TAXES

Sep 18 08:46

An Appalling Practice Used In Only Two Nations, Of Which The US Is One

Eritrea - a tiny, mostly unheard-of country in East Africa - taxes its citizens who live abroad. Nearly every other country in the world bases its tax system on residency rather than citizenship. This practice has been condemned as “extortion” and a "repressive" measure by an 'authoritarian' government by the media. In Resolution 2023, the UN Security Council condemned Eritrea for "using extortion, threats of violence, fraud and other illicit means to collect taxes outside of Eritrea from its nationals." You may be thinking, "What's the controversy? Eritrea is getting criticized, and rightly so.” But there's another country that does the same...

Sep 18 05:47

Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza

Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Hever researches the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory, some of his research topics include the international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel.

His work also includes giving lectures and presentations on the economy of the occupation. He is a graduate student at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, and researches the privatization of security in Israel. His first book: Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation, was published by Pluto Press.

Sep 17 11:24

KMOV-MO: Billion Dollar ObamaCare Contractor Processes Only A Fraction Of Projected Applications

Sep 16 17:28

Ukraine Grants Limited Self-Rule to Eastern Regions

Ukrainian legislators on Tuesday passed a law granting broader autonomy to the Donetsk and Luhansk eastern regions, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declaring the move protects the "sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence" of Ukraine while advancing decentralization.

Sep 16 17:24

Property Rights and Property Taxes—and Countries That Don’t Have Them

Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor InternationalMan.com
Casey Research

Do you really own something that you are forced to perpetually make payments on and which can be seized from you if you don’t pay?

I would say that you don’t.

You would possess such an item, but you wouldn’t own it—an important distinction.

A ridiculous perversion of the concept of ownership and property rights has infected most of the world like a virus: something that most people unquestioningly accept as a normal part of life—like it’s a part of the eternal fabric of the cosmos.

I am talking about property taxes, of course...

Sep 16 15:31

A Bad Dream: Tax Code Grounds Airport's Plans to Install Sleeping Pods for Passengers

Plans to install sleeping pods at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have been grounded by, of all things, Internal Revenue Service codes.

The pods, which were planned for the airport's C concourse, would have contained two to three bunks each for weary and laid-over travelers to get some cheap rest before boarding their next flight. Their installation would have made Anchorage's airport one of the first in the nation to utilize the so-called "micro hotels" and would have increased the airport's already growing nonflight revenue.

But after going through an IRS audit a few months ago, airport bond managers noticed a prohibition in the tax code covering allowable uses for tax-free bonds against building lodging facilities.

Sep 16 08:03

All Obamacare plans in 5 states cover abortion in potential violation of law

All of the health plans offered by Obamacare exchanges in five states include coverage for abortions in a potential violation of the law that says at least two plans must be available to consumers who don’t want any association with the controversial procedure, according to a government audit released late Monday.

Altogether, more than 1,000 Obamacare plans offer abortion coverage in 28 states that don’t prohibit it, the Government Accountability Office said, including 95 percent of the plans in California and all of the plans in Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii and New Jersey.

Sep 16 07:59

U.S. Ranks 32nd (out of 34 OECD Countries) in International Tax Competitiveness

The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) measures the degree to which the 34 OECD countries’ tax systems promote competitiveness through low tax burdens on business investment and neutrality through a well-structured tax code. The ITCI considers more than forty variables across five categories: Corporate Taxes, Consumption Taxes, Property Taxes, Individual Taxes, and International Tax Rules. The ITCI attempts to display not only which countries provide the best tax environment for investment but also the best tax environment to start and grow a business.

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Sep 15 14:47

WOO! We’re Number 32!

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world. Way to go, Washington.

Sep 15 07:30

Winona Judd, Dubya and Bush Family all in Bed with Safeguard Property Thugs this Week at Five Star Conference.



So now Winona Judd is going to be jamming out down there in the Lone Star State with them I found out. I loved living in Dallas for a while, but the bullshit they can keep.

Sep 15 05:25

Judges, Vulture Capitalists Pick the Bones of Argentina

America’s legal war with Argentina has continued to rage ever since an American judge, Thomas Griesa, ordered Argentina to either pay all of its creditors from its 2001 financial collapse or pay none—regardless of the law governing its debt obligations.

In June, Argentina deposited $539 million with the Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) to pay interest on its several classes of bonds governed by both United States and Argentine law. These bonds were issued both in settlement for Argentina’s defaulted debt and as new debt since Argentina emerged from effective bankruptcy 13 years ago.

Sep 14 18:33

Safeguard Busted in Florida on Foreclosure Trespass as Illinois Attorney General Expands Probe

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See Safeguard Busted in Florida Foreclosure Trespass as Illinois Attorney General Expands Probe.

Dear Attorney Erkkila: We meet again, and this time the stakes are higher. I received notice today, one year to the date of Attorney General Lisa Madigan's press release, that your client has again run afoul of the law. Specifically they, along with Keller Williams representatives Greg Beam and/or Pat Kolar, unlawfully entered premises owned by one Nellie Blanco, as you can see by the current Deed and related government - issued tax and property information. In today's taped phone call to me, Greg Beam denied any specific knowledge and said that Pat Kolar was handling this matter. Pat Kolar did not return my taped phone call.

Sep 12 14:54

$2.66T: Tax Revenues for FY14 Hit Record Through August; Government Still Runs $589B Deficit

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $2,663,426,000,000 for the first 11 months of the fiscal year this August, but the federal government still ran a $589,185,000,000 deficit during that time, according to the latest Monthly Treasury Statement.

Sep 11 23:51

Wasted! Feds spend millions of tax dollars getting monkeys drunk

There’s a whole lot of drinking going on in the name of government science, and some watchdogs think it’s the American taxpayer who is getting hammered. Right now the National Institutes of Health is spending $3.2 million to get monkeys to drink alcohol excessively to determine what effect it has long term on their body tissue.

Sep 11 03:22

PLEASE READ: If People Were Countries.....

If People Were Countries.....
(or, how to avert nuclear war, public or private)

remember, everyone, when things get heated, to CALM DOWN.

there is a point in any conflictual communication where one feels one absolutely must raise one's (virtual) voice, lose one's cool; where not to do so is a detriment to oneself and the meaning in one's life.

soon as the emotional barbs are answered in kind, one might as well give up. 'Innocent until proven guilty' -- how one feels and where one draws the line of acceptable stretching of the truth is not as important.

-- 'to protect my honor' or to 'back up my principles' or 'to protect' others -- worse, to 'not lose face' --

these are the game changers, the seemingly unique and rare set of events that will suddenly convince a large number of people to get involved, people who steadfastly opposed getting involved up to that point.

sound familiar?

Sep 10 14:15

Number of aging Americans paying student loans soars

The rising cost of higher education is dogging Americans into retirement, with people aged 65 and older still carrying some $18.2 billion in unpaid student loans, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.

Sep 10 14:02

IRS Under Fire for Targeting Conservatives Again … and This Time It’s a Media Outlet

The Internal Revenue Service, already under investigation for illegally targeting conservative and tea party groups, recently audited the conservative Breitbart News Network in a move that the company says was politically motivated.

Sep 10 06:27

Issa Letter: DOJ Tried To Coordinate IRS Scandal Response With Democrats

A press official at the Department of Justice attempted to coordinate the leak of documents concerning the IRS targeting scandal with Democratic staffers, but accidentally called the wrong office, according to House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa.

The official, which both Breitbart News and The Hill identified as Brian Fallon, called Oversight Friday afternoon.

The staffer who picked up the phone answered “Oversight Press,” according to Issa’s letter, which was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday.

Thinking he had reached the office of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic ranking member of the oversight committee, Fallon said that the DOJ’s Office of Legislative Affairs would not okay the release of the documents, but that he was eager to do so anyway “before the Majority” – Issa’s office – could do so.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/09/issa-letter-doj-tried-to-coordinate-...

