Friday, May 17, 2013

A wink, a nod and a fat paycheck. The wages of collectivist tyranny.

IRS tax exemption/Obamacare exec got $103,390 in bonuses
Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS executive in charge of the tax exempt division in 2010 when it began targeting conservative Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harrassment, got more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012.
More recently, Ingram was promoted to serve as director of the tax agency's Obamacare program office, a position that put her in charge of the vast expansion of the IRS' regulatory power and staffing in connection with federal health care, ABC reported earlier today.
Also see: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top: The bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service did exactly what the president said was the right and honorable thing to do.
But that's not how things work in post-Watergate Washington. Mr. Obama didn't need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative political groups were engaged in nefarious deeds; publicly call out by name political opponents whom he'd like to see harassed; and publicly have his party pressure the IRS to take action.
Mr. Obama now professes shock and outrage that bureaucrats at the IRS did exactly what the president of the United States said was the right and honorable thing to do. "He put a target on our backs, and he's now going to blame the people who are shooting at us?" asks Idaho businessman and longtime Republican donor Frank VanderSloot.
LATER: Ken Blackwell on Where Lawlessness Comes From.


Pointy End Out said...

Add her to the list.

Anonymous said...

.....But there isn't some conspiracy or plan or anything like that. No, everything is just a bunch of happy, fortuitous convergences. Happenstance! Coincidental!

Don't think for yourselves, believe the media and watch more network news!

Anonymous said...

The Church Lady! Who Knew!?

A Texan said...

There's an apocryphal story about Ike putting in back of the White House, and a squirrel ran across the lawn and hit the ball. Ike was less than pleased, and this was supposedly followed not too much later by highly trained Secret Service agents chasing after squirrels.

Indeed, no orders are necessary - one just does things to please the master...and, in this case, the master knew full well the effect of his oft-repeated words. Ike probably had no idea that some idiot would have these guys chasing tree rats.

William Flatt said...

In 'Where Lawlessness Comes From', the author suggests that Obama has not already ordered the killing of a political opponent.

This is most likely incorrect.

It assumes that if he ordered it and it was done, that we would all automatically know it. Not so. People often think that an unexposed conspiracy automatically equals a conspiracy theory; that a thing on a massive scale cannot happen without someone leaking it, and to that I say 'Manhattan Project'.

We know that on a few occasions, Obama has ordered targeted killings (assassinations). What he hasn't done is flaunted that power, and as far as we know no American on US soil has been the victim of a kill order.

However, the possibility cannot be ruled out. If Obama has already deemed someone to be an imminent threat to (himself) just for consuming oxygen, and if that individual were expertly assassinated, it would either look like an accident or if foul play is suspected, the evidentiary trail will be short and cold.

The threat lies in Obama's illegitimate rule being challenged broadly enough that he feels compelled to use the power recklessly and indiscriminately. If that day comes, then things will get 'interesting'; but I also suspect that the powers-behind-the-curtain would tell Obama that his time is up and he must let political power pass to the next anointed 'heir un-apparent'.

What IS certain, though, is that we have a long way to go to 2016 and it will only get worse from here. Obama can still screw things up badly enough to provoke full-on civil war, especially if he selects either Janet 'Bull Dyke' Napolitano or Deval Patrick to be the next Attorney (pirate) General.

If the ammunition industry is able to create new ways to increase production, they'll only succeed in proving that Americans will match greater increases in production with even greater increases in purchases! Patriots are gearing up for war!