Are You on the IRS Obamacare Enemies List?

Soon the same political IRS operatives who target opponents

 “Lois G. Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the IRS, told reporters Friday that the “absolutely inappropriate” actions were undertaken by “front-line people” working in Cincinnati to target groups with “tea party,” “patriot” or “9/12” in their names”. [1]

““If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous,” Obama said. “And there’s no place for it. And they have to be held fully accountable.”” [1]

… and grass-roots citizens who want a better, more affordable medical system instead of a trainwreck …,

“Although some of the groups were explicitly labeled “tea party” or “patriot,” others that came under intense scrutiny were focused on challenging the Affordable Care Act — known by many as Obamacare — or the integrity of federal elections.” [1]

… the same people who shamelessly hand out favors to their political friends…,

“Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.”

“According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.” [2]

 … and distribute the confidential records of their enemies (a federal felony)…

“The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year.” [3]

 … will be the guardians of a database containing virtually every private detail of YOUR existence despite having a track record of callous disregard for the citizenry and for the sensitivity of personal information …

 [A class action suit has been filed alleging that IRS agents] “stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians.”

  “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search….”

 “[C]ompany executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records. The IRS agents ignored and discarded each of these warnings, ignored their own published and public-reliant rules and governing ethical requirements, and ignored the limitations of the court’s search warrant authorization, seizing the records under threat of destroying company property.”

  “These medical records contained intimate and private information of more than 10,000,000 Americans, information that by its nature includes information about treatment for any kind of medical concern, including psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual or drug treatment, and a wide range of medical matters covering the most intimate and private of concerns,” the complaint states.”

  “Despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant, defendants threatened to ‘rip’ the servers containing the medical data out of the building if IT personnel would not voluntarily hand them over. Moreover, even though defendants knew that the records they were seizing were not included within the scope of the search warrant, the defendants nonetheless searched and seized the records without making any attempt to segregate the files from those that could possibly be related to the search warrant.”

  “After being put on notice of the illicit seizure, the IRS agents refused to return the records, continued to keep the records for the prying eyes of IRS peeping toms, and keep the records to this very day. The records may concern the intimate medical records of every state judge in California, every state court employee in California, leading and politically controversial members of the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild, and prominent citizens in the world of entertainment, business and government, from all walks of life.”

  “To top it off, the IRS agents were rude, childish and arrogant, the complaint states: “Adding insult to injury, after unlawfully seizing the records and searching their intimate parts, defendants decided to use John Doe Company’s media system to watch basketball, ordering pizza and Coca-Cola, to take in part of the NCAA tournament…” [4]

  and will be in charge of forcing you to buy Obamacare.

Question 1: How secure is YOUR personal information?  Do you trust the IRS?

Question 2: When Obamacare, HHS, and the IRS decide there’s only enough money for five procedures, with six people in need, and, looking at their screen with all of your personal, private information, will they choose you?

 Question 3: Is it any wonder that bills have already been introduced in Congress to prevent the IRS from hiring the 17,000 new IRS agents who are supposed to enforce Obamacare (U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes R-Va)? Or that would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from implementing or enforcing any provision of the president’s health care law (H.R. 1990)?

Update 1: 

“The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.”

“Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.” [5]

Question 4: Feel better now? We don’t.

Update 2:

“The National Treasury Employees Union, NTEU, which represents the IRS employees who harassed and delayed tea party and conservative groups, has come out against the proposal to put federal workers into exchange-based health insurance.”

“Fancy that: the people in charge of deciding whether you go into an exchange, and who decided it doesn’t matter whether your state doesn’t want one, don’t want to be in one themselves.” [6]

Question 5: The swarms of IRS agents in charge of enforcing Obamacare don’t want to be in Obamacare themselves. Apoplectic yet? Had enough out of these people?

Update 3:

Comment: It’s not enough that they target their political opponents. They have to live the high life and rub our noses in it.

IRS Obamacare Official Placed on Leave for Corruption – “Sources say a key official in charge of overseeing health reform implementation, as well as another staffer, have been put on leave for accepting more than $1,000 in free meals and other items at a 2010 conference.” [7]

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[1] IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups
Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: May 13, 2013

 [2] IRS official Lerner speedily approved exemption for Obama brother’s ‘charity’
Charles C. Johnson  5:06 PM 05/14/2013

[3] IRS Office That Targeted Tea Party Also Disclosed Confidential Docs From Conservative Groups
by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott
ProPublica, May 13, 2013, 5:40 p.m.

 [4] Class Calls IRS Rude, Crude and Abusive
March 14, 2013

[5] IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
ABC News
John Parkinson and Steven Portnoy
May 16, 2013

 [6] IRS Employees Union: Keep Us Out Of Exchanges
By Loren Heal on May 17, 2013

[7] Top IRS Official For Obamacare Implementation Placed On Administrative Leave
June 5, 2013

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