This Is What It’s Come To

Michele Bachman announced to Greta Van Susteran on ‘On the Record’ that Tea Party leaders and others will be gathering in Washington, D.C. on Thursday MicheleBachmann(tomorrow) 5.16.13, to talk about their groups’ experiences with the IRS scandal.

Mark Steyn:  The IRS demands Marion Bower provide the Government with details of what materials her group is reading.

Mrs. Bower mails back a copy of the United States Constitution.

Mark Levin: Scolds GOP: IRS Scandal Should Have Erupted in 2012

Susan Jones at CNSNews.com noted that on Monday night, conservative lawyer and radio host Mark Levin told Fox News’s Sean Hannity that the emerging scandal over politics at the IRS exposes "the passivity and timidity of Congress."

"The fact is, a year ago Congress should have been calling witnesses before their committees, should have placed them under oath, should have been pursuing possible perjury claims and should have gotten to the bottom of this before the election cycle ran out." Levin has routinely found House Speaker John Boehner to be too passive with Team Obama.

"Why, for the life of me, these committee chairman now are beating their chests and they’re talking about their hearings they will conduct, why for the life of me they didn’t do this a year ago is very troubling."

Levin denounced the entire Obama administration: "Folks, it’s real world. The IRS is out of control, the Department of HHS with ObamaCare is out of control. The Agriculture Department with the scandal, with the payoffs to different groups, is completely out of control. The Interior Department and oil drilling — the government is big, it’s bloated, it’s getting more and more powerful — and if you believe in liberty, you better start paying attention."

On his radio show Monday night, Levin explained how his Landmark Legal Foundation has worked over the past year to expose the IRS and pushed for action with the Inspector General inside the Treasury Department for tax administration. The IG’s report on the IRS spurred the scandal to be leaked out, he’s guessing.

Mark Levin Show, May 15, 2013: "Yes, we’re going to cover the ins and outs of this — we’re going to come into the weeds, but folks, it’s time to kill the IRS. That’s the bottom line. This agency has been corrupt since its founding. And the bigger the government gets, the more corrupt it gets, the more ubiquitous it gets. And I don’t just mean political partisanship and cronyism, I mean its abuses. We must fight the expansion of the IRS under ObamaCare. We must fight to kill the IRS or critically wound it — politically — with either a flat tax or a fair tax. Now is the time to advance a liberty agenda. Now is the time to advance a Constitutional agenda."

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: That was a holding operation. That was the absolute minimum he could have done. He relieves one person, he obviously had to. He had to relieve at least one person. He chose, of course, the acting commissioner but I would have expected more. The other actions he announced are up to now meaningless.

Obama and this administration have said a hundred times they’re going to hold x, y, or z accountable for all kinds of behavior. In Benghazi, you know, regarding a lot of other scandals. He even speaks about Syrian generals are going to be held accountable. It means nothing. And then he says there will be an investigation from the Treasury. Well, that just means the left hand of the government investigating the right hand. He did say he’ll cooperate with Congress. But then he has the chutzpah to essentially warn Republicans not to make this into a political event when what we’re talking about is the IRS applying political criteria inexcusably unconstitutionally, probably criminally, in deciding who it’s going to investigate. So I found this the bare minimum. It will hold him for 12 hours, but no more. (Special Report, May 15, 2013)

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"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."  …Thomas Jefferson

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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2 Responses to This Is What It’s Come To

  1. Shayn Roby says:

    Reblogged this on shaynroby and commented:
    This is not about politics, but about standing up against tyranny. Just as the 1776 Tea Party inspired our Revolution, the tyrannical actions of the IRS must serve as a lightning rod to energize conservatives into battling with all of their hearts, souls, and minds against the cancer of liberalism. It is now that we must say NO MORE.

  2. Pingback: It’s a Wrap… Ask Marion – 05.19.13 | askmarion

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