In Middle Eastern Dictatorships, ordinary citizens live in terror of repercussions for criticizing or opposing their rulers. Likewise, in America, Obama and his IRS union have used the IRS to terrorize us.
First, let’s skip the BS about Obama not knowing what his IRS Union did. It was profiling Conservatives entirely for Obama’s benefit, to ensure his re-election. Obama controls the IRS and blew the dog whistle. Kimberley Strassel has documented the timeline of his actions against IRS actions.1 Obama knew and is fully responsible for all of it.
Second, consider the level of co-ordination between the IRS Union and the White House. 2 Obama actively worked with the rabidly anti-Tea Party IRS union, the NTEU, representing 150,000 government workers. The NTEU worked to defeat Tea Party candidates and gave over 95% of its donations to Democrats.
NTEU chief, Colleen Kelley, met with Obama the day before they set up a “Sensitive Case Report on the Tea Party.” Obama later issued Executive Order #13522, giving the NTEU total control over IRS agents and appointed Kelley to the Federal Salary Council controlling agents’ salaries and promotions.
Sarah Hall Ingram3, earning $177,000/annum, handled the Tax-Exempt Department when it targeted Tea Party members. As a Yale law graduate, she knew she was violating the Equal Protection Clause, IRS rules, and Conflicts of Interest and Ethics Standards. For her bullying, Obama rewarded her with bonuses of $100,000+ and a promotion to oversee the Obamacare/IRS department.
Lois Lerner, Head of the IRS Tax-Exempt Division, personally signed letters to Tea Party groups, making intrusive and unconstitutional demands on them. When called before Congress, she asserted she had done nothing wrong, and then, just like the Mafia, she took the 5th! Obama has “punished” her by “suspending” her with full pay of $180,000/year!!
IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House 161 times! His predecessor visited Bush just once. When asked by Congress what he discussed, Shulman sneered he only remembers the Easter Egg Roll! His wife, Susan Anderson is a rabidly partisan Democrat.
For terrorizing American citizens who oppose Obama politically; IRS workers received over $92 million in bonuses and spent over $50 million on parties!
Third, Obama has no respect for the Judiciary and doesn’t treat its decisions as Supreme Law of the Land. He used his 2009 State of the Union Speech to mock and ridicule the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Obama obeys only laws he likes. He campaigns against the Supreme Court like they are political opponents. He intimidated John Roberts, a conservative, into switching sides and providing the deciding vote for Obamacare!
Fourth, Obama leads the way in disrespecting, mocking and sneering at Congressmen who perform their constitutional duty of oversight of the Executive Branch. His Chicago thug machine/media pounce on anyone who opposes Obama. Plouffe’s latest is to imply that Darrell Issa is a crook because of a charge made 40 years ago. Around this time, Obama, with his Choom Gang, was smoking pot and using cocaine, a felony!!
Obama’s actions violate our entire constitutional system of Co-Equal Branches of Government, Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances. Obama doesn’t work with the other branches; he intimidates them. Once he silences the Judiciary and Congress, Obama will rule over us like a Dictator.
Fifth, Obama and his IRS targeted an “Enemies List,” that comprised nearly half our population:
(a) He targeted Romney himself. His IRS released Romney’s tax information to Harry Reid and media who alleged that Romney was a sleaze-ball who had secret offshore accounts and paid no taxes.
(b) He targeted seven major Romney supporters asserting they were “not reputable.” Within weeks, Frank VanderSloot, Romney’s national Co-Chair, was subject to two IRS audits; a DOL audit; and a smear campaign that he hated gays, intended to make him lose business. Sheldon Addleson and four others were also subject to audits by the IRS.
(c) The IRS used 40 armed officers to raid Gibson Guitar, whose owner supported Republicans. They took away legal Indian Rosewood and stopped production; ignoring a rival, who used the same wood.
(d) Obama’s IRS targeted 500 Tea Party groups of ordinary citizens. Obama used a gay epithet and sneered they were “Tea Baggers.” He and Democrat Senators claimed these groups were cheating by asking for tax-exempt status to do political work; the same done by Unions, Planned Parenthood and other Democrats. Groups with “Tea Party” “Patriot” “9/12” “Conservative” were profiled and targeted for extra audit. They received 55 multiple-section, intrusive questions, demanding they detail their membership, website passwords, prayers, speakers, what books they used, what conservative ideas they espoused, the names of kids they taught. An average response required 500 pages. Their applications were dragged on through two election cycles. Some still haven’t received approval. Thus, they were all prevented from participating in the political process.
(e) Obama targeted everyone opposing Gay Rights. Christian James Dobson and Billy Graham’s group were audited immediately after they supported the Marriage Amendment in North Carolina. John Eastman, Chairman of National Organization for Marriage, told Congress that the IRS disclosed his confidential donor lists to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT group. They, in turn, harassed his donors and their businesses.
(f) Obama’s IRS targeted pro-life groups, demanding they provide information about abortion and give written commitments they would not picket, or even pray, outside Planned Parenthood.
(g) The IRS then handed over confidential information to ProPublica, funded with $5 million from Herb and Marion Sandler, who made billions during the Housing Mortgage crisis and another $5 million by well-heeled Democrat donors. ProPublica, which has not been audited by the IRS, then dispersed this information to other Democrat groups.
(h) Obama’s IRS targeted pro-Israel groups; preventing them from opposing Obama’s planned division of Israel into two states.
(i) Christian Churches have always been threatened with a loss of their tax exemption if they spoke out on any matter the IRS deemed “political.” This rule isn’t applied to 501(c)(3) Democrat-supporting Black churches.
(j) The worst penalties were reserved for those combatting voter fraud. True the Vote and its founders were personally audited. The FBI, OSHA, ATF and a Texas Environmental Agency all audited their businesses. Meantime Eric Holder filed suit against five States preventing them from culling their records of dead voters, duplications, move away’s and ineligible/illegal voters; sanctimoniously accusing the States of “voter intimidation.”
Sixth, Obama has done far worse than Nixon ever did: Nixon did not personally go into the DNC’s offices to bug them. But he was Impeached. Article 2.1 of Nixon’s Impeachment includes a charge that he personally and through his subordinates and agents, violated “constitutional rights of citizens, (by) obtaining confidential information contained in income tax returns … and causing audits and other investigations to be initiated and conducted in a discriminatory manner.”
Obama and his IRS union have gone a step further. They didn’t merely spy on their opponents; they actually stopped all political activities of their opponents by using the IRS, DOJ, DOL, EPA etc. to intimidate and terrorize their political opponents.
Obama is creating a Dictatorship right here in America. As Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have said, it is time to stop the terrorism and abolish the IRS and its union.
1. Kimberly Strassel: Timeline showing Obama’s actions:
2. Obama’s close ties to IRS Union:
3. Sarah Hall Ingram