Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    Government officials have put a cya button on their computers. This bit of technology was developed right after the first government official was found doing wrongly by their emails, and the emails were subpoenaed. This button not only deletes the emails, but over writes them with random 0’s and 1’s so that they can never be recovered.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    What is continually ignored is that the IRS were only doing their job in enforcing the laws regarding the legal use of 501©4’s. And the detractors are screaming – Oh please give us a chance to screw the government out of tax revenue, don’t enforce the laws and the tax code. Why not focus on the wrong-doers rather than playing “gotcha” with those just doing their job?

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    So it was their job to ask “what kind of praying” will take place at your meetings? That is was “bad customer service” from Cincinnati? oh but but buuush.

  4. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Knowing this administrations penchant for snooping……..
    I really respect and admire the IRS :)

  5. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 6 months ago

    @Joadtom

    Also, they were targeting institutions based on political ideology. Groups critical of the Administration were disproportionately audited, while groups friendly to the Administration were treated more favorably.
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    It’s also notable that the IRS denied these activities until they were forced to admit to them. Even now, as the full extent of their wrongdoing is unknown, they are announcing that they have “lost” emails from key players in this scandal from the relevant time periods.
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    This is Chicago-style politics at its worst, and a real discredit to the administration.

  6. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Adrian Snare – When Government works properly they discover (through legal means) violators of laws and regulations and bring them to trial where the accused is entitled to legal protections.

    No matter how Noble government officials think they are when they violate our constitutional rights to put the “Bad Guys” in jail; they are still criminals and should also go to jail.

    This loss of email is so transparent as to smack of an utter disdain for the taxpayers that pay their salaries. If any company tried to pull this the government would throw the leadership of that company in jail.

    We need to do away with the IRS completely and revert to a sales tax, or VAT. The reason the IRS stays in business is because politicians can continue to curry favor with their constituents by tweaking it on their behalf: Republicans with tax cuts and Democrats by soaking the rich. But it is the middle class that is forced to make up the short fall.

    Lois Lerner needs to be sent to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law: Document tampering, Lying under oath, abuse of office, etc.

    And her trial should send a strong message to any other government crony bent on doing evil in the name of helping their President. This stinks to high heaven.

  7. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Don’t disagree with people comments, but the way to solve this is make money not equal free speech.

  8. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @PainterArt – I absolutely disagree with you on this subject. You would take us back to the bad old days where Unions, News Outlets (mostly Democratic), and Government mouthpieces would have the only voice in town. We wouldn’t have even heard about this if it weren’t for Heroic Conservative News outlets calling this too our attention.

    I don’t think the US Government workers Union or MSNBC would have bothered to mention this to us.

    There are plenty who want to have the only say in town. Having the ability to buy a voice makes sure everyone gets to have a say.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    On the coin’s other side is our people…tax dodgers , cheaters, liars
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    You mean like Timothy Geithner?
    Or Tom Daschle?
    Obama’s friend Warren Buffet?
    Those tax cheats?

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    More proof ,the democrats are criminals,
    The republicans are morons because they can’t seem to be able to do anything about the obvious criminal behavior.
    Of course the criminals are in charge of the DOJ.Then there is the LWNJ news nerd propaganda machine and their lack of/slanted reporting.
    If a republican was this crooked they would go to prison.Since its a democrat nothing will happen.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    With the Fair Tax you could not have this kind of corruption! Just saying, there is something very wrong when you can prove the IRS can and did pick winners and losers based on political ideas. They used the 60,000 pages of rules and regulation, exemptions and plain bureaucracy mess to do so. And now being caught, 1st it was we have to take a year to give you the redacted emails, now it is my dog ate them? The fact that we have to rely on emails to untangle the lies and corruption and just what obscure ruling to prove the targeting says something about the unnecessary complicating methods we use to collect. Because the IRS has the mess of rules it has it can and does use it to power over even the normal american let alone target someone should be an upfront to common sense! They can target in plan sight and then deny and then Lose it goes to the heart of the problem in collecting taxes via income tax! It is way to complicated!
    www.fairtax.org

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 6 months ago

    @mikefive

    The IRS lies like a rug. E-mail exists on the sending and receiving servers. A computer “crash” doesn’t mean all data is lost, just that the server/computer stopped working until re-booted. Outside of physical destruction of the hard drive, total loss requires human effort.

  13. Mike Herman

    Mike Herman said, 6 months ago

    I’m happy to know that the IRS considers 6 months the maximum time period I have to maintain records.

  14. Mike Herman

    Mike Herman said, 6 months ago

    The IRS is the most powerful and dictatorial agency, able to take whatever money they want, demand any records they need, and assume you are guilty until you prove your innocence. Barry using them to enforce his ideology is despicable and frightening.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    @dzw3030

    ""Outside of physical destruction of the hard drive, total loss requires human effort."

    I’m aware of that, but if you have a program tied to a hot key (the CYA key in this instance) tied to a batch file that loads an executable, etc. Now it would really get complex in completing deletion everywhere, particularly with daily, weekly, and monthly backups all over the place, or you could get fellow conspirators to do deletions on their end complicating an investigators life to no end..

    Besides, it was satire.

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