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IRS can’t be fixed, it must be eliminated

It’s a challenge to keep up with all the disclosures coming out about the IRS.

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a Press Release April 9, 2014 reporting “several cases where Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees were alleged to have engaged in partisan political activity on duty and in the federal workplace” during the 2012 presidential election. The OSC enforces the Hatch Act of 1939, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity. 

41 conservative organizations have a lawsuit alleging the IRS discriminated against them in seeking tax exempt status.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted April 9, 2014 to recommend criminal charges against former IRS senior manager Lois Lerner for showing “extreme bias and prejudice towards conservative groups,” impeding “official investigations by providing misleading statements,” and “may actually have disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.”

Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to examine the allegations and evidence against Lois Lerner.

President Obama says there is not even a "smidgen of corruption" at the IRS.

Congress, as well as the administration is implicated. E-mails show that Elijah Cummings, minority leader of the Congressional Oversight Committee investigating Ms. Lerner, communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about True the Vote which was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status. He had denied that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group. True the Vote is a citizen-led effort to restore truth, faith, and integrity to elections by preventing voter fraud.

What’s the solution?

As fairtax.org says, “With the FairTax®, the IRS is gone. No more persecution, no more targeting, no more invasion of privacy and peering into every aspect of one’s personal, financial life.”

 

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