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|11/29/2015 - Taking money from people is called theft, but to the US government, it's called raising revenue. The 16th Amendment of the US Constitution, passed in 1909 and ratified in 1913, granted Congress sweeping new powers to take the fruits of the people's labor. America now operates on a system of taking,...|
|9/23/2015 - The Obama Internal Revenue Service is at it again, persecuting and punishing groups who are politically aligned with opponents of the president, his party and their left-wing ideology.
As reported by The Associated Press, the tax agency revoked the nonprofit status of a veterans benefit group that...|
|8/30/2015 - A myriad of scandals – nearly too many to track – have plagued the presidency of Barack Obama practically since he took office, and one of the most damaging and frightening involves his Internal Revenue Service.
You may recall that circa 2011-2012, Lois Lerner, the IRS' chief of the Exempt...|
|8/27/2015 - The head of the Internal Revenue Service has made a weak and unconvincing pledge that his agency would never intentionally target Christian colleges and other religious-themed institutions over their views regarding gay marriage.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in late July John Koskinen,...|
|8/14/2015 - A Washington, D.C.-based legal watchdog organization has obtained official documents from the Internal Revenue Service it says provides confirmation that the federal tax agency utilized donor lists to tax-exempt groups so it could target them for audits.
Officials at Judicial Watch said the documents...|
|7/20/2015 - A recent congressional report demonstrates anew just how dismissive, spiteful and rogue the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has become when dealing with the very people who pay for its existence: The American taxpayer.
According to a report by majority Republicans on the tax-writing House Ways and...|
|5/12/2015 - Business entrepreneur, author, media personality and former Libertarian vice presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root says he now has undeniable proof that the Obama Administration used the Internal Revenue Service as a hit squad targeting conservative groups leading up to the 2012 presidential election.
|4/25/2015 - It's a transition that has taken a century to evolve, but which has nonetheless been placed on hyper-drive during the Obama presidency: The shift away from constitutional government to rule by executive and administrative fiat. And now, halfway through the third century of America's founding, the Legislative...|
|4/3/2015 4:12:26 PM - In a case of abject hypocrisy, an Internal Revenue Service lawyer who worked in the tax agency's ethics office has recently been disbarred by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, after the court concluded that she stole a client's funds during a case which she was handling...|
|3/1/2015 - The Obama Administration is continuing to offer taxpayer-funded goodies to men, women and children who violate U.S. law by entering the country illegally, with little worry about legislative or judicial repercussions.
As reported by The Weekly Standard, in recent weeks President Obama has framed...|
|2/8/2015 - After throwing away hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars building what amounted to be a completely non-functional Obamacare website, Montreal, Canada-based CGI Federal has now been awarded a contract with the Internal Revenue Service to build a platform for processing its new Obamacare tax program,...|
|1/20/2015 - Jonathan Emord joins RSB to rekindle the sacred fire of liberty with breaking news on a major court decision that could cripple Obamacare. (Originally aired on October 5, 2014 on the TheRobertScottBellShow)
Robert Scott Bell: What? It's so exciting! The FDA Dragon Slayer joins the family of The Robert...|
|1/11/2015 - It is documented fact that the private vaccine industry receives large cash payments from the federal government to produce "life-saving" and "emergency" vaccines that the public is told are necessary to thwart certain disease crises. But did you know that many of these vaccines are never even manufactured,...|
|11/26/2014 - On November 4, the citizens of Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But unless Congress acts to reform or repeal War on Drugs-era federal tax laws, businesses that wish to sell marijuana may find it nearly impossible to survive.
As marijuana vendors...|
|11/17/2014 - If you have ever wondered just how far from its constitutional moorings our country has drifted, you need look no further than the incredible powers given to, and claimed by, the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS has easily become the most feared of federal agencies by ordinary Americans, as evidenced...|
|8/8/2014 - What happens in Washington, D.C., would largely stay in Washington, D.C., were it not for certain press outlets that operate as our founders envisioned American media would: as a watchdog on those in power.
That's why, even on a site largely dedicated to reporting about natural foods and science,...|
|6/29/2014 - Not much has changed in Washington, D.C., since the days when Richard Nixon occupied the Oval Office. When scandal arises, perpetrators move to cover their tracks.
As investigators began looking into the famed Watergate scandal more than 40 years ago, Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, erased incriminating...|
|4/25/2014 - In another sign that the U.S. government is desperate for money to finance its bloated operations, Uncle Sam's various federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, have stepped up efforts to go after the children of parents who the government says owe debt.
As reported by the The Washington...|
|12/13/2013 - Whenever I hear Barack Obama talk about government "compassion" and benevolence, I nearly lose my lunch. The man couldn't be lying more if he was telling you that you can keep your health insurance and doctor, or that your coverage rates will decrease $2,500 a year.
Under his "leadership," federal...|
|12/12/2013 - What if you're getting cancer treatments now, and they are covered by your insurance, but then Obamacare cancels your insurance, will you have massive collections that eat up any tax refund you would have received? Will there be a lien on your taxes as early as April 2014? Can the IRS collect at your...|
|7/19/2013 - Americans are abused regularly by what talk radio host Mark Levin calls "the fourth branch of government - the Administrative Branch" - which is that vast, all-consuming and ever-expanding behemoth known as the federal bureaucracy.
While it is difficult to pick which bureaucracy is the most abusive,...|
|7/9/2013 - If you are one of the millions of Americans who does not want to be forced into purchasing "affordable" health care under Obama starting in 2014, you have the option to decline. As we reported previously, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not actually have the power or authority to collect so-called...|
|7/6/2013 - The IRS has been in the news quite a bit lately, beginning with revelations earlier this spring that the agency purposely stalled approval of tax exempt status for a number of conservative, tea-party oriented organizations more than two years before the 2012 election. Most recently, however, the agency...|
|6/28/2013 - It is the responsibility of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to collect the taxes which fund the government, but increasingly, the agency appears to be one of the worst abusers of the money it collects from hard-pressed taxpayers.
Recent reports have documented the spendthrift habits of many mid-level...|
|6/24/2013 - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not been a favorite of American taxpayers for decades, and the recent revelations that the agency improperly targeted specific political groups opposed to President Obama who were seeking tax-exempt status will only further erode the public's trust.
|6/22/2013 - As bad as it was that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative and Tea Party groups filing for tax-exempt status, it appears now that the IRS wasn't the only federal agency doing so.
According to June 4 Fox News report, the Environmental Protection Agency - itself used by successive administrations...|
|6/22/2013 - The federal leviathan has become obsessed with keeping an eye on us, as evidenced by recent revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting blanket warrantless surveillance on all our electronic communications for years.
Though inexplicable on its face, the NSA at least had...|
|6/19/2013 - To hear the multitude of anti-Second Amendment types in the Obama Administration and scattered throughout out the federal law enforcement community, Joe and Jane American don't need a military look-alike, semi-automatic rifle. But apparently it's okay if agents of the Internal Revenue Service have them...|
|6/19/2013 - The recent spate of scandals involving abuse by the Internal Revenue Service of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status has once again revived talk of repealing most of the current byzantine tax code and replacing it with a tax that is much simpler and fairer - a move that would necessarily...|
|6/18/2013 - In yet another stunningly insensitive example of just how out-of-control the federal leviathan has become - and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), especially - another absurd "training video" has surfaced featuring IRS employees and paid for with your tax dollars.
The video, which was posted on...|
|6/17/2013 - The government has its hands all over everyone's most private places these days. From touching people at the airport, to intercepting emails and phone calls, to swabbing the DNA right out of people's mouths without a warrant: It's all becoming a numbing sensation.
IRS seizes 60 million medical records...|
|6/11/2013 - Former Democratic Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder used to call Ronald Reagan the "Teflon president" because he wasn't blamed for anything adverse that happened during his administration. Nothing "stuck" to Reagan, she used to say, because he was the "great communicator."
I wonder what she would...|
|6/10/2013 - By now, most Americans know that the scheming Obama Administration used the Internal Revenue Service as a weapon to target political groups opposed to the president and his "hope and change" agenda. But as time goes on, and as more details emerge, it has become apparent that the IRS has been completely...|
|6/5/2013 - Officials with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have admitted that the agency inappropriately targeted conservative groups seeking legal tax-exemption status in the years and months leading up to the 2012 election.
Those same officials have apologized for the targeting, which one of them - Lois...|
|6/4/2013 - The fourth amendment of the US Constitution is under continuous assault today from the very government that was assigned to defend it. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, is being violated constantly now, without...|
|6/2/2013 - There are a number of rules and regulations in place regarding the adoption of children, and for the most part, that's understandable; state authorities need to be sure that would-be parents are capable of caring for their adoptive children. But getting hassled by the Internal Revenue Service should...|
|5/30/2013 - By now most Americans know that the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS)targeting of conservative, "patriot" and similar groups by some members of the the agency's tax exempt status division did so for political reasons, but the political motivations behind those actions didn't stop there, according to...|
|5/29/2013 - President Obama's second term thus far has been consumed in scandal, including new revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has, for years, targeted key conservative constituencies including Tea Party-related organizations for political considerations.
But in addition to conservative and...|
|5/19/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|5/18/2013 - The scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service's illicit, politically-motivated scrutiny of conservative, patriot, Tea Party and pro-Israel groups continues to expand daily, as more information is learned about its depth, breadth and scope.
In addition to delaying tax-exempt status for these...|
|5/17/2013 - In the wake of scandalous revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has admitted to targeting certain Tea Party, patriot and conservative groups for special scrutiny or in delaying their applications for tax-exempt status, it is becoming crystal clear that the Obama Administration has been using...|
|5/16/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|5/16/2013 - After years of political gridlock in D.C., lawmakers of competing parties are finally coming to agreement on one thing: The Obama administration is rife with corruption, as a spate of scandals which have rocked the White House since the president's second inauguration indicate.
It's hard to know...|
|5/15/2013 - The Supreme Court's contemptible decision last year to ignore every element of constitutional intent by declaring Obamacare a legitimate "tax" on American taxpayers has created a laundry list of new responsibilities for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to reports. As the enforcement arm...|
|5/14/2013 - By now, everyone is aware that the IRS has been caught red-handed conducting politically-motivated audits of conservative non-profit groups. Non-profits that taught the Constitution or even mildly criticized the federal government were targeted for special scrutiny, and the IRS demanded they turn over...|
|5/11/2013 - During a conference call with reporters, senior IRS official Lois Lerner uttered words that are now reverberating across the blogosphere: "I'm not good at math."
Don't worry, Lois, neither is anyone else. And the less you can do math, the happier you'll be at the IRS where, let's face it, no two...|
|5/7/2013 - The U.S. government is broke and $16 trillion-plus in the hole, spending hundreds of billions of dollars more per year than it collects in revenue, because Washington, collectively, is addicted to spending.
One thing lawmakers and President Obama love to spend money on is the cultivation of constituencies....|
|3/26/2013 - Some members of Congress and President Obama are fond of blaming the decision to end tours of the People's House on the sequestration (which the president has further blamed on Republicans, even though the sequester was his idea).
That darned sequester has made it just impossible for him to come...|
|1/23/2013 - Because of the United States' complex, byzantine tax code, an entire cottage industry of tax preparers and tax preparation software has emerged as a way to help navigate the law and remain on the good side of the Internal Revenue Service.
Were lawmakers to ever adopt, and a president sign, legislation...|
|11/17/2012 - Ron Paul's recent farewell speech is arguably the single most important speech in American history. Dr. Paul lays out the fatal problems facing America while pulling no punches. This speech is a must-read piece by anyone who seeks to understand the real reasons why America remains in a downward spiral...|
|7/17/2012 - Many Americans right now are reeling in disgust over the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But according to a recent report by My Way News, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will allegedly be tasked with enforcing the new health insurance...|
|6/22/2012 - NaturalNews has confirmed, through conversations with the IRS as well as through their database of records, that neither the "ALIVE Foundation" nor "ALIVE New York" has any legal standing with the IRS for accepting tax-deductible contributions. This is searchable at the following link, when selecting...|
|4/17/2012 - Before the U.S. Supreme Court even decides whether or not the administration's healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare, is even constitutional, the White House is already gearing up the enforcement apparatus: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
According to The Hill, a Washington, D.C. newspaper...|
|3/30/2012 - More than quadrupling an estimate it put forth last year for new agents (http://dailycaller.com), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now says that it will need more than 4,000 new agents to enforce the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. And in addition to these new...|
|4/15/2010 - It's tax season in the U.S. again, and when it comes to discussions about the financial burden on the economy from the complexity of the current U.S. tax code, most of the criticisms focus on the number of dollars (or hours) spent in compliance. According to a study from the Tax Foundation, U.S. taxpayers...|
|3/18/2008 - There's nothing that gets me all tingly like the coming of spring. It's always been my favorite time of the year. Just one problem stands between me and total rapture – the need to complete a tax return and file it along with the money I always owe. This year the filing of the tax return feels particularly...|
|2/26/2007 - American pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. for years held offshore accounts in Bermuda to hold patents for two of its drugs, and then used the royalties from these patents as tax deductions in the United States.
On Wednesday, the company agreed to pay $2.3 billion to the Internal Revenue Service,...|
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|1/23/2005 - There's been a wave of publicity and discussion surrounding the "Fair Tax" over the last few months. Although I am personally not a supporter of the economic policies of the current administration, I am a strong supporter of the Fair Tax concept. I'd like to explain why every American (Republican, Democrat...|
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