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The Conservatards Are Using the IRS to Win The Election.

October 29, 2006

The New York Times reported that the current commissioner of the IRS, Mark W. Everson has decided to delay collecting back taxes from Hurricane Katrina victims until after the fall elections. From what the article says delaying tax collection because of an election is unprecedented.IRS is the New Conservatard Tool!

The commissioner, Mark W. Everson, who has close ties to the White House, said in an interview that postponing collections until after the midterm elections, along with postponing notices to people who failed to file tax returns, was a routine effort to avoid casting the Internal Revenue Service in a bad light.

…the tax agency has broad discretion to change filing deadlines in the case of disasters and has traditionally eased off tax collections before the December holidays.

But four former I.R.S. commissioners, who served under presidents of both parties, said that doing so because of an election was improper and indefensible.

…We just spoke with commissioner on the enforcement issue in the gulf,” wrote Beth Tucker, the I.R.S. executive in charge of dealing with Hurricane Katrina victims, in an e-mail message to her team obtained by The New York Times. “He prefers that we do not resume any enforcement actions until after Dec. 31 due to the upcoming elections, holiday season, etc.”

…Former Commissioner Jerome Kurtz, who served under President Jimmy Carter, responded, “Never, never, never,” when asked if he would have considered delaying broad-based enforcement actions like sending notices because of any election, national or local. “Oh my God, that is unthinkable,” Mr. Kurtz said.

Charles O. Rossotti, the commissioner under President Bill Clinton and President Bush, said, “That’s not appropriate.” Mr. Rossotti added that “given the culture of the Treasury and the I.R.S., I just can’t imagine anyone would even bring anything like that up.”

Sheldon S. Cohen, the Johnson administration tax commissioner, said it was wrong to delay any broad-based enforcement actions because of a pending election. Mr. Cohen said, however, that delay might be appropriate in a matter involving a specific politician.

David Cay Johnston
Published: October 27th, 2006. New York Times






The article is not a smoking gun or absolute proof positive that the IRS commissioner is deliberately delaying tax collection to soften voter backlash this November. However, taken in context with all the other coincidences that have happened over the last few weeks this seems very suspicious and deserves more inquiry.

One thing that is not up to debate is that “Mr. Everson was deputy director of the White House budget office in January 2003 when he was nominated by President Bush to be I.R.S. commissioner. His wife, Nanette, was until February the chief ethics lawyer in the Bush White House.” Another thing that is not up for debate is that gasoline prices have gone down just in time to help the Republicans at the polls. And lastly the conservatards have been really stooping to new lows with attack commercials.

The conservatard campaign war machine is leaving nothing to chance. They know that Americans are pissed off and ready to take it out in the polls. They know that when they steal the election it can’t be so obvious that even the mainstream media can’t cover it up. They have to have a back up plan. That plan is to say that outside factors like lower gas prices, boarder security, a strong economy, and leniency on back taxes to Katrina victims must have changed the voter’s hearts.

I say horse pucks to that! We Americans know that the conservatards are planning on stealing the election. We know that they will try to smear anybody that gets in their way. And we know that the conservatards seem to be pretty sure of staying in power after this November 7th. The final nails in the excuse coffin will most likely be Carl Rove’s “October Surprise” in which Saddam Hussein will be sentencedto death.

The decision for the IRS to not go after hurricane Katrina victims is noble, and I for one think that people who have suffered from natural disasters and government incompetence should get a break. On the other hand the reason for giving them a break is deplorable. The use of supposedly non-partisan government agencies to influence election results is wrong and probably illegal. Sadly this has never stopped the Republicans before.

As America is beginning to wakes up from its 5 year slumber, it is starting to realize that something isn’t right. Americans are just realizing that the people who they thought were the “Good Guys” are really the “Evildoers” that the conservatards have been screaming about. As the American citizens are wiping the sand from their sleepy eyes they are starting to realize that the people that promised to protect them really never had any intention of doing so. That in the name of the “War on Terror” they have lost their civil liberties, freedom of speech, their jobs, and most importantly their dignity.

This November, vote these “Evildoers” out of office and let them crawl back under the rocks that they came from. Who knows, perhaps we can regain the dignity and honor that the world at one time associated as being uniquely American.

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