Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Obama Is Guilty of a Failure to Manage His Administration

The Internal Revenue Service, the often-feared US federal agency that collects taxes, has been targeting US constitutionalists, tea party organizations, and other conservative groups for excessive scrutiny and harrassment by tagging certain names with codes to indicate that they should be subjected to thoroughgoing, but illegal, investigative techniques. The coded criteria were later expanded to include groups that promoted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In some cases, the IRS acknowledged, agents inappropriately asked for lists of donors. This is not the first IRS impropriety, but unlike other recurring IRS problems, this one attacks not just individual "enemies" but also a broad cross section of American citizens concerned about the growing unconstitutional actions of their government. One IRS function is to award non-profit tax status to organizations that engage in charitable, social and religious activities. But instead of treating those requests in an unbiased manner, IRS officials began tracking them and slowed up decision-making on their requests. This cuts to the heart of the American political ideal that government should be small and inobtrusive and that people should be treated equally within the context of government and law enforcement. Numerous congressional committees already are investigating the IRS for singling out tea party and other conservative groups during the 2010 congressional elections and the 2012 presidential election. The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight has demanded that the IRS provide by Wednesday all communications involving the words "tea party,""conservative" or "patriot." The committee also is demanding the names and titles of all individuals who were involved in targeting conservative non-profit groups for extra scrutiny. And today, the Justice Department has announced that it is opening a criminal investigation into the IRS targeting of these groups for extra scrutiny over whether they qualified for tax exempt status. Attorney General Eric Holder said the FBI is coordinating with the Department of Justice to see if any laws were broken. Holder's announcement came a day after President Barack Obama said that if the agency intentionally targeted such groups, "that's outrageous and there's no place for it." The agency blamed low-level employees in a Cincinnati office, saying no high-level officials were aware. Acting IRS Commissioner Miller said the agency has implemented new procedures that will "ensure the mistakes won't be repeated." Miller was informed on May, 3, 2012, that applications for tax-exempt status by tea party groups were inappropriately singled out for extra scrutiny. On July 25, 2012, Miller testified before the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, but again did not mention the additional scrutiny, despite being asked about it. ~~~~~ Dear readers, this is a huge disclosure that indicates the extent to which the US federal political bureaucracy under President Obama is uncontrolled. The Civil Service handles regular emloyment issues for permanent federal employees correctly enough. But, these permanent civil servants work in sections managed by presidential political appointees approved by Congress. It is at this level that policy formulation and management occur. These political appointees are connected to their secretaries and, through and with them, to White House staff experts and to the President. If we can stretch our credulity sufficiently to accept that the President did not directly order harrassment of his conservative opponents during two national election periods -- the President is still responsible. He likes to talk about being commander-in-chief. But he is also administrator-in-chief. So far, he has failed dismally in this part of his job. It isn't glamorous or headline-grabbing. UNTIL the administration fails. The Obama administration has failed. Miserably.

5 comments:

  1. Concerned CitizenMay 14, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    As President Truman (a man I have little appreciation for) said ... "The Buck Stops Here". meaning at the President's desk. All things good, bad, and indifferent are in the end the president's to be praised for or condemned for.

    Let's not mistake this situation for the seriousness level that it raises to. "We The People's" government has betrayed us. it has betrayed and violated each and every one of us ... weather we are republican, democrat, liberal, conservative, libertarian, etc, etc.

    It makes NO difference who you are, what you believe in, what religion you are, the color of your skin - the administration has proven that they are capable of going after ANYONE who stands in their way of moving their agenda forward.

    Be apprised - each and every one of you who call yourself Americans or some form of hyphenated American name - you are in the cross hairs of this President and his attack dogs.

    You are not safe NO matter who you are. It has taken 5 years for Obama to show us who he is and what he will do to in order to have his agenda put into place.

    "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

    Thomas Jefferson

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  2. If he starts spouting "Administrator in Chief" with "Ruffles and Flourishes" I'm going to scream. They are self-centered, do as I say not as I do, pinheads!

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  3. A Tool 4 FreedomMay 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I have taught my son that you are known by the company that you keep. And I believe this to be true.

    I've told my son that you don't cover yourself with tattoo's to be cool because a day will come when "tat's" are not cool. I've taught him to dress for the occasion ... jeans are fine where jeans are suited. H. And he is respected and liked for his in individual thought and action.His friends admire his strength of character to stand his ground. He has learned well and enjoys himself. he is comfortable with himself at all times.

    In a different vain, can this be said of the "lackey's" that surround Obama in the White House and various influential departments? No I don't think so.

    All the idealistic people that followed Obama into DC 5 years ago couldn't have had the idea to invade citizens private tax files, or look at corporations phone records, or turn their back on stranded diplomats in Benghazi. No I don't think so.

    They had to be taught that this kind of action was acceptable ... "that the ends justified the means". They were (for the most part, not all) brought up at the feet of the inner counsel from Chicago. This is how politics work in Chicago. It works there, it will work here in DC. No I don't think so.

    The whole attitude that we are seeing being exhibited by the FBI, the IRS, the White House, the Justice Department is for the most part the image, the attitude, the lack of respect for America, the lack of respect for the Constitution, the lack of respect for anyone or anything that doesn't match or agree with what Obama and his inner circle of supporters hold near and dear to their hearts.

    In street language Obama and his boys are "players". They are what the time requires them to be, they play roles. they have no ethics or morals.

    Shame on all of us for falling for his line, for not working hard enough to defeat him, for being complacent with our politics.

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  4. 2014 Elections are not far away. it is time to pick up the pieces, brush ourselves , and climb back on the Marry-Go-Round
    and take back our country, our dignity in world affairs. and assume our leadership position.

    We gave this country to Obama and look at what he has done to it.

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  5. Stand up, Be CountedMay 15, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    The events at IRS, FBI, and Justice are all acts of POLITICAL INTIMIDATION.

    And doesn't the act of Attorney General Holder "recusing" himself wave a red flag and have the hint of quilt or knowledge of the facts or worse just told by his boss to get out of the picture.

    I have said since January 20, 2008 that this man would not serve out his term ...I just didn't think it may be the second term ... but I don't think he will. Unless the Congress doesn't have the will or stamina to follow through to where this mess will

    Political Intimidation, Obstruction of Justice, Deception, Lying, Tyranny, Failure to Uphold the Oath of Office and Support of the Constitution they are all in play right now.


    “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
    ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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