IRS

Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth at Issa Hearing

Peter Schroeder, The Hill

Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRS agency at the center of the Tea Party targeting controversy, refused to answer questions from congressional investigators on Weds. for a second time. 

Limbaugh: Convince Obama That Putin is Tea Party

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

"If they can somehow find a way to convince Obama that Putin is tea party, then he might toughen up a little," Limbaugh told millions of listeners. "But I mean how do you sic the IRS on Putin? Obama’s tools for this are limited."

The IRS Is the Problem

National Review Editors

Regulating political speech is not the IRS' job. The IRS does not inspire confidence as a practitioner of self-regulation, much less as a regulator of political speech.

The Compelling Timeline on the IRS' Attack on Tea Party

Right Scoop Staff

Former Chairman of the FEC, Bradley A. Smith, has compiled a timeline of events that led up to the IRS attacking the Tea Party, beginning with Obama’s attack on the SCOTUS' decision for Citizen’s United during his SOTU address. Mark Levin calls it a compelling bill of indictment.

Rep. Tom Price Hits IRS Regulation of Political Speech, But What's Next?

Tom Price and other advocates of free speech in the House Republican Conference have the policy on the IRS right, but to make it stick there must be Republican leaders who have the backbone to face down the Senate Democrats and President Obama.

Dems Pushing IRS to Probe Conservatives

Greg Corombos, WND

A former FEC chairman says there’s “strong evidence” the IRS is pushing for more scrutiny of nonprofits – especially conservative groups – because of “partisan pressure” put on the agency by Dems. in Congress.

Today Is Your Last Chance To Rein-In The IRS

Proposed IRS regulations will effectively codify into law the heretofore illegal practices that the agency used to target conservatives If those regulations pass, non-profit organizations across the country will be destroyed. Click this link to submit your comment.

House to Compel Lerner to Testify on IRS Targeting of TeaParty

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

House Repubs. announced that they are recalling Lois G. Lerner, the former IRS employee at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, to testify to Congress next week, saying she has critical information.

Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

Haley Halverson and Ken McIntyre, Heritage Foundation Blog

The IRS overstepped legal boundaries -- and then some. “These people don’t want transparency -- they want a target list.”

Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”

House GOP to Go After IRS

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

Less than two months before taxes are due, House Repubs. will pass a slate of bills aimed at protecting taxpayers from IRS abuses. The House GOP also plans to move legislation that would force the gov't to reveal more clearly how taxpayer money is being spent.

Partisan IRS Needs To Be Reformed Or Abolished

Repair Man Jack, Red State

Corrupt, partisan and dishonest: that perfectly describes our current tax collection agency.

Thought Police: Firms Must Swear Obamacare Not a Factor in Firings

Chris Stirewalt, Fox News

Obama officials made clear that firms would not be allowed to lay off workers to get into the preferred class of those businesses with 50 to 99 employees. Firms will be required to certify to the IRS – under penalty of perjury – that Obamacare was not a motivating factor in their staffing decisions. 

Dr. Ben Carson Blasts 'Gestapo' IRS Tactics

David A. Patten, NewsMax

Dr. Benjamin Carson, who is considered a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that he and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of Obama’s policies.

What’s the Difference Between Obama and Nixon?

Nixon’s law breaking was small potatoes compared to Barack Obama’s policy of systematically breaking and ignoring the law in pursuit of his radical leftwing agenda. But Obama gets away with it because a spineless Congress refuses to hold him accountable. To sign our petition demanding Congress hold Obama to account for his law breaking click here

The IRS Secret Police?

L. Brent Bozell III, National Review Online

Proposed IRS rules for nonprofits seek to curb the free speech of Obama's political opponents.

Dem Rep. Tries to Shut Down TeaParty Leader in IRS Hearing

Becket Adams, The Blaze

Liberal Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) dismissed a Tea Party leader’s concerns over being targeted by the IRS, prompting Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to swoop in. “Mr. Connolly wants us to believes that’s all a coincidence," Jordan said.

The Enforcement Arm of the Democratic Party

Yesterday's testimony about the past abuses of taxpayers by the IRS was compelling, but the two most important takeaways for limited government constitutional conservatives were that the abuse is still going on and Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress and the bureaucracy are trying to institutionalize it. Click here to submit your comment to the government opposing Obama's attempt to deprive conservatives of their First Amendment rights.

Republicans Unload on the IRS

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Leading GOP lawmakers are urging the IRS to withdraw new proposed rules governing tax-exempt groups, casting the regulations as an political power play meant to silence conservatives. Boehner and McConnell are among the 10 Repubs. asking the IRS chief to pull back on the regulations.