Sep 10 05:59

Preparing To Asset-strip Local Government? The Federal Reserve’s Bizarre New Rules. Destabilizing Economic Impacts Across America

In an inscrutable move that has alarmed state treasurers, the Federal Reserve, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, just changed the liquidity requirements for the nation’s largest banks. Municipal bonds, long considered safe liquid investments, have been eliminated from the list of high-quality liquid collateral. assets (HQLA). That means banks that are the largest holders of munis are liable to start dumping them in favor of the Treasuries and corporate bonds that do satisfy the requirement

Sep 09 14:39

Breitbart News says IRS targeted company for audit

The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated.

Sep 09 08:39

CPAs File Class Action Against IRS Seeking Recovery of $150 Million in Fees Paid by Tax Practitioners

Two certified public accountants (CPAs) filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia earlier today challenging Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations requiring tax practitioners to annually register and pay a fee to the agency to obtain and maintain a preparer tax identification number (“PTIN”). The class action involves more than 700,000 individual practitioners. It seeks an injunction barring collection of the fee and recovery of the more than $150 million in fees the IRS has collected since 2010.

Sep 08 06:34

US Throws up Roadblocks for Those Wishing to Leave

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

The word is out. People are leaving the US in droves.

The latest FBI NICS list of American citizens who have expatriated shows a spike in individuals who have renounced their US citizenship.

The list, published quarterly, provides a grand total of 2,193 such renunciants since the end of last year. 2013 resulted in a total of 2,999 renunciants, which constituted a 221% increase over those who left in 2012. And we are just half way through 2014.

The NICS list, however, appears to be incomplete. For starters, NICS only lists renunciants, not relinquishers. And yes, there is a difference. Renouncing requires swearing an oath in front of an official of the US government and now has a $2,350 fee attached to it, a recent increase of 422%. Relinquishing does not require the involvement of a US government official but instead involves making one of a number of acts which result in forfeiting one’s US citizenship...

Sep 08 04:00

State’s first gun sales tax holiday ends on a high note

It was a booming weekend for sporting goods stores in the Magnolia State. Sunday marked the final day of the Mississippi Second Amendment sales tax holiday. -- The tax holiday included more than just guns. It also applied to ammo and archery equipment; helping consumers to get the most bang out of their buck.

Sep 07 20:28

America Can't Pay for Its Wars, Analysis Says

America can no longer afford all of its wars and military adventures abroad.

That’s the argument put forward by a nonpartisan budget analysis expressing concern over an apparent disconnect between the Defense Department, which has submitted its new budget for fiscal year 2015, and Congress, whose inability to balance a budget and agree on deficit levels has triggered automatic cuts that have slashed military spending to the bone and beyond.

Sep 07 18:51

Latest IRS email loss evidence of out of control government under Obama

The latest report on Friday describing suspected lawless behavior by the United States' most powerful law enforcement agency is being characterized as an arrogant and cynical insult to the intellect of the American people and evidence of out of control government under Barack Obama.

Officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) -- an organization known for its sometimes questionable, ruthless pursuit of taxpayers -- told members of a House of Representatives' committee on Friday that five additional workers allegedly linked to the agency’s Tea Party and conservative targeting scandal appear to have lost emails due to computer problems.

Sep 07 10:42

Truth of the Universe. There are no religions, countries, cultures, race or any divisions. Our Universal Rights of Freedom

What is the Truth? The truth is, we have gone down the path of immorality, which is again not defined by any man made law or religion, but defined by God. We have allowed others to 'lord' over us when it is not their right to. We have allowed the brainwashing of believing those in government/churches/royalty/ etc are better and above us, thus they can make the rules for what we are allowed to do.

I had realized how we are all slaves to authority and that we have to live by laws those at the top do not. Just as we have to pay taxes and will go to jail and have our things taken away if we do not, yet Timothy Geithner our previous Treasury Secretary and lots of the big corporations and individuals in government do not pay taxes.

Why is there one law for them and another for us? Why is it this is allowed?

Sep 06 09:12

My Stumbling Days Are About Over!

Stumble has turned off my account it would appear. The last 6 weeks have been really difficult getting stuff up.
I put up the Make sure your Congressman see's this before November of the father holding his child with a brainless open skull plus the article about the IDF bombing an orphanage and the dairy that supports it. A couple of minutes after that I can't get into my account or post anymore!
Stumble has been turning off sites and individual webpages left and right and it has really gotten bad since Gaza and Ukraine.
If I can get back up I will but if not I hope I directed some traffic to WRH and all the bloggers who post here and we woke some more people up!
DRIP! DRIP! DRIP!as we slowly wash this mountain of hate,injustice and inequity into the oceans!

Sep 06 06:42

Greek workers stage anti-austerity demonstration in Thessaloniki

Hundreds of people have held a peaceful demonstration in northern Greece to denounce austerity measures that the government has imposed to appease foreign creditors to help cap the country’s deepening debt crisis.

On Friday, about 2,000 police officers, firefighters and coast guards took to streets in the city of Thessaloniki to voice their anger at pay cuts and government plans to merge their pension funds under a major pension reform.

The protest came on the eve of Thessaloniki Trade Fair opening.

Other labor and political groups are planning to hold demonstrations in the city on Saturday.

Debt-laden Greece hopes to exit a six-year recession this year. The country nearly went bankrupt in 2010, only to survive on international rescue packages.

Sep 06 06:33

'Bedroom tax' to be abolished as Coalition is rocked by Lib Dem-Labour alliance

One of the Coalition’s most unpopular and punitive policies is finally on track for abolition, after Labour and the Liberal Democrats united to vote against the bedroom tax.

MPs voted by 304 to 267 for a Bill, brought in by a backbench Lib Dem MP Andrew George, to limit the scope of the policy which penalises council tenants who are deemed to have more rooms than they need.

Mr George later admitted that he had not expected the Tories to be so heavily defeated in what he imagined would be a close vote. “It was such a stonking victory that if that coalition can hold together in the coming months we should get this Bill through,” he said.

Sep 06 05:39

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 other employees related to probes

The IRS said Friday that it has lost emails from five other employees involved in congressional probes into the agency's targeting of conservative groups, leading one top Republican to declare "this pattern must stop."

The announcement comes after the agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings.

On Friday, the IRS issued a report to Congress saying the agency also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.

Sep 05 14:56

IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees

The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

Sep 05 07:50

IRS considers taxing free meals

The IRS could be launching a fight over free food.

Companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and others are known for giving their employees free meals. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports, the IRS is questioning whether they should be taxed for the perk.

The agency has added company-provided meals to its list of top tax priorities for the next year. If the meals are ruled taxable, the cost of the food would be considered income to the employee. That means employers would owe payroll tax and the employee would have to pay up as well.

The IRS had no comment on the matter.

Sep 04 15:25

U.S. tax revenue to rise if Obama legalizes some immigrants: report

based on a scenario where 4.7 million undocumented immigrants receive temporary legal status,

Sep 04 13:28

Did Dem Senate Candidate Cyrus Habib and Perkins Coie Lawyers Pay to Scrub Negative Internet Info?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cyrusgate? Did Perkins Coie Advise Cyrus Habib to Internet Scrub and to Ignore Four Troublesome Questions in the 48th Senate Race Against Michelle Darnell?

Update 4 Sept. 2014: I am 99% certain that Cyrus Habib and Perkins Coie scrubbed the Internet to have negative information about him deleted.

See that negative return in the lower left corner?
Apparently no negative information about Cyrus Habib
will be allowed online. Sorry, I must have missed the memo.

