Wednesday, June 26, 2013

IRS Scandal Explained. It's One of Republican Darrell Issa's Creepiest Scams Ever!

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Straight off his other creepy scams, Fast and Furious-gate, which was found to be a local program carried out by the ATF in Arizona and started under George W Bush a fact so embarassing that Issa had to report his findings last year at about the same time as a Republican (since out of office) melted down screaming in front of the Supreme Court building because she thought that Obamacare had been overturned.  (The screaming melt-down hadn't been part of his plan -- I think -- but he was obviously hiding behind whatever broohaha would happen the day that Obamacare's fate was decided.) 
And Benghazi-gate where he led an investigation into why an American consulate was understaffed and under-protected after the House of Representative cut the State Department's budget disastrously during their nearly two years in control of the lower chamber of Congress.

And multiple fishing expeditions where he was trying to cook up another faux-Watergate to make Obama a 1 term president or maybe a 1 1/4 - 1/12 term president.

Issa had the IRS scandal dropped in his lap, and even though early interviews  showed that the IRS was investigating political groups right and left, Issa kept that secret declaring that the transcripts couldn't be released because they contained secrets that couldn't be exposed to the public.

Finally the ranking Democrat took the transcripts and had them cleaned (secrets removed) and released and they showed that both right and left groups were targeted because politics are not a charity or a social welfare so the groups had to be seen to be doing social welfare a majority of their time to be approved for the 501(c)4 designation which allowed their donors to both get a tax break on their donations and to remain anonymous.  501(c)3 allows the tax exemption, but does not allow anonymity, something important to the Koch brothers and other right wing donors who support the Tea Party heavily.  In fact some liberal groups were not approved and all the Tea Party groups eventually were.

And Darrell Issa has again been shown to be a liar (along with one of the richest people in the House of Representatives who made $30 million last year).  Hmm, I wonder how he did that on a Congressman's salary.

I know I had a post on Darrell Issa and the IRS scandal earlier, but now it's resolved and the Congressional transcripts have been released and proven to have no there there, and Martin Bashir has the ability to wrap it up wonderfully, that I had to go looking for his video (his are hard to find being a newby, and a Brit and therefore maybe a little less in the eyes of a channel exploring using more women, etc.)

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