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IRS Targeting Probe; A Matter of Honor

Updated on July 14, 2014

A federal agency is trying to block information going to our justice system --- that is just so messed up.

To even think about the IRS not cooperating with The Justice Department is just down right scary, Is the IRS above the law of the land?
To even think about the IRS not cooperating with The Justice Department is just down right scary, Is the IRS above the law of the land? | Source

Nobody wins here.

And the probe into IRS targeting goes haywire. Lost emails? Emails are not stored in hard drives on computers unless you really try hard. Emails are not lost unless you really try hard. Evidence in a congressional inquiry is not lost unless you really try hard to lose it. IRS targeting probe is now filled with out right lies. It is a matter of honor now to get to the truth. It may seem like a partisan issue but it is not. Defending the behavior is for lawyers not elected officials. This matter is a real question of honor for our United States.

I have lived in countries where politics are handled by using other government agencies to attack the opposition and it is not pretty. It has been one area that the United States has shined above most others. No where near perfect and J. Edgar proved it going both ways. And still not appropriate in our military or government unions but far far better than so many.

And now this natural breech of that fine order of things occurred and it should have been over in a few weeks but it drags on because of a cover up of sorts and that is just plain really bad for the honor of the United States Government. It really is just human nature that the breech should occur with so much power in the hands of some. There is hardly shame that it occurred.

But to cover up the extent of it by hiding emails is just down right sad and pathetic. Latest headlines read:

Second federal judge tells IRS to explain lost Lerner emails

Now that is just plain stinking sad that a branch of our government has such contempt for the rule of law that a judge has to order people working for me to obey the law.

I use this song because these IRS officials are to me, no less than thugs and gang members. It is a social sickness and needs to be fixed NOW

These government gangsters need somebody to go all cowboy on them.

These guys need an old fashioned butt whoopin.
These guys need an old fashioned butt whoopin. | Source

A U.S. District Court Judge named Reggie Walton told Obama administration lawyers the he wants an affidavit explaining what happened with Lerner's hard drive. The IRS claims her computer suffered a crash in 2011 that wiped her email records at the time clean.

Now this should be real fun as most of us have never heard of or seen someone who stores emails in their computer. Normally this is done in a server and most normally a remote server that is dedicated to email. We are not saying that she could not have really worked hard to have a computer that could store her email, but it should be interesting to hear about.

Now computers crash all the time. And we understand that and so we have little boxes or remote servers that are dedicated to --- hang on here,,, drum roll please, back ups. Many places call it redundancy and many important people have double redundancy. We are not saying she did have this but we are saying it will be very interesting to find out why she did not have any storage.

Crashes do not wipe out computers. Interesting isn't it. A crash just makes the operating systems have a problem. Crashes do not wipe out data (OK data that is not stored yet and still only in the operating system, maybe) Even if they did it would not wipe out any data that had been saved. Mine is commercial and saves about every five minutes or when I ask it to. "recover draft" anyone?

And here is a real fun one. Presumably she sent the emails to someone. Where is their copy? Presumably she received emails from someone, where is that copy?

This should be real fun to see this affidavit. Fun but very sad for the idiot who writes it.

The scheme and cover up will come down one block at a time.

It really should have just been fully revealed but politics are what drove this into cover-up mode and that is very bad.
It really should have just been fully revealed but politics are what drove this into cover-up mode and that is very bad. | Source

Who really cares what side what was on?

It really does not matter who pursued who for political gain. The IRS is disgusting the way it is doing business now and in the past. They just believe they are above the law and come after people without judicial review and oversight and that is very bad.

Normally to levy of funds the entity levying must go to court to get some oversight and permission. And in fact you are entitled to that with the IRS, it is just that they can levy first and then you make them go to a judge --- totally backwards with a constitution that reads: Nor shall any person be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. (modified by author for this purpose)

We could use a little of this attitude toward weeding out the IRS in this matter.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Taxes here are reasonable. How they collect and representation on what it is spent on is a wholly different matter.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I can feel your tears Dana, I think we should be updating here tomorrow with what is provided.

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      cathylynn99 3 years ago from northeastern US

      i have never once felt bad or abused about paying my taxes. they pay for the roads i travel and to educate my future nurses and doctors. i wish so much of my taxes didn't go for a bloated defense budget and corporate welfare, but i address that at the ballot box.

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I also have to shamefully admit I'm not as much "up" on the government either. I got my mind set a long time ago they were some greedy- blood-sucker's and it was very little I could do about it. So I basically just cry when I see how much they took out of my check for taxes. Then cry at the end of the year when somehow I always end up paying taxes... So I guess I'll have to keep following this hub so I can stay updated. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Eric. And what a relief my un-stranding is! Glad for the opportunity to communicate again.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      cathylynn99 I sure hope they are doing their job at least a little bit as you describe. I hope for the most part that they are doing just what you say.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora, I set this up for a follow up as we do learn more. Nice to see you are "un" stranded.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I think we can all rest easy on that note Bill ;-)

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      cathylynn99 3 years ago from northeastern US

      just want to add that the IRS also targeted groups with "occupy" in their name. the idea was to ferret out political groups who should not have nonprofit status, not to hurt any particular belief.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I'm not as knowledgeable as you and Bill about government, so I look forward to learning more. So far, it seems that the IRS are a brutal force to be reckoned with. I got that!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eric, the day that I tell you I trust my government is the day you need to lock me up in a padded cell. :)