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Tag Archives: IRS

Obama’s proposed IRS rules to limit tax-exempt status concern liberals, too (ACLU joins the fight)

Many liberal groups are joining with IRS targeted conservative groups to fight the effort from the Obama administration to chill political work and speech. What is bad for the conservative goose is often bad for the liberal gander. Even still some believe that there has been significant pressure put on these liberal groups not to speak out. The ACLU however broke ranks and other traditionally lefty groups have followed. It’s really an existential issue for them. Obama isn’t going to be in office forever.

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Biggest winners in Obamacare? The health insurance companies. Very “progressive.”

Now everybody has to buy their product. One way or another. If someone doesn’t they are fined by the IRS. That is a pretty sweet deal for the insurance companies.

But we are told how Obamacare is a “progressive reform.” How finally everyone can get healthcare. How the President “stood up” to the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Nonsense. Barrack Obama is the largest enabler of the big 5 health insurance companies there has ever been, by a long shot.

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The IRS wants to stamp out the neighborhood tax preparer (Tax prep companies applaud)

The part time preparer is an important person in many (often less wealthy) communities. A trusted aunt or uncle, or perhaps the lady a couple of blocks down the road “who does taxes,” a pastor, the “non-professional” tax preparers help a large segment of the US population remain tax compliant. But for the past 2 years the IRS has been trying to eliminate these folks with licensing rules. Rules which just happen to benefit the big tax preparation companies.

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The high flying life of the government executive. (Do taxpayers get the travel miles?)

An employee in the risk management department of the California State University toured a giraffe center in Kenya, stayed at upscale hotels in London and Tel Aviv, and made overnight trips to San Francisco, St. Louis, and New York City “that left no time for conducting business in those cities.” CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White said all this was an “inappropriate use of dollars by an employee.” And that was just one employee, who conveniently remains unidentified and, true to form, on the California State University payroll.

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