Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Lovin’ the IRS

The IRS targeting of tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status is a “phony scandal,” according to President Obama and his spokesperson, Jay Carney. The Secretary of the Treasury, fifth in the line of presidential succession and arguably the third most powerful public person on the planet behind the U.S. President and the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, is Jacob “Jack” Lew. The U.S. Treasury Department includes the IRS, the SEC, the FDIC and scores of other agencies that control our money.

Who is Jack Lew? Please do your own searches, but here are my concerns. His Washington career started in the mid-70s, and he rose quickly through key positions in Democrat administrations. He was Obama’s chief of staff before being confirmed as Treasury Secretary last February. He was COO of Citigroup from 2006-2008, intimately involved in that megabank’s “proprietary trading group” that bet on the U.S. housing market to collapse. Also as Citigroup COO, he managed subsidiaries in Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Hong Kong, where, I presume, rich insiders he worked with in Washington and on Wall Street stashed their cash.

He insists there’s no “there” there in the IRS scandal.

As an orthodox jew, Lew would appear to be of the highest moral character. Same bible, right? Money and perks of power are meaningless for devout followers of the religion of government, right?

What about these two other sleazeballs , Bob Filner and Anthony Wiener, who sat in Congress for many terms and then see themselves as mayors of major U.S. cities? What’s their “religion,” besides big government? Some among us may scream “hate speech;” I’d say it’s a fair question.

FRED ROUSE
Placerville

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  • cookie65August 02, 2013 - 5:49 am

    Another one of obama's phony scandals is Benghazi. Interesting how the beast dined at the Whitehouse just last week for lunch with the manchild and this week CNN is reporting that dozens of CIA were on the grounds the night of the video protests and that the CIA is going to extraordinary measures to insure no one breaths a word of what they were doing there. http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/08/01/exclusive-dozens-of-cia-operatives-on-the-ground-during-benghazi-attack/

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  • cookie65August 02, 2013 - 7:21 am

    obama has solved the crisis involving the congressional staffing and aides and their objection to being cast down with the rest of us serfs being forced into obamacare exchanges. The middle class private sector taxpayers are going to get the bill. Leftism is a mental disease. http://www3.blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/reid-says-issue-with-health-care-for-lawmakers-staff-is-resolved/

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  • cookie65August 02, 2013 - 8:18 am

    We may have discovered how obama got Colin Powell's endorsement. obama learned a lot in Chicago and from the clinton's about blackmail and intimidation for political gain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382681/Colin-Powell-admits-sending-personal-emails-Romanian-diplomat-DENIES-having-affair-hacker-threatens-leak-intimate-messages.html

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  • cookie65August 02, 2013 - 8:32 am

    The targeting of those who handed the dims over 600 losses in 2010 begins and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. botox pelosi called them Astroturf, and that Astroturf gave her rugburn by taking the gavel out of her hand. It couldn't have happened to more disgusting human. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323681904578642180886421040.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

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  • James E.August 02, 2013 - 9:11 am

    Cookie, Colin Powell says he did nothing wrong. So, what would be the basis of blackmail and intimidation? But, perhaps there is more to this story and, if so, Mrs. Powell will not be happy.

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  • cookie65August 02, 2013 - 9:58 am

    James, you of all people on here understand how individuals in sensitive positions can compromise and leave themselves open to possible blackmail. What happened to Petraeus? If it hadn't been for a vast right wing conspiracy planting a blue dress, you would still believe slick willy was just ministering to a troubled young woman. john edwards advisor was that baby's daddy. The rev. jesse jackson doesn't have a love child with his subordinate. And algore really does need his chakra massaged. And of course the wieners twitter account got hacked. And lets not forget the mayor of San Diego or the dim who likes the underage girls in the Dominican Republic. The secret service getting serviced. The state dept officials having their mail forwarded to overseas brothels. I have questioned Powell's character for a long time so I find this not too difficult to believe.

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  • rodAugust 02, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Mr. Powel proved his colors by endorsing Obama. As a closet socialist, he is playing politics after he was burned by the Bush doctrine, he should have stayed a soldier.

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  • James E.August 02, 2013 - 10:23 am

    Cookie, compromise is almost always tied to misconduct with women. If they would keep their trousers zipped, they wouldn't be open to censure of blackmail. During my time in the Army I didn't have a string of girlfriends so I had nothing to fear. Chuckle, nor boyfriends so I do want to put your mind to rest on that.

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  • cookie65August 02, 2013 - 10:32 am

    Don't ask, don't tell James.

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  • Jim RiordanAugust 02, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    Yes Sir, the ticket in 2016 will be Weiner/Holder . . .ahahahaha

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  • Hugh wardAugust 03, 2013 - 7:48 pm

    So its ok for the state to take your money by force at the point of a gun literally, and its not theft because its the state? Where is the voluntarism?

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  • cookie65August 04, 2013 - 8:07 am

    Hugh, obama recently said that the economy would be much better off with more government workers. The depth of cluelessness leftists possess when it comes to basic economics is staggering. So, yes to your question. Confiscation of your private property at the point of a gun to fund and grow government is the solution to everything. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-economy-would-be-much-better-more-government-workers

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  • cookie65August 04, 2013 - 2:11 pm

    Priceless.....http://www.ijreview.com/2013/08/70544-pelosi-obama-one-most-practically-non-patisan-presidents-ive-ever-seen/

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  • James E.August 04, 2013 - 2:36 pm

    Cookie, I like to read you reference, but my eyes also cross when I try to type in those long www's.

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  • James E.August 04, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    *** your

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  • EvelynAugust 04, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    James: There's a VERY simple shortcut to typing in all those www's. Do EXACTLY AS I SAY and a whole new world will be opened to you. (1) Select/highlight (by whatever method you use) the entire web address. (Not one single space or character more or less.) (2) RIGHT CLICK mouse over still selected/highlighted web address. Several choices will appear. They include: • Open Link • Open Link in New Tab • Open Link in New Window ********** Left click ANY one of them. That will take you directly to the linked website. Voilà! ********** Try it and report back.

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  • James E.August 04, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Evelyn, hahaha, I don't even know how to highlight which is step one. If I cannot do step one I cannot do the other steps. All I know how to do is to turn on my computer, bookmark, surf, and write letters. This is a waste of my iMac, but it's all this old dog knows how to do. When my daughter visits from Virginia she cleans up all my computer mistakes, but when she leaves I'm lost again. Oh, I do know how to turn my computer off.

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  • EvelynAugust 04, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    James: Thanks for reporting back!

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