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Old 02-07-2014, 12:43 AM
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Default True the Vote Founder on IRS: 'I Was Targeted Because of My Political Beliefs'

I'm surprised this administration doesn't just don brown shirts and break her windows calling it Kristallnacht 2.0"...

15 visits in 2 years...all right after she applied for tax-exempt status...Just a coinkydink!...

True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht on IRS: 'I Was Targeted Because of My Political Beliefs'

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The founder of a nonprofit group that focuses on election integrity said that she – and her family businesses – were targeted by the IRS and the federal government because of her political beliefs.

Testifying before a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs hearing on Thursday to discuss the IRS's targeting of conservatives, Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of True the Vote, was asked by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) why, "deep down," she believed she had fifteen visits from four federal agencies in a span of two years after her group applied for tax-exempt status with the IRS in 2010.

"I think I was targeted because of my political beliefs," Engelbrecht told Jordan.

Jordan then replied that he believed Engelbrecht was targeted because of her conservative beliefs and because her group was effective at educating voters about free and fair elections, and had been praised by state attorneys general for cleaning up voter rolls, monitoring election fraud, and even engaging in outreach to Hispanic Americans.

"They targeted you because it was working," Jordan said. "They said, 'We can't have this. Here's a conservative who is making an impact.' That's why you were targeted."

In a previous interview with Breitbart News, Engelbrecht described her experiences with the IRS since her group applied for tax-exempt status in 2010:

We applied for nonprofit C-3 status early in 2010. Since that time the IRS has run us through a gauntlet of analysts and hundreds of questions over and over again. They’ve requested to see each and every tweet I’ve ever tweeted or Facebook post I’ve ever posted. They also asked to know every place I’ve ever spoken since our inception and to whom, and everywhere I intend to speak in the future.

As Breitbart News also reported, True the Vote's application for tax-exempt status started the left's war on Engelbrecht and her organization and also "triggered aggressive audits of one of her family’s personal businesses as well." Engelbrecht's business had never been visited by the federal government before:

The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) began a series of inquiries about her and her group; the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) began demanding to see her family's firearms in surprise audits of her and her husband’s small gun dealership – which had done less than $200 in sales; OSHA (Occupational Safety Hazards Administration) began a surprise audit of their small family manufacturing business; and the EPA-affiliated TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environment Quality) did a surprise visit and audit due to “a complaint being called in.”

Jordan then said it was outrageous that the IRS was asking Engelbrecht and other Tea Party leaders about their "political connections" when the person investigating the IRS's targeting of Tea Party groups donated to President Barack Obama's campaign. Barbara Bosserman, a trial attorney within the IRS's Civil Rights Commission who maxed out donations to the Obama campaign, is leading the investigation, and Jordan mentioned that less than one tenth of one percent of Americans have maxed out to a political candidate.

"If that's not irony, I don't know what is," Jordan said.
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I'm surprised this administration doesn't just don brown shirts and break her windows calling it Kristallnacht 2.0"...

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True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht on IRS: 'I Was Targeted Because of My Political Beliefs'
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At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.[2] Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers.[3] Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.

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No comments about how this woman is being terrorized by the Obama Administration? No sense of outrage over how federal agencies are being used to quell people with opposing viewpoints? Don't you worry that this will all turn around on the Democrats when the Republicans get back into power? Would you like to have to go through this kind of scrutiny because you disagree with the people in power at any given time?

This is really serious stuff and should go beyond partisan lines. If we allow government to do this to anyone else, it will soon be happening to all of us. We went through this with Nixon, but it wasn't nearly as pervasive. Nixon was impeached for less than this and lying to the American public. Obama is even more of an imperial president. If we don't put the brakes on now, he will meet the same fate.
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No comments about how this woman is being terrorized by the Obama Administration? No sense of outrage over how federal agencies are being used to quell people with opposing viewpoints? Don't you worry that this will all turn around on the Democrats when the Republicans get back into power? Would you like to have to go through this kind of scrutiny because you disagree with the people in power at any given time?

This is really serious stuff and should go beyond partisan lines. If we allow government to do this to anyone else, it will soon be happening to all of us. We went through this with Nixon, but it wasn't nearly as pervasive. Nixon was impeached for less than this and lying to the American public. Obama is even more of an imperial president. If we don't put the brakes on now, he will meet the same fate.
Of course there is no comment, how can you defend something that is so obvious. It is just better to try and spin this as nothing but a phoney scandal and mock the posters. It seems several of our liberal poster have reverted to this.

The really sad part is even though the IRS has broken laws, and the people who have testified lied before congress they will get away with it because democrats have control of the senate, and they have most of the media helping to cover-up the scandal.

Of course if a republican would have done something like this during his reign............................
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It's her tale; I'm sittin' on mine.
If they use a certain percentage of money to elect candidates or otherwise politic, they are not exempt by the Treasury Dept. rule which is lenient.

A bill has been suggested (I dont know where it is at the moment) to just have the IRS adhere to the strict letter of that particular tax law and not exempt anyone with any at all political affiliation no matter how much charity work they do.

This is why we cannot have nice things. (teaparty bullsh*t)
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Catherine was on my show this morning after I read the latest about her from our friends at Rare. If you don’t know the background, Catherine is the founder of True the Vote, which she established after working as an election volunteer and noticing all kinds of irregularities going on. Her purpose in creating True the Vote was to ensure that elections were fair and not manipulated by fraud.

The left didn’t like that and they retaliated hard against Catherine, making all kinds of accusations against her, which were quickly parroted by the Democrat Party propagandists at MSNBC as well as Democrat members of Congress including Elijah Cummings and Sheila Jackson Lee. And when True the Vote applied for tax-exempt nonprofit status, you can probably guess what happened. Naturally, the IRS came after not only her nonprofit but her business as well. Bringing audits and inquiries that found nothing, they nonetheless fined Catherine and her husband $20,000 – just because they’re the IRS and they can!

But Catherine refused to take this lying down. She sued the IRS, demanding, among other things, that they give her a yes or no ruling on her nonprofit status. The finally gave her a yes – she certainly qualifies, after all – probably in the hope that it would shut her up. But there was more to the suit. Catherine also went after the IRS for outrageous demands it made of her, some of which she outlined on the show today:

“They wanted to know everywhere I had ever spoken, to whom I had spoken, who was in attendance when I spoke, and, Herman, everywhere I intended to speak through 2013.”

That’s similar to what happened to me over 20 years ago when I got audited by the IRS and they wanted to know all the places I had spoken as vice president of the National Restaurant Association.

They didn’t stop there, either. They demanded to know if Catherine had future political ambitions, as if that is any of their business.

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It's her tale; I'm sittin' on mine.
If they use a certain percentage of money to elect candidates or otherwise politic, they are not exempt by the Treasury Dept. rule which is lenient.

A bill has been suggested (I dont know where it is at the moment) to just have the IRS adhere to the strict letter of that particular tax law and not exempt anyone with any at all political affiliation no matter how much charity work they do.

This is why we cannot have nice things. (teaparty bullsh*t)
True the vote doesn't engage in partisan issues, it's dedicated to addressing issues with voting problems. Non-partisan except that it gives equal scrutiny to all sides which offended those in power in the current admin. Next time, take a minute to get informed about what it is you're trying to besmirch.
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True the vote doesn't engage in partisan issues, it's dedicated to addressing issues with voting problems. Non-partisan except that it gives equal scrutiny to all sides which offended those in power in the current admin. Next time, take a minute to get informed about what it is you're trying to besmirch.
If they were found to donate X percentage of money to candidates then they will not be given the requested status in the tax code. How else is there to determine that but to investigate?
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True the vote doesn't engage in partisan issues, it's dedicated to addressing issues with voting problems. Non-partisan except that it gives equal scrutiny to all sides which offended those in power in the current admin. Next time, take a minute to get informed about what it is you're trying to besmirch.
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If they were found to donate X percentage of money to candidates then they will not be given the requested status in the tax code. How else is there to determine that but to investigate?
But they didn't so YOUR post is bullshi*
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