKING NEWS: US Appeals Court rules against Obama / IRS on their rewriting of tax subsidies in Halbig vs Burwell.

by Skip July 22, 2014

The Halbig vs Burwell, where the IRS decided that ALL Obamacare Exchanges could issue tax credits / subsidies (as opposed to what the law actually said, which was that ONLY State built Exchanges, not Federal ones, could issue those credits / subsidies to lower Obamacare premiums).  This is HUGE!  From the Washington Examiner: In a case […]

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Notable Quote – Mark Tapscot

by Skip July 15, 2014

On separation of powers (emphasis mine): Ultimate test of checks and balances The credibility of Congress and the courts thus now depends upon their successfully exposing the truth about the IRS scandal and punishing those responsible. If they fail, the executive branch will be effectively liberated from constitutional restraint. Thus, the IRS scandal has now become the […]

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Why is it that only Fed agencies undergoing Congressional oversight are losing hard drives?

by Skip July 14, 2014

Lois Lerner of the IRS is the most famous example of a Federal Agency who has been weaponized by the Obama Administration (even, according to random posts I’ve seen, more than Tricky Dicky – disgraced President Nixon (R) or one termer President LBJ (D)) and we have been SO treated by the arrogance of the […]

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“Quick Lerner”

by Skip July 1, 2014

The post is wrong – Mockery IS demanded. And a whole lot more. (H/T: The Corner)

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The IRS Hockey Stick

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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The IRS Hockey Stick is very real.

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Problem is, Obama has said stuff like this before

by Skip June 27, 2014

This just struck me the wrong way, but given the attitude he exudes, I’m not surprised: Obama Jokes about Executive Order to Make Boys Play It’s funny, because President Obama issues a lot of orders. “And last month, three young girls wrote to me that boys aren’t fair because they don’t pass the ball in gym […]

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Democrats Apologize To The IRS

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2014
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House Democrats are apologizing to the IRS for having to be subjected to congressional oversight.  (Does the Democrat House orientation day actually cover the role of congress?  Just asking.) This outpouring of liberal empathy for this domestic terror group–operating with the full force of law they claimed for themselves–comes as a result of other members […]

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They Lost Email from Six Other IRS Employees…All Implicated in Targeting Scandal

by Steve MacDonald June 17, 2014
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The most transparent administration (evah!) announce that it has lost emails from six other IRS employees (who just so happened to be)  involved in the IRS targeting scandal.  Must have happened when they were trying to clean out the browser histories with all the links to porn sites. (Wait- that was the SEC.) It’s not […]

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Union Leader Discovers That the IRS Lost Some Emails (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2014
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Yesterday morning I noted that no one in NH media had dropped one dot of ink, digital or otherwise, on the latest feature of the IRS tea Party targeting scandal. You recall the IRS scandal.  That’s one of the scandals where no one wants to testify, Lois Lerner plead the fifth, people are hiding and […]

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Isn’t Government Run Health Insurance Just so Dreamy?

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2014
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NYT (with some slight edits by me…) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health insurance to resolve questions about their eligibility, as consumer advocates express concern that many will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies. Of the eight million seven million five million […]

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Obama IRS Hides Emails on Scandal – Media Hides Scandal

by Steve MacDonald June 15, 2014
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Who wants to bet that you wont find this story displayed prominently on the front pages of the Concord Monitor, Portsmouth Herald, Keene Sentinel, in Laconia, Dover, Conway, or at the Nashua Telegraph?  Obama IRS hides emails on Scandal – Media Hides Scandal (to Protect Democrat President). But here we have a former senior official […]

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Obama is behind the IRS Scandal to silence Liberty & Freedom / Free Speech

by Skip June 11, 2014

The IRS was weaponized by the Progressives, chief among them the Community Organizer Obama.  Being an Alinskyite, he TAUGHT the lessons that the end justifies any means, and the end is just pure power (aka, a Totalitarian government).  Quacking platitudes that Free Speech matters only until they believe that can destroy it.  With Lois Lerner […]

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IRS: Rules for Thee and Bonus for Me!

by Skip April 28, 2014

 “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09 Right – who is it working for, again?  Again, […]

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That Ranking Oversight Committee Democrat? Now linked with Lois Lehrner

by Skip April 10, 2014

“Elijah Cummings and Lois Lehrner sitting in a tree…” – OK, maybe only in a political sense.  It is clear that we know that the IRS became politically weaponized against Conservative groups but who knew that the main Democrat who was supposed to provide non-partisan oversight was actually in cahoots with Lois Lerner!  Steve wrote […]

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Ranking Oversight Committee Democrat Linked To Investigation He Tried To Stop

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2014
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Well, this is interesting. New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. Cumming’s is the ranking minority Democrat on the committee and has been the biggest opponent […]

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Not Unexpectedly – Democrats & Media Lied About IRS Targeting Left Wing Groups

