Oregon’s Blumanure Rises To Defend IRS

The Democrat Representative really got his bow tie in a twist yesterday during the hearing 14425546gollum-5-jpgin which IRS head John Koskinen was grilled about the supposed loss of two years’ worth of emails to and from Lois Lerner regarding the targeting of certain groups. Kos claimed that because her computer had crashed and the hard drive was destroyed, the data are unrecoverable – and coincidentally, the same thing happened to six other people involved in the targeting.

Of course, that’s impossible, because as is the case with every governmental agency, even local city governments, the records are retained on servers. So it doesn’t matter whether or not the seven individual machines crashed; the records are still there.

Anyone with half a brain can see it for what it is, and Rep. Paul Ryan pulled off the gloves and told it like it is: “I don’t believe you”. Kos replied that in the course of his lengthy career he had never been called a liar before. Perhaps he should have been, because that’s exactly what it comes down to.

Bow-tie Blumanure was “outraged”:

“It is now the dicta of the Republican Party to assault the IRS at every turn and undercut its ability to function,” thundered Blumenauer, arguing that the worst came when Republicans forced a two-week government shutdown last fall.

Yeah, whatever. Sic ’em, Earl.

These folks are unequivocally lying. That is indisputable.

But keep on defending them; it’s a great way to curry favor with a lawless administration.
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4 Responses to Oregon’s Blumanure Rises To Defend IRS

  1. lectorconstans says:

    I’ve asked, rhetorically, in other places, if all or any of your eMail would be lost if your computer got run over by a bus.

    But maybe the IRS uses MAILBOX.

    • maxredlines says:

      Ironic that they expect you to retain records for seven years, isn’t it?

      • lectorconstans says:

        It could set a legal precedent. If an Auditor asks for records, just say that your disk was Lernered.

      • maxredlines says:

        Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators.

        “The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people. Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman. “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”

        Under Stockman’s bill, “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act,” taxpayers who do not provide documents requested by the IRS can claim one of the following reasons:

        1. The dog ate my tax receipts
        2. Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
        3. Traded documents for five terrorists
        4. Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
        5. Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
        6. Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
        7. Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
        8. Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
        9. Was short on toilet paper while camping
        10. At this point, what difference does it make?

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