Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago


  2. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, over 3 years ago

    Spit it out—you don’t know where it’s been.

  3. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    SHHHHHH! The rednecks don’t know that! And it makes their delusion much more enjoyable.

  4. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    I didn’t know that “Appoint” and “Direct” meant the same thing. Which dictionary are you using?

  5. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    person in charge of the approval dept got a bonus and a promotion from timmy g but of course bho never talks to timmy g

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Bad dog, for eating up the 1st Amendment, bad dog here have a cookie, don’t eat the 2nd Amendment now, here have a cookie.

    What you eat the 2nd Amendment, Bad Dog let me rub your head, bad bad dog let’s see if I have another cookie for you, I do. You must be hungry, gave this cookie but touch the 4th Amendment.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    While the director of the IRS serves at the luxury of the President. Right!

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    One of the IRS major goals is to see to it that those that claim tax exempt status are not using that status illegally. And from what I have seen on this comment board from either side of the extreme political spectrum, they are doing a relatively impartial job in this regards, as both the more extreme liberal and conservative sides seem to feel that they are being picked upon. As an American, evidently the IRS is doing its job in this regards. And that is NOT something that even the President nor Congress should be stepping into, as it is Congress that makes those laws, and it is the IRS that is to enforce them.

    As for the right of Congress to make such laws and the IRS right to enforce them, I present the following from the US Constitution (the original Constitution, not even an amendment needed, Article I, Section 8, of the US Constitution states:

    “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;”

    Anyone capable of reading relatively simple English can see from this that the Congress of the US has the Constitutional power to tax the citizens of the US as much as it sees fit to do. and in just about any manner they so wish. And the IRS has been tasked with the important job of seeing that those taxes are collected. And that includes determining just who can have exempt status from paying those taxes.
    The only direct caveat here is that those taxes must be the same throughout the states of the US. And I would think that (well almost everybody here anyway) everybody here would agree that the IRS does a very good job of seeing to it that the people of the separate states do indeed pay the same in federal taxes, as that Article of the Constitution requires of those very taxes!!

  9. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    the point was, they found a lot of little political groups passing themselves off as “social welfare groups” to get tax exemption as far as I know, tea partiers feel that social welfare is a bad thing..

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I read the article you cited. The President appoints the commissioner to five-year terms subject to approval by the Senate. And the President may not direct or request audits. The President can remove the IRS Commissioner from office for reason.
    Ok, so if an appointee directs an audit on Political terms, it’s wrong. The question remains, aside from political pundits, where is the proof that Obama directed the Commissioner (a Bush appointee, by the way) to target Tea Party groups?
    Following Occams Law, the more likely reason is the simplest: understaffed and flooded with requests by political groups flush with cash from anonymous donors, the IRS struggled to make sense of the tax-exempt rules, and made a hash out of it. The more complex reason espoused (of course) by Republicans is that it’s yet another conspiracy by the power-mad Obama administration.
    Sorry, I see no scandal to paint Obama with here, but that’s not going to stop the Republican Inquisitors from wasting time with yet another witch hunt at taxpayer expense.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    And from what some other posters here have stated, the Republicans in the Senate then blocked any such attempt by President Obama to either let the current Bush appointee go, or to appoint another appointee himself. So just how would that then be President Obama’s fault?

    And as time actually represents tax monies, then such inquisitors are indeed wasting the hard earned monies of even our more ultra conservatives on these boards, while other actually true problems within our great country go unnoticed, and certainly not tackled or unsolved by those very same legislators that we give so much of our earned wealth to!!

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