“Lie No. 9: Lerner says that there was no political pressure to investigate tea-party groups. In fact, Senator Carl Levin (D., Mich.) repeatedly pressed the agency to investigate conservative groups falling under Lerner’s jurisdiction. What we have, then, is this: Under a Democratic administration, the IRS was under pressure from Democratic elected officials to investigate political enemies of the Democratic party. The agency did so. Its commissioner lied to Congress about its doing so. When the inspector general’s report was about to make these abuses public, the agency staged a classic Washington Friday news rollout at a sleepy American Bar Association tax-law conference, hoping to minimize the bad publicity. Lerner lied to the public about the nature, scope, and extent of the IRS intimidation campaign.”
It came as no surprise that he would bail out of his current seat before the fire is turned up too high.
His Letter of 072712, May only provide cover (though showing a significant aggressive stance towards tax exempts) for the underlying pressure he was putting on IRS officials to directly target conservative organizations which carry the 501(c)4 designation. There is now the possibility that more of his involvement comes to light, and that records thought to be lost forever, have now turned up.
Bill Still talks about a recent discovery of Lois Lerner emails found conveniently AFTER the elections.
The Michigan DNR ruled certain pigs feral and dangerous.
A Free family event in Beaverton MI!
The following popped into my in-box this morning:
“Remember our friends Mark and Jill Baker, Baker’s Green Acres, “feral” pigs, “floppy ears – erect ears”, “curly tails – straight tails”, $700,000 fine! 2 1/2 years of game playing, threats, interruption of a farm’s commerce, hearing cancellations, Dirty “Harry”, my goodness we could fill the page . . .
Well, the story is out, it’s good and YOU need to see it. Grab your family, your friends and join us for a viewing.
When: 7:00 p.m., Oct. 6, 2014 (doors open at 6:30)
Where: Beaverton Gem Theater, 120 Ross St., Beaverton MI 48612
Following the movie, Mark will be available for a “question and answer” segment. Is there anything about the story that you’ve always wondered but haven’t had the opportunity to ask? Monday, the 6th, will be your opportunity.
There is no cost for admission. A free will donation will be collected following the movie and “q & a”. There will be concessions available. Please no outside food or drink.”
There will likely be take-home copies available as well.
It was his courage to stand up against the formerly unimaginable wanton persecution by state agencies like the (feral) DNR and the AG’s office. IT was the support of people who were aware of what was going on that allowed him to survive, and cause the Attorney General’s office to fold under the weight of a huge, easily recognizable, mistake. It was his willingness to suffer the loss of business as the state threatened his customers, and cut off his sole income.
And all throughout this process other farms were shut down and forced to slaughter their livelihoods because they had no means to fight ‘city hall.’