Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Republicans Wasting Tax Dollars on Scandals not on Jobs for Americans!

There is an old saying that says 'just give me the facts!'  Today's Republicans work with a narrative not facts so feigned scandals against the Obama Administration are more important then the economy and jobs for the American people.

In the world of Republicans wanting to run to microphones immediately to attack President Obama and the Democrats, there are times they are a little too hasty in condemnation of a whole Administration like in the IRS scandal where they speak without facts.  Heard my Congressman on the news railing against abuses by IRS yesterday but I don't seem to remember him saying that when the IRS went after AARP or any of IRS witch hunts under Bush.

Boeher should have thought twice before saying someone is going to jail because chances are he wants to jail his own constituents according to a CNN email that just broke the following:
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller has said his agency has pinpointed two "rogue" employees in the agency's Cincinnati office as being principally responsible for "overly aggressive" handling of tea party requests for tax-exempt status over the past two years, a congressional source told CNN today. (my bold and highlighted)
According to a report by the IRS inspector general released yesterday, the agency developed and followed a faulty policy to determine whether the applicants were engaged in political activities, which would disqualify the groups from receiving tax-exempt status.
The controversial practice began in early 2010 and continued for more than 18 months, the report said, declaring that "the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention." 
This was Boehner earlier today using the GOP Talking Points as they want the scandal to reach President Obama.  Spineless Speaker gets a backbone to go after rogue employees of IRS in the Cincinnati office which he did not know when he made this ridiculous claim to send them to jail.

No matter what the very idea IRS gives non-profit status to political organizations no matter the party should have taxpayers up in arms.  It is a means to launder money to political campaigns without revealing names.  There is a reason that some moderate GOP are afraid of the Tea Party -- being primaried is #1!

From Raw Story a short time ago:
Boehner on IRS targeting: ‘Who is going to jail over this scandal?’
By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:08 EDT 
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday took the unexpected step of calling to imprison someone in the U.S. government after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted inappropriately scrutinizing tea party groups to determine if they had abused their tax-exempt status. 
“Now my question isn’t about who is going to resign,” Boehner told reporters. “My question is who is going to jail over this scandal?” (my bold and highlight)
“There are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. Someone made a conscious decision to harass and hold up these requests for tax-exempt status,” he later added. “I think we need to know who they are [and] whether they violated the law.”
“Clearly, someone violated the law.” 
In an interview on Monday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had said that if Boehner “were a woman, they’d be calling him the weakest speaker in history.” 
Click Here to watch this video from CNN, broadcast May 15, 2013.
Think it is hilarious that the rogue employees come from the hometown of John Boehner.  Also sounds like that Cincinnati office hasn't changed.  We went through a audit for our home in Beavercreek, Ohio, years ago after getting a bill saying we owed almost $10,000 but when everything was finished, they owed us over $1,200 and the lady who handled the audit in Dayton said Cincinnati auditors like to pick on Federal Employees.  Will never forget it - she stopped two more audits for us in the following years before the transfer to So California where we had zero audits.  So happy to see the Cincinnati IRS office getting a black eye even after all these years!

Then on the Benghazi front, Jonathan Karl of ABC News had to admit that he didn't really have the emails he said he had access to but we all misunderstood he never say he had them even though he even led ABC to think he did.  Now ABC admits they never read the emails.  You cannot make this stuff up - our media is getting more corrupt not less in their reporting.  No one can ever accuse the so-called mainstream media of being biased in favor of Obama as they might as well be Tea Party with the unfounded attacks they keep leveling at The President.

As many have stated this is whole Benghazi talking points was a turf war between State and CIA.  What threw me for a loop and got me thoroughly disgusted was this:
Dick Cheney: Benghazi ‘One Of The Worst Incidences I Can Recall In My Career’ 
By Hayes Brown on May 14, 2013 at 10:27 am 
(Credit:  AP)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney weighed in on Benghazi last night, saying the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya was “one of the worst incidences” he could recall.
Read More at Think Progress

What a piece of work Dick Cheney has become to even compare Benghazi to the likes of 9/11, USS Cole Bombing, Khobal Towers in Lebanon for starters.  There are a lot more attacks that were much worse then Benghazi under Bush including losing so many military during the Iraq War that Cheney lied about the WMD's in the build-up to take out Saddam.  US also took forces away from the Afghan theater which hurt our efforts there.   Wouldn't believe one word out his mouth after he left Halliburton to become VP because he didn't like the other candidates and then Halliburton made tons of money off the Iraq and Afghan Wars.

Maybe we should be asking what Dick Cheney knew before the attacks on 9/11?  Cheney cannot even travel to parts of Europe as he could be arrested on war criminal charges and now he is on the air saying Benghazi is "one of the worst incidences" which defies my common sense.  Cheney is out of his ever loving mind to make such a statement and then keep repeating.  Not living in reality!

As for the AP story, reporters/news talk shows hosts rallied around AP with no facts except for what AP said.  AG Holder didn't know about it but that didn't stop GOP and some reporters calling for him to resign.  There is a major leak, AP reports what the leak said putting people in harm's way, but then objects to phone records being subpoenaed in a classified investigation.  Mind you they only wanted who they make calls not what was said.  With today's lack of ethics with journalist and their bad reporting, they have no room to complain.  Some of the journalism we are seeing inside the beltway and NYC cable news show that facts don't matter to a lot of reporters as they try to make the story fit the narrative.  You can thank cable news for a lot of this as they report false news over and over in order to be first to report.

Three scandals the Republicans with their wealthy donors want to end up at the White House and President Obama are all failing with the American people.  They know a witch hunt when they see one of Republicans with this lapdog media trying to go after President Obama as well.  Did Republicans learn after Clinton and his Impeachment?  Obviously not since the Impeachment word is being bandied around by some Senators led by Inhofe (R-OK) and Chaffetz (R-UT Rep) without any basis in fact.  When GOP decided to obstruct, they were serious.  Didn't work as the American economy is coming back in spite of the GOP.

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