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IRS stealing money from perfectly legal bank accounts

IRS money grab

The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing bank accounts belonging to small businesses and individuals who regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, but broke no laws. And the government is refusing to return all the money taken. The practice ‒ called civil asset forfeiture ‒ allows IRS agents to seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime, ... Read More »

Lois Lerner confronted in her neighbourhood over IRS scandal

Lois Lerner

Lois Lerner, the retired IRS functionary who remains at the center of the scandal in which that agency targeted conservatives and Tea Party groups, doesn’t like to be targeted. She likes collecting her $100,000 a year pension, though. Jason Mattera caught up with Ms. Lerner in her well-to-do neighborhood recently just to get her to answer a few questions. Such ... Read More »

Swiss bank admits helping elite Americans avoid taxes, fined $2.6b, no one jailed

Credit Suisse

Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to the charge that it facilitated wealthy Americans who sought to commit tax evasion, becoming the first major bank to admit criminal wrongdoing in over 20 years and agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in fines. The settlement announcement Monday included an acknowledgement from bank officials that they knowingly and intentionally helped thousands of ... Read More »

IRS continues targeting people who support liberty

IRS building

The United States Federal Reserve is usually the government office finding itself most often in the crosshairs of former Texas congressman Ron Paul, but now the longtime lawmaker is setting his sights on another agency: the Internal Revenue Service. Paul’s relentless efforts to abolish the Fed have without a doubt been a hallmark of the 78-year-old libertarian’s career in Congress, ... Read More »

Top 20 Obama scandals

Obama scandal

As a junior U.S. senator from Illinois, Barack Obama used his brief career to essentially snipe at President Bush and others in his administration over what he believed were a series of legal and constitutional abuses. Most ironically Obama, in 2006, blasted Bush over his approval of warrantless domestic spying by the National Security Agency – spying that has not only continued since then ... Read More »

Why disinformation works

Lies

Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction? What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government’s explanation, because they can hook their agenda to the government’s account. The leftwing likes the official stories of ... Read More »

IRS admits targeting patriot groups

We The People

On Friday, the IRS apologized for singling out conservative groups, especially organizations that had “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their names, for additional reviews during the 2012 election. According to the Associated Press, Lois Lerner, who “heads the IRS unit that overseas tax-exempt groups,” said such groups were targeted and scrutinized excessively to see if they were in violation of ... Read More »

Obamacare to soon cost the average American family $20,000 a year

obamacare signing

Under Obamacare, American families are forced to buy conventional health insurance that primarily benefits the pharmaceutical industry. By 2016 — just three years from now — the cheapest health insurance plan available will cost a typical American family $20,000 a year, the IRS has now announced. Here’s the news: The IRS just published descriptions of the financial penalties American taxpayers will pay if they fail ... Read More »

$16,015,769,788,215.80

US debt

$5.4 trillion added under Obama. The United States Treasury reports that the total public outstanding debt is: $16,015,769,788,215.80. This is the first time in American history debt has eclipsed the $16 trillion mark. The debt has increased approximately $5.4 trillion since President Obama took office on January 20, 2009. Here’s a chart, from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee detailing the increase ... Read More »