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Action Alert: The Prevent IRS Overreach Act

16 May

Please share this information to your friends, groups and lists to get this bill passed. Contact your Congressman and ask them to co-sponsor this bill.

Things have changed in Washington, since the Benghazi and IRS scandals have been picked up by the media. We need to engage now, like we never have before. Let’s get involved and keep the momentum going til Obama, Harry, Nancy and the rest of the socialists are running out of Washington.

Forbes Introduces Bill to Stop IRS from Using Obamacare Tax as Next Political Bludgeon

Washington, D.C., May 15 –
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that he is introducing legislation that would prohibit a massive expansion of the Internal Revenue Service at a time when many Americans are calling into question the integrity of what should be a non-partisan, non-political government agency. The Prevent IRS Overreach Act would prohibit the IRS from hiring any personnel for the purpose of implementing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The bill introduction comes on the heels of confirmation that the IRS has purposely targeted applicants for tax-exempt status for having “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names — demanding confidential donor lists and delaying applications in many cases for years.

“Americans have witnessed egregious political bullying at the hands of IRS agents — bullying that senior leadership of the IRS have been aware of for two years. Under current law, the authority to implement the President’s healthcare tax rests with the very people who used their government positions to act as political operatives working to influence the electoral process. I’m introducing legislation today to prevent the IRS from being handed their newest bludgeon to target businesses and individuals that do not come in line with their political philosophy or policy positions. The IRS would be better to police its own than to police the millions of Americans who believe this healthcare law to be bad for their families and bad for our businesses,” Forbes said.

The scandal-plagued agency has publicly admitted that it wrongfully subjected tax-exempt groups with conservative leaning ideologies to intense and unnecessary scrutiny, targeting groups in some cases simply for purposes such as “Educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” The IRS is now the subject of a federal criminal investigation to determine whether agents knowingly and willfully violated the law by using their official positions to tamper with election processes. Congressman Forbes’ “Prevent IRS Overreach Act” is a necessary step towards reining in an overtly intrusive government which has once again failed to hold itself accountable.

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This is a partial copy of correspondence from Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia:
As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I took part in investigating and putting forward a report on Benghazi in conjunction with four other committee chairmen. We will continue investigating until we have all the answers. The brave whistleblowers that came forward last week reveal that there is much more to this story.

I will be keeping a close eye on the investigation by the House Ways and Means Committee to see if the IRS made significant attempts to violate your First Amendment rights. This story is rapidly evolving. My hope is that whoever is responsible for these decisions will be disciplined. An apology by the IRS just doesn’t cut it.

It has been a big week and I plan on finding answers to the serious questions raised by these reports.

h/t America Conservative 2 Conservative at: http://americac2c.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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1 Comment

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in politics

 

One response to “Action Alert: The Prevent IRS Overreach Act

  1. Chillingworth

    May 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    “Things have changed in Washington, since the Benghazi and IRS scandals have been picked up by the media. We need to engage now, like we never have before.
    . . .
    My hope is that whoever is responsible for these decisions will be disciplined. An apology by the IRS just doesn’t cut it.”

    I agree, but I’ll do you one better—dream big! I think now is the moment to push to eliminate the IRS entirely (and replace the tax code with either a flat income tax or flat sales tax). As long as the agency has this much power arbitrarily to make ordinary Americans’ lives miserable, it almost doesn’t matter which employees are there, or even who is president—there will be abuses again. Power corrupts.

     

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