Sep 02 12:01

Dem Perkins Coie Lawyer Cyrus Habib Dodges Questions in Washington 48th Dist. Senate Bid, Michelle Darnell Answers!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/238446808/Michelle-Darnell-Answers-Four-Toug...

In full disclosure I am listed as a team member for Michelle Darnell's campaign because she paid me $250 to make her first 3 videos. I haven't been paid a dime since then yet I continue to document what I am seeing in this race because I feel like it and I have just enough of my own money and time to do so. I am not part of the control group and I make no decisions on policy or any of that. I am just the guy with the camera, documenting Ms. Darnell and Mr. Habib.

*********

Why is Cyrus Habib hiding? Isn't Transparency the hallmark of the Democratic Party?

Sep 02 07:13

Burger King and Corporate Tax Rates and Revenues

Canada is apparently becoming an attractive place to do business. This week Burger King announced plans to move its headquarters to Canada, via a merger with Tim Hortons. Other U.S. companies that have recently moved or announced plans to move to Canada include Bausch and Lomb, Allergan, and Auxilium. A Bloomberg analysis indicates Tim Hortons was once a U.S. company, until it inverted to Canada in 2009.

Part of the attraction is the substantial tax reforms that occurred over the last 15 years in Canada. First among these is the dramatic reduction in the corporate tax rate, from 43 percent in 2000 to 26 percent today. The U.S. currently has a corporate tax rate of 39 percent, but lawmakers are reluctant to do what Canada did, i.e. lower the tax rate, for fear of losing tax revenue.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Corporations and individuals will eventually be driven from a high tax government to a lower tax government, especially when the high tax government provides so little in return for the vast sums of cash it demands, choosing support for Wall Street, endless wars, and support for Israel over good roads and other infrastructure essential to business.

Sep 02 06:23

Estimates: State management of federal lands could cost Montana $500M

Determining the cost to the state of Montana to take over management of roughly 25 million acres of federal land within its borders is no easy task, but a back-of-the-envelope calculation puts such a deal at close to half a billion dollars.

“There’s a whole new sector of land management that would be needed to manage public lands,” said John Grassy, information officer for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. “We’re being asked to project how we would staff and program an additional 25 million acres. It’s something we’ve never done before.”

Despite the difficulties, the DNRC is still trying to come up with some figures, possibly by this fall.

Gov. Steve Bullock has made it clear that he does not endorse a takeover of federal lands in Montana, calling such public property the birthright of state residents. But the Montana Republican Party in June endorsed such a move, including it as one of the planks of its platform.

Sep 02 05:34

In the hole: Minnesota residents, businesses charged monthly fee to fix city streets

DULUTH, Minn. — You quickly get a clue about the scope of Duluth’s street repair problem by logging onto the city website.

People who click on the “Duluth Progress” tab to view a list of street-improvement projects soon run into a dead-end link. A “404” error message pops up on the face of a “Do Not Enter” wrong-way sign — at the time of this writing, Friday afternoon.

No wonder many Duluth taxpayers have communicated their own “404” error message to the city over a new street improvement fee on August utility bills.

The street fund joins water, sewer, storm water and street lights and other utility fees that can total nearly $50 a month — on top of residents’ property taxes

Sep 01 06:50

Study: PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today

Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads.

Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released its Fiscal Year 2013 State of the States Report last week. It determined Pennsylvania is a “sinkhole state,” meaning it’s “sinking in debt.”

While the Keystone State owns $38.9 billion in available assets, it owes more than $100 billion, the report says. That makes for $62 billion in obligations, which have been pushed toward the future.

Aug 30 06:39

Corporations Join Droves Renouncing US Citizenship

And now those "droves" are going to be paying an extra 422% to break free by renouncing citizenship, according to Forbes. - Ed.)

Nick Giambruno, International Man
Casey Research

Don’t be surprised to lose if you don’t make an effort at being competitive.

And if you go out of your way to make yourself less competitive, expect to lose.

If that sounds like simple common sense, that’s because it is.

But it’s also exactly what the US has been doing for years—enacting tax policies that sabotage its global economic competitiveness...

Aug 27 14:05

Tax Court Approves the IRS's Taxation of Frequent Flyer Miles

The Tax Court yesterday required the taxpayer to include $668 in income as reported by Citibank on Form 1099-MISC as the value of an airline ticket received by the taxpayer upon redemption of 50,000 "Thank You Points" from opening a Citibank account.

Aug 27 06:57

IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client.

The disciplinary arm of the D.C. Court of Appeals has recommended that Takisha McGee, a section manager in the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, lose her law license over the charge, which stems from a personal injury case she worked about a year before she joined the tax agency.

Aug 26 08:36

Outrage as Burger King eyes move to Canada over taxes

What Burger King is trying to do here is called " corporate inversion". This means a U.S. Corporation buys a foreign company and relocates its headquarters to their country and avoids the crippling Corporate tax rate in the U.S. It's 35% here while in the rest of the world it's about averaging 20% (Ireland is 15%). This saves billions of dollars in taxes for them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you have a private central bank, debt always grows faster than the money with which to pay that debt, until the accumulated debt forces the government into higher taxation and lower spending on infrastructure needed to support business, until companies and individuals are left with no choice but to relocate to more attractive locations. Burger King is not the villain here. The villain is the US Government which 100 years ago sold the American people back into the slavery of the very same system of predatory banking we fought a revolution to break free of, and for that last 100 years refusing to do anything about it, even as the obvious danger signs flashed before their eyes.

Aug 19 13:00

ObamaCare Medical Device Tax Is Raising 25% Less Revenue Than Expected, IRS Administration of Tax Is Rife With Errors

The Affordable Care Act includes a tax provision that provides for an excise tax equal to 2.3 percent of the sales price for medical devices sold beginning January 1, 2013. Manufacturers, producers, and importers are responsible for collecting the medical device excise tax and must file a Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimated revenues from the medical device excise tax of $20 billion for Fiscal Years 2013 through 2019. ...

Aug 15 14:18

Senate must follow House’s lead on Internet access tax

Last month, the House of Representatives gave consumers a little love when lawmakers voted to make a long-standing ban on Internet access taxes permanent.

The moratorium, otherwise known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act, prohibits states or their political subdivisions from imposing taxes on Internet access or from applying multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce. But unless Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the U.S. Senate take up a measure to extend the ITFA protections, this important act will expire Nov. 1.

State and local governments who view the expiration of ITFA as a way to raise revenue through new taxes to replenish their overspent coffers are clamoring over this legislation.

Aug 13 10:25

Ontario women sue Ottawa over compliance with new U.S. banking law

Canada has violated the charter rights of nearly a million Canadians by agreeing to share their financial details with authorities in the United States, two Ontario women allege in a new lawsuit.

Gwen Deegan of Toronto and Ginny Hillis of Windsor, Ont., have launched a claim against the Attorney General of Canada.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Harper has opened Canada's doors to the IRS!!

Aug 07 15:05

HHS on the hunt for HealthCare.gov emails Issa wants

A senior health department official under Republican scrutiny for the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov likely deleted some emails now sought by congressional investigators, msnbc has learned.

The Department of Health and Human Services planned on Thursday to alert Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, which is charged with enforcing federal record keeping laws, about the problem, according to a copy of a letter being sent to Archives.

There is no evidence that Marilyn Tavenner, an Obama appointee who leads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, intentionally hid information or deleted records; rather, the gaps appear to be the result of sloppy record keeping. But Republicans have attempted to turn missing emails into a political scandal before, as they did with Lois Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of a separate controversy over alleged targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.

Aug 07 09:05

CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY'S 'DAVID' TAKES ON THE IRS 'GOLIATH!'

After you listen to Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty's Attorney, David Warrington, explain the stakes involved in this fight, please sign your "Statement of Support" immediately.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See "The Law That Never Was."