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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“IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed,…” “Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which were then approved by the IRS, while Tea Party groups received unprecedented review and experienced years-long delays. While […]

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It’s The Democrats IRS Now

by Ed Naile March 27, 2014

Republicans in Congress are used to letting the Democrats run things and as Democrats usually do they achieve the most political mileage they can out of positions of power. Take the IRS for instance. The Obama Regime has used this bureaucracy to keep any political opposition, in this case the TEA Party groups, from acquiring […]

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Married Filing Separately? ObamaCare Screws You Over Deliberately

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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Democrats passed ObamaCare.  They fought for it for most of year, and have defended lied about it ever since.  And it is a smoldering, craptastic disaster.  This is a bill sold as a way to get coverage for the uninsured, but as with all things democrats do, it actually incentivize people to go without any […]

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Data Point – IRS’s interest in you

by Skip March 17, 2014

Willie Sutton’s phrase still holds true “That’s where the money is”. The number of audits is going down for taxpayers making less than $200,000, but it is increasing for those making more than that. It is also increasing sharply for taxpayers with income above $1 million, with nearly 1 in 9 of those taxpayers audited […]

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Mark Steyn – The Lois Lerner Defense

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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Since I’m already nicking swaths of text from National Review (with links and credits and encouragement to sign up for newsletters and such),  I can’t leave Mark Steyn out.  This is from ‘The Lois Lerner Defense‘ (May 2013) in which he points out some contradictions worth visiting or revisiting… Let us also overlook the excellent […]

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Notable Quote: Jeanne Shaheen on IRS Intimidation…”Absolutely”

by Steve MacDonald February 18, 2014
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Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.” Both left and right or just right?

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Vulnerable Shaheen Doubles Down On Support For More IRS Intimidation

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2014
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The Hill Asked if the IRS should play a more active role policing political advocacy by groups that claim to be focused on social welfare, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) responded, “Absolutely.” “Both on the left and the right,” she said. “As taxpayers, we should not be providing a write-off to groups to do political activity, […]

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With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats – NH State Senator Jeb Bradley, NH State Senator Chuck Morse, NH State Senator Nancy Stiles

by Skip February 7, 2014

“Scuttlebutt is that Bradley is still miffed over Americans For Prosperity’s political speech against him and Carson is still ticked over the folks that “attacked” her.  Thin skinned, these ones are – and just like Obama’s IRS, seemingly are looking to take political retribution. “ ****************** DC based US Republicans Representatives & Senators – willing […]

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Notable Quote – Ol’ Remus

by Susan Olsen January 20, 2014

“The Progressives, as Marxists like to call themselves, have had it pretty much their way for a hundred years now. Wilson’s era brought us the Federal Reserve and the IRS, and took state representation away from  the Senate. Franklin Roosevelt’s era brought us the welfare state, “rule by commerce clause”, big unions and the military-industrial […]

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I bet every Democrat in NH had this power!

by Skip December 1, 2013

Grokster Steve had the post talking about the cancer patient that went on Fox News to complain that he had lost his medical insurance due to Obamacare.  Then a sympathetic Samaritan insurance broker decided to help him gain what could be life saving care.  The Obama (Democrat) Administration’s  reaction?  Yeah, one of those new IRS […]

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Downside: Obama – locking the Obamacare door Upside: making martyrs of the Hypocritical Senators

by Skip November 7, 2013

Obama trying to weasel his way out of the Healthcare.gov fiasco: Right now, there is great insurance to be had out there…this is like having a really good product in a store and the cash registers don’t work and there aren’t enough parking spots and nobody can git through the door and so we are […]

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The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part III

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2013
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You can keep your Doctor and your Coverage…..or not. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers: CareFirst is dropping healthcare coverage for 76,000 because of Obamacare.  In Florida, Obamacare is costing 300,000 their health insurance. State by state, Americans can expect to pay more to get less from the health insurance, again thanks to […]

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Obama has a mini-temper twitfit

by Skip October 21, 2013

His baby is in flames – and he ain’t a happy camper.  I just watched a snippet of is Rose Garden “who do these barbarians think they are” apologist speech on Hannity – I do have to find it and watch the whole thing for giggles.  Just watching his body language, the pauses in his […]

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And the Political Class that loves Government can’t understand why we don’t love it as well?

by Skip October 10, 2013

Simple reason – Government has grown so large that it: we Citizens can no longer have enough proper oversight so that it does what WE want it to – versus what IT wants to do. has become its own special interest group all unto itself. And in lobbying their bosses (our elected officials), it drowns […]

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IRS Political Targeting Scandal Still Alive…

by Steve MacDonald September 19, 2013
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This isn’t going away… Internal Revenue Service employees were instructed to flag political groups seeking tax-exempt status if they touted literature containing “anti-Obama rhetoric” and “emotional” statements, according to recently uncovered agency documents obtained by USA Today. … “As prominent politicians publicly urged the IRS to take action on tax-exempt groups engaged in legal campaign […]

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