The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Doug Shulman: IRS Fall Guy?

Just a few thoughts while watching today’s House Oversight Committee hearings about the IRS scandal: Thought bubble over Doug Shulman’s head: “Y’know, in retrospect, I should have pleaded the Fifth, too.” #Guilty #Perjury — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 22, 2013 Shulman is now picturing himself on the evening news getting perp-walked in an orange […]

Portrait of a Thug: IRS Union Boss

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union By now, you’ve probably seen the news: Report: Head of IRS Employees Union Met With President Obama the Day Before Tea Party Targeting Began Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union which represents employees of the Internal Revenue Service, met at the White […]

Should IRS Standards for 501(c) Groups Require Proof of ‘Social Welfare’ Purpose?

That’s what “many Democrats” seem to be saying: “Partisanship or the perception of politics has no place in the IRS,” acting commissioner Steven Miller said in a brief opening statement to the Ways and Means Committee . . . And many Democrats turned to what they saw as the bigger issue: A tax code that […]

Benghazi and Other ‘Concocted’ Scandals

U.S. consulate, Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012 “Fraud flows from the top down, not the mid-level up. Mid-level officials in the White House and the State Department do not call the shots — they carry out orders.” – Andrew McCarthy Well, that’s just “common sense,” but what does common sense count for nowadays? In an […]

Our Lawless President: Obama’s IRS Thuggery Certainly Was No Coincidence

Dan Collins calls attention to Obama’s dog-whistle tactics, as described by Kimberly Strassel in the Wall Street Journal: The way to limit Romney money was to intimidate donors from giving. Donate, and the president would at best tie you to Big Oil or Wall Street, at worst put your name in bold, and flag you […]

Obama #IRS Scandal Amnesia

Shorter Steven Miller: “I can’t recall. I’ll have to refer to my earlier evasive non-answers and get back to you on that.” #IRS — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 17, 2013 VIDEO: ‘I Don’t Remember’ Who Targeted Conservatives, Ex-IRS Boss Testifies in Scandal Hearing It would be a gross understatement to say that ex-IRS acting […]

President Cosmic Lightworker Expresses Disappointment in Mere Mortals at IRS

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) “Difficult as it may now be to recall, there were once ‘spiritually advanced people’ who looked at this Chicago machine politician and saw ‘a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being . . . who can actually help usher in a new way of being […]

‘People Need to Be Sent to Jail’

“Our goal is for ‘We the People’ to be an educated and informed electorate, involved in our government, and working with and holding our elected representatives accountable to their oath of office to uphold the Constitution.” – Laurens County (S.C.) Tea Party mission statement In 2009, Diane Belsom was one of millions of Americans who […]

Late Night Administrivia

– by Wombat-socho The death march to April 15 has begun, which means that instead of the previous 46 hour a week schedule I was working, I will be working 54 hours a week until the end of the tax season. Feel free to quote Han Solo on the subject of rewards to me. This […]

Monday Open Thread: The Tax Man Cometh

– by Wombat-socho Stacy and Smitty both have new jobs that are sucking up most of the time they used to spend on blogging. Unfortunately. Me, I work a weird schedule in the tax mines, so it leaves me free to contribute linkagery and occasional posts like this. Question for today: if you could eliminate […]

It’s Never Enough for Liberals

Having just raised taxes — before the “ink from the autopen” is even dry — Democrat Maxine Waters is demanding still more: The first thing that we’ve got to do is look at where we still have unfairness in the tax system and make sure that the people of influence, the billionaires and the millionaires and […]

Obama ‘Has Brought Us to Our Knees. He Is Lowering Our Standard of Living.’

Jennifer Stefano of Americans for Prosperity was a guest today on Neil Cavuto’s show, and she wasn’t pulling her punches: “The president has lied on a number of issues. He promised not to raise taxes on the middle-class — he raised taxes on us today. . . . If any of us are stupid enough […]

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