The same government that lied to you about Spanish mines in Havana Harbor, the same government that lied to you about torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, the same government that lied to you about the Lusitania not carrying weapons, the same government that lied to you about Pearl Harbor being a surprise, the same government that lied to you about Israel's attack on the USS Liberty being an "honest mistake", the same government that lied to you about 9-11, the same government that lied to you about TWA 800, the same government that lied to you about the JFK assassination, the same government that lies to you about the unemployment rate, lied to you when it claimed that the 16th Amendment, which created the personal income tax and the IRS, was actually ratified in accordance with the US and state constitutions. By means of this lie, the Federal Reserve has, over the last 100 years, looted trillions of unearned dollars from the American people, and the IRS has become a tool of political oppression.

Aug 05 07:48

the IRS doesn't want you to see this!

After you listen to Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty's Attorney, David Warrington, explain the stakes involved in this fight, please sign your "Statement of Support" immediately.

Jul 31 09:43

US TAX DOLLARS CONTINUE TO PAY FOR CARNAGE IN GAZA

he Pentagon confirmed the Israeli military had requested additional ammunition to restock its dwindling supplies on July 20, with the US Defense Department approving the sale just three days later.

SALE ????

Did anyone see a receipt??

This might explain why you didn’t … the weapons were already in Israel.

Two of the requested munitions came from a little-known stockpile of ammunition stored by the US military on the ground in Israel for emergency use. The War Reserve Stockpile Ammunition-Israel is estimated to be worth $1 billion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The word "sale" is a joke. Where do you think Israel gets the money to buy US weapons? From the US TAXPAYERS!

Jul 30 10:53

House report advises eliminating IRS commissioner job, ACA management

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday proposed a total revamping of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), accusing the agency of being a political group rather than a nonpartisan government collection agency, according to the House pf Representatives Oversight Committee's latest report titled, "Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I suggest that before making any changes to the IRS that you check those bills of ratification of the 16th Amendment that supposedly authorized a personal income tax (which was prohibited in the original Constitution), because Judge James C. Fox states quite clearly in Sullivan vs United States that the Amendment actually failed ratification, and the United States Supreme Court ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment (even if ratified) did not actually confer any new tax powers on Congress, making the IRS and the income tax a 100 year criminal fraud perpetrated by the US Government and the FED against the American people.

See The Law That Never Was

Jul 30 09:24

Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show

Newly released emails by Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, show “deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as ‘—holes,’” according to a House committee.

Jul 30 05:39

Patent workers paid to exercise, shop and do chores, investigation reveals

Dozens of employees working for an obscure federal agency went years with little work to do, allowing them to collect salaries and bonuses while they shopped online, caught up on chores, watched television or walked the dog, an investigation revealed Tuesday.

The probe by the Commerce Department’s inspector general found that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board were paid more than $5 million for their time even though there was so little work for them to do that supervisors didn’t care how they used it.

Jul 27 07:08

Former Vanguard Tax Lawyer Files Whistleblower Suit Alleging Mutual Fund Giant Became Low-Cost Leader by Evading $1 Billion in Taxes

A former employee of Vanguard Group Inc. has sued the mutual-fund company in New York, saying it has avoided paying federal and state taxes and sheltered hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

The civil suit, unsealed in the Supreme Court of New York on Friday, accuses the Malvern, Pa.-based firm of operating an illegal tax shelter for nearly 40 years, thus avoiding $1 billion of U.S. federal income tax and at least $20 million of New York tax over the last 10 years, according to a copy of the complaint. The suit was filed by David Danon, whose LinkedIn profile describes him as an associate counsel at the company from August 2008 to June 2013. Mr. Danon is requesting all costs of filing the lawsuit as well as 15% to 30% of any money recovered by the state and local governments, including all proceeds of any related action.

Jul 25 10:20

New IRS Form Proves Obama Lied About Individual Mandate Tax

On Thursday the IRS released a slew of draft 2014 tax forms. The new draft Form 1040 shows a new surtax line has been created for the payment of the individual mandate surtax – see line 61 of the 1040.

President Obama has repeatedly denied that the surtax is in fact actually a tax.

Jul 25 06:45

Tax agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity

The Canada Revenue Agency has told Oxfam Canada that it can no longer try to prevent poverty, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.

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If you are wondering about this bizarre harassment of this charity, it may have to do with the fact that OXFAM came out against what Israel is doing in Gaza, and the Canadian Tax Agency is as politicized as the IRS!

Jul 24 12:20

Netanyahu sourly irate over UN plan to investigate crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fumes over the UN Human Rights Council’s plan to strike up an investigation into Tel Aviv’s human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.

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Jul 23 16:25

Justice Department appears 'knee deep' in IRS targeting scandal

A congressional committee chairman released a report on Tuesday that appears to further question the identity of who triggered the IRS investigation into conservative groups when testimony from the number-two man at the U.S. Justice Department appeared to have contradicted the previously released information by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers now believe the Justice Department is knee deep in the growing scandal.

Jul 22 11:30

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.

About 100 miles to the south in Richmond, Virginia, another appeals court panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion, ruling that the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress when it issued regulations allowing consumers in all 50 states to purchase subsidized coverage.

The White House immediately declared that policyholders will keep getting financial aid as the administration sorts out the legal implications.

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Jul 22 09:12

BREAKING: Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court

Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a decision that could blow a massive hold in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that relied on the federal government to set up their insurance market exchanges cannot offer the subsidies considered critical to making coverage affordable.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the administration used an IRS rule to stretch the meaning of the Affordable Care Act, which said financial aid to to low- and middle-income people should only flow to exchanges “established by the State.” If that means only state-run exchanges, it would cut off subsidies to two-thirds of the nation.

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Jul 22 07:53

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives

Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.

The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.

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Jul 21 10:54

Bombshell: Tax Exempt Status Granted to Terrorists & Enemies of the US by Lois Lerner Under Bush & Obama

Enemies of the United States should clearly not have tax exempt status. The problem is that said groups have been receiving such status for decades. Yet, Republicans – as well as attorneys for Tea Party groups harmed by the IRS – continue to ignore it. What is even more disgusting is that the Republican Party also gave Muslim terrorist fronts groups complete legitimacy.

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The most likely explanation is that these "Muslim" groups are fronts for CIA and Mossad.

Jul 17 07:40

Tax Office sued for $6m after allegedly ruining a man's life

The Tax Office, in its legal defence, says Mr Kurzer’s case is weak and that he will be unable to prove the Tax Office owed him a duty of care, but declined on Wednesday to publicly to discuss the case.

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In plain English, the Tax Office is saying they are not under any real obligation to get things right.

Jul 15 06:04

Is the IRS scandal the ultimate test of the Constitution's checks and balances?

Two federal judges acting within 24 hours of each other last Thursday and Friday served notice on the IRS that it's time to pay up.

In doing so, U.S. District Court Judges Emmet G.Sullivan and Reggie Walton have set up what may prove to be the ultimate test of the Constitution's checks and balances system.

Jul 14 09:43

A secret no more: CIA hit with Michigan tax liens

The state Treasury Department has filed three tax liens against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for failure to pay more than $20,000 in withholding tax on behalf of people it employs in Michigan.

The liens involve failure to pay 10 assessments between March 2011 and December 2013. The liens were recorded in increments of $2,735 in February 2012, $11,066 in June 2012 and $7,041 in March 2014.

An agency employee who declined to identify herself said she could not discuss the tax debt by phone on Friday and invited the State Journal to fill out a questionnaire on the CIA website or to write a letter to the agency’s Public Affairs Office. On Monday, CIA employee Molly Hale said in an email the State Journal’s query was forwarded to its media department.

