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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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GrokTALK! September 14th 2013

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2013
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This week on GrokTALK! our guests are Ashley Pratte, Executive Director of Cornerstone Policy Research, author and SNHU Professor Kevin Kervick, and New Hampshire House Rep Jane Cormier, and of course Skip and Steve co-host. The Topics, in no particular order…  Gene Simmons and Tim Tebow, NH Listens, Parental Notification, Screwing with the Delphi Technique, […]

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NH Republican Leadership Institute – a free event – stories of IRS targeting from those that were target

by Skip August 12, 2013

Interested in reading more about these folks?  Interested in going?  Read and register here for free tickets: governmentabuse.eventbrite.com

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Spies Like U.S.

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2013

Just thought I’d share the image.

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NH Republican Leadership Institute – a free event – stories of IRS targeting from those that were target

by Skip August 7, 2013

  Interested in going?  Register here for free tickets: governmentabuse.eventbrite.com

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How is the Obama Benghazi scandal like the Obama IRS scandal?

by Skip August 6, 2013

Always remember: The Bigger the Government, the smaller the citizen (H/T: Robert)

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Data Point – IRS DID discriminate more against Conservatives than Progressives

by Skip July 31, 2013

When NPR (really – NPR??) says that Conservatives were targeted by the IRS, will Progressives finally stop squeaking “me too!  me too!)? Love that last stat: ALL of the Progressive groups were approved – only 46% of the Conservative groups were.  And there were 7 times the number of TEA Party types in the mix […]

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Another Day, yet another example of “non-partisan experts” behaving badly at the IRS

by Skip July 17, 2013

As if the TEA Party targeting wasn’t enough, NOW we find out that the IRS decided to “pull an Illinois”.  Remember back in 2007 when Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher seriously questioned candidate Obama’s Socialist idea of that wealth redistribution was such a great economic policy (“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for […]

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Still Waiting for Shaheen to Have IRS Investigate the NHCAA

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2013

The New Hampshire Citizens Alliance (NHCA) and the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance for Action (NHCAA) have been pretending to operate as a grassroots, non-partsian, group with tax exempt status for years.  This is not only untrue it is virtually impossible. The NHCA and NHCAA are the local chapter of USAction which.. … empowers our state […]

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Just think – the IRS only has our SSNs and financial records – for now. Add in your Healthcare records soon

by Skip July 8, 2013

“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 Uh-oh – this isn’t going to help “the Government […]

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Data Point – IRS targeting: 6 Progressive groups, 292 TEA Party groups

by Skip June 28, 2013

Like we see all the time, Progressives will yell, scream, cry, and wail if there is even an appearance that they have stubbed their own toe!  We’ve been listening to their “Me, too! Me, too!  IRS went after us just as much as you homophobic, anarchist, bigoted, misogynist, cold-hearted, oppressing Neanderthals (not that they should […]

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Five years and the answer is STILL “No”, President Obama

by Skip June 23, 2013

“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 From CNSNews via Michelle (emphasis mine): The Internal Revenue […]

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If Limousine Liberals…

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2013

If Limousine Liberals…love the government so much, and find it so able and adept, why don’t they let the IRS do their taxes for them every year? Just asking.

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The Maze of Unaccountability

by Steve MacDonald June 14, 2013

If, over time, you’ve managed to build a maze that no one can get through, something so complex that even those tasked with it’s oversight and maintenance cannot only not oversee it, but who because of that can never expect to be held accountable, then the exercise of elections and appointments is merely a ceremonial […]

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