IRS/Tea Party Scandal is Even Worse than We Think

If you want to know why our political system works the way it does, just look at this single sentence from, the website of the Washington Times newspaper, about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of Tea Party groups during 2011 and 2012:

Despite assurances to the contrary, the Internal Revenue Service didn’t destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its Tea Party targeting — and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans… (end of excerpt)

This, friends, is shocking. Look closely. This means that IRS not only was illegally targeting Tea Party groups in order to stop them from participating in the 2012 election – which is one of the most significant abuses of government power in the last 50 years – but it was targeting Tea Party donors too.

And don’t think for one second that this all-out government assault on conservatives did not shift the 2012 presidential election to Obama and the Democrats. has contended repeatedly that the shift in a few hundred thousand votes total in a few key states to Romney and other Republicans would have given the electoral victory and the White House to Romney and victories to several GOP US Senate candidates who ended up losing. And if Tea Partiers had not been restrained and even prevented from participating in 2012 by this IRS scandal they could easily have produced or shifted those votes for Romney and the GOP.

The 2012 presidential election was yet another election stolen by the Democrats. This is the great unreported truth about 2012.

To put this into perspective, imagine for starters that you are wealthy and that you are deciding whether to publicly express a liberal or conservative point of view. You might think about three important aspects: What do you truly believe; how do you want to be portrayed in the Liberal Media; and how to you want to be treated by the Internal Revenue Service.

If you are a conservative and you unabashedly express your conservatism you had better buckle your seat belt. Just look at how the conservative billionaire Koch Brothers are demonized constantly in the media. This is one of the reasons that Bill Gates, America’s richest man, is a liberal. He adores the fawning media coverage. All liberal billionaires and millionaires get the same favorable treatment; that is often why they become liberals.

More ominously, however, if you are a conservative on any level from a carpenter to a small business owner up to a multi-millionaire or a billionaire you are going to be treated vastly worse than liberals are by the Internal Revenue Service, with audits and harassment. The Tea Party scandal proves that the government indeed is targeting conservatives.

Oh, no! say the liberals. The IRS treats everyone the same!

Baloney. IRS generally targets conservatives and ignores liberals because the IRS is controlled by the Democrat party as part of our federal government bureaucracy. This is the main reason that Democrats fight any kind of reform like a simple Flat Tax that would eliminate the IRS and give relief to tens of millions of beleaguered taxpayers – because liberals love the power that IRS gives them to intimidate Americans with the labyrinthine tax code and all the tax forms as part of a threatening government agency that instills fear into taxpayers.

If you are a member of a Tea Party group we have seen solid proof that the IRS targeted your group and asked for piles of paperwork about your group in 2011 and 2012 in order to harm your group’s participation in free elections. This happened after Tea Party groups contributed strongly in both money and personal time to a huge Republican political victory in November 2010.

Meanwhile liberal groups get virtually none of this type of IRS mistreatment. But then it gets worse. Look again at this from the excerpt above:

…and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those (Tea Party) donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans. (end of excerpt)

So the Democrats actively use the Internal Revenue Service not just against conservative groups but against their individual donors too. And you can rest assured that this targeting extends to individual taxpayers in every state who merely belong to and/or contribute to conservative groups like, say, the National Rifle Association or to pro-life groups. Because IRS knows by your tax forms whom you contributed to. But if you belong to or contribute to the Sierra Club or feminist groups you will generally be ignored. The kid-glove treatment of liberal groups in the IRS scandal shows that this is true.

This is why America is in the terrible shape that it is in. It is because Tea Partiers and other productive “makers” and “givers” in America are treated terribly simply because they are on the opposite end of the political spectrum from the liberals and their IRS friends and their media friends. But if you are a Democrat and you support liberal candidates and donate to liberal causes then you can hide income and take any deduction on your taxes and you will probably never get caught. Who can forget Obama’s first Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, who tried to deduct his kids’ summer camp expenses.

Then those same socialists and their media friends treat welfare freeloaders and other liberal “takers” like overpaid and unnecessary government bureaucrats, ‘global warming’ alarmists and Social Security disability fraudsters as if they are the most deserving people in the world, with very few audits. It is shameful.

These attitudes always lead to the economic decay that we are seeing under Obama. Because when you marginalize the productive people and elevate the nonproductive ones, the economy goes down. That is why communist nations are always destitute; because they are ruled by this mindset.

This is why liberals always want tax rates to be raised. You would think on the surface that liberals, especially wealthy ones, would not want their own tax rates to go up. But remember that their taxes don’t go up even when tax rates rise under law. Because Democrats can deduct anything they want on their tax forms, hide income, and cheat on their taxes in fifty different ways because they rarely get audited, and they know it. And in the rare case that they get caught, like Geithner, they act like it was just a mistake and they pay the penalty.

But when tax rates go up under law conservatives and Republicans at every level get hammered for more and more money because first they are infinitely more honest than liberals and will pay the higher rates as prescribed by law, and second they are vastly more likely to get audited.

This all is part of the socialist plan not only to marginalize Republicans and conservatives through relentless media attacks but to take their wealth away through the tax system. It is a significant double assault. It goes the other way too. Liberals are always treated favorably by both the media and the tax system, and here is a classic example: For two years early in the Obama administration the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt worked closely with Obama in very public positions. Immelt got adoring media coverage and then General Electric had a tax bill of zero for 2010.

If you think that this is a coincidence then you are naive. Yet if one individual gives $100 to the Tea Party he could end up with an invasive IRS audit.

Then look at the sprawling and corrupt Welfare State in America. Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars go down this drain every year from an inept government bureaucracy that can hardly staple two pieces of paper together. But boy, when it comes to targeting Tea Partiers and other conservatives, suddenly some of these government workers become totally focused on doing their jobs as effectively as possible. It is stunning and frightening and demonstrates clearly why the Founding Fathers warned us about a powerful and unaccountable government as the most significant threat to both liberty and prosperity.

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