Jul 10 10:06

IRS's 17% Error Rate in Processing Amended Tax Returns Caused $2.1 Billion of Erroneous Tax Refunds

The IRS received more than 4 million amended tax returns in Fiscal Year 2012. This audit was initiated because previous TIGTA audits have identified problems with IRS processes for verifying claims on amended tax returns. The objective of this review was to determine whether the IRS has controls in place to ensure that claims for refunds on amended tax returns are appropriate. ...

TIGTA’s review of a statistical sample of 259 amended tax returns claiming tax refunds of $500 or more in Fiscal Year 2012 identified 44 (17 percent) tax returns for which the IRS issued potentially erroneous tax refunds totaling $103,270. Based on the sample results, TIGTA estimates the IRS may have issued more than $439 million in potentially erroneous tax refunds claimed on 187,421 amended returns in Fiscal Year 2012. As such, the IRS could issue more than $2.1 billion in potentially erroneous tax refunds claimed on amended tax returns over the next five years.

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The reason there are so many errors by the IRS is that the tax code is very complicated, the result off too many loopholes passed for the very rich and because the whole system is intentionally obfuscated so that ordinary citizens cannot figure out that it is a scam.

Jul 10 09:48

IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday.

The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension.

Jul 09 11:31

Think Tank Proposes $3.3 Trillion Tax Hike

America is undertaxed, and the result is underfunding of public investments that would improve our economy and the overall welfare of Americans. Fortunately, Congress has several straightforward policy options to raise revenue, mostly by closing or limiting loopholes and special subsidies imbedded in the tax code that benefit wealthy individuals and profitable businesses.

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BULL BISCUITS! America is taxed to the point of paralysis! This think tank is operating from the mindset that all problems are solved by taking more away from the people, apparently clueless that We The People cannot pay these higher taxes in an age where wages and salaries are being hammered into the ground and 90 million Americans cannot find a job at all!

It must be nice living in a little bubble of fantasy where you make huge bucks for fairy-tale solutions to real-world problems!

Jul 08 09:02

Halbig v. Burwell: The next big Obamacare case

In brief, these cases claim the IRS has exceeded its statutory authority in authorizing tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies on federal exchanges because the PPACA only authorizes tax credits for the purchase of insurance on an exchange “established by the State under Section 1311.” Section 1311 instructs states to create exchanges. Federal exchanges are established under Section 1321 of the Act.

At one level these cases present a straightforward statutory interpretation question. The text is clear and does not contradict any other provisions in the Act. That would seem to settle the matter.

Jul 07 21:02

Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

The threats to Obamacare just keep on coming……

A case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government’s HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies.

Now such a ruling would have a long way to go before it actually would become enacted — and a lot of legal hoops would have to be jumped through — but such a finding could be a show-stopper for Obamacare. More than 5 million of the 8 million who signed up for Obamacare through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ web site would thus not be eligible for tax credits. Most, presumably, would fall off the rolls of the insured.

Jul 05 07:29

High-Level Departures Roil IRS's International Division

At a time of unprecedented attempts to thwart tax avoidance with FATCA and BEPS, and controversy swirling over the rush of U.S. corporations to use inversions to reduce their U.S. tax exposure, the IRS's Large Business & International Division has been stung by the sudden departures of several key people:

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Rats -> sinking ship

Jul 04 12:19

U.S. tax crackdown driving more expats living in Canada to renounce citizenship

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Let's all renounce our citizenship. That would make us all illegal aliens and therefore entitled to all that free stuff! :)

Jul 04 11:53

The Tiny Dot

Jul 01 11:47

IRS scandal: Lawmakers fiercely demand Holder appoint special prosecutor

After many months of stonewalled investigations, "missing" subpoenaed emails, partisan bickering and uncooperative witnesses, House of Representatives chairmen from two congressional committees officially demanded on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative organizations and the subsequent cover-up perpetrated by IRS staff members.

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"When HELL freezes over and not one second before!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 26 10:10

Johnnie M. Walters, Ex-I.R.S. Chief, Dies at 94

Johnnie M. Walters, a commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service under President Richard M. Nixon who left office after refusing to prosecute people on Nixon’s notorious “enemies list,” died on Tuesday at his home in Greenville, S.C. He was 94.

Jun 26 09:38

Feds Spent $4.8 Billion on Obamacare Exchanges So Far

The federal government has spent nearly $5 billion to establish federal and state exchanges for Obamacare, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The funding was provided by a section of the Affordable Care Act that allowed for “indefinite” funding at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is incurring significant administrative costs to support [federally-facilitated exchanges] FFE operations,” the report, which was released earlier this month, said.

Jun 26 06:52

IRS’s Lerner sought tax audit of Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley over his wife’s free meal

Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the Internal Revenue Service’s tea party targeting scandal, tried to get her agency to conduct an audit involving a sitting U.S. senator, according to emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Ms. Lerner suggested that the IRS look into whether it was wrong for a group to pay for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s wife to attend an event where he was slated to speak. Her suggestion was shot down by another IRS employee who said the arrangement appeared to be legal.

But the email chain, which was turned over to Congress as part of its investigation, raises more questions about Ms. Lerner.

“At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights,” said Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

Jun 26 06:48

The Massive Tax Increase Hidden Inside Obamacare

he ACA ... is full of implicit taxes. Many of them have remained hidden in the "fog of controversy" surrounding the law and their effects excluded from economic analyses of it.

Jun 26 06:24

SR 287 Trey Gowdy Stuns IRS Chief

Jun 25 09:18

The great global warming swindle - Full version

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The carbonazis are out in full force screaming about the need for a carbon tax, and have been chasing me all over the net screaming insults at me as hard as they can. As of right now, Raw Story is preventing me from posting rebuttals to the claims made by the global warming cult.

Jun 24 12:02

U.S. Archivist David Ferriero: the IRS “did not follow the law”

Rep. Trey Gowdy hammered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen when he said that he found the IRS of no wrong doing. Gowdy pressed Koskinen on how he knows there was no criminal wrongdoing when he hasn’t looked at criminal statutes.

Gowdy blasted Koskinen and shouted, “You don’t have any idea of criminal wrongdoing or not!”

Gowdy, a former persecutor, told Koskinen that there is a “negative inference” because of the inability of the IRS to retrieve the Lerner emails that the IRS claim were destroyed.

It turns out though the IRS did break the law according to U.S. Archivist David Ferriero.

According to FreeBeacon.com, U.S. Archivist David Ferriero of the National Archives and Records Administration told Rep. Tim Walberg (R., Mich.) that the IRS “did not follow the law” when they failed to notify his administration that they had lost Lois Lerner’s email records.

Jun 24 10:39

Project Freedom USA

Mobilize with Jim Traficant!
end the IRS;Divorce the FED; Restore Honest Money

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Jim Traficant will be our on-air guest in the third hour of today's radio show.

Jun 24 08:02

'You have a problem with credibility': IRS chief comes under fire at House hearing

Embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen weathered another round of heated questioning at a Monday night hearing where lawmakers challenged his credibility over the discovery that years' worth of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have gone missing.

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Jun 24 02:59

THE SONASOFT SAGA - THE IRS HAS A CONTRACT WITH A COMPANY THAT BACKS UP ALL OF THEIR EMAILS!

John Koskinen's testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee basically came down to "The Dog Ate My Emails", infuriating when you consider that the IRS demands all Americans keep all financial records for up to 7 years for possible review by the IRS, while the IRS was free to dispose of embarrassing and criminal evidence at their discretion. Worse, apparently emboldened by Attorney General Eric Holser's steadfast refusal to allow the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into the IRS' actions (possibly to to the DOJ's own complicity in siccing the FBI on Obama's enemies), Koskinin refused to even apologize for the lost emails, barely able to keep the smirk off of his face!

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The story is going viral across the net today. By tomorrow the corporate media will have to cover it. That means Issa and Ryan will have no choice but to call the IRS on their obvious lie that there are no backups for the missing emails. Please share with all of your social media. I will keep this story at the top of the main page for a while, New stories will start just below.

