Irs ignores senate deadline to answer questions about scandal


#1

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined Friday afternoon to meet a Senate Finance Committee deadline for answering detailed questions about the origins of the IRS scandal. The questions had been submitted jointly nearly two weeks ago by Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

In a joint statement to Breitbart News, Baucus and Hatch said:
“It’s disappointing that the IRS failed to produce any of the documents requested by the Committee.
"This is an agency that revolves around making the American taxpayer meet hard deadlines each and every year when they file their taxes, oftentimes penalizing those that are late.

Exclusive: IRS Ignores Senate Deadline to Answer Questions About Scandal
Accountability is out the window. With each revealed scandals those involved have tried to ignore answering questions or just out and out lied. Remember Obama said his government would be transparent?

**Well it sure is.

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This administration has been working overtime to undermine the consititution and turn this nation from a republic to a dicatitorship


#2

I was listening to a radio talk show host in Connecticut, Jim Vicevich, and someone brought up a very interesting point. The host was wondering why Issa hadn’t brought Lerner back to Congress for questioning yet, even though Goudy seemed really angry about her being allowed to just invoke the fifth. Well, a caller then phoned in and suggested that the probable reason for Issa not calling her back was that if he did and they compelled her to answer questions, she would refuse to answer, in essence placing her in contempt. If this happened, it would then fall to the DOJ and AG Holder to dole out the punishment. Of course, we all know what that would be…nada. Anyway, the caller suggested that they may be waiting for Holder’s resignation before compelling her to appear so that if she did refuse to answer and contempt charges were leveled against her, the new interim AG would be more strict about going after her. Who knows?


#3

Holder resign? Fat chance!


#4

The IR$ has never been held accountable for any of their wrong doing. No one was brought to justice for the events that lead to The Taxpayer Bill of Rights being passed into law in the late 90’s. Completely innocent people were targeted and harassed with outrageous accusations to the point of complete financial ruin and some were even driven to suicide. NO ONE WAS HELD ACCOUNTABLE AT THE IR$!


#5

From appearances once the democrats got into control they proceeded to work on all levels and agencies to attack values held by Americans. Racism is up. Attacks on groups this government dislikes are going full steam. Religion is under attack. Our allies are ignored or under attack by Obama. The constitution is being circumvented with impunity.

Our military is being diminished with those who served and those who work there treated badly.

Meanwhile our borders are almost wide open. Those that want to kill us are being helped by this administration. We are withdrawing troops in combat areas while giving huge amounts of cash to those we were fighting with kid gloves.

The Mideast is aflame and we are undercutting the military. Country after country is proclaiming hate for the U.S.


#6

Sucks that we had a chance to get rid of the guy less than a year ago and failed to do so. I’ll say it again - if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.


#7

remined me who voted for Obama on this site. We all voted for candidates we would like to replace Obama. I am not Republican not are many on this site. We are conservatives. I own no party any allegiance. The fact that politics have devolved to such levels is pathetic in itself.


#8

The only thing pathetic is the ignorant ramblings about 3rd parties and the lack of understanding that a FPTP voting system leads to only two parties. By refusing to work within the system to change it people have only given that system a much stronger hold.


#9

Working within the system has a history of NOT changing it.


#10

Working outside the system has a long history of failing to do anything of significance. I dont think there has been an honest attempt at change from the inside, the only ones who ever say they want change are either lying to get into power or people dont understand that change cant happen all at once.


#11

Still have their panties in a wad I see. No skin of my back. I am no Republican nor will I pretend to be.


#12

Still ignorant of Duverger’s law I see.

I am no Republican nor will I pretend to be.

I doubt you ever could be


#13

:asleep:


#14

I am sorry to say, Fantasy Chaser, but I completely agree with Rugby.

The Establishment Republicans have had such an iron grip on its policies that there is scant chance that outsiders would be able to change it; that is, until the rise of the Tea Party.

Whether you like them or not, they have managed to pry the ERs iron grip loose from complete domination of the party’s direction and have at least caused them to begin addressing issues that, in the past, have been conveniently and purposefully ignored by the ERs.

Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that Third Parties are important in introducing new concepts that resonate with the voters, but by and large, these Third Parties have done nothing but siphoned votes away from one party or the other…mostly the Republicans, though.

These ERs can’t stand the Tea Partiers, but they only acknowledge their existence because they have begrudgingly accepted the truth of the matter: that without the Tea Party, the 2010 mid-term elections would not have been the historic win that they were for the Republican Party. The ERs still relegate Tea Partiers to the kid’s table, but at least they have a voice that is slowly but surely shifting the narrative.

Let’s just hope that continues to be the case.


#15

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
~ Martin Niemöller

Of course people are still upset. Justice has not been addressed.

How can we be a free country dependent upon equal justice under the law, or hold our heads up when we allow the very arbitrators of those laws to hold them, and us, in contempt?

They broke the law, Seravee.
I wish that mattered to you.


#16

That’s why the American Revolution was such a failure…

Anyway, that’s not the point. I don’t wish to be party to the lesser evil; it accomplishes nothing of lasting value, and corrupts the participant.


#17

Well there’s an election coming in 2014, so the Obama ***MAL***Administration and their pet D Congress Critters need to stonewall until November, 2014. And then there’s the 2016 election, so the stonewalling will continue until then, until the public’s attention span fades away, or … or some of those rogue-type Rs (you know, the ones hated by the Ds, by the MSM, and by Establishment Rs) gain enough critical mass to explode these abuses in the faces of the highest operatives in the Obama ***MAL***Administration!


#18

Since the American revolution was war I dont see the comparison to a 3rd party gaining political power unless you are suggesting they do it with guns

[quote[Anyway, that’s not the point. I don’t wish to be party to the lesser evil; it accomplishes nothing of lasting value, and corrupts the participant.[/QUOTE]

You are just party to the greater evil, and no I dont mean the democrats gaining power (although thats bad enough), the greater of evil letting the system continue with out making a real attempt to change it.

Our FPTP single member voting system has been proven to lead to two party domination, so until that changes the US will always have a two party system and the only way to change that system is to have the two parties change it.


#19

False. I can only be party to evil by my own actions. Not by results. That’s ultimately in God’s hands.


#20

and you are, all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing