Posts Tagged ‘IRS targeting’


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Despite Tea Party Settlement, IRS Remains Unaccountable


Tuesday October 31st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:09am PDT   •   0 Comments

Back in 2012, Americans who sought smaller government, and believed that they were taxed enough already, geared up for the election. Trouble was, the Internal Revenue Service targeted them for harassment on the basis of their political beliefs. Last week, the Trump administration agreed to pay $3.5 million to the so-called tea party groups,…
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Internal Revenue “Service” Surges from Horrible to Mediocre


Monday April 11th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:47am PDT   •   0 Comments

In recent years the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting groups for extra scrutiny and abuse based on their political views favoring limited government, lower taxes and accountability. According to the President of the United States “there were some boneheaded decisions,” but “not even a smidgen of corruption” was involved. As we noted, IRS…
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Pillage People Strike Again


Wednesday November 5th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:09am PST   •   0 Comments

As we have noted, the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting those who advocate limited government and lower taxes, and calls this harassment “horrible customer service.” The IRS also sends billions to identity thieves and wastes more billions in improper payments. The federal agency generally fails in the fight against tax fraud. Now, as…
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IRS-FEC Axis Abuses Taxpayers


Wednesday July 30th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:08am PDT   •   0 Comments

With all the excitement in Ukraine, the Middle East, and Central America, a key domestic development has failed to draw the attention it deserves. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has joined the IRS in a cover-up of illegal activity. As the Daily Caller notes, when former IRS official Lois Lerner worked at the FEC’s…
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Clarity on the Missing Emails


Monday June 30th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:00am PDT   •   2 Comments

As a showcase for speechmaking and stonewalling, the ongoing hearings on the IRS targeting campaign have generated more heat than light. Fortunately, a few moments of clarity emerged in a June 23 hearing by the House Oversight Committee. Rep. Thomas Massie, an MIT grad, explained the probability of Lois Lerner’s hard drive failing in…
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Americans Still Paying for IRS Mistakes and Improper Actions


Monday June 23rd, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:20am PDT   •   1 Comment

Abuse of Americans by the Internal Revenue Service is nothing new. As Gary Klott wrote in the New York Times in 1987, the federal agency was basing promotions on how much money its agents had seized. An IRS office in Los Angeles bore a sign reading “Seizure Fever – Catch it!” and those who…
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The IRS and Horrible Government


Monday June 24th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:35am PDT   •   4 Comments

As recent testimony confirms, the Internal Revenue Service has been singling out groups for extra scrutiny and abuse based on their political views. At the same time, the IRS has been singling out people who are not even supposed to be in the United States for special convenience. For example, in 2011 the IRS…
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