Why Do They Lie to Us?
Dr. Robert R. Owens
Canada Free Press
May 11th, 2014
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When faced with the highest levels of unemployment in American History why does the government trumpet a falling unemployment rate?Â In the face of overwhelming evidence of ineptness at best in Benghazi why do our hacks and their flacks insult us with answers like, âDude this was two years ago!â
With the obvious politicization of the IRS why does the president tell us there isnât even a smidgen of corruption in the IRS while professional bureaucrats who really run this country take the 5th, stonewall, and lie?
The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media regales us with oxymoronic statements such as, âDespite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.âÂ The Great Recession grinds on in the lives of everyday working people while our leaders talk about a recovery that only benefits them and their cronies.
The shoes in the Benghazi scandal continue to drop finally reaching the point where go-along to get-along John Boehner has agreed to allow the House to vote on the establishment of a select Committee so that this long simmering embarrassment can hopefully come to the truth.Â But then again, âWhat difference at this point does it make?â
Article 2 section 1 of the Articles of Impeachment filed against President Nixon was about the abuse of power.Â It stated, âHe has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.â
Now, 40 years later, under the Obama regime, the taxman cometh.Â When massive harassment of conservative groups by the IRS came to light as reported in The Daily Caller (DC) we were told:
Progressives were targeted, too
For months, Democrats and the media relied on the talking point that progressive groups also ended up on an IRS âBe on the Lookoutâ list while the agency was auditing and seizing information from conservative groups. But as The DC reported, IRS agents testified before the House oversight committee that the IRS scrutinized ACORN groups because it thought they were old groups applying as new ones; the group Emerge America was scrutinized for potential âimproper private benefit;â and no evidence exists to prove that the IRS targeted any Occupy Wall Street group.Â
âOnly sevenâŻapplicationsâŻin the IRS backlog contained the word âprogressive,â all of which were then approved by the IRSâŠ [T]here is simply no evidence that any liberal or progressive group received enhanced scrutiny because its application reflected the organizationâs political views,â according to an oversight committee staff report.
No White House involvementÂ
âNot necessarily the White Houseâ was the phrase that some Democratic âstrategistâ used when attacking one of our Daily Caller stories on cable television last year. He meant that while the IRS may have been corrupt to its very Washington core, President Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett have not yet been photographed sifting through tea party applications at a desk in the Lincoln Bedroom.
But we do know, however, courtesy of The Daily Callerâs reporting, that Lerner exchanged confidential taxpayer information on conservative groups with White House officials including White House health-policy adviser Ellen Montz and Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Jeanne Lambrew, who just happened to be the most powerful official on ObamaCare implementation within the White House.
A couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati
Ah, yes. The âWKRP in Cincinnatiâ Theory of 2013. You know the episode where the wacky characters in the Cincinnati office make a little âwhoopsâ and take it upon themselves to target conservatives nationwide? A team of reporters from The New York Times, including dreamboat Nicholas Confessore, even went to bat for the administration on this theory last year, publishing a disgraceful article about Ohio-based âconfusionâ and âstaff troublesâ among âLow-level employees in what many in the I.R.S. consider a backwater.â
But at least five different offices ranging from Chicago to Laguna Niguel, CA.,Â were engaging in this kind of âconfusion,â and the whole excuse got torn down like Riverside Stadium. A Cincinatti-based IRS official said that Washington âwas basically throwing us under the bus.â The bus to the world-renowned American Sign Museum.
Lerner can still cite the Fifth AmendmentÂ
Thatâs what her lawyer, Bill Taylor, wrote in a recent letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, calling a possible contempt vote âun-American.â But itâs just not true. Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment privilege when she made a statement attesting to her innocence at a May 2013 oversight hearing. The oversight committee and U.S. House counsel both determined as much.
It could take years for the IRS to get all of Lernerâs emailsÂ
Thatâs what new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who has been threatened with contempt himself, toldâŻoversight investigators. But the independent group Judicial Watch managed to obtain emails showing Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice to potentially prosecute conservative activists. It only took Judicial Watch one Freedom of Information Act request to get that stuff. âNow I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lernerâs emails,â saidâŻoversight member Rep. Jim Jordan.
Donât worry, federal government investigators are on top of things
Eric Holderâs Department of JusticeâŻtapped an Obama political donor to head its investigation. FBI investigators went months without contacting the conservative groups that were victimized by the IRS targeting, and leaked to the press that no criminal charges would be filed in relation to the case before much of the relevant information we currently have even came out.
The Obama administrationâs investigation of the scandal was such a joke that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte accused Obama and Holder of âunderminingâ investigators on multiple occasions, and joined with other House GOP leaders in calling for a special counsel to prosecute the case.
But if the investigation was a joke, hereâs the punchline: The Justice Department has been the only investigative body to ask Lois Lerner any questions, at an off-the-record âQ+Aâ that was not under oath.
Only tea party groups were targeted
Good for the IRS for taking a firm stand against all those wacky tea party groups popping up out in Palookaville trying to exercise their little âFirst Amendment rights.â Bunch of Koch-funded rednecks.
But oh wait: The IRS also audited the Leadership Institute, founded by Morton C. Blackwell, which has been one of the Washington areaâs foremost conservative activist training organizations since 1979, even demanding personal information about the instituteâs college-aged interns. Oh yeah, and the IRS also told a pro-life group âyou canât force your religionâ and tried to stop pro-life activists from picketing Planned Parenthood clinics.
The targeting is over nowÂ
Sure it is. Just ask Ron Paul and his group Campaign for Libertyâs donors about that.
Why do they lie to us?
The easy answer is because they can.Â The major media has morphed from a watchdog to a lapdog barking on cue that everything is all right, thereâs nothing to see here, move along.
The best government money can buy has shown us that they can safely operate on the assumption that American voters choose their leaders based on the philosophy, âI know heâs a liar but I like what he says.â
But hey thereâs a game on tonight!Â Or as President Obamaâs body double Alfred E. Newman has been known to say, âWhat, me worry?â
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