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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Obama Pride: Legacy of Scandal Free Administration

Former Chief of Staff David Axelrod is proud that the Obama Administration has been scandal free:


You wouldn't want to buy a car, a house or swampland from Mr. Axelrod, a proud member of Chicago's political machine who followed Barack Obama to Washington DC. I'm not saying that Mr. Axelrod is not an accomplished liar. That's self-evident.

Moving on.

32,000 emails have recovered in IRS targeting probe. You'll recall sworn testimony again and again that all of Lois Learner's e-mails were destroyed. The "dog ate the homework defense" appears to be cracking. Amid many serious scandals that are laid at the feet of President Obama, this one looks most like the old Watergate case. 

To throw a little salt on the wound:

Records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that former IRS official Lois Lerner received $129,300 in bonuses between 2010 and 2013,
Over a three-year period, Lerner, the head of the tax-exempt division at the heart of the IRS targeting scandal, received a 25 percent retention bonus—averaging $43,000 a year—on top of her regular salary.
The Obama Administration really wanted to keep her around. You'll recall that President Obama boldly declared that, "there isn't even a smidgen of scandal" in the IRS targeting investigation undertaken by Congress. That's right up there with "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor --period!"

The IRS has an image that's nearly impossible to tarnish, so to many, the IRS targeting scandal doesn't rise to the level of one such as BATFE's program of "walking" firearms across the US Border with Mexico to drug cartels --- that ended up killing hundreds in Mexico and two US Agents --- that we know of.

12 comments:

  1. If you throw out and completely discount any reporting of scandals by Fox News, then he's right. No scandals here, let's all just move along....

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    1. Yes, move along, nothing to see here. Look, a squirrel!

      On a related and interesting item from CPAC, Dr. Ben Carson has made 'eliminating the IRS' through the establishment of an entirely new taxation system a pillar of his presidential campaign. It's bound to be a popular platform.

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    2. I loved Steve Forbes flat tax plan during his run for the Oval Office in 2000. Remember the ol' "hope, growth and opportunity" platform?

      Then I loved Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax reform plan in 2012. We all know how that turned out.

      Yeah, I love Dr. Carson's IRS elimination plan, something to look forward to in 21016.

      Then again, all my loves seem to end unrequited.

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    3. Everyone has their favorite exemption and the poor and illegal love that Earned Income Credit where you don't have to make any money to get a gift from the taxpayers.

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  2. Who really knows how many businesses the IRS has destroyed, much less how many $$ of contributions DIDN'T come in because of the hold ups on the Tea Party 501 paperwork. I don't think there IS enough Brasso to polish the IRS's image back to anything resembling trust...

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    1. The Obama-engineered scandal shined a bright light on a system of taxation that needs to be changed forever. The repeated and arrogant lies to Congress by key leadership in IRS tells us that the machine is broken - completely. Time for a flat tax, no exemptions for anything.

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  3. There's a flat tax in Russia, interestingly. Perhaps they had enough of Communism.

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    1. I didn't know that. After Europe becomes Mohammedan, perhaps America will be the last socialist country.

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  4. The obama camp and truth are not acquainted.

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    1. To Obama, the truth is what spews from his filthy sewer mouth.

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