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Shaheen Remember When: ” I Wrote A Letter…”

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen is not just an enemy of free speech she is a partisan warrior for controlling speech. Shaheen voted to repeal the first amendment. Jeanne Shaheen recently voted to make dissent illegal.   She, and 47 other US Senators, all Democrats, moved to empower congress to decide what, when, where, and how often, someone could […]

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The Next ‘IRS Scandal’?

by Steve MacDonald October 7, 2014
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The next ‘IRS Scandal’? “…either Austan Goolsbee, a senior adviser to Obama, made up a smear of Koch Industries out of whole cloth, or else Obama’s IRS allowed the White House illegal access to confidential taxpayer data for political purposes. That’s a crime for which at least two people should go to jail.” Powerline H/T […]

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Schumer Aide Seeks Document Leak Advice From Office He Was Trying to Undermine

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2014
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Elija Cummings (D-MD), who ha pulicly made it his mission to stop the House oversight investigation into IRS targeting, sent emails to the IRS seeking information  about True The Vote.  Shortly after that the IRS requested nearly identical documents from True The Vote.  Issa has these emails. And then there is this… As we reported, […]

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Depends on What You Mean By ‘Missing’ Emails…

by Steve MacDonald August 26, 2014
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At the end of the original Indian Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Ark of the Covenant is packed into a nondescript crate and wheeled into the worlds largest warehouse where it could *almost never be found again.   Well, the IRS is now admitting that everything they’ve been saying about lost emails and […]

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IRS – So Sue Us

by Steve MacDonald August 22, 2014
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Citizens for A Strong New Hampshire got an answer from the Internal Revenue Service on a Freedom of Information Request they made.  Sorry, we can’t comply with the law.  If you don’t want to wait (indefinitely?), you can just sue us. August 21, 2014 (Manchester, NH) – On July 23rd, the Internal Revenue Service responded […]

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Obamacare Architect, Prof. Jonathan Gruber, confirms the DC Court of Appeals decision

by Skip July 25, 2014

that determined that the IRS can only issue tax credit subsidies to Obamacare plan holders IF they purchased their Obamacare plans from an Exchange that was created by a State and NOT the Federal Government.  Here, the Progressive academician from MIT, Jonathan Gruber takes a question and confirms what the language in the Obamacare Law states […]

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Government – Making “Buying Insurance” Worse Than Filing Your Taxes

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2014
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And by the way, Healthcare.gov is still a sad, screwed up mess…. This seems like an especially timely reminder, given yesterday’s news about how easily GAO investigators were able to buy insurance with faked credentials on Healthcare.gov. WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina reports that actual consumers have a much more difficult time in acquiring and paying […]

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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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