"This is wrong and a great
example of why so many Americans distrust their government."
Rep. Jim Jordan
IRS Scandal - No Indictment for Lerner
That notorious time of the year is upon us again;
the income tax deadline. It is an affected date because the tax system tells it is so. The torment and extortion of organized
theft goes on all year long, but April 15 has a special place in the gut of every victim of larceny by government. Oh sure,
paying taxes is supposed to be the price of maintaining civilization, but when was the last time that government protected
, much less promoted, the mythical “Good Society”. The notion that paying tribute to a federal self ordained authority
as a duty is only accepted by delusional proponents of a fantasy existence of welfare recipient beneficiaries.
For the productive wealth creators, the government
pensioners aid and abet the tax distribution scheme that extracts revenue from the private sectors and rewards public scavengers.
This entire arrangement is based upon fear. The axiom is that your money is not your own and that tax rates run on an arbitrary
scale and deductions are granted to privileged sympathizers.
If you buck the tax swindle, folks expect to be harassed and targeted. However, when law abiding citizens
become the focus of financial molestation, the checks and balances in the legal adjudication, hypothetically should grant
relief. The manner by which Tea Party groups were persecuted by the IRS division under the direction of Lois Lerner reach
new heights of bureaucratic tyranny.
the announcement that DOJ Will Not Prosecute IRS's Lois Lerner for Contempt of Congress, righteous outrage builds among the remnant of justice seeking organizations.
“The American Center for Law and Justice has represented dozens of the
conservative groups targeted by the IRS. It says the decision not to prosecute Lerner "is troubling but not surprising."
"This latest development
reflects what has become standard operating procedure for the Obama Administration in its so-called investigation of this
unlawful targeting scheme by the IRS. One year ago, the Justice Department refused to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate
the unconstitutional actions of Lerner and others at the IRS.
"Now, by refusing to pursue criminal contempt charges against Lerner...the
Justice Department is making a mockery of our criminal justice system. This is just one more example of an administration
that refuses to hold anyone accountable for a scheme that unlawfully targeted conservative groups."
Read the conclusion in the full letter from the Department of Justice letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, from Ronald C. Machen Jr.
We wish to assure you that the Department of Justice does not question the authority of Congress "to
summon witnesses before either House or before their committees," or "to pass laws 'necessary and proper' to carry
into effect its power to get testimony." See Adams v. Maryland, 347 U.S. 179, 183 (1954) (citing U.S. Const. art. I,
$ 8). Thus, in appropriate circumstances, a United States Attomey’s Office will refer to a grand jury under Section
192 witnesses who contumaciously withhold testimony or other information that Congress has legitimately sought to compel in
the exercise of its legislative or oversight responsibilities. Because, however, the authority of any branch of the United
States government to compel witness testimony is limited by the protections of the Constitution, and Ms. Lerner did not waive
those protections in this matter, the United States Attorney's Office will not bring the instant contempt citation before
a grand jury.
Robert W. Wood over
at Forbes, provides invaluable background in, No Criminal Charges For Lois Lerner Of IRS, Keeps Bonuses, Nice Retirement.
“There is considerable
back story. Ms. Lerner
and Justice Department officials met in 2010 about going after conservative organizations after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case. In August 2010, the IRS distributed
a ‘be on the lookout’ list for Tea Party organizations. By March
2012, amid reports of targeting, former
IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman
testified there is “absolutely
no targeting” by the IRS.
On November 9, 2012, Mr. Shulman stepped down, replaced by Steven Miller. On May 10, 2013, Ms. Lerner admitted targeting, calling it “absolutely incorrect, insensitive,
and inappropriate.” Four days later, on May 14, 2013, the Inspector General issued a report confirming targeting. Attorney General Eric Holder announced an FBI investigation, and Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller resigned.
May 22, 2013, Ms. Lerner professed her innocence, then took the Fifth. Next day, she was placed on administrative leave. On September 24, 2013, Ms. Lerner’s retirement was announced with full pension. President Obama said there is “not a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, but the Committee on House Oversight and Reform issues a report on Lois Lerner.”
The substantiation and source evidence within this
chronicle of corruption should alarm all Americans. Especially if the arguments and historic accounts in the essay, Proof that Paying Federal Income Tax is Voluntary, are operationally sound. Nonetheless, the punitive powers of autocratic administration operate under their own selective
rulings, applying penalties to any group or individual who threatens the Federal Hydra Dragon.
The pattern of protective cover for arrogant and vicious operatives from the
politicization of an IRS goon squad to destroy the Tea Party is undeniable. Jim Kouri writes in the article Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups, that a compelling reason for the protective status for Lerner came from familiar political crooks.
“Government documents obtained by a top
"Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit
political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements.”
When Senators undermine the legitimate investigatory
efforts of a House committee, the prospects for confidence in tax compliance is demolished. Few people expect the Department
of Injustice to hold corrupt officials accountable. But when the Statists within Congress act as co-conspirators to block
honest government, all the public suffers.
for the IRS exaction machine are tapping taxpayers for record amounts. First Time Ever: Federal Tax Revenues Top $1 Trillion Thru January; Gov't Still Runs $194B Deficit.
the first time ever, real federal tax revenues topped $1 trillion in the first four months of the fiscal year--October through
January--according to data released Wednesday by the U.S Treasury.
Federal tax revenues hit a record $1,046,224,000,000 for fiscal year 2015 through
January, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement, but the federal government still ran a $194,209,000,000 deficit during
In spite of the record
flow of cash into government coffers, the culture of deficit spending still continues. Bleeding the public while paying the
pension of the likes of Lois Lerner epitomizes the mental illness that is the crux conduct of the tax collection force.
When Eric Holder’s shysters tweet their perversion
of the law, anyone even remotely concerned about defending a constitutional framework are demeaned. DOJ acted as a prosecutor
of the House, while giving a pass to the governance agent doing the dirty work for the establishment.
The WSJ reports on a reaction to the announcement, Lois Lerner Won’t Be Prosecuted on Contempt of Congress Charges.
again, the Obama administration has tried to sweep IRS targeting of taxpayers for their political beliefs under the rug,”
said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel. “But unaccountable federal bureaucrats using their power to attack the First Amendment
strikes at the heart of our democracy, and the American people deserve the truth.”
As the flood of 1040 returns hit the processing facilities of the IRS, make April
15th a day of disgust, symbolic of the Lois Lerner retirement contribution fund. Deplorably, the rule of law has
been relegated to the safekeeping of the most corrupt Attorney General in memory. By comparison, John Mitchell was an angel
when stacked up to the careerist criminal Eric Holder.
The image of illegal defiance from Lois Lerner should invoke Congressional outrage to purge the Fifth Column traitors
that make a vocation of persecuting Middle America, while maintaining a bipartisan alliance to destroy entirely all constitutional
Calls to abolish the IRS
and replace revenue collection with a flat or consumption tax requires a ground swell to jump start a national movement. However,
the likelihood that an additional VAT tax will be imposed before any actual remedy would be enacted is more probable.
Lois Lerner is the embodiment of all that is wrong with the tax shakedown racket. Funding
of limited legitimate government expenditures must start with breaking the corrosive culture of bureaucratic benefits and
retirement rewards. Maintaining employment and promoting the vile LL character model, dooms the system to continuous despotism.
In an Obamacare world of further scrutiny, the IRS
will become even more selective with their targeting. It is not about collecting revenue, it is all about punishment and retribution
to anyone resistant to Federal mandates. As long as the likes of Lerner and Holder escape accountability, the system will
sink even lower into the abyss.
– April 14, 2015