“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems … They’ll warn that tyranny’s always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices…” ~ Barack Obama, May 5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio
And just so you know, these sort of folks are also on the DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano’s “Terror Watch List That is why as soon as something horrible happens in this country (mass shooting, bombing, etc.) the MSM jumps to blame it on “right-wingers”. Remember, the IRS will have complete power over just about every aspect of your life and privacy under ObamaCare. If you don’t think they will use healthcare as a weapon, think again. How bad is it? Even the D- students over at Obama’s own MSNBC are warning against “tyranny”…
In the wake of an admission by an IRS official that conservative groups had been targeted for additional scrutiny, Rep. Michael Turner will introduce legislation Monday that would increase the penalty for singling out ideological organizations —including the possibility of jail time.
Turner, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said news about the IRS is an example of abuse of government power.
“Across the country, people are appalled to learn the IRS targeted people because of their political beliefs,” the Ohio Republican told POLITICO. “These are issues of basic rights of expression.”
He added, “This is an issue of whether or not authority has been abused in the government. They were doing this for all the wrong reasons.”
Turner’s bill would expressly prohibit an IRS employee from discriminating against a group or individual based on protected statuses. It also expressly states that political speech and expression are protected statuses and protect all political speech from being targeted by the IRS — not just that of conservative groups.
DEVELOPING: Jay Sekulow and his ACLJ are currently forming a lawsuit against the government over this.
Also pretty bad when mega-lefty Dennis Kucinich speaks out…
In July 2002 an eccentric Ohio Congressman warned about the IRS (who aided in his downfall) on the floor of the House before he was booted out of the US Congress, and eventually set to federal prison.