IRS Commissioner Visited Obama 118 Times

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 29, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Even the liberals on this site can see where this is going to go. It's obvious that Obama is at the heart of the political targeting that occurred at the IRS and other agencies as well.

    Scandal: One IRS commissioner visited Obama's White House 118 times in 2010 and 2011. His successor also dropped in often. But under George W. Bush, the tax chief visited once in four years. Time for an audit.

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    As the Washington Examiner noted last weekend, ex-commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman went to the White House some 118 times in 2010 and 2011, while Steven Miller, the acting director who took over from Shulman last November, himself made numerous trips there, White House visitor logs show.

    Business as usual for one of the most powerful arms of the federal government, you might think. Not so.

    Mark Everson, who ran the IRS during most of the George W. Bush administration, from 2003 to 2007, apparently visited a single time, grousing that he felt like he had "moved to Siberia" because the tax collection agency was so out of the policy loop.

    The alibi the White House has wedded itself to is that it had to work closely with the IRS to implement ObamaCare. But House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says "it's hard to believe" the IRS' abusive targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups did not enter into the conversations that took place at these meetings, at least "in passing."

    But the Bush administration actually did some IRS revamping during its tenure, to "provide IRS with the modern tools needed both to deliver first-class customer service to America's taxpayers and to ensure that compliance programs are administered efficiently," with one of the major goals being to address "the drop in customer service ... over the past several years."

    Yet that didn't seem to require the IRS commissioner to scurry to the West Wing more than 100 times, or anything close to it.

    Commentary's John Steele Gordon points out that the managerial post of IRS commissioner coming over to the White House once a week on average might make sense if President Obama had been planning a big tax code restructuring. But that was not the case, and "Obama's sole interest in the tax code has been to raise rates on high earners," Gordon notes.

    Shulman admits he knew by spring 2012 that the IRS was targeting conservative groups.

    So, "Is it really believable that someone who had a Wall Street career before coming to Washington five years ago was so politically naive that he didn't see the potential for scandal in that information and give the White House a heads-up?" Gordon asks. And that no White House staffer then passed it on to the president?

    Then again, Shulman is the same guy who, with a straight face, answered Congress' questions about the 118 visits with the alibi that he visited the White House to attend "the Easter Egg Roll, with my kids."

    That's a lot of Easter Eggs — but not a lot of credibility.
  2. jem


    They have to get these guys under threat of prosecution asap.

    If the Rs don't have the balls to do this properly the whole game of politics is a dreadful play.

    How could they have not been discussing political targeting.
    The whole point of the Obama campaign was that they new obama would get less votes so they had to surpress the R votes.

    Axelrod predicted that result the night before the election or early the day of. That was their criminally executed game plan.

    Now its time to gather up the pieces.
    They need to bring in a prosecutor to set a quick and effective strategy. A guy as competent as can be on this.

    Giulianai perhaps. As it looks now the Rs in congress are just bumbling along... and now they are afraid to overstep.
    They need to execute a powerful plan behind the scenes.
    They need witnesses to understand its roll or go to prison for 15 years.
  3. I agree, but they can't just appoint a prosecutor. That is up to Holder, who is up to his own eyeballs in scandals.

    What they can do is start charging these IRS thugs with lying to Congress, which seems open and shut. I believe they have the ability to prosecute that on their own if Holder refuses.

    They need to keep the heat up or the media will try to let this slip under the water's surface. The media know this is the scandal that could do Obama in, and they will do their best to try to ignore it.
  4. Lucrum


    Most of Obama's sheeple supporters are doing their best to ignore it as well.
  5. You have to provide more information , luke. Maybe the IRS went to the WH for audit purposes just like they did the Tea Guys.

    who knows.:(.
  6. wjk


    No, they can't...or won't. Always remember the progressive mantra: "The ends justify the means". Translation; Anything goes. No rule of law. No moral compass. No constitution. You see where this goes?

    No matter how scandalous it becomes, how much evidence is present, and so on, they will say it's a partisan witch-hunt. Just ask Pelosi who has already stated it's a GOP effort to destroy Obama because of his greatness. In her mind, there have been no crimes, lies, etc...
  7. pspr


    Yes, I poorly worded that statement. I should have laced it with words like, should, even a blind person, etc. :D
  8. This may become the biggest IRS scandal of all.


    "The Internal Revenue Service is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that more than 60 million personal medical records were improperly seized by agents from the embattled agency."

    “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPAA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued.

    The medical records included information on psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual and drug treatment, and other sensitive medical treatment data, the suit alleges.

    “This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads.
  9. pspr


    Under Obama every agency with police or investigative authority has been used to invade the privacy of and threaten organizations, businesses and individuals they see as opponents.

    Companies like Gibson Guitar have been illegally raided by armed federal agents and suffered from government extortion and fines. The same has happened to individuals supporting conservatives and conservative values with IRS audits and small business harassment from varying agencies making their ventures untenable.

    How all of this doesn't find it's way back to Obama is only believable in the domain of the blind.
  10. Lucrum


    Trying to claim Obama doesn't know about all this would be like saying Hitler had no idea what the Gestapo was doing.
    #10     May 29, 2013