“Anything is better than lies and deceit!” - Leo Tolstoy
A Real Stunner
It’s been a
rather stunning week.
with Denver fans sitting stunned as they watched the Seattle Seahawks totally decimate
the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
President stunningly said the IRS targeting scandal had "not even a smidgen of
corruption". That was news to lots of Americans.
President said this in the face of what has already been presented from
numerous Congressional investigations and hearings, and likely without
having been briefed on an unfinished, albeit what appears to be a highly
politicized Justice Department investigation.
days after the interview, at Wednesday’s Congressional oversight hearing, Committee on Ways and Means
Chairman Dave Camp presented a June 14, 2012, email between Ruth Madrigal, a career
attorney at the U.S. Treasury Department and several top officials with the IRS
In this rather
stunning email, Madrigal wrote, "Don't know who in your organizations is keeping tabs on
c4s, but since we mentioned potentially addressing them (off - plan) in 2013,
I've got my radar up and this seemed interesting…" Folks, in Washington
speak, “off-plan” means hidden or secret from public view. So much for transparency.
This was followed by yesterday’s explosive IRS oversight hearing. Attorney
Cleta Mitchell charged, “First, the IRS scandal is real. It’s not
pretend, it’s real. Number two, the IRS scandal is not just a bone headed bunch
of bureaucrats in some remote office contrary to what the President of the
United States told the American people on Sunday. And, number 3, the IRS
scandal is not over. It is continuing to this day. And, the Department of Justice Investigation is a sham. It is a NON-EXISTENT
Mitchell then chronicled a series of what she described
as “lies” during a stunning, opening statement.
The combative hearing culminated with several Members beating the drum
for a Special Prosecutor. There’s only one word for this - stunning!
One wonders if the President now regrets making his
happened with the IRS scandals cannot be undone and deserves a full and
unbiased, non-partisan investigation led by someone other than a major donor to
the current President of the United States. And, today’s clarion call for a
special prosecutor is a wise next step. Going forward, there is only one way to
ensure that this kind of political terror never happens again.
HR 25, the
FairTax Act of 2013, currently before Congress and the Committee on Ways and
Means is the only legislation that provides simple and fair taxation for all
More importantly, HR 25 is the
only legislation that defunds and disbands the IRS in its entirety.
It is time that Congress stop the perennial
IRS theatrics – theatrics created by 74,608 pages of special interests driven
tax code approved by Congress - and pass HR 25 / S 122.
For Fair Taxation® is a key sponsor of the Western States Conservative Caucus in
Phoenix, AZ on February 22, 2014. Approximately 1,000 attendees will receive a
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information in their registration packet. In addition, Neal Boortz will be a
keynote speaker during the plenary session and will lead an exciting panel
discussion, “The FairTax: An idea whose
time has come,” which also features FairTax spokesperson Steve Hayes and
retired AZ State Senator and longtime FairTax advocate Lori Klein.
FairTax team, supported by grassroots FairTax leaders coming in from across the
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forward to seeing you in Phoenix!