The Internal Revenue Service remains the jack ass political arm of the Democratic Party under President Obama.
Remember Timothy Geithner and John Edwards? The first was made Secretary of the Treasury despite owing back taxes. The IRS is under the authority of the Treasury Department. Geithner was also one of the architects of the bailout of banks and other financial institutions after the 2008 Housing Bust as well as the Stimulus that didn’t and other Obama Administration policies that have taxed and regulated the American people so much that they have been prohibited from bailing themselves out while paying to bail out Fat Cats.
John Edwards was the Democrat’s 2004 nominee for vice-president whose campaign was based upon a “two Americas” message that has been made increasingly true under fellow liberal Democrat, President Barack Obama.
Barack Obama used IRS audits, threats of audits and denial and delays of 501(c)(4) status to thwart tea partier and social conservative groups from full participation in preventing his re-election in the 2012 campaign. They were denied their free speech rights.
It appears that one of the pay-offs for IRS vendors was that they need not pay their taxes:
The Internal Revenue Service has been doing business with nearly 1,200 vendors that owe back taxes, including one unnamed contractor that owed a whopping $525 million, a new inspector general’s report says.
Altogether, 1,168 IRS vendors owed back taxes totaling $589 million as of July 2012, according to the report released Tuesday. Only 50 were in a payment plan to pay off their debt.
“When the IRS conducts business with vendors that do not comply with federal tax laws, it conveys a contradictory message in relation to its mission to ensure compliance with the tax laws,” said J. Russell George, Treasury inspector general for tax administration.
The IRS checks whether vendors owe back taxes when the agency awards contracts, the IRS said. But the IRS doesn’t continuously monitor whether vendors are current in their tax bills after contracts are awarded, the report said.
Selective enforcement is not limited to Geithner and vendors:
The Jacksonian in me boils. How about you?
One set of rules for Washington, whether its tax law or Obamacare exemptions. One for the We the People that is applied arbitrarily based upon speech, that increasingly is not free.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
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