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According to news reports, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Rand Paul (KY) has claimed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had a “written policy” saying agency officials were “targeting people who were opposed to the president.”
“And when that comes forward, we need to know who wrote the policy and who approved the policy,” the Senator told CNN.
When asked for details, the junior Kentucky senator revealed he actually had no evidence of this memo, and he’d only “heard” about it. Of course, I’m not sure the voices in your head actually count in Congressional hearings as evidence or even leads.
“Well, we keep hearing the reports and we have several specifically worded items saying who was being targeted. In fact, one of the bullet points says those who are critical of the president,” Paul said. “So I don’t know if that comes from a policy, but that’s what’s being reported in the press and reported orally. I haven’t seen a policy statement, but I think we need to see that.”
The Senator’s Brain Captain later confirmed Paul’s been conducting a very hush-hush “in depth” investigation with the White Rabbit and Godzilla, and that they’re going to get to the bottom of all this.
With all due respect the very junior Senator from Kentucky is an idiot who’s trying to make a name for himself with the uber-right to position himself for 2016; please run Senator Rand, please run.
Republican Tea Party (GOTP) darling and frontrunner for the party’s 2016 presidential nod is proving – yet again – how he’s not ready for prime time. While trying to demonstrate how tough he is, and how much he’s “on top of things”, Senator Marco Rubio’s reportedly sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew strongly urging Lew, and President Obama, to “demand the IRS Commissioner’s resignation, effectively immediately.” There’s just one problem, there is no IRS Commissioner.
Fact is the last IRS commissioner, Douglas Shulman, was appointed by President George W. Bush in March of 2008 and resigned in November, and furthermore, considering the rate at which the GOTP has stonewalled everything in the Senate it’s very unlikely the President could get anyone appointed to the position, perhaps that’s why he hasn’t even tried?
Poor Marco, so clueless; is he really so misinformed that he didn’t know, or is the Senator’s staff so full of misanthropic misfits that no one bothered to check before making their boss look like a moron? At any rate, the junior senator from Florida signed the letter, and, as Harry Truman might say, “The buck stops there.”
Today, Thursday, 27 Aug 09, Rush Limbaugh told a listener that President Obama’s Administration was going to order the IRS to make banks across the country turn over your bank account numbers to that agency. Rush? How much Oxycontin are you taking each day? More importantly, how much Oxycontin are your listeners taking each day?
Limbaugh said, “If this bill passes they’re going to have access to your bank account. They’re going to have digital, on-line access to your bank account.
“There are hideous things in the legislation.
“They’ll order every bank to turn over every account number to the IRS and they’re going to be able to go in, and if you don’t pay they’re going to debit your account for you.”
Yeah OK. Whatever.
Nowhere in the Health Care legislation does it give authority to anyone to have access to anyone’s bank accounts. This is a bald faced lie, pure and simple.
Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed “truth meter” wouldn’t know a real truthful fact if it walked up and slapped the cigar right out of his face.
Sadly our country lost a true American yesterday when Senator Edward Kennedy passed away, and even more sad, we’re still stuck with the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck.