Cancer Patient Who Spoke Out Against ObamaCare Now Being Audited

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Bill Elliot was a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare and couldn’t pay the expensive new premiums. He was talking about paying the ObamaCare fine, going without health insurance and “letting nature take its course.”

He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.

Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.

That’s a rather strange coincidence.

Would the IRS actually go after a cancer patient, who had voted for Obama initially, just for appearing on FOX and now being sharply critical of Obama and suggesting that he resign for his health plan lie?

Under the current insane state of affairs, where the IRS was used to silence the opposition, it’s unfortunately entirely possible. The fact that we are even having this discussion shows how badly Obama has undermined confidence in government institutions and the rule of law.

Americans always hated the IRS, but it’s been a while since they believed that the IRS was targeting them for their political views.

The United States desperately needs to restore the rule of law and confidence in its institutions otherwise we are facing a serious crisis in which Americans begin viewing government agencies as tools of political repression.

  • Inane Rambler

    The IRS going after enemies of the President has been standard almost since it was founded.

    • kasandra

      And your evidence of this is what? When Richard Nixon simply mused about using the IRS to punish his political enemies it became the first or second article of impeachment in the Senate’s draft articles.

    • Well Done

      No. Not. But, you’re partly correct, you are an inane rambler. You have, in fact, no first clue whether the IRS has ever “gone after enemies of the President” before 0bama, do you?

      • Boxhawk

        Actually we do. Remember when the Clinton’s had hundreds of IRS files on people they “disagreed” with?

  • SoCalMike

    The Dems who voted for this make my skin crawl.

  • tagalog

    Commentary Magazine has a very interesting article in its latest edition, about the Obama administration (constitutionally obliged to see to it that the laws are faithfully observed), aided and abetted by the U.S. Supreme Court, overriding laws that it doesn’t like simply by 1. refusing to enforce or defend them, and 2. by asserting the pre-emption of federal law over state law (where a state, like Arizona, has passed a state statute regarding the enforcement of immigration laws) in order to defang the states from enforcing the law. A short article and well worth the time spent in reading it.

    The use of the IRS to audit the people perceived as “enemies” by the administration has a very long pedigree. Nixon notoriously did it, and it probably goes back to FDR and even beyond. Now Obama’s doing it. The difference is that it used to outrage people, and sometimes the outrage was expressed in language about impeachment. Not this time.

    • JoeThePimpernel

      Nixon merely “considered” it. The IRS, like all agencies of the feral government, has always been run by Democrats. They don’t go after their own.

      • unionville

        I did not know that the IRS was run by a left wing union until I saw your post and did a little research. Abolishing the IRS and converting to a flat tax is looking pretty good to me.

        • lissmth

          A fair tax would completely abolish the IRS.

          • unionville

            I don’t like to think about taxes until I have to fill out my return every year. But I did some more research and you are, of course, right. I can get behind whatever tax system is going to get rid of the IRS.

          • CaoMoo

            Fair tax would make illegals pay their fair share as well.

          • Tspud1

            And drug dealers

        • Ewade

          You would enjoy “Triumph of an Idea” by R Nolan Shepherd. He had some very good ideas to solve the IRS problem, including the Fair Tax. Unfortunately he was killed Breitbart style by the Illuminatti before he could promote his book properly. It is on Amazon though.

      • A Z

        Depends in how much pressure you put on them. If some are going to get fired they will point to people who are dirty, dirtier than them or who broke the law in this particular case. Al little pressure won;t do. It will just irritate them p_ss them off and make them come after you.

        A little pressure will make them think you are not serious and are weak. They will come after you then.

        A lot of pressure is needed

    • Connie Alsip

      Pfft!

      • tagalog

        An SBD?

    • Well Done

      Oh, I see, this is the Dem’s cover story for 0bama’s corrupting the IRS; “Nixon considered it”. Here in the real world, “considering” a course of action is quite different from actually doing it. And, what’s this “it probably goes back to FDR”? What does that mean? You probably don’t know what you’re talking about. 0bama was probably born in Kenya.

      • CptNerd

        I love how they try to make an “equivalence of evil.” If Obama doing it is good, and Nixon also did it, that means that Nixon doing it is also good, QED. But that’s “logic” which is inherently “racist”, “sexist”, “homophobic”, and every other word-arrow in the Leftist quiver that basically means “shut up.”

      • JacintoKid

        This was also their BS excuse for eliminating the filibuster. Last week the journolisters were breathlessly writing articles stating that the democrats did it now because the republicans were going to do it after 2014 when they retake the senate.

        • roscoe

          the repubs could have done it in 2005 but didn’t.and reed lied to the repubs they said they would let the dems put in who they wanted to in the nlrb if reed wouldn’t do the nuclear option for voting on fed judges and you see what reed done

  • A Z

    He is being audited back to 2003. I thought the IRS could only back 7 years.

    This is an anaI exam.

    We need to return the favor. We need to go through every business transaction personal relationship, and unseal the record of their psychotherapy records (if they have any). That is harsh, but it is what they are doing top us. Obama had the divorce records of his senatorial opponent unsealed. So we would not be setting a precedent.

    • lissmth

      Those psych records will all be there thanks to Obama’s 2009 Stimulus bill that created a medical dossier on each of us.

    • CaoMoo

      Just have the IRS lay waste to Obama after he is out of office. Democrats might cry but re[ublicans can simply say they are returning the favor. Or get the fair tax in place and abolish the damn IRS to the dustbin of history and start working on The EPA and the like next.

      • creeper

        Not a chance. By the time he leaves (IF he leaves) he will be the richest man in the country. What do you think all this fundraising is about, anyway? Did you think all that money he’s raking in would go to other Dems?

        Silly you.

        • Indiana Conservative

          As Christ said what good is it if a man gains the whole the world but loses his own soul.What is laid out in Luke 16:19-30 awaits for alot of these idiot liberals who use gov t tyranny to punish innocent people who disagree

      • Boxhawk

        That would be the shortest IRS audit in history, since Obama never spends a dime of his own money.

    • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

      Honestly, I have begun to think that Liberals in this country have no idea the can of worms they are opening. If 50% of the country come to the conclusion that the government is being used “as tools of political repression…” then that could trigger the worst crisis that we’ve seen since the Civil War, 152 years ago…and THAT was also triggered by a Democratic president (James Buchanan’s policies led directly to the Civil War).

      When you start using the government to persecute it’s own citizens, people will begin to fight back…sporadically at first, and then by banding together…we are only seeing the 1st steps in that oppression. It’s time to stop it now, rather than later.

      • A Z

        Reading Buchanan’s biography now. It is a mixed bag. But my 1st impression that Buchanan was a politician and not a leader.

        He wanted the Supreme Court to decide on the issue of slavery and not lead.

        It also seems he got elected because he was overseas and therefore was not in the arena. So he was literally the eldest statesman of his party that was untainted by the rough and tum,be of the political debate.

        He was the default candidate.

      • ihazconservative

        Well, hey, when you uncritically read websites that lie you will be duped. The iRS can’t audit this far back
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2012/04/25/huge-taxpayer-win-supreme-court-tells-irs-3-years-to-audit-is-plenty/

        • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

          don’t know where you’ve been hiding, but yes, the IRS can audit as far back as 10 years now…that has been the law since the 1990′s…under Clinton.

          • John Richter

            Start with the basic rule that the IRS usually has three years after you file to audit you. If you omit more than 25% of your income, the IRS gets double that time, six years. But statutes are often extended, sometimes voluntarily.

            Frequently, the IRS says it needs more time to audit and asks you to sign a form extending the statute, usually for a year. Most tax advisers generally advise clients to agree. However, get some professional advice about your own situation. You may be able to limit the time or scope of the extension.

            But what if you file a false return under-reporting income or willfully fail to file? The rules for how long you must worry–and the stakes–go up materially, including potential criminal charges and prison. Section 6531(2) of the tax code says the statute is six years commencing once the return is filed, or from the time you willfully failed to file a return.

            In a case of alleged criminal tax evasion, that means the statute hasn’t run if the taxpayer is indicted within six years after “willfully attempting in any manner to evade or defeat any tax or the payment thereof.” In some cases, though, the statute is “tolled”–so stops running. For example, the statute stops running if the target is outside the U.S. or is a fugitive.

          • Cherryblossom3

            And, of course, if you are a democrat politician in Washington, none of this applies to you!

          • John Ross Zaydi

            I was audited in 2007 and was personally told by the IRS agent that one can only be audited going back 3 years.
            Was the agent lying? Who knows. But that’s what I was told.

          • Benghazi Barack

            There may be laws and rules, but this is the IRS and they can pretty much make up law as they go. The real problem is Congress who will not reduce their powers or force them to be in compliance with the Constitution

          • fenix1

            My Friends…it appears to me that under the current regime the IRS and just about any other Agency can do as they damned please! It appears that the “Rule of Law” has become inconsequential! It also is “glaringly” obvious that our elected Representatives are negligent in their responsibilitys towards the American People and their “Oaths of Office” and don’t give a damn what we think. This “Lawlessness” and trampling all over the Constitution is going to end! HOW it ends is what i’m concerned about! I’m thinking things are gonna get ugly. In my life experiences i’ve found that when a “Bully” hits you in the nose the only thing that will stop that Bully is to hit him back…only harder! Has worked for me a few times over the years!

        • SovereignMary

          ihazconservative – Who says that the IRS follows the laws or the U.S. Constitution? It seems like you totally live in the Fog of the Unknown.–
          “The IRS argues it has the right to violate the Fourth Amendment under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.

          The Internal Revenue Service believes it is not beholden to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and can read your email without a warrant, according to documents released to the American Civil Liberties Union under a Freedom of Information Act request.

          The documents reveal that the wealth confiscation agency thinks it’s OK to poke around in the electronic version of your papers and effects if you store them in an email cloud service like Google Mail.

          The IRS argues it has the right to violate the Fourth Amendment under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The act unconstitutionally permits government agencies to obtain emails older than 180 days without a warrant.”
          http://truth11.com/2013/04/12/irs-violates-fourth-amendment/

        • SovereignMary

          ihazconservative – It seems like you’ve completely turned a blind-eye to Lois Lerner using the IRS in an unlawful manner against grassroots Tea Party organizations and others.

        • SovereignMary

          It seems you’ve skipped an article also written by Forbes –
          Congress Holding Hearings On IRS Tax Exempt Scandal Today
          http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2013/05/17/congress-holding-hearings-on-irs-tax-exempt-scandal-today/

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        • chief1937

          I beg to differ I believe if they suspect fraud they may go back as far as necessary not positive but I think that is correct.

        • william russell

          Hey we are not duped. I do not know the whole story but the irs can go back 3 years, if they find something in those three years they can go back another 3 years and so on.

        • Rhonda Renee Sessions

          The IRS regulations state that they can go back 3 years from the return in question (presuming it’s 2012), and IF they find anything in any of THOSE returns, they can go back another 6 years from that return they find any discrepancy. Most times, they don’t find anything. I’m not condoning the practice, because it is used to abuse and intimidate, not actually find any false reporting, but that’s the regulations in place at this time, and that’s all I’m doing, is reporting what the regulations are. (Notice that these are “administrative” regulations, not laws, and are therefore, not able to be challenged in a court of law, but in an administrative hearing and administrative judge overseeing the hearing, with NO jury of peers to judge the case.)

        • Don Merriam

          This administration is doing whatever it wants to with no regard for the written law. As far as the liberals are concerned, laws are written for other people to follow, not themselves.

      • RealTalkfromNYC

        I agree. They are high on their own power, truly punch drunk. our side HAS to fight back. if a GOP gets into the White House, he/she needs to investigate everything OBama has done and just as importantly, PUBLICIZE IT TO THE WORLD. FIGHT BACK! WE ARE BEING PERSECUTED!

      • James1754

        The liberals will continue to do as they please as long as they have a certain group that votes 96% for them in all elections.

      • Geoffrey_Britain

        “people will begin to fight back…sporadically at first, and then by banding together”

        What do you think the DHS purchasing 1.6 BILLION rounds of hollow point ammo and 2700 light tanks are for? It can have only ONE purpose. Preparation for political unrest. Watch for the DHS to respond violently to protests, in order to precipitate a violent response and then they can declare martial law.

        Why do you think the Obama administration has forced over 200 senior military officers into retirement for? So that when the DHS starts its brownshirt gestapo tactics, the military will stand down. The Obama administration is maneuvering to position the military into supporting the “lawfully elected” federal government, so that when they start herding ‘resistant’ Americans into internment camps for ‘re-education’ and murdering those who resist with arms, all the institutions that might resist are under their control.

        “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”

        • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

          I have in other places voiced much the same concerns you have pointed out. Obama is forcing into retirement huge numbers of flag/general officers who’s political views are not in lock-step with the Democrats…he’s doing this because historically, the American military has been “apolitical.” (During WW2 British senior officers were shocked when American generals would say “that’s a political question to be answer by NCA [i.e. FDR], as their tradition is much different).

          I suspect that if DHS is used to “suppress civil disorder”…which is of such a magnitude that the military…becomes problematic, I could foresee many junior officers violating orders and that would be catastrophic for the country, and would definitely trigger a civil war.

          And that is what is terrifying Obama et al…they are afraid of the military, with good reason.

          • Geoffrey_Britain

            “I suspect that if DHS is used to “suppress civil disorder”…which is of such a magnitude that the military…becomes problematic, I could foresee many junior officers violating orders”

            Perhaps. One would certainly hope that the military would support the Constitution rather than the feds. BUT…that would require the military to make a political and legal judgement, something they’ve always avoided as anathema. The Obama administration and the MSM are CERTAIN to categorize any conflict, as the administration being the lawfully elected constitutional government and any rebellion as invalid. Which way the military would leap is open to question. And your junior officers would essentially be contemplating a form of mutiny.

          • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

            yes, in 3rd world countries, it’s called a “coup”. That is essentially what would happen…a bunch of Colonels/BrigGen’s would be the triggering group…

          • Geoffrey_Britain

            Most of us are familiar with the term coup and its meaning. Assuming that the ‘triggering group of Colonels/BrigGen’s were successful in their coup, in seizing power, the difficult part would be what would happen afterwards. It’s a given that the country is essentially divided, what would the Colonels/BrigGen’s do with half the country?

          • P_Ang

            That’s probably why the ‘Bam’s been kicking out all the senior military staff and brainwashing the younger ones with “conservatives and people who don’t worship Obama are terrorists.”

          • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

            Obama is performing the US equivalent of Joe Stalin’s Red Army purge of the late 1930′s…where he shot or imprisoned every other general and every 4th Colonel. This isn’t a good sign…

        • oldwhiteguy

          it will be one heck of a war. with 50 million plus armed americans, who in the current regime would be stupid enough to generate the spark that will cause it. we can’t win against poorly armed afganistan and neither could Russia. how much success do you think a corrupt government will have in America?

          • Ummah Gummah

            .

            Actually, we COULD win. But not under the current ROE handed down by Barry.

            .

          • oldwhiteguy

            well, yes, but the war must be fought by killing the enemy not waiting for him to kill you. you are correct the ROE shows that those in charge have no idea how to fight anything other than an election.

        • Igor

          Remember, it’s not how may rounds you have, but how many shooters you’ve got. Believe me, if the populace decides to do guerrilla tactics against a corrupt regime (which we have now, in spades) (no pun intended) they don’t stand a chance. I’m an engineer, what can be screwed together by engineers can be readily taken apart by them. Never piss off an Engineer!!

          • http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/ Rich Vail

            some of the best guerrillas in the Philippines were engineers who were “drafted” after the Japanese attacks. Wendell Fertig is a case in point…drafted as a captain, he we promoted through Lt Col, for performing his job outstandingly. After Wainwright was tricked into surrendering the entire US forces in PHI (he didn’t have the authority to do that), Fertig went into the bush and ended up building a force of 30k men & women, who greeted the returning US forces…Fertig was eventually promoted to BrigGen for building up a successful multi-divisional strong force.

        • Kathy Diaz

          My God, I hope you’re wrong. I have been so surprised by the dirt of this administration. This is the worst I have ever seen in my life! The constant lying is shocking. The low info voters I know are oblivious. If this happens, they will be so shocked. I remember one woman I know saying at the last election, “I think he wants to help the middle class. I believe him. He want to help us!” PLEASE. She stopped speaking to me when I suggested she watch “Obama, 2016.”

    • Hoof Hearted

      There is only ONE way to ‘return the favor’ as you say. The Tree of Liberty….

    • John Richter

      So either someone is lying, or the IRS is once again ignoring the tax code. Where is Issa on this?

    • geokstr

      Actually, Obama had the legally sealed divorce records of BOTH his primary opponent and the Republican unsealed. He was trailing in both the primary and the general elections until both of them were blasted in the Chicago media over those records and withdrew.

      He got whipped in his first try for state senator by a former(?) Black Panther separatist. That’s where he learned that the only good opponent is a smeared, humiliated, disgraced or forced-to-withdraw opponent.

      So in his second run for state, he had his staff comb through the nominating petitions for his five primary opponents and had enough signatures disqualifed for technicalities to force all of them to drop out. One of them was his former and sponsor, which demonstrated his sense of loyalty to his friends. It was his initial test drive of what would become the bus he would use to through lots more people under.

      • Karll

        If it was a Republican who pulled that crap, we would have heard about it 24/7.

    • Mallet Head

      I may be mistaken but I think the IRS can go back NINE years .. I’m even less sure about this one .. You can only go back and amend a return from FIVE years ago, maybe seven, but definately not the same length of time the IRS can. .. oh and once you respond to the IRS it resets the clock so if it was 8yrs and 11mnts if at that point they make firm contact with you it resets the clock to zero.

      • A Z

        I do not know; I have no reason to doubt you. I will have to look it up.

    • Myrtle Linder

      Maybe, every who gets “screwed” by Obama and Obamascare, should sue it or them both. If we don’t kill that thing first, it will get us and America…..

      • Chris P

        Wow – what a nasty response. So you want the old system where people died or went bankrupt because they got sick. Or you couldn’t get insurance at any price.

        • Myrtle Linder

          If Obamacare is all that is available, I will have no insurance!!! To get Obamascare, would be turning against my GOD and my SAVIOR, because it is 100% against them. I feel very sorry of those who can not seem to be able to understand that

          The old system: I had cancer 8 years ago and the old system took great care of me.I did not go bankrupt. I love it and yes, I want it.

          By the way, truth is often quite undesired, even “nasty” by those who hate truth.

          • Chris P

            Since you and other Christians cannot agree on the subject it is clearly more proof that it is made up fiction.

          • Myrtle Linder

            No, we do not always agree with each other, neither do identical twins. Only fools alway agree with each other, just for the sake of agreeing, maybe a little like fools who cannot have any faith, in their CREATOR, who with no doubts at all made fools, like you. I’m not saying that HE made you as fools, because HE did not do that, you did that with the help of Satan, GOD had nothing to do with it This is the same wonderful GOD that gave you a choice to believe as you see fit. Although there is a catch in that. you get to spend and everlasting life with the one you choose to follow. You may follow HIM or you may follow Satan. We are the”fools” that will have an everlasting with GOD and that is exactly how we want it. Because it is so wonderful, we try to take everyone with us that we can, that is why we tell others of this wonderful choice.

            We do not heed the ravings of mankind, we listen to the gentle words of our SAVIOR AND GOD. The commands HE gives us all fit into two commandments.

            Matthew 22:37-40
            37.JESUS said unto him, thou shalt love the LORD THY GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind.
            38. This is the first and great commandment.
            39. The second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
            40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

            1 John 5:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of GOD; and every one that loveth (others) is born of GOD, and knoweth GOD.

          • Chris P

            You don’t agree because there are not facts to support any Gods. If there were real facts you would have agreed by now.

          • Myrtle Linder

            1169 posts 234 votes should tell you something. This shows that you are a very unhappy man and need to do something about that. Love begets love, almost a100% winner! Try it. GOD IS LOVE

            I am afraid that you do not have the courage to read

            John 3:16 GOD so loved the world (people) that HE gave HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish but have everlasting life

            Ephesians 2:4-5
            4. But GOD, who is rich in mercy, for HIS great love wherewith HE loved us,
            5. Even when we were dean in sins, hath quickened us together with CHRIST, (By grace ye are saved)

            Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD THY GOD in the midst of thee is mighty; HE will save, HE will rejoice over thee with joy; HE will rest in HIS love, He will joy over thee with singing.

            2 John 4:9-11
            9. In this was manifested the “love of GOD” toward us , because that GOD sent HIS only begotten SON into the world, that we might live through HIM.
            10. Herein is love,not that we loved GOD, but that HE loved us and sent HIS SON to be a propitiation for our sins.
            11. Beloved, if GOD so loved us we ought also to love one another.

            Romans 5:8 But GOD commendeth HIS love toward us,in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us.

          • Chris P

            No – I am not an “unhappy man” and you repeatedly projecting doesn’t say much for your Christian beliefs. Trying to imply that people you don’t know are somehow less of a person than you are is pretty nasty when you claim to be so much more “right” than atheists.

          • JBluen

            What on earth are you babbling about? I’ve lost my insurance thanks to people like you. Keep your “compassion.”

        • Myrtle Linder

          I had cancer 8 years ago, the insurance and the system took good care of me I did not go bankrupt and I did not die

          Yes, I do want the old system, which would cost me 1/2 of what I would have to pay for Obamascare. I don’t want Obamascare, if it is free because it is anti-GOD, it cannot save me, only GOD and HIS SON can do that.I won’t have Obamascare.

        • chicagorefugee

          Nice strawman – you did build that! Was attacking it as much fun as building it?

          • Chris P

            Was contributing nothing at all to the conversation useful to you.

    • Monique

      Rogue agencies apparently can go back as far as they wish.

    • LC

      I guess they can go back seven years beginning with 2009? I just see that they’re starting with 2009.

      Amazing. They keep trying to silence everyone that is brave enough to speak out about what’s really happening.

    • Kathy Diaz

      Yeah and if the republican party in Illinois had any backbone, they would have let the Ryan run there would have been no Sen Obama and then no President Obama. That man’s stupid lying wife, Gerry Ryan still does movies for lifetime. It was her comments that got Ryan off the ticket. I don’t think all the dirt was in the divorce records. When that was happening I had not idea of the horror that that smearing was going to bring to the American people!

      • A Z

        Ryan was into swinging or voyeurism at private clubs.

        That is not optimal but it is not criminal

        Most guys would go that way, when they are younger. Many or most would also turn away as they start raising families and their kids become teenagers.

        Ryan as senator (like you said) would be better than the “well engineered” train wreck we were given.

  • A Z

    This is an open and shut case of political malfeasance.

    It is pretty easy to prove. We (the government) have Tuckers tax filings. That is the input data. We have the auditing programs (the algorithm).

    Now run the data through the auditing program and see if any red flags pop up.
    The IRS cannot prove that any did. He is too small fry to have been scrutinized for any other reason unless IRS agents conduct random samples (audits). I doubt it. Did any one drop a dime on him and call in? This also should be documented and there should be procedures for handling tips.

