Friday, June 14, 2013

The Democrat IRS (and DOE, DOL, EPA . . .)

Obama’s sycophants would have you believe that the IRS scandals are not a Democrat or Obama thing.  Heck, they even try to *blame Bush* on this one, too.

Don’t buy it.

Money doesn’t lie (even if it can purchase lies), and of those IRS lawyers who made a contribution in the 2012 presidential race, 95% made one to Obama.  As David French points out, that “looks more like the political affiliations of Ivy League women’s-studies departments than those of an allegedly impartial federal bureaucracy.”

The IRS has become the de facto tax gathering arm of the Democrat Party.  And, with the targeting of conservatives, we are seeing some of the consequences of that.

And as the Tax Prof points out, it’s not just an IRS problem.  Other federal agencies are overwhelmingly Democrat as indicated by campaign contributions.

This sort of de facto one-party rule is the stuff of regimes and is dangerous to the freedoms of those who disagree with the Democrat regime.  The case of Lois Lerner is but one example of that:

In the fall of 1996, at the campaign's climax, Democrats filed with the Federal Elections Commission charges alleging campaign finance violations by Salvi's campaign. These charges dominated the campaign's closing days. Salvi spoke by phone with the head of the FEC's Enforcement Division, who he remembers saying: "Promise me you will never run for office again, and we'll drop this case." He was speaking to Lois Lerner.

After losing to Durbin, Salvi spent four years and $100,000 fighting the FEC, on whose behalf FBI agents visited his elderly mother demanding to know, concerning her $2,000 contribution to her son's campaign, where she got "that kind of money." When the second of two federal courts held that the charges against Salvi were spurious, the lawyer arguing for the FEC was Lois Lerner.

More recently, she has been head of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division, which has used its powers of delay, harassment and extortion to suppress political participation. For example, it has told an Iowa right-to-life group that it would get tax exempt status if it would promise not to picket Planned Parenthood clinics.

Rest assured there are many Lois Lerners, bureaucrats who use raw fed power to put conservatives and other “enemies” in their place.  And remember that Obama is all about punishing enemies

Ace may have his tongue-in-cheek when he calls for mass firings.  But the current corrupt one-party rule of numerous federal bureaucracies calls for just that.  And if Civil Service laws will not allow that, then change those laws or make mass reassignments to small stuffy windowless offices.

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