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Nick Anderson

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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing said, 11 months ago

    Check out Non Sequitor comic strip today…

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago

    @rightisright

    Federal taxes are a large part of the Constitution of the US. For instance. how about:
    Article I, section 8: “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;”

    This simply states that the Congress shall have the power to tax the citizens of the US in any way it sees fit, by any amount it wishes, as long as those taxes are the same throughout of the various states of the US. And even the ultra conservatives on this site must admit that the IRS taxes everybody in all the states the same! These taxes are no more illegal than the guarantees in the second amendment that such as the NRA seem to consider so very important. If you, and the Tea Party types do not like “our” Constitution, then why not just leave?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    Good cartoon. There are so many examples of both parties using gov’t agencies improperly in our history that it is maddening to think that these IRS workers didn’t realize how focusing on ANY one group, instead of doing its normal random sampling, would have not drawn attention.
    @ rightisright – there is no shortage of people on the left or the right who fail to learn from the mistakes made in the past. There is stupidity, hubris, and arrogance on both sides of the aisle. Too many think that as long as their reason for doing something is good then the fact that what they are doing is wrong, even illegal, gets lost in the attempt.
    Right is not always right. Left is not always wrong. But wrong IS wrong. The IRS abuse and the AP investigation by the justice dept were both WRONG. I look forward to seeing what the investigations find.
    Repectfully,
    C.

  4. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Sane , respectful, and a logical response, as usual…
    I feel that right wing extremist activities are a problem and that they should be investigated..Using the IRS may be or may not be correct….one must proceed very carefully here..
    IMO, the so-called tea party has some growing up to do..

  5. Kylop

    Kylop said, 11 months ago

    Nick, well done. Respectful Troll, good comment

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, 11 months ago

    This falls into the same category as airline security screenings. Scrutinizing little old ladies speaking in midwestern accents with the same zeal as a bearded man wearing a dishdash and speaking a foreign language in a security line smacks of impertinent “fairness.”


    If I were an IRS auditor, I’d see probable cause for an audit in a tea party or anti-tax PAC. But the IRS is supposed to turn its cheek at the obvious in the name of “fairness” and audit a small mom and pop business (like my mother-in-law’s used book store) instead of a shady non-profit funneling money to media friends in back-door deals.


    Well, at least this will give us something new to impeach Obama over.

  7. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Chillbilly – Really? Really? You compare screening little old ladies at the airport with Excessive scrutiny of a political party.

    As if somehow a Teaparty group is more likely to break the law or cheat on their taxes then a progressive group?

    Richard Nixon did it first and best and he was wrong. Using the IRS for political scores is still wrong. Congress needs to bring this out of control agency in line.
    I’ve worked with the IRS in the business arm and I’ve found that there are plenty of good and decent workers. But for every one like that, you will find 10 that are stupid and lazy. They make bold assertions and then expect you to prove them wrong. And after you’ve spent million’s of your company’s money doing that they shrug and say oh, I guess I missed that one.

    We need a tax system that is clean, fair, and transparent and we have none of that right now.

    We need to move to a national sales tax, VAT or some otther point of sale tax and get the IRS out of most people’s lives.

  8. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    “As if somehow a Teaparty group is more likely to break the law or cheat on their taxes then a progressive group?”
    When TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already and the group is applying for a tax-emempt status where they can hide who their donors are, then YES, I find them worthy of scrutiny. However, the IRS workers went about it the wrong way – searching for key words rather than doing a proper investigation.

  9. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, 11 months ago

    @onguard

    You might want to read Respectful’s post again – especially the part where it is clearly stated “Right is not always right. Left is not always wrong. But wrong IS wrong. The IRS abuse and the AP investigation by the justice dept were both WRONG

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, 11 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    “Really? Really? You compare screening little old ladies at the airport with Excessive scrutiny of a political party.
    As if somehow a Teaparty group is more likely to break the law or cheat on their taxes then a progressive group?”


    Yes.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    @onguard

    Dude……
    Thank you for keeping me real.
    Amused,
    C..

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, 11 months ago

    @rightisright

    Not really. Republican’s never used the IRS as their “muscle”. I remember Clinton using it against dissidents or those that did not worship him.

  13. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 11 months ago

    @rightisright

    “The left is too dumb to realize a weapon that serves them today—however illegally— will be used against THEM tomorrow.”
    So why do Moderates to leftists keep warning people against using those “weapons”?

  14. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 11 months ago

    @echoraven

    " Republican’s never used the IRS as their “muscle”."
    Review their use during Bush’s administrations.
    Yes, they targeted reviews on conservatives etc, for tax exempt status for forming “tax-exempt” public service corporations. The IRS should have also focused reviews on liberal and progressive groups when they followed Karl Roves lead.

  15. 1opinion

    1opinion said, 11 months ago

    This came from the disastrous Citizens United ruling.

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