    At any rate someone processed/scrutinized his filings and their names should be on the record. They should be called before Congress. They should be fired and sued. The government has sovereign immunity. But people working for the government do not and should be sued if they acted outside the law.

    They cannot defend their audit saying “We applied these rules and voila it said we needed to audit.”

  • http://fdnyretiree.com/ Ed FDNYRetiree

    Under the Obwana dictatorship, “government” has become an entity of distrust and disgust.

    • chief1937

      Under the present regime anything is possible and I do mean anything. Legal or not.

  • crosspatch

    This should be grounds for firing the entire senior staff of IRS and replacing it.

    • JoeThePimpernel

      And sending them all to the gulag.

      • mapache

        Has Obama built them already?

        • Hoof Hearted

          Ha! The IRS will be running them.

        • roscoe

          800 fema camps,yes he has built them

  • DogmaelJones1

    “The United States desperately needs to restore the rule of law and
    confidence in its institutions otherwise we are facing a serious crisis
    in which Americans begin viewing government agencies as tools of
    political repression.” Begin viewing these agencies as tools of political repression and instruments of censorship? That’s already begun, and the IRS audit is meant to scare anyone into not complaining or criticizing Obama, Obamacare, and the whole nine yards of the current administration, including all its cronyism, scandals, and blatant dishonesty.

  • Uncle Monkey

    I’m being audited right now for 2009 for giving to the Tea Party, they say they can only go back 3 years.

    • 3billy123

      Unless they suspect fraud and then, I believe, all bets are off.

  • JoeThePimpernel

    This is just the beginning.

    Ubama is going to make Josef Stalin look like an amateur democidal maniac.

  • Will

    Wait until you see all the “soldiers” and military style vehicles in the streets purchased by the DHS along with the ammo, etc, all paid for in Obamacare. This is going to be an attempt to make the American people think the military has turned against us.

    • CptNerd

      Not to mention the purge of higher-rank officers, being removed for various “scandals”.

  • susan

    Honestly, I believe he needs to get an attorney to challenge this audit. The coincidences are too strange.

  • Connie Alsip

    Wait, don’t forget that flower Lois Lerner. I suppose she just happened to pick his name out of Obama’s hat. I have NO DOUBT that Obama, Holder and/or Lerner are responsible for this public flogging. Keeping an eye on the IRS. They are now armed. If anything untoward might happen to him? Blame the administration, headed by a spoiled little Muslim communist, getting his phone blown up by Ayers, Dorn, and of course, Valerie Jarrett. GET SOME BALLS CONGRESS. The POTUS is the enemy. #ImpeachObama #deportValerieJarrett #IrridicateIslamInTheUSA

    • Ewade

      You’re misguided. Congress are as much the enemy as Obummer is. He couldn’t have done it without them. Meaning, become president even though he is not even an American citizen

  • Aeffesstoo

    I wouldn’t want to be the agent chosen to harass someone with nothing to lose.

  • putupjob

    goons at work.
    more abuse of power by this criminal administration.
    now the irs imposes this awful law on the people and prosecutes any opposition to it.

    There’s a one word description for this: TYRANNY.

    Not the america I knew decades ago.
    Nixon talked about auditing someone, mostly as a joke, took NO action on it, and it ended up in articles of impeachment.

    • lissmth

      Nixon’s misuse of the IRS was a complaint in his impeachment.

      • roscoe

        i saw a special on tv and they say kenndy was the first to use the irs like this

  • PatriotInk

    The FairTax.org rids us of the IRS gestapo. ANY FlatTax does not.

    • CaoMoo

      great idea that had no traction but it might now that flagrant abuses of the IRS this, the tea party audits, the unbemployment numbers before election that were bogus, might motivate republicans to consider it. Unless they plan to follow suit and abuse the IRS for personal gain as well.

    • CptNerd

      Sorry to break this to you, but any tax system requires tax collectors. A Flat tax has the benefit of simplicity and single point of contact, a Fair tax has a lot more complexity (bureaucrats love complexity, more chance for graft and collusion).

      • PatriotInk

        Sorry that your news has very little with what I posted. I am going to type this really slow so that even YOU can get it (maybe not): “The FairTax.org rids US of the IRS gestapo.” (That means that the IRS gestapo does not operate in the in-your-face sovereign citizen’s affairs) Read this really slow: ANY FLATTAX does not.

        • CptNerd

          I will make this easy for you. Assertions are not proof. And if you believe that there won’t be someone who will throw their weight around trying to collect the tax, no matter what plan it is, you are naive and ignorant of human nature. THERE IS NO PERFECT PLAN when humans are involved.

          • PatriotInk

            You are much too intelligent for me. Can’t contend anything meaningful when name calling is injected into the dialogue. Therefore, I assert that your assertions be the last word.

          • CptNerd

            ” I am going to type this really slow so that even YOU can get it (maybe not): “

  • v

    It’s time for 1776 all over again.

    • The Masked Avatar

      1776 times two … Which would make it … 3552.

  • johnholliday

    Sorry for the language, but Barack Obama is the biggest piece of sh*t ever to occupy the White House

  • GeneralQuarters

    No more words! Picking up what I’m laying down?

    • 57nomad

      Find the guy who instigated the audit. Heat up the tar. Denude some ducks.

      • fb274

        Easy to find the guy who instigated the audit……..look for big ears flapping in the wind, purple lips and shucks and jives.

  • FedUp American

    His 2009 tax return? Since the statute of limitations for IRS to begin an audit is generally 3 years from the date the return is filed, if IRS is auditing him for 2009 (return due 4/15/2010) then there is considerably more to this story that is NOT being told. For example: he failed to file his tax return at all, or there is a fraud allegation involved. If it were a case of tax fraud, the criminal investigators wouldn’t give him 6 months advance notice of an interview or even wait around for 6 months to conduct an interview.

    • fb274

      The taxpayer can go back 3 years and do an amended tax return, but no limitations on how far back the IRS can go. The rule of thumb is to retain bank records for 7 years, but sometimes that is not long enough. The IRS needs to be abolished, the rules and regs scrapped and go to a fair or flat tax.

      • FedUp American

        Not true. Under section 6501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and section 301.6501(a)-1(a) of the Income Tax Regulations, the IRS is required to assess tax within 3 years after the tax return was filed with the IRS.

        Under section 6501(e) of the Tax Code and section 301.6501(e)-1 of the Tax Regulations the statute of limitations is 6 years if the taxpayer omits additional gross income in excess of 25% of the amount of gross income stated in the tax return filed with the IRS.

        The statute of limitations does not apply in the case of a false tax return or fraudulent tax return filed with the IRS with intent to evade any tax. See section 6501(c)(1) of the Tax Code and section 301.6501(c)-1 of the Tax Regulations.

  • 3billy123

    I hope he called his congressweasel.
    This is total bullshi+.
    This is a GD impeachable offence.

  • JeanWTPUSA

    Following the Kelly File airing which featured Bill’s story. C. Steven Tucker contacted Bill via Facebook. Steve’s understanding of HIPPA law, which states that insurance carriers can not cancel policies while someone is in the middle of life-saving treatment, helped Bill fight the insurance company to get his health policy reinstated. Shortly after Bill and Steve appeared on several conservative radio shows to report the good news, Bill received an audit notice from the IRS. The same day Bill received his audit notice, C. Steven received two separate letters from the IRS. The first letter stated that C. Steven owes $4,000 from the year 2003 and the second letter states he owes $2,000 from year 2010. There is not actually an audit for Steve at this point, but there is one for Bill. Who knows what the IRS will decide to do in the future. And, yes, it is a big coincidence that both parties received notices from the IRS on the same day. It looks very much like the IRS is targeting anyone, like Bill,
    that speaks out about Obamacare or anyone, like Tucker, who has
    solutions to offer for the millions of Americans with pre-existing
    conditions that are in the process of losing their health insurance
    policies. Are both Bill and C. Steven being silenced by the government?
    It looks that way, especially if you don’t believe in coincidences.

    • RoxAnne Livengood

      A really good tax attorney could clear this up pretty quick, then sue the I.RS once it was found untrue. If I were this man, I would have hired such an attorney immediately. He needs to fight back!

      • Dee Lee

        I would be willing to help with legal expenses, I can’t do it all myself but perhaps some of you would be willing to pitch in a few dollars and have the money go to a reputable attorney. I don’t know the financial circumstances of Bill. Does anyone know of a law firm who would take his case pro bono? It is so easy to give advice to sue the IRS, but that takes $$$$.

        • RoxAnne Livengood

          I would also contribute some money to a legal defense fund. I don’t know where this guy lives, but I know a very established and respected tax attorney in San Francisco who charges a flat fee for his firm’s services (no surprise billings!). I’m sure he would be very happy to help this man!

          • Dee Lee

            We need to hear from Bill and let him know we stand with him. Thank you for your willingness to get involved.

    • whnp

      All I can hear is Shrillary’s screech about disagreeing with the Bush administration. They need to shine the light on this. Go back on Fox and alert the public this is happening and then call Issa to offer testimony at the upcoming hearings.

    • roscoe

      look at all the actors that are repubs that have spoken out against obama and got audited,ted nugent was one and the scret service came after him and irs

  • Dawn Johnson Pence

    There is no way they are going back to 2003. They can only go back 7 years. Something in this story is stinking.

  • John Q Citizen

    Abolish the IRS. Abolish this administration. Abolish democrats.

  • oneteedoffpatriot

    Do we need to start following these IRS people and their families? Start defending our freedom by threatening them?

    • 12banjo

      Agent Provacateur

  • Xxandera

    There are a high amount of IRS employees who owe millions in back taxes.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/23/700-irs-contract-workers-owe-54m-in-back-taxes/

  • Tim David

    Unintended Consequences. Read. Learn. Act.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Don’t kid yourself. Every government agency is a weapon for Obama. He’s had his agents put cronies in charge of each and every one. You already know this.

  • http://freedomfiles.blogspot.com/ Lord Howard Hurts

    There can be no rule of Constitutional law until the ‘Usurper’ B.H. Obama and his Marxist administration is removed from office. This goes double for the entire corrupt Congress and the Supreme Court. It is time for the American military to do it’s job and for them to protect the Constitution from these ‘snakes in the grass’. We must find our lost Moral Compass. Lord Howard Hurts freedomfiles.blogspot.com

  • 12banjo

    Names, towns, and times. There is nothing to stop this man from publishing the full names of his auditors. While he’s being audited, he can also have access to to the names of all supervisors. Call out the ACLJ, this is a case also for Judicial Watch.

  • oxco

    So the Irs is now the new SSS for Obama and his de-minions(demons) ?

  • Itsy_bitsy

    If you think there is not a very nasty side to Obama and his Administration, reading this article will set you straight!

  • canalway

    I’ll work for any candidate who promises to effect the abolishment and dismantling of the IRS in favor of a fair or flat tax system. We need a tax revolution in the country.

  • hobbitcid

    How is he being audited back to 2003? The statue of limitations is only three years unless the taxpayer has committed fraud. Seems a bit dicey to me…

  • thegoldman

    What happened to 7 years only ?

  • CaoMoo

    And this is my concern with govt run healthcare.
    Oh you didnt vote for me… oh senator you went against me on that bill looks like your daughter isnt getting that operation after all… have fun with the cancer.

  • teapartydoc

    This from a president who claims to have never intimidated any of his opposition. What a G–amn liar.

  • rowleya

    ABORT IRS AND FED RESERVE AND EPA AND ENERGY DEPT AND HHS.

  • mclarksn9

    I call BS on this story. I doubt it is true

    • realitytrader

      Other than your not wanting to believe it, why do you doubt it?

      • MawrPidyn

        Paid prog shill, that’s why. Nobody who is sincere could bear appearing to be so foolish.

        • realitytrader

          I think you underestimate the power of wishful thinking on the left.

  • Zexufang

    Another example of Democrat Party Chicago politics.

    Make no mistake.
    The Democrat Party IS the Party of Government.
    The Democracy Party’s sole purpose is to expand the role of by and for the bureaucrat.

    This convenient power alliance will strangle freedom, liberty, and opposition to all that oppose it.

    And finally (and hopefully I am no Cassandra) – unless a united and determined Republican Party confronts this fact – we are doomed to an eventual One Party State.

  • mclarksn9

    No one has explained to me why people can’t just get a new plan. That guy’s interview doesn’t even make sense. He was a Romney voter just making noise to get on tv with nose job Megyn

    • Rick Caird

      Cost. Aren’t you paying attention? Also, will the new plan cover his doctors? The ObamaCare exchange plans seem to on a county basis as if people still traveled by horse and buggy and did not cross county lines except on an overnight trip.

      • mclarksn9

        Notice the gobbledygook reason he spewed then Megyn just skipped off that reason because she knew it made no sense. Guy just is a conservative trying to make hay

        • Rick Caird

          Right, sure. That is why millions of people are complaining. They are all conservatives just “trying to make hay”. The delusions of the left are both amazing and amusing.

    • mustang3

      Umm read the article…he voted for Obama.

  • DoctorSeuss

    Nobody should be surprised by this. Has anyone gone to jail for the Tea-Party targeting scandal yet? Have any IRS employee lost even a single dollar of their personal savings in fines or judgments? Has there been any accountability?

    These IRS bureaucrats will start to care when they have THEIR lives turned upside down, and THEIR careers destroyed… and not one second sooner.

  • Rick Caird

    I wonder if Lois Lerner and the IRS every really thought far enough ahead to understand what they were doing would stain the IRS for a long time. There are few rational people who do not at least wonder if Eliot were a political target.

    Before these scandals, the default view would be there was no political targeting. Now, the default is that there is such targeting. That is what the IRS did to itself.

    • mclarksn9

      maybe he is lying or maybe isn’t paying his taxes

      • Rick Caird

        Why does the left always miss the point? The point is the IRS scandal has made their audits suspect of being political. And, the IRS did that to themselves. It is not about Elliot. It is about the IRS,

        • ExRepug

          The point is, this guy is either lying, or he committed fraud on those returns, or he didn’t file returns until recently.

          • Rick Caird

            Yeah, right. You have this inside knowledge that you are making up in your pretty little head because you refuse to acknowledge the IRS has developed a reputation for retaliating against political enemies. Therefore, the only way you can justify your thinking is my missing the whole point. Great work.

            I also doubt you ever a Republican, but a thug I can see.

          • ExRepug

            The statute of limitations on 2009 expired on April 15, 2013. The statute is still open only for two circumstances: No return was filed for 2009 (or it was filed in 2012), or the return that was filed is fraudulent. So this guy is lying about being audited for 2009, or he’s a tax cheat.

            Second, the IRS does not send audit notices by certified mail, but that is this guy’s claim.

            Third, he claims that the letter informed him that, due to budget constraints, the audit will not take place until April 15, 2014. That is a crock. The IRS schedules an audit for NOW, not later. When the IRS opens an audit, a clock starts ticking on the agent. The case, unless it is complex, is expected to opened and closed within 60 days.

            He can B.S. you, but I’m an accountant and tax lawyer with 27 years of tax practice, and I know B.S. when I hear it. Nothing about his guy’s story adds up. He’s lying.

          • Rick Caird

            Your assumption is the IRS is honorable. That assumption is no longer true which is the whole point you have missed. What used to be true is no longer necessarily true.

          • ExRepug

            You have evidence that the IRS audits “closed” years? If so, post it.

            The statute of limitations is an absolute bar on assessment and collection of taxes. The taxpayer has the right to challenge it in the United States Tax Court, which will enforce the statute. So why would the agency bother to pursue 2009 — unless the the guy is a non-filer (statute of limitations does not begin to run until the return is actually filed) or he underreported his tax by more than 25% (six-year statute) or he fraudulently overstated his deductions or omitted income (unlimited statute of limitations for fraud) — either way, making him a less-than-credible “victim.”

          • Rick Caird

            Because they want to put him through the wringer and tie him up as punishment for having the temerity to challenge ObamaCare.

            You think this is all about actual IRS policy. No, it is about the IRS living up to Obama’s “joke” about auditing opponents. This is a lawless administration. Just look at Obama’s propensity to just ignore black letter law when he wants to do so. Is it such a stretch for you to acknowledge the number of “coincidences” of IRS audits for people who oppose Obama’s policies.

            The less than credible victim is you. You think this administration is playing by the rules you know. They are not. The whole point of this thread is the IRS has lost its credibility. For some, like you, that is unthinkable.

            But, in the end, I really don’t care what you think.

          • ExRepug

            These are coincidences, except to a conspiracy theorist. Half of all randomly selected audits will be of taxpayers who oppose Obama. Interviewing a few of them does not turn the statistical average into coincidences.

            I’ve taken note that you do not have evidence that the IRS audits “closed” years.

            You seriously think I care what some guy on the internet, who has zero understanding of tax law, probably using a screen name, thinks about me? Narcissist. Tsk tsk.

          • Rick Caird

            Do you really think I care that some guy on the internet does not understand the Obama administration has added to the focus of the IRS the harassment of political opponents.

            That, of course, is the whole of this thread and our complaint is not that half the audits are of Obama opponents. We don’t know if that is true or false. What we do know is that people that publicly speak out against Obama’s policies are being audited at a substantially higher rate than those who support Obama’s policies.

            Actually, you are the one using a screen name and an insulting one at that.