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Jun 23 10:52

IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.

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BUMP TO THE TOP.

If the IRS canceled the contact AFTER the Lois Lerner's email was lost, why didn't the IRS request those emails be restored BEFORE they ended the contract?

And given that they had lost emails prior to ending the Contract with Sonasoft, who did the IRS shift the contract to maintain compliance with email archiving laws to? Did the IRS just decide to stop complying with those laws and "hope for the best" with their demonstrably faulty email system?


Jun 23 10:31

Dr Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

Imagine if you will,… one Woman with more sense than the entire U. S. Gove put together.

Jun 22 05:53

Lost Emails? The IRS Has a Contract with an Email Backup Company

As IRS commissioner John Koskinen sat on Capitol Hill belatedly informing a Congressional committee of the "disappearance" of years of email communications from a host of IRS employees under investigation--including Lois Lerner--it was discovered that the IRS had hired an email backup company to prevent just such a loss of data.

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The story is spreading all over the net today and by tomorrow the corporate media will be forced to acknowledge it.

Jun 21 10:23

IRS head won't apologize for lost Lerner e-mails

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service refused to apologize to Congress Friday for losing e-mails related to its targeting of conservative groups, saying it's still attempting to recover the data and it's too soon to know how many e-mails are missing.

"I don't think an apology is owed," Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Jun 21 02:45

The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.

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SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE!

UPDATE: I think I have found out why our representatives in DC are so clueless. I tried using the contact page at Darrel Issa's website but was blocked because I am in his district. I then tried faxing a hard copy of this article to his DC office using the FAX number from his website ... four times! All four failed, the first because his FAX doesn't support color and the final three with a communications error. If any of Rivero's Rangers has a contact on Issa's committee, get this article to them now!

UPDATE 2: I tried FAXing to Darrell Issa's district office. That connection also failed.

UPDATE 3: I tried using the web form over at the Committee On Oversight & Government Reform to send them the info on Sonasoft. That too will not function, simply responding with "An error occurred" when clicking the submit button.

This cannot just be coincidence.

UPDATE 4: The above link now shows a "404 page not found" error! But there is another copy of the article saved HERE! MAKE A LOCAL COPY BEFORE IT GETS ORWELLED!

UPDATE 5: I went to an office supply store and FAXed the original article to Darrell Issa's Washington DC and district offices. Unlike my home, (where the FAX machine is only three months old) the FAXes from the office store went through without any problems at all. Here are the reports.


Issa's District office

Issa's DC office
So, Issa's office now has the information. Included hard copy of the original article, which is fortunate given that the original has been yanked from the website without explanation.

U0PDATE 6: The clients page at Sonasoft still lists the IRS as a customer, about half way down the page!

UPDATE 7: The original article at reason.com has now been restored!

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Jun 21 02:45

Sonasoft Software Licenses and Software Maintenance Support

Synopsis:
Added: Sep 12, 2008 1:01 pm
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to award a sole source purchase order to Sonasoft Corporation, for the purchase of the software licenses related to Exchange Disaster Recovery capabilities. These items and services have been determined to meet the definition of commercial items in accordance with Part 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

The IRS has a need for the following items:

CLIN 0001 – Sonasafe Application, Item Number SC, Quantity 4

CLIN 0002 – Exchange Standby License, Item Number SC-B, Quantity 4

CLIN 0003 – Exchange Agent, Item Number SE, Quantity 8

CLIN 0004 – Exchange Standby Agent, Item Number SE-S, Quantity 8

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This page at fbo.gov shows the renewal of services and licenses from Sonasoft for the IRS. Note that some of the products interface with Microsoft Exchange Server. This means that Lois Lerner's (and the other six IRS officials) emails did not reside solely on her local hard drive, but were archived by the built-in system of exchange as well as the added products from Sonasoft.

Jun 21 02:45

SONASOFT TOP GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS (pdf file)

6/20/14, 5:29 PM
Sonasoft | Government Contracts
Page 2 of 2
http://profiles.smartprocure.us/organization/sonasoft
Department of Treasury: Internal Revenue Service
$13,983
on
9/15/2010
Sonasoft Software Maintenance Renewal Contracting
Office: DEPT OF TREAS/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

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Okay, this proves the IRS was using Sonasoft email backup services through the period of Lois Lerner's "lost" emails.

Jun 20 23:45

Sonasoft Customers still shows IRS

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The IRS is shown as a client of Sonasoft about half-way down the page, although given the way the original article at reason.com was yanked, no doubt this page will be edited soon, so save a local copy.

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Jun 20 17:23

The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company - Another online copy.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes.

The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives.

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.

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We can post these faster than the NSA can erase them!

Jun 20 13:31

FLASHBACK - Now IRS faces probe into $50MILLION spent on conferences after Tea Party targeting scandal

The conference spending included $4million for an August 2010 gathering in Anaheim, California, for which the agency did not negotiate lower room rates, even though that is standard government practice, according to a statement by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
President Barack Obama has replaced the IRS' acting commissioner and two other top officials have stepped aside
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President Barack Obama has replaced the IRS' acting commissioner and two other top officials have stepped aside

Instead, some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per night.

In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about 'leadership through art,' the House committee said.

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So much for Pelosi's claim that the IRS missing emails were because the IRS could not afford better computers!

Jun 20 08:12

IRS commissioner won't apologize for lost Lerner e-mails

Jun 20 08:08

America : Freedom to Fascism

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Time to share this video with everyone you know!

Jun 19 09:48

A question of legality - GMO on Kauai

A Kauai lawmaker says his investigation of the county’s agricultural dedication law resulted in discovering “numerous serious violations of county law” by island landowners and agrochemical companies.

In a letter to Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Councilman Tim Bynum outlined the alleged violations, which include landowners and their lessees failing to properly adjust real property taxes and obtain conservation plans for new operations.

“If a thorough examination of these apparent abuses truly paints the picture as it seems, the implications are staggering,” Bynum wrote May 28. “There may be millions in unpaid tax liabilities.”

Jun 19 08:59

Senators Propose Massive Gasoline Tax Increase

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday unveiled the first bipartisan Senate proposal to raise the gasoline tax, reports The Hill.

The Murphy-Corker plan would raise the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years.The federal gas tax currently stands at 18.4 cents a gallon, where it has been set since 1993. The proposed increase would see the tax jump by 65%.

Further, it would index the gas tax to inflation, pegging it to the Consumer Price Index.

Jun 19 07:13

Do you have money outside the U.S.? You may owe the IRS $10,000

Do you have any money or assets outside the U.S.? Seems like a pretty straightforward question, doesn’t it? Well, a lot of people are surprised to learn that they do have offshore funds. And if they don’t file a certain form with the U.S. Treasury Department by June 30, the minimum late fee is $10,000.

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Just email that form to the IRS. They will take good care of it!

Jun 18 12:31

On Obamacare Sebelius Spreads The Blame Around

Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to an Obamacare group and spread the blame around for the law’s many failures. Oddly enough, she didn’t assign any of the blame to those who wrote the law, signed the law, or implemented the law.

Jun 18 10:28

IRS Loses Lois Lerner Emails---What Tea Party Targeting?

No matter how genuine the loss of the emails, no matter how innocent those at the IRS may be who are trying to comply with law, this doesn’ t look good. At least a few taxpayers may feel a little more secure when they show up for their tax audit proclaiming that they lost key records. Perhaps the IRS will be a little more forgiving now when a taxpayer doesn’t have receipts?

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Don't hold your breath...

Jun 17 13:17

Wealthy Clintons Use Residence Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back

Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.

To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth. These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now tops out at 40 percent of assets upon death.

