The State Department’s In-Kind Contribution to the Clinton Campaign
Yesterday’s revelation that the State Department is processing (read: stonewalling) 50,000 emails from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but that none of those emails will be ready for public consumption until sometime in January 2016 is unsurprising.
Those emails cover everything from the Benghazi disaster to numerous foreign policy failures.
The State Department is taking a page directly from the IRS’s playbook.
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Around 6,400 Lois Lerner E-Mails Found
Anyone sufficiently skilled with computers knows that it’s extremely hard to make your data truly disappear without a trace, even when your hard drive crashes. Lois Lerner’s probably thinking about that right now. Earlier today news surfaced that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the official IRS watchdog, found about 6,400 of Lois Lerner’s supposedly lost e-mails during its investigation. Even though these e-mails | Read More »
Only 4% Got the Right Obamacare Subsidy
Tax Day is tomorrow, and if Obamacare wasn’t complicating people’s lives enough already, it’s going to make paying taxes even more of a pain for most of the people who have signed up for subsidies. According to Betsy McCaughey over at Investor’s Business Daily, if you applied for a federal Obamacare subsidy, chances are the bureaucrats got it wrong. Per the article: ObamaCare is making | Read More »
The IRS Is Here To Help You With Obamacare
If the IRS is wrong, you’re wrong! The Obama administration revealed in late February that it had sent a tax form containing incorrect information on health insurance premiums to approximately 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers. At the time, those people were asked to hold off on filing their taxes for 2014 until a corrected form could be sent out. It was not immediately | Read More »
Obama’s Executive Amnesty is Much, Much Worse than You Think
Unless you are one of Obama’s bootlickers in the Senate, you probably are under the impression that Obama’s executive amnesty is a bad idea even if, like me, you are somewhat squishy on the issue of immigration itself. But however bad you thought it was that Obama is seeking to unilaterally rewriting a law that is constitutionally within the exclusive purview of Congress, you will | Read More »
Illegal aliens to receive retroactive EITC refunds
This is wonderful. Via The Washington Times.The shot: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty. The revelation — which contradicts what he told Congress last week — comes as lawmakers also raised concerns Mr. Obama’s amnesty could open | Read More »
IRS ‘structuring violations’ and the slide into serfdom
Via the New York Times: For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service | Read More »
Obama administration punts on enforcing obamacare. Again. #obamacare
So the White House is, yet again, delaying a critical part of Obamacare. This monstrosity has far too many critical parts, you know what I mean?
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The Senate is Preparing to Investigate Ties between White House and IRS
Here at RedState, we’ve already spilled a lot of digital ink covering the IRS scandal. Now, we’ve got more fuel for the fire. The newly minted Republican Senate appears to be getting at least one thing right. The Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, led by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 60% (R-UT), have sent a letter to the White House demanding all | Read More »
Death and Taxes: IRS Informs Very Alive 94 Year Old Man He is Dead
(H/T: IJReview) Following my earlier post, here’s some more IRS fun for us. It’s a news story that could be straight out of Kafka. Siegfried Meinstein is a 94 year old man who is alive and well and living at an assisted living facility near Columbus, Ohio, and according to the IRS, he’s dead. According to an article from Fox News: The newspaper reports that the old-timer’s | Read More »
IRS Hires Same Firm that Botched the Obamacare Rollout
If you need any indication of the IRS’s administration of Obamacare is going to go, look no further than this story. Last Friday, it was announced that the agency had hired CGI Federal, which is probably better known as the same firm that handled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act so well. From the Fiscal Times: If that’s what they wanted, spending more than $4.5 | Read More »
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Millions of Obamacare subsidy recipients may need to pay back-taxes.
The problem for Democrats is not exactly this: “As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe refunds to the federal government, according to an estimate by a tax preparation firm… H&R Block is estimating that as many as half of the 6.8 million people who received insurance premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act benefited from subsidies that were too large, | Read More »
IRS Commissioner: cutting our budget means civilization is doomed
Bad news. The IRS says it may have to furlough workers because it doesn’t have enough money to operate. The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed | Read More »
Reminder to the Uninsured: Obamacare Fines are Coming
An important Obamacare deadline is approaching. People who don’t have health insurance have until February 15, 2015, to purchase a plan or they will face a hefty penalty doled out by the IRS in 2016, which will be either $325 per adult or 2% of a family’s income, depending on which is higher for an individual or family. The Hill notes that insurance companies are trying to remind | Read More »