Rupert Murdoch says IRS is ‘out of control’

He’s right, but don’t expect the Left to admit it. They don’t seem to mind a powerful government agency that targets people based on their political beliefs. What really bothers them is … Rupert Murdoch.

In other words: Decry the messenger. Ignore the message.


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Report: IRS flagged groups involved in ‘educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights’

AP shocker: Senior IRS officials knew conservative groups were being targeted

Whoa: Did the IRS also target Jewish groups for ‘extra-special attention’?

NYT buries story on IRS bullying conservatives; Flashback: Editorial board applauded witch hunt in 2012

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IRS: Our Tea Party witch hunt wasn’t ‘motivated by political bias’; No comment on disciplinary action

AP: IRS is totally sorry for targeting groups with names that include ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’

  • CatHerder

    People, the IRS has never been under control, they are a law unto themselves.

  • ZoriahShepard

    In other words as long as the right is targeted there’s nothing to see period.

  • goldwater89

    The real question is did Obama order the IRS to do this? Presidents have always used the IRS to bully people.

    O’Reilly said Clinton had the IRS audit him three times. All of Clinton’s paramours were audited as well: Elizabeth Gracen, Gennifer Flowers, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick.,2933,309796,00.html

    Kennedy had the IRS audit Nixon and his elderly mother.

    “The Internal Revenue Service three times audited my income tax returns. And I wondered, “What in the world is this all about?” This was in 1961 and 1962 as I was preparing then to run for governor. And we learned later from a letter that was written by the one in charge of the audit in Los Angeles, who wrote to Rose Mary Woods–said that he was the one who three times messaged Washington, “I have examined this. I have conducted a full field audit. There’s no change,” because there was no–no money owed. And he said, “Three times I got orders from the very top to continue the audit and try to find something that they could ask for more money.” That kind of harassment, I thought, was a bit beyond the pale, particularly because the election was close, particularly since I did not contest it. But, on the other hand, they play hardball. They had me down, they knew I wasn’t out, and they wanted to put a couple of nails in the coffin. They almost succeeded.”

    • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

      As a citizen of this country that was around and old enough to vote when you ran, I find this conduct to be reprehensible. Using the IRS to take down or distract an opponent is disgusting. Nothing worse than an IRS audit to distract, and take up more time than most people have to give. My ex husband got them on me once and there is absolutely nothing more intimidating than opening your door to a Federal Marshall with a warrant. It’s bad enough they are used for legal theft.

      • High_Tech

        I think you mean “legalized theft”. “Legal theft” implies that there is a moral correctness about it, where “legalized theft” more properly describes an immorality made moral through law.

      • Tina Sergent Seward

        My husband is an IRS employee. When I told him about this article, he said that what happened was wrong and that the people involved need to be fired, immediately.

  • carla5731

    “When you yap your piehole about not paying taxes”?

    People in the Tea Party DO pay their taxes that’s why they’re upset about how much money the government extracts from them. All of the anarchists are in the Occupy movement not the Tea Party organizations that are bothering to follow the law by registering with the IRS.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Their founding principle is “we hate paying taxes”. Makes sense to actually check them.

  • ObamaFail

    That Matt Wolber sounds like an idiot. Obviously he has been so busy praising Obama and sending mothers day cards to Moochelle Obama, he didn’t hear the news that the IRS was caught falsely targeting Conservative groups.

  • Steve_J

    If those tweeters are fine with what the IRS is doing then they won’t be upset when the IRS under a Republican adminstration does the same thing to liberals groups.

    • ChristineM

      Oh thank you…Exactly..

    • teamfrazzled

      You’d think their brains could actually grasp that concept…but no.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Yeah, no kidding, Rupe. The IRS along with the not constitutional income tax should be abolished, oh yeah, along with the unAFFORDABLE CAREless ACT.

  • I M Free

    Wrong! the government is out of control

  • sb36695

    Just wait until they get Obamacare! I will probably have to leave the country.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If we could sing the Star-Spangled Banner to the tune of the Fox/NewsCorp “Fanfare” music, this country would probably be better off! we could draft Rupe for President in 2016, but 1)He’s a British Citizen, and 2) He may be too old and feeble by then. Just sayin’… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Axelgreaser

    ONE OF OBAMA’S ONLY ACHIEVEMENTS? Numbing America to his shocking, obsessive use of the ‘race card.’ In fact, everytime Obama pulls the detestable card from his lapel pocket (which he does guttlessly and only by proxy thereby keeping his hands finger bowl clean) he and his Presidency become more laughable, more preposterous, intolerable and more shameful. Obama is simply nothiing more than a charlatan and about as far from being a uniter than the Grand Wizard of some ancient KKK was, burning crosses in the deep South, probably somewhere near where the locals have the same twang Obama uses when he’s on a ‘dog whistling’ campaign stop, running down those ‘mean whites’ that twart all of his good works for the needy and oppressed, who even now he begins his third major (yawn) crusade for (please hold your laughter) ‘jobs’.

    Those whites, btw, that ‘wanna put y’all back in chains.” –Quoted from some obscure, elderly political race hustler who shall remain nameless.

  • Marcy Cook

    Wait until the IRS comes after those jerks about their health care coverage. They’ll be singing a different tune then.

    • lillymckim

      Right on right on!
      But doesn’t Obama friends, family, staffers, corporate friends all have
      “The Waivers”