Jun 17 12:32

The IRS scandal explodes

Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft, argued it is very difficult to lose emails for good and laid out six reasons why he believes Congress is “being lied to” about the Lerner emails:

1. I believe the government uses Microsoft Exchange for their email servers. They have built-in exchange mail database redundancy. So, unless they did not follow Microsofts recommendations they are telling a falsehood. You can see by the diagram below that if you have three servers in a DAG you have three copies of the database.

2. Every IT organization that I know of has hotswappable disk drives. Every server built since 2000 has them. Meaning that if a single disk goes bad it’s easy to replace.

Jun 17 07:04

Size of income tax drop surprises U.S. states: study

Most U.S. states were surprised by the size of the drop in their personal income tax collections this April, even though they had expected a decline, according to a report released by the Rockefeller Institute of Government on Thursday.

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That is because the state governments are relying on the official US Government reports on employment to forecast their tax revenues, but those official US Government numbers are as phony as Saddam's nuclear weapons, so the state keep coming up short.

Jun 17 06:59

Expatriate Americans Break Up With Uncle Sam to Escape Tax Rules

Record Numbers Living Abroad Renounce U.S. Citizenship over IRS Reporting Requirements

Jun 17 05:36

The Dog Ate My E-Mails, for Two Years

IT experts and the IRS’s own manual note that backups of Lerner’s e-mails must exist.

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I'm sure the NSA must have copies! If they don't it confirms that the entire system was a total waste of taxpayer money!

Jun 14 09:33

IRS to lawmakers: Subpoenaed Lois Lerner conspiracy emails are missing

During one of this year's busiest news days , which included coverage of the crisis in Iraq, the transfer of Sgt, Bowe Bergdahl from Germany to a hospital in Texas, and the deluge of illegal alien children coming across the U.S.-Mexican border, the Internal Revenue Service decided to spring its bad news on GOP lawmakers on Friday. IRS officials claim that they lost their former worker Lois Lerner's emails covering the years 2009 through 2011 that were subpoenaed by House of Representatives committee chairman.

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Jun 13 13:46

IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

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BULLSHIT!

Jun 12 15:15

NY Times: President Obama Should Unilaterally Raise the Tax Rate on Carried Interest Earned by Hedge Fund Managers

President Obama could change the tax treatment of carried interest with a phone call to the Treasury Department. But the White House will need a precise understanding of the regulatory landscape to make a change that is fair, easy to administer, and will hold up in court.

The administration has increasingly relied on executive branch rule-making authority to make policy without waiting for a gridlocked Congress to act. The White House has made significant changes to education policy, immigration policy, environmental standards and climate change policy, and, most recently, student loans. And it has the legal authority to unilaterally change the tax treatment of carried interest. ...

Jun 10 07:55

Phony scandal? IRS information on tax exempt groups sent to FBI

With most of the nation's news media covering what President Barack Obama and his minions like to call the latest phony scandal -- namely the prisoner swap which entailed trading five top Taliban terrorists for one suspected deserter -- the American people probably missed the latest revelation on Monday involving Obama's IRS "phony scandal," according to documents from a Beltway watchdog group.

After the U.S. Justice Department in June turned over an IRS database to the House Oversight Committee in their response to a subpoena issued by the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the Justice Department now says it was informed by Internal Revenue Service officials that the database contains confidential, legally protected information on taxpayers that shouldn't have been submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the first place, according to Judicial Watch.

Jun 09 09:06

Looks like it was Chuck Schumer that told the IRS to target conservatives

According to a complaint issued by the Center for Competitive Politics, Chuck Jefferson-wrote-the-Bill-of-Rights Schumer and others directed the IRS to target conservatives and should be investigated.

From the NY Post:

Did Chuck Schumer try to use the IRS to sidestep the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling — and stick a dagger in the heart of conservative groups?

That’s the gist of a complaint filed this week with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

Jun 04 12:59

Data Discrepancies in ObamaCare Signups Could Affect 2 Million People

More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy.

Sep 07 08:37

SULLIVAN VERSUS UNITED STATES TRANSCRIPT - PDF

This is a transcript from a court case, Sullivan Versus United States, in which Judge James C. Fox openly admits in the court record (page 23 of this PDF) that the 16th Amendment on which the personal income tax is based was never actually ratified.

He then goes on to admit that the government and courts will treat it as if it were ratified, simply because they have gotten away with it for so long!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today, we are hearing that the Infernal Revenue Service has been targeting political dissidents to a far greater degree than was previously exposed. Going beyond merely delaying tax-exempt status for Tea-Party, Occupy, and conservatives in general, donors to GOP candidates like Mitt Romney have been hit with disproportionate numbers of audits.

All America is now aware that the IRS is acting illegally. After all, such political targeting was an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. So the time has come to take the discussion to the next level. Is the IRS, clearly acting illegally, itself legal? and the answer is "no", it is not. The Constitution forbids direct non-apportioned taxation of the people. An earlier version of the Income Tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on those grounds.

The Federal Reserve (itself a clearly unconstitutional usurpation of the money-creation authority vested in Congress by the Constitution) and the IRS claim that the passage of the 16th Amendment allows an income tax, but there are several problems with that claim. First and foremost, the 16th Amendment failed ratification! The necessary 3/4 of the states did not ratify the Amendment. Requests for proof that this Amendment was actually ratified are ignored. The IRS considers their enforcement actions the only legal reply they are required to make. And judges in tax courts (who are funded from tax revenues) inevitably refuse to examine the issue and simply declare from the bench that the Amendment was ratified, a power and authority not granted to judges under the Constitution.

There is one notable exception to this judicial legerdemain, and that is judge James C. Fox, who stated quite clearly in the court record for Sullivan Vs United States that the 16th Amendment, on examination, failed ratification. Sadly, however, that was not a tax case, and the judge mentioned the non-ratification of the 16th Amendment as justification for the enforcement of laws that may not have legally been passed, but were presumed valid through long use (i.e. we got away with it this long, so why should we change it now).

Yet another problem with the 16th Amendment is the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment, even if ratified, did not actually grant any new tax authority to the US Government. For one thing the original Constitutional prohibition against a direct non-apportioned tax is still in effect because it was not explicitly repealed by the hastily-contrived 16th Amendment.

So here we are, with the IRS clearly breaking the law, acting illegally, for all America to see, which is why this is a great time for activists to take the public discussion to the next level and ask if the IRS itself, and its master, the Federal Reserve, are actually legal under the Constitution.

Sep 06 12:19

Sullivan Vs United States - Judge ADMITS 16th Amendment failed ratification

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today, we are hearing that the Infernal Revenue Service has been targeting political dissidents to a far greater degree than was previously exposed. Going beyond merely delaying tax-exempt status for Tea-Party, Occupy, and conservatives in general, donors to GOP candidates like Mitt Romney have been hit with disproportionate numbers of audits.

All America is now aware that the IRS is acting illegally. After all, such political targeting was an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. So the time has come to take the discussion to the next level. Is the IRS, clearly acting illegally, itself legal? and the answer is "no", it is not. The Constitution forbids direct non-apportioned taxation of the people. An earlier version of the Income Tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on those grounds.

The Federal Reserve (itself a clearly unconstitutional usurpation of the money-creation authority vested in Congress by the Constitution) and the IRS claim that the passage of the 16th Amendment allows an income tax, but there are several problems with that claim. First and foremost, the 16th Amendment failed ratification! The necessary 3/4 of the states did not ratify the Amendment. Requests for proof that this Amendment was actually ratified are ignored. The IRS considers their enforcement actions the only legal reply they are required to make. And judges in tax courts (who are funded from tax revenues) inevitably refuse to examine the issue and simply declare from the bench that the Amendment was ratified, a power and authority not granted to judges under the Constitution.

