Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Not funny and whopping, gigantic lie.

  2. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    " whopping, gigantic lie."
    Ramirez is a propagandist mouthpiece for the republicans, what else would we expect?
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    Seems from testimony this is not exactly what the republicans want you to believe it was. Wrong yes, solely motivated for partisan gain, no. But we wouldn’t expect the republicans to acknowledge that now would we?

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Best line yesterday “We have bad customer service” I believe this is a response to Why a question on the survey was an individual’s name “Do you know this guy and if so how and why?”
    Can not make this up.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The IRS will assess whether people and businesses owe money for not having insurance. And it’ll provide income and household data, so the new health insurance exchanges can determine whether people are eligible for subsidies to pay their premiums.

    It gives unprecedented power to the IRS. Now they’re having to collect data from all the companies. Plus, it’s going to involve more information than people have had to give in the past.

    There’s a long history of asking individuals for information about their income, or even their net worth, their assets, for them to quality for federal programs.

    the IRS has precious little enforcement power if you fail to pay the tax for not carrying insurance. It can deduct the amount from your refund. But it can’t dock your wages to get the money.

    All this from conservative marketplace.org

    But really guys, doesn’t the IRS have enough information and power over us now? And – if you think about it – the abuse of that power is a regular thing and evident in current events.

  5. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    the person who caused the current irs scandal was promoted to head irs unit om obamacare

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/irs-scandal-official-obamacare/2013/05/16/id/504962?s=al&promo_code=1385D-1

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Tell all of that to Wesley Snipes and Al Capone

  7. Brandon

    Brandon said, over 1 year ago

    “Another Bush holdover?”

    But the leftist came out telling us that this was only done by low level IRS employees!

    You lefties can’t even keep your excuses straight!

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Brandon

    Isn’t this the truth. Some people on both the left and the right would not give the Police the time of day but the left would give everybody’s info to the government.

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    Ramirez is 100% correct.

    Already in office is the IRS official who was in charge of the tax-exempt division that since 2010 has targeted conservatives by refusing to treat them equally as the Liberal/Left groups who were expedited in grants of certificates while conservative applications were held, applicants were threatened and questioned on information that was not legal for IRS to ask or get or file in their Monster Data Base for future persecution.
    She, Sarah Hull Ingram, was given huge $bonuses that require the Prez’ OK, rewarded and promoted and her underlings Miller and Grant were ordered to “resign”….
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    so goes the “transparent” and ungodly Obama administration.
    Mz. Ingram is now Director of Obamacare for the IRS and will be demanding unconstitutional Questions of Americans forced by the LAW to apply for and get accepted by IRS to get any healthcare, 2014 onward.

  10. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    a lie printed in the New York Times, really?
    the head of the division who demanded information they were not entitled to by law is now head of the ACA division TRUTH.
    This should bother you if you aren’t a stateist stooge. if they do this to them they can do it to YOU>

  11. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    It was for much partisan gain, prestige and brownie points with management. and would have been precived by rank and file as what the administration wanted based on their rhetoric. not saying the WH approved directly, but remember joe the plumer.

  12. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @Dycel

    well since I view bush as a scoop Jackson democrat, it doesn’t surprise me, recall medicare part d and no child left behind both endorsed by and co written with the dem leadership.

  13. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    The IRS CAN take your wages, it’s called garnishment and the state/fed can do so just as they do for child support.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Sarah Hall Ingram got even bigger bonuses from Bush than she did from Obama. She had a track record of competence going back to 1982. There is nothing connecting her to the decision to flag “Tea Party” 501( c)4s. She was already in the new job, overseeing ACA related issues, when the decision to flag “Tea Party” was made.

    Doug Shulman, who allowed mid-level managers the autonomy to use stupid criteria to decide which 501( c)4 applications to investigate, was a Bush appointee.

    The IRS harassed anti-war groups during the Bush administration, yet Republicans in Congress were not the least bit concerned.

    The main reason groups want the 501( c)4 status is so they don’t have to disclose their donors. Sounds like something that would go against the grain of a “grass roots, transparent, non-political” organization.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @swr

    joe the plumer"

    Ironic that in French, “plumer” means “to swindle or cheat”.

    Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher was a tax cheat. He was already in trouble for not filing state tax returns, when he decided to go for his 15 minutes of fame. Only a moron would think the WH had anything to do with it.

    Then there’s the whole thing about his not bothering to actually get a plumbing license…

    Joe the Plumer, indeed!

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