          • ExRepug

            Moe than a million audits are conducted annually. Your statistical sampling of … what? two? .. is not valid support for your contention.

            Every day a number of people come on FOX and bash the Administration. How many of them received audit notices, by certified mail (audit notices are not sent by certified mail), for a tax year that is closed due to the statute of limitations (2009), for an audit five months down the road (the IRS does not “pre-schedule” audits months away – when you receive your notice you had better be ready to go), during filing season (April 15, 2014) — the busiest time of year for the IRS? I’d sure like to see that list of names.

      • Eric Johnson

        The fact that it is an audit tells us there was a return filed for that year. If he wasn’t paying his taxes, the IRS would be going to court to get a judgement against him.

        • ExRepug

          (1) The IRS audits if you had income and did not file a return. The IRS simply prepares a return for you (a “substitute for return” or SFR) and then sends a notice of the balance you owe. If you disagree, then you have to file an amended return and the IRS will audit that. (2) He could have filed these returns very, very late — in 2012. The statute of limitation begins only when the taxpayer files a return. Right now the audit cycle is for returns filed in 2012 and later (for taxable years 2011 and later).

          The IRS does not “go to court” against a taxpayer. The taxpayer has to “go to court” against the IRS by filing a petition for redetermination with the U.S. Tax Court or a complaint in the U.S.District Court.

      • Jederman

        If that were the case, how many lefties would they have to audit? This is another example of intimidation of anyone that publicly, and more importantly, truthfully calls out this lawless, oppressive regime.

      • ExRepug

        Most likely. That is, assuming he is telling the trust, the only way that 2009 and 2003 can be audited is if he (1) failed to file returns for those years or (2) filed fraudulent returns. The statute of limitation for audits of these years expired a long time ago.

    • Pendy1

      Stain, schmain. They still have all the guns.

  • dogmop53

    he needs to get a good lawyer and fight this. Any lawyers out there who will help him??

    • Jederman

      Not if they don’t want to get audited.

  • tom

    You think that going on the national news is a good way to avoid being audited? Doesn’t matter who’s in the White House, folks. That’s called just plain dumb.

    • Dragon

      Right you are, we should all shut the hell up and hide in a cave and maybe the great one will leave us alone.

    • HJD

      Are you serious? So you think ‘we the people’ should just shut up so we avoid potential persecution from our government? Really? I thought all this bullying stuff by the IRS ended when a law was passed back in the Clinton days. We were supposed to have a kinder, gentler IRS. Anybody remember those days?

      • tom

        I’m just saying it’s nothing new. No one should be surprised that someone who went on national TV bitching about the government is opening themselves up to being investigated by that government. I’m not saying it’s right, just that it’s to be expected. People who speak out against the government have had much, much worse things done to them dating back to the 19th century and practically every administration since then.

        • Dragon

          Can we hide in your bomb shelter?

          • tom

            LOL

        • HJD

          Tom, with all due respect, I think you’re going to sleep and need to wake up. In this country, we’re supposed to be able to speak out again our government without fear of retribution. This administration, led by Barack Obama, has put retribution on steroids. And please don’t try to rationalize all of this with it could be so much worse, just look at the 19th century. That’s like saying, he didn’t abuse me too bad, he just punched me in the face.

          • tom

            If you think this administration is any different from past ones as far as “dealing with” folks who mouth off against them, with all due respect…you’re the one asleep. Lots of worse things than audits have happened to folks who raise their voices in dissent.

          • Dragon

            So tell us your idea other than cowering in a corner. If anything we need more people speaking out.

          • tom

            I agree with all the folks who say to fight it with attorneys. I’m not saying it’s not unjust for the IRS to do this, just not unexpected.

      • Dragon

        I said the same thing almost, but it seems I may still be banned. Don’t know why I’ve graduated from the re-education camp and got my mind right mister boss man.

    • Diggsc

      It’s called “freedom of speech and assembly”. It is enshrined in our Constitution. It is the basis of a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people”.

  • Dragon

    hi

  • Jederman

    If we had a House that actually functioned as “loyal opposition” and truly represented the citizens we would be much further along in the ongoing IRS oppression of political dissent investigation.

    Seems BO got the message, he can get away with it. How many more will the House fail to support in the remaining three years?

    • Turtles Run

      Tea Party groups pretending to be social services groups in order to get tax-exempt status to funnel donor money without revealing the sources deserve to be investigated by the IRS.

      Its called tax fraud.

      • CptNerd

        Prove it.

        • Turtles Run

          They are using a tax designation used for social welfare groups, 501(c)(4), and under this tax exempt status they are not required to disclose donors BUT they are also not allowed to conduct political activities or very little of it.

          Unless you are going to try to convince people that tea party groups are not political groups then it is obvious they should get the shaite audited out of them. That goes for liberal groups that do the same BS.

      • Pendy1

        And unions?

        • ExRepug

          Unions set up PACs under section 527. The 501(c)(4)s “social welfare” Tea Party groups could do the same — except they don’t want to, because the names of donors to PACs have to be disclosed.

  • SovereignMary

    Well,
    another good reason piled upon another for doing away with the 16th
    Amendment and the “Irrational Reasoning Service.” If anyone thinks that
    the IRS does not play the game of politics then they need to get
    thoroughly out of the cave they live in.
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  • Joe

    Obama’s Gestapo (formerly known as the IRS) is working overtime these days. They won’t tolerate dissent. Today, it’s the Gestapo paying you a visit. Tomorrow it will be relocation to a re-education camp. After that — labor camps with really tall chimneys.

    • The_Magic_M

      Compairing an IRS audit with the Holocaust? You must not have any Jewish friends.

  • RightyFeep

    Any reporter who is interviewing someone about being audited by the IRS should demand that the person being interviewed sign a release authorizing the IRS to tell the reporter what the audit is about. Unless and until that happens, you can assume that the person being interviewed is not telling the whole truth.