There is one notable exception to this judicial legerdemain, and that is judge James C. Fox, who stated quite clearly in the court record for Sullivan Vs United States that the 16th Amendment, on examination, failed ratification. Sadly, however, that was not a tax case, and the judge mentioned the non-ratification of the 16th Amendment as justification for the enforcement of laws that may not have legally been passed, but were presumed valid through long use (i.e. we got away with it this long, so why should we change it now).

Yet another problem with the 16th Amendment is the United states Supreme Court, which ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment, even if ratified, did not actually grant any new tax authority to the US Government. For one thing the original Constitutional prohibition against a direct non-apportioned tax is still in effect because it was not explicitly repealed by the hastily-contrived 16th Amendment.

So here we are, with the IRS clearly breaking the law, acting illegally, for all America to see, which is why this is a great time for activists to take the public discussion to the next level and ask if the IRS itself, and its master, the Federal Reserve, are actually legal under the Constitution.

PLEASE REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE!

Sep 06 12:05

"The Law That Never Was"

On January 10, 2008, the Federal District Court in Chicago issued a permanent injunction against Bill Benson on the grounds that by offering information demonstrating that the 16th Amendment was not legally ratified, he was promoting an abusive tax shelter. The Court then refused to look at the government-certified documentary evidence, deciding instead that the facts necessary to prove his statements true were "irrelevant."

What has America come to when the government we created to protect our rights can accuse us of lying and then prohibit us from presenting a defense in a court of law?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today, we are hearing that the Infernal Revenue Service has been targeting political dissidents to a far greater degree than was previously exposed. Going beyond merely delaying tax-exempt status for Tea-Party, Occupy, and conservatives in general, donors to GOP candidates like Mitt Romney have been hit with disproportionate numbers of audits.

All America is now aware that the IRS is acting illegally. After all, such political targeting was an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. So the time has come to take the discussion to the next level. Is the IRS, clearly acting illegally, itself legal? and the answer is "no", it is not. The Constitution forbids direct non-apportioned taxation of the people. An earlier version of the Income Tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on those grounds.

The Federal Reserve (itself a clearly unconstitutional usurpation of the money-creation authority vested in Congress by the Constitution) and the IRS claim that the passage of the 16th Amendment allows an income tax, but there are several problems with that claim. First and foremost, the 16th Amendment failed ratification! The necessary 3/4 of the states did not ratify the Amendment. Requests for proof that this Amendment was actually ratified are ignored. The IRS considers their enforcement actions the only legal reply they are required to make. And judges in tax courts (who are funded from tax revenues) inevitably refuse to examine the issue and simply declare from the bench that the Amendment was ratified, a power and authority not granted to judges under the Constitution.

There is one notable exception to this judicial legerdemain, and that is judge James C. Fox, who stated quite clearly in the court record for Sullivan Vs United States that the 16th Amendment, on examination, failed ratification. Sadly, however, that was not a tax case, and the judge mentioned the non-ratification of the 16th Amendment as justification for the enforcement of laws that may not have legally been passed, but were presumed valid through long use (i.e. we got away with it this long, so why should we change it now).

Yet another problem with the 16th Amendment is the United states Supreme Court, which ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment, even if ratified, did not actually grant any new tax authority to the US Government. For one thing the original Constitutional prohibition against a direct non-apportioned tax is still in effect because it was not explicitly repealed by the hastily-contrived 16th Amendment.

So here we are, with the IRS clearly breaking the law, acting illegally, for all America to see, which is why this is a great time for activists to take the public discussion to the next level and ask if the IRS itself, and its master, the Federal Reserve, are actually legal under the Constitution.


PLEASE REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE!

Apr 05 11:03

Oaksterdam University Raid 'Payback' For California's Marijuana Legalization Effort?

The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.

The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service might have served one possible goal:
"Payback" for the 2010 legalization effort that failed but made a good try of it. The ballot effort was backed by Richard Lee, the millionaire owner of Oaksterdam.

Apr 05 09:34

Today's Ebay Special - The Country Of Greece For Sale

Currently going for the modest price of $1,550 with 6 more days left in the auction, today's hottest Ebay special is the sale of the country of Greece.

Apr 05 07:49

Keeping the Slaves on the Plantation: Senate Says No Passport if You Owe Taxes

Eric Blair
Activist Post

CBS is reporting that Senate Bill 1813 that would "suspend passport rights for delinquent taxpayers" passed the Senate 74-22 on March 14th.

A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law.

...The 'Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act' or 'MAP-21' includes a provision that would allow for the 'revocation or denial' of a passport for anyone with 'certain unpaid taxes' or 'tax delinquencies'.

Apr 05 07:41

America: Freedom to Fascism - Director's Authorized Version

Apr 05 07:24

Tax Day Protests and Events 2012

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2012

Contact: Ruth Benn, NWTRCC Coordinator
800-269-7464 (718-768-3420) or nwtrcc@nwtrcc.org

“Tax Day” Antiwar Protests
Individuals Publicly Refuse to Pay Taxes for War

On April 19, 2012, two days after the April 17 tax deadline, peace activist and Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan will appear in court in Sacramento, California. The Justice Department, on behalf of the IRS, is seeking to discover why she hasn’t paid taxes in recent years. Sheehan has responded that “If the feds can give me my son back, I’ll pay my taxes.” She became a relentless peace activist following her son’s 2004 combat death in Iraq.

Apr 04 10:51

IRS Insider Joe Banister Exposes Federal Reserve Coup and IRS Fraud

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Consider this; we know from the Mortgage Backed Securities Fraud that the US Government refuses to investigate or even acknowledge the largest money-junkie frauds.

What if they have been doing that all along?

Apr 04 09:23

Ron Paul addresses thousands at Chico State University

Went to see Ron Paul last night. Great speech. Sat about 10 feet away. Larry Mitchell. Chico ER writer does a good job. Crowd estimate was accurate. Largest crowd I every saw in Chico.

Mar 14 03:25

Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare

Mitt Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare So He Can Destroy It

Monday was Mitt Romney's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Mittens. In honor of his 65th birthday he announced that he would not be enrolling in Social Security or Medicare. How noble. Except, it's not.

In deference to the conservative dogs nipping his heels, Romney has endorsed the Paul Ryan Medicare plan which would voucherize Medicare and leave senior citizens floundering on their own with private insurance companies. Of course, if you asked Mitt Romney about it, what you'd get is a bunch of lies. Really awful, cynical, blatant lies.

Apr 18 19:38

FLASHBACK - OFFSHORING AMERICAN JOBS - Corporations, Campaign Cash, & Bush Administration Policies.

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This document lays out the means by which the Bush administration changed the laws and tax codes to allow and even encourage corporations to send high-paying jobs to American companies even as Wall Street was already cranking up the machine to create and sell fraudulent mortgage=-backed securities.

The email responses to my expose' that the US is being looted to cover the buyback of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities usually view the firestorm of foreclosures as a knee=jerk reaction by the bankers to keep their balance sheets intact, but in looking at the timing of the Bush policies, and the fact that President George W. Bush was the first President to end his administration with fewer working Americans since Hoover, it seems clear that it was intended right from the start of the crisis to destroy Americans' ability to pay their mortgages, in order to allow the banks to seize those homes to preserve their capital structure.

Outright nationalization of private property would have triggered a rebellion, but by getting rid of the high paying jobs, the banks could grab the property to recapitalize themselves and make it look like it was the homeowners' fault!

This is the only possible explanation of why, in his first two years in Office, President Obama did nothing to stop the offshoring of American jobs, and indeed in the last two years, overall, offshoring has increased, and those jobs are never coming back!

This disaster is a deliberate creation of Wall Street and Washington DC. It's purpose is at best fulfillment of simple greed by the money addicts; at worse a plot to trap the whole world in a globalized version of a private central bank; a Federal Reserve on steroids!

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