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The Real IRS Scandal: the IRS Exists

We give an agency the power to tax some and exempt others and then gasp when abuse occurs? More: IRS Uses Scandal As Excuse To Create Another Worthless Government Job

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Walter Hudson

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May 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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Congressman Louie Gohmert stands out as a real class act. Recent years have seen a severe restriction in the ability of citizens to tour Capitol Hill, limiting access to a new visitor center and vanilla-guided tours on strict paths and schedules. Gohmert will happily get you around that. Members of the House hold the privilege to escort visitors virtually anywhere, and Gohmert has become well known among his constituents and friends for his impassioned late-night tours littered with an encyclopedic knowledge of American history. He has been known to spend up to five hours with groups touring the Capitol, and clearly cares about infecting those he encounters with his love of the United States and its founding principles.

Thus it comes as no surprise when he prescribes the simplest of solutions to the ongoing scandal involving the federal targeting of Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny. “We need to be dismantling the IRS,” Gohmert told PJ Media.

Gohmert’s former colleague from the Texas congressional delegation concurs, as reported by the Washington Times:

Former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas called the recent IRS fiasco troubling — but writes that the only way Congress can protect the freedoms of Americans from a long pattern of suspected IRS abuse is to “shutter the doors” of the agency “once and for all.”

“The bipartisan tradition of using the IRS as a tool to harass political opponents suggests that the problem is deeper than just a few ‘rogue’ IRS agents — or even corruption within one, two, three or many administrations,” Dr. Paul writes in his weekly column, “Texas Straight Talk. “Instead, the problem [lies] in the extraordinary power the tax system grants the IRS.”

Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, excerpted in the video above, calls the recent scandals examples of tyrannical government. All of these men prove correct.

As the IRS scandal continues to develop, it highlights a deeper and more fundamental injustice in our social order, an ongoing First Amendment crisis fostered by the intersection of tax policy, campaign finance regulation, and civil rights law. Any response to this most recent episode which does not address the root systematic injustice will be incomplete, inadequate, and morally inexcusable.

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We are dealing with Chicago mobsters here! My bet is that a side issue of unlimited access to individual tax returns, applications and records is a probability of significant profit for those clever enough to act on information that no one else knows.
I can only guess at the circumstances that might be involved, but considering the folks involved, I believe there should be an independent investigation to see the extent to which these Chicago mobsters personally (including friends, relatives and under-bosses) profited from access to IRS records.
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Missing the forest for the trees?

The IRS is, not to put too fine a point on it, the Secret Police of the US. It can and does, as the targets in Media - content when applied against those they consider rivals/opponents happily accept - now know. act SECRETLY, "independently".

AND depending on mood and quota needs of the agency its employees/managers fill their quotas. OR at the behest of some interested "higher authority". OR on the base of accusations, information, from persons or persons unknown who are rewarded for their information. All and possibly, probably? others of which we can only guess, as means to iintrude into the most private acts of private individuals.

Which interventions go entirely against a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT of Americans of the RIGHT to face one's accuser / accusers. Hidden behind, protected by the shield of, the institution as accuser the individual informers get off scot free.

In the USA.

The IRS is the American equivalent of the STASI- East German/Communist Sta-ats (State) Si-cherheit (Security) Ministry; the KGB; and the Gestapo Ge-heim (Secret) Sta-ats (State) Po-lizei (Police).

Their "job description" included listening secretly on private conversations of citizens. A massive informer network, including spouses, children, employers, neighbours or anyone who "just wanted to have fun" (have a look at the movie The Lives of Others )

The IRS acting in the USA that nation with a FUNDAMENTAL code of ethics and law the Constitution that disallows absolutely these behavioiurs of government on citizens.

In a n\ation of self governing via representation citizens the duty of each citizen is to monitor carefully their representatives not only for "what's in it for me" but for "what's it cost me"?

And to be cautious of any man/women individually or as group e.g. exclusive gentlemens' club/freemasonry/Congress-Senate who have power for which they need not account regularly. In detail.

Negliecting this citizens' DUTY allows those in the cllubs to extend power and perquisites beyond that permissible in principle, ethos, and Law.

No man is an angel. Power with its perks is a tempting beast.

The Founding Fathers KNEW this so created the system of Protection in Law against men/'women so tempted they called the Constitution of the United States.

Which SPECIFICALLY LIMITS in law the powers of representatives of citizens and ANY subordinates in the "Government of, by and for the People" on those citizens, the People. Try Bill of Rights ALL amendments with special attention to Number IX..
46 weeks ago
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The nice thing about a consumption based tax is that progressivity is built in...its a feature.
46 weeks ago
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It's Not About Obama... this is a really good read !!!!!!
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1526-its-not-about-obama
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I love Gohmert.
I was not initially attracted to a flat tax, but I have a far better understanding of why we need one now. The IRS needs to be shut down. It is an ultimate threat to freedom and is obviously a tool to be used against political opponents.
Repeal or modify the 13th Amendment and close the IRS.
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Flat tax. That way, everyone has some "skin" in the game. Too simple? No deductions, no special interests, no waivers, no April 15th tax deadline; if you purchase, you pay. Of course this would not meet our administrations goal of punishing producers, but it would definitely level the playing field.

Our current tax code with all it's provisions/exceptions can be explained this way. It's like asking our government what time is it (how do I determine what I owe)? They provide you with instructions (tax code) to build the clock, to produce the components that would go into the clock and how to build the power generation grid to power the clocks.

A flat tax can't be right, it's too simple. Think of the jobs loss. Tax accountants, tax lawyers, about half of the elected officials, IRS examiners, actually, the entire IRS. It boggles the mind.
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I don't care - let them retrain like I had to do. The IRS has GOT to go!
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How much would the operations and expenditures of a small, grass-roots organization be affected by foregoing tax-exempt status ?
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We never should have allowed the 16th. As a country we got along just fine taxing imports, exports, and commerce. Income tax should be illegal. We will NEVER be able to go back to the way things were until term limits are made for ALL politicians to ONE TERM, lobbists would be made illegal, and big money needs to taken entirely out of the election process, period.

Anything less will allow the status quo to continue with all 3 branches of government corrupted beyond redemtion with a never ending stream of BS regulations and laws for everyone, forever!
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IIRC, the Sixteenth Amendment was passed so that the USN could finance the construction of big-gun battleships (Dreadnoughts). A new naval arms race had begun and the USN's entire fleet was mostly obsolete or obsolescent.
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Won't State governments still have to do this? Or are we going to start taxing Church property as France does? (I hope not.)
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A true tea party person should not be excessively concerned about the Federal government abusing lines 5,034,019 through 5,056,874 of the Federal tax code. We need to repeal the 16th Amendment and leave the Federal government to finance itself by taxing interstate and foreign transactions only. Federalism...
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A tarriff? Ronald Reagan would roll over in his grave. A tax on interstate commerce? Like on the internet? Or should we tax states by population, as the Constitution allows?

None of these are better than the 16th amendment.
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Should we have no tax and thus no Federal government at all? No military? No ability to defend ourselves? Or is your argument that the current system is just fine?
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