Posts Tagged ‘IRS’


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Government Finally Violates No-Fire Zone


Friday February 2nd, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:04am PST   •   0 Comments

As we noted, EPA “policy advisor” John Beale told his bosses he really worked for the CIA and shirked his duties for a decade. During this time, EPA bosses never fired Mr. Beale but they did pay him generous retention bonuses. EPA boss Gina McCarthy presided over the massive toxic spill on Colorado’s Animas…
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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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Government No-Fire Zone Abuses Taxpayers


Tuesday October 17th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:50am PDT   •   2 Comments

“Tesla fired hundreds of workers this week, including engineers, managers and factory workers,” reported Louis Hansen of the San Jose Mercury News. “Little or no warning preceded the dismissals,” which came after performance reviews, as the company struggles to produce its Model 3 sedan, for which 450,000 customers are waiting. Overall, Tesla showed the…
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Government Money Grab Is Institutionalized Abuse


Tuesday September 12th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:29pm PDT   •   0 Comments

As hurricanes assail the nation, President Trump is tweeting up a storm on a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to cut taxes and simplify the tax code. So far, the president is short on details, but he did say, “It’s your money, not the government’s money,” and tax reform should start with that reality. The money that…
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Trump Tax Plan Ignores Basic Injustice


Thursday April 27th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:43am PDT   •   0 Comments

President Trump’s new tax plan will cut seven tax brackets down to three, with rates of 10, 25 and 35 percent. The Trump plan also drops the top rate of taxation from 39.6 to 35 percent. The corporate income tax rate falls from 35 to 15 percent, and the estate tax is eliminated. Those…
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Is Donald Trump the New Swamp Fox?


Tuesday April 18th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:24am PDT   •   1 Comment

As a candidate, Donald Trump contended, “there’s tremendous waste, fraud and abuse” in the federal government, an easily verified reality. As we noted, a recent internal study exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in Pentagon business operations, where the purchasing bureaucracy alone counted 207,000 full-time workers. The Environmental Protection Agency allowed “policy advisor” John…
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Government Goldfinger


Tuesday October 11th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:02am PDT   •   1 Comment

President Obama has signed the United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act, which “eliminates a tax penalty imposed by the Internal Revenue Service on medals or other prizes awarded to Team USA athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” according to a press release from Bob Dold (R-IL). Olympic athletes with adjusted gross…
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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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