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Forum Post: the IRS "scandal" - the real cover up - by an indicted congressman

Posted 9 years ago on May 21, 2013, 5:15 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Treasury Department's Inspector General Informed Issa Of IRS Investigation In 2012

At a hearing Tuesday, Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George told the Senate Finance Committee that the Treasury Department informed Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) office of its investigation into the IRS in 2012, and has had numerous communications with this staff since then.

Sen. Menendez:
"Inspector General, did Chairman Issa send a letter on August 3rd of 2012 to all the inspector generals reminding them that under the Inspector Generals Act it requires IGs to report particularly flagrant problems to Congress through the agency head within seven days via what has become known as the seven day letter - did you receive that letter?
And, if so, did you respond to inform Chairman Issa of your investigation into the IRS?"

IG George:
"Senator, we did receive the letter, and Chairman Issa's committee was the first to actually contact us regarding this matter. And so through the course of engaging the review, on occasion we have had communications with his staff."

Sen Menendez: "In 2012?!"

IG George: "And since then, yes."

Twice Issa was arrested. In the first incident he was indicted by a grand jury for a theft of a Maserati, but prosecutors dropped the charge. In the second incident, he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and a police officer noticed a firearm in his glove compartment. Issa was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. He pled guilty to a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, and was sentenced to six months' probation and a fine.



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[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 9 years ago

IRS Code 501(c)(4) provides for exemption of:
Civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit
operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.
local associations of employees, the membership of which is limited to the employees of a designated person or persons in a particular municipality and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to charitable, educational, or recreational purposes.

These statutory terms disclose that IRC 501(c)(4) embraces two general classifications: Social welfare organizations, and Local associations of employees.

Around 1950, the IRS changed the law.
Which was a completely illegal act.

The IRS manual on 501(c)(4)s was changed from

Under the LAW, if a 501(c)(4) raises $10,000,000 anonymously, “exclusively” allows the 501(c)(4) to spend NOTHING on politics!

Under the MANUAL, if a 501(c)(4) raises $10,000,000 anonymously,
“primarily” allows the 501(c)(4) to spend $4,999,999 on politics!


If your bar was legally restrted to exclusivly serve only SOBER customers, and YOU decided to change the law from "exclusive" to primarily serve" sober customers - and you served 49 drunks out of 100 customers -
what would hapopen to your licence ?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

if the tax system is broken so it must target check up

(randomly or otherwise) to instill enforcement;

than that is not a reasonable system

[-] 0 points by Narley (272) 9 years ago

With what little I know so far, it appears there was\is a coverup. Just don't know how high up or wide spread it was. This has the ability to be a very big issue. Pleading the 5th certainly adds to the drama.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 9 years ago

a dog and pony show

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 9 years ago

please read the OP - Issa covered it up