THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S IRS ABUSES
THE IRS SCANDAL…ANOTHER GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
A WHKP Station Editorial
June 7, 2013
As this radio station has already said editorially, the current Internal Revenue Service scandals presents a golden opportunity for the nation’s lawmakers to abolish the whole system we have now and adopt a fairer, simpler “flat” tax that applies equally to everyone.
The IRS scandal is presenting another golden opportunity. According to the latest FOX News and Gallup polls, the U.S. Congress currently has only a 16 per cent approval rating among the American people…which means about 8 out of 10 Americans DIS-approve of the way congress does its business.
With today’s IRS scandal, the congress has an opportunity to turn that dismal rating around…and prove to the people back home, the people who elect them to office, and who pay the nation’s bills, that the congress is NOT the “toothless tiger it’s appeared to be for so long. The IRS, and frankly the Obama Administration that supervises it, has AT LAST been caught out-right…harassing, intimidating, frightening, auditing, charging, bankrupting, even criminalizing innocent American citizens , and conservative groups and individuals who have applied, as is their legal right to do, for tax exempt status. It’s typical Chicago gutter politics at its worst
Congress is holding hearing after hearing…with witnesses testifying under oath to the mis-deeds of the IRS. One lady who represents a patriot group in San Francisco, for example, was singled out by the IRS…she testified before congress that she felt like the IRS had literally placed its big, heavy, and frightening hand over her mouth. Some groups were even quizzed by the IRS on what their members PRAYED about. The same is true for a growing list of pro-life, pro-American, pro-conservative, pro-patriot groups and individual. And it ALL stems from the “win at all costs” message that was sent out clearly FROM THE TOP to every branch of the government in last year’s election. Common sense has got to tell you that every harassing bureaucrat in the IRS was simply “following their leader”, all out to get “their man” re-elected, to reduce the opposition’s ability to raise money. And it paid off. Barack Obama only won with 51 per cent of the vote…so it’s reasonable to assume that without these under-handed shenanigans by the big bully IRS, the president MAY have found himself BACK with his co-conspirators in Chicaga politics and OUT of the White House.
But the congress now needs to do more than just make tough speeches. A LOT more. It makes us proud that Western North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows is taking a lead in demanding the truth and the appropriate consequences in this scandal. Congress needs to use every ounce of its legal authority to demand the names of every person responsible, all the way to the top, and then insist they be immediately removed from office and face any applicable criminal charges. This cover-up business of keeping people like IRS leader Lois Lerner on salary while onso-called “administrative leave”…even after taking her Fifth Amendment rights and refusing to testify before the congress is CORRUPT…and exposes the corruption of this whole out-of-control agency and those in charge of it, all the way up to the Barack Obama White House.
IF congress does more than just speech-i-fy in this scandal, and actually fires people and puts others in jail, and maybe even throws some elected responsible individuals…all the way to the top…OUT of public office, the congress stands to re-gain some of the respect and confidence of the American people it’s lost in recent years
The stories we’re hearing from the victims of this scandal ate shocking and sobering. The abuse of power, and the complete and over-whelming arrogance of the current administration, even down to out-right lies to the American people…condoned by a supportive mainstream media…demands tough, TOUGH action by our elected members of congress.
The House of Representatives, under Republican control and led by Speaker John Boehner, has the golden opportunity to set things right. Can you imagine the House conducting these hearings and uncovering these scandals when Nancy Pelosi was in charge? It would never have happened…and the Obama Administration would have been given the usual “blank check” and “clean bill”. Remember this when you vote in the next election.
As always…we invite your comments on our comments.
By WHKP News Director Larry Freeman