Does our chief tax extorting agency view conservatives less favorably than pedophile clergy and those who protect them? With a nearly $20 million settlement awarded to victims of abuse in Chicago that raised questions of what church officials did to stop a pedophile priest, we should ask whether our legacy of hands-off religious tolerance has reached the same level of absurdity as what happened at the Internal Revenue Service.
Stop acting surprised that the IRS punished conservative groups. Don’t feign outrage. When John Boehner talks about jail, who is he kidding? No one is going to jail. No one is going to be impeached. The White House has been nothing but candid about how it views the Tea Party and conservative groups in general.
Now that Barack Obama has his foot in the door with across-the-board tax increases, Democrats are already demanding more before we hear the first wails from middle income America as workers realize that their take home pay has been skimmed by the government.
Democrats did a commendable job finessing their middle class payroll tax increase by calling it a tax cut extension. The president’s New Year’s Day press release ignored the payroll tax hike.¹ Nancy Pelosi talked about a “victory for the middle class.”,²
What the hell happened? Is Santa Claus a turncoat, a closet Democrat? Americans were good this year. We paid our taxes. Those of us with jobs worked hard and we did our best, but there are no presents under our tree.
How did our Republican Party become this beaten down relic playing chicken with Democrats bent on destroying the economy? Republicans seem to have convinced themselves that they are fighting a losing battle against public misperception and a hostile media, but they are also losing the fight they have been waging against their own ideology.
What do illegal immigrants and criminals have in common? When it comes to the IRS, both have something to hide.
Illegals pay taxes, but do they pay for their benefits?
We can’t stop Washington from sticking us with the tab for illegal immigrants.