The crimes of Obama’s corrupt IRS: Contempt for America, Congress, law

Obama's IRS
Obama's IRS

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 – Almost a year has passed since the news of the IRS scandal first broke. IRS division director Lois Lerner, a career bureaucrat, used her position in the Internal Revenue Service to harass conservative groups. She quickly became the face of the scandal.

Lerner pushed to deny tax-exempt status to conservative groups, and she had them audited just for being conservative. While she was harassing conservative Americans, she was also thinking about going to work for Obama for America (OFA).

How serious Lerner was about working for OFA is a matter of debate. What is not a matter of debate is how out of control the IRS is.

Problems at the IRS go much deeper than Lois Lerner. They are deeper than a few rogue employees in the Cincinnati IRS office, as the Obama Administration contends. Reports surfaced today that the IRS office in Dallas might as well have been an office of the re-elect Barack Obama campaign in 2012.

That office had campaign buttons for Obama, bumper stickers for Obama, and screen savers on the computer that supported Obama’s reelection.

Obama Buttons
Obama Buttons

Federal law strictly prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity while they are at work and also forbids federal government property from being used for political events. That did not stop Obama’s IRS.

An employee in Dallas reportedly told taxpayers on the phone to reelect Barack Obama.  In Kentucky, an IRS employee has agreed to a 14 day, unpaid suspension for blasting Republicans in a phone conservation with a taxpayer.

These are not simply isolated incidents.

In February, Congressman Dave Camp reported that of all of the 501C4 organizations that were audited in 2013, every last one of them was conservative.  There was not a single liberal group audited.  Every one of them was a conservative group

The problems at the IRS are endemic.  The entire organization is corrupt.  The rank and file at the IRS act as if they are a part of the Democrat Party or OFA instead of being an agency of the Federal Government.

On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted on a referral to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner.

Good luck with that.

The only way there will be a criminal prosecution of anyone at the IRS will be if the Republicans can take the White House in 2016, the new administration is motivated to prosecute and the statute of limitations has not run out.

The Republicans in Congress keep threatening to hold Lois Lerner in contempt and jail her.  Even if they do, she can only remain in jail through the end of this Congress.  This Congress ends in December of this year.  At the rate the House of Representatives is progressing, Lerner may spend a week in jail.

If the Republicans are going to stand up for America, they need to do something.

For crimes as serious as what the IRS has committed against the American people, there is only one acceptable penalty: The death penalty.

The IRS must be abolished.  There must be bureaucratic death.

That means the agency is defunded and abolished and the employees of the IRS are barred from federal employment again for the rest of their lives.

Either the Republicans act now or they accept the principle that the government is now just another arm of the progressive movement and is free to be as partisan as they want.

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Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet. A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says. Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC. “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based. Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville. Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’ I did.” The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown. It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed. Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker. He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should. He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.
  • michael

    Those right-wing groups have done more harm to more people in the last 6 months than any “harm” the IRS did for taking a good hard look at these white-collar crooks, to whom tax evasion is like mother’s milk.

    • Faith Brooks

      exactly what harm are you talking about? if it were not for these people this nation would be 30 trillion dollars in debt and further on the way to ruin. i do hope honest decent people like these groups will continue to make all americans aware of the devastation coming for our nation as a result of left wing morons being elected and pushing their agenda.

  • D-man

    Offering no proof and ad hominem attacks proves Michael nothing more than a sycophantic obfuscator .
    The campaigners violated the Hatch Act which by the way is Federal Law.
    Facts are pesky things to regressive fairy tales.

    • acmaurer

      Why do we have the “Hatch Act?” Because FDR used federal employees to campaign for him. Some things never change.

  • Quest

    Lock her up….