Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 12 months ago

    This stooge of the Obamanation should have been locked up long ago…and the Obamanation with her.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    The O Administration tried to cover-up and hide her actions until the end. Then, as usual, they say they had “no knowledge” of her activities and wash their hands.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 12 months ago

    The party of hindrance will continue to do what they know best – hold investigations and impede.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    The always accurate and patriotic Fox News shows how Ms Lerner clearly violated the law and the Constitution.


    The WAPO says it was just a party-line vote.

  5. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Gypsy8 – I’m assuming you are referring to the Republicans but I have to ask – Would you just have them ignore illegal activity? Is it so important that Obama get his way that we just throw out the rule of law?

    Look people – Our tax code today is an abomination. Filled with gimmees and dodges for every group that can carve into it.

    We wouldn’t care a whit if the Tax code were converted to a simple flat tax or better yet a sales tax.

    But there have been plenty of congresses that wanted to stick it to the productive and so they created a tax system that requires every one of us to open up our lives to their scrutiny every year. I, for one, find that system Offensive.

    Nobody should be surprised then when the IRS is used for political hacking. And nobody should be surprised that some; who didn’t fare favorably with the IRS; would be angry that others got better treatment.

    I don’t give a **** about Lois Lerner. I’m sure this crap has been done by most administrations going back beyond Nixon. But I am for changing the tax code so that the IRS doesn’t get to delve into the private lives of citizens every year.

    But if we can expose her and the procedures that were used by Obama and his cronies we can, perhaps, create the impetus to finally throw out the current tax code and go to something simple and eminently more fair.

  6. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, 12 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    TTM, I’ll fill you in on a secret: Fox News is right on this one. I’ve watched the CSPAN clips (direct feed from the House Ways and Means Committee) and there is more and more coming out that shows that the following assertions are true:

    - The IRS Targeted only conservative groups for extra scrutinization, and some are still pending an answer 3 years later
    - The IRS did so at the direction from upper-echelon personnel, including Lerner.
    - Lerner did receive and send legally-protected data with her personal email address
    - Lerner did have regular contact with personnel inside at least one liberal group, and guided the IRS to take action based on at least one of their requests (which effect was to suppress conservative groups)
    - Lerner provided 17 separate factual assertions prior to invoking her 5th Amendment, meaning that she has waived her 5th Amendment rights.
    - Due to that waiver, she is now in contempt for not answering questions for which she should be answering.

    So instead of instantly discrediting the source, and trying to make this a “rich and powerful payback” argument, why don’t you for once in your life accept that one of Obama’s appointed officials (actually, two including Holder) is trying to suppress conservatives, and is actively defying the rule of law? They are corrupt. If this were a conservative administration doing the exact same thing, you would not only be howling for her to be thrown in jail, but you’d be calling for the impeachment of the sitting president. If you want to maintain any credibility here, you need to be honest with yourself and start accepting facts, instead of the manure the MSM is feeding you.

  7. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    You couldn’t fit the number of people who have contempt for this congress in Texas stadium. If you allowed international contempt, you couldn’t fit them all in the country. And, the amazing thing is, given the chance, a lot of them would come here anyway.

  8. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The Republicans in congress are doing their job. Their intention is to keep everything just as it is, unless they can manage to return to the “good old days” of the 19th century, before there was a middle class and when only the landed gentry were voters. And, they have a great strategy for accomplishing this.
    1. Disenfranchise everyone you possibly can, unless they are dependable Republican voters.
    2. Produce ads and media emphasis which emphasizes those politicians who are corrupt and incompetent. Paint all Democrats with the same slime. Lacking sufficient actual slime, simply make some up. This undermines the people’s trust in their government and makes them feel like helpless pawns, so they tune out the whole process and accept the status quo.
    3. Support the “job creators”, who are the recipients of a huge portion of the GNP, although that GNP was produced by working people, who are receiving less benefit from it every day. This gives them the money to accomplish the other two goals, and leaves everyone except the “job creators” with increasingly less money to mount a counter campaign.
    So, this is the way we are going lose the middle class and become a country inhabited only by the very rich 1%, and a 99% who are too busy working two jobs to survive to notice.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    The Inspector General for Tax Administration’s report is not in agreement with your post.

    From that report:

    “Soon thereafter, according to the IRS, a Determinations Unit specialist was asked to search for applications with Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in the organization’s name as well as other “political-sounding” names. EO function officials stated that, in May 2010, the Determinations Unit began developing a spreadsheet that would become known as the “Be On the Look Out” listing (hereafter referred to as the BOLO listing),15 which included the emerging issue of Tea Party applications. In June 2010, the Determinations Unit began training its specialists on issues to be aware of, including Tea Party cases. By July 2010, Determinations Unit management stated that it had requested its specialists to be on the lookout for Tea Party applications.”

    “Figure 3 shows that, by June 2011, the expanded criteria included additional names (Patriots and 9/12 Project) as well as policy positions espoused by organizations in their applications.”

    “Whether the inappropriate criterion was shorthand for all potential political cases or not, developing and using criteria that focuses on organization names and policy positions instead of the activities permitted under the Treasury Regulations does not promote public confidence that tax-exempt laws are being adhered to impartially. In addition, the applications for those organizations that were identified for processing by the team of specialists experienced significant delays and requests for unnecessary information that is detailed later in this report.”

    “While the team of specialists reviewed applications from a variety of organizations, we determined during our reviews of statistical samples of I.R.C. § 501©(4) tax-exempt applications that all cases with Tea Party, Patriots, or 9/12 in their names were forwarded to the team of specialists.”

    Even if you are willing to believe only the third paragraph quoted, what the IRS Determination Unit did was wrong. To me, though, the last paragraph quoted is particularly damning in exhibiting political prejudice.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 12 months ago

    @Mephistopheles

    “……Would you just have them ignore illegal activity?……”
    .
    The IRA was not doing anything illegal. They were doing what the IRA does, what the IRA needs to do, and what the American people should want the IRA to do – investigate illegal use of the tax code. In this case to investigate whether mainly political organizations where abusing the use of 501©4 which was established for the use of groups exclusively (or predominantly) promoting social welfare causes. The reason that conservative groups were investigated more frequently is obvious – they were the bigger offenders. But both sides were investigated and it was reported that only one group was disallowed – a progressive group.

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 12 months ago

    Why not a made-up club for a made-up charge?

  12. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Read above Gypsy. You are stupid wrong on this one. Abuse of process is a crime. And you show yourself to be a political hack when you paint conservative groups as criminal and progressive groups as saintly. When the house gets to the bottom of this we will see the abuse. I wonder how you would feel if it was progressive groups being targeted?

  13. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 12 months ago

    well, I hold congress in contempt too

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 12 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Care to offer proof?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/27/irs-inspector-general-no-liberal-groups-werent-targeted-the-way-tea-party-groups-were/

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/09/18/new-breakdown-of-groups-targeted-by-irs/

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/breaking-audit-confirms-irs-targeted-292-conservative-groups-just-6-liberal-groups/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/irs-2012-election_n_3510455.html

    Here are 4 random articles on the subject.

    You should read them all and then you should think. IF the IRS was used in an attempt to suppress one political faction, what happens when they turn their attention to YOUR favored group?

    The IRS is supposed to be a neutral agency showing favor to no one but dedicated to the rule of law and collection of due taxes.

    Maybe we should rid ourselves of the problem.

    Fair tax.

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 12 months ago

    @Mephistopheles

    Read again – this time with comprehension.

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