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djkowbel 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 4, 2014 4:21 PM Member since: May 29, 2012
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    Lois Lerner

    by aceofbasefanatic Jun 16, 2014 6:04 PM
    djkowbel djkowbel Jul 4, 2014 4:21 PM Flag

    The IRS has been used to target people or organizations for decades. This is nothing new. Both parties have done it. The Church committee report in 1976 showed that J. Edgar Hoover used the IRS to target the "New Left" in the 1960s who were against the Vietnam War. In 1969 Nixon authorized the IRS to target political enemies. In 1993 Clinton used the IRS to target the travel agency UltrAir. To quote the Economics and Political Journal in 2002 "“the percentage of tax returns audited by the IRS is markedly lower in states that are important to the sitting president’s re-election aspirations. We also find that the IRS is responsive to its oversight committees.”

    "Those who cannot remember their past are doomed to repeat it."
    George Santayana, 1905

    We must be ever vigilent of whoever is in power and not look the other way if it suits you. Have a happy July 4th.

  • djkowbel djkowbel Jul 2, 2014 3:29 PM Flag

    This coincides with a Congressional approval rating of 16%. I don't think any republican should be gloating.

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