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Did Sarah Hall Ingram order that targeting of Tea Party groups be resumed?
In 2012 Fifth Amendment pleader Learner ordered that targeting of conservative groups be stopped, but mysteriously, it was restarted and those in charge of the IRS at the time claim that they did not know who ordered that it be resumed.
Learner's assistant was Sarah Hall Ingram, who visited the White House 165 times since 2011 according to the The Daily Caller (Separate from Shulman, IRS official Sarah Hall Ingram recorded 165 White House visits) and that her visits never overlapped with then-IRS-commissioner Douglas Shulman's 157 visits.
John Parkinson of ABC news reported on May 16 (IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office) that Ingram has since been promoted:
Did Learner plead the fifth so that she could hide Ingram's role? Were the IRS officials playing Sergeant Schultz from Hogan's heroes ("I know nothing") to hide her role. The only animated exchange during the Senate Finance Committee hearing occurred when Senator Toomey mentioned her name. He asked:
Why the IRS scandal is worse than the others
In today's Baltimore Sun, former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., (Why the IRS scandal is worse than the others) lists several reasons why the IRS scandal is worse than the others, one of which is that the IRS targeted conservative groups:
Parenthetically, Ehrlich notes the flippant answer given by IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman when asked about his many trips to the White House:...
Tax Cut Unreality
It is time for all true fiscal conservatives to come to the aid of their country.
Some Republicans are trying to sell the myth that the Republican victory in the November 2010 midterm elections was a mandate for the re-enactment of all of the tax Bush cuts. If the exit poll was right, it was no such thing. According to the national exit poll, 18 percent of the electorate said they thought the priority of the next Congress should be tax cuts...
Tea Party's Contract from America endorses tax reform such as the FairTax
The Tea Party Patriot's Contract from America endorses tax reform, such as the FairTax. Here's the relevant plank:
Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
Meanwhile, the FairTax has become an issue in the congressional race, tomorrow, to fill Congressman Murtha's seat. John Kraushaar at Politico.com (FairTax spurs the campaign rhetoric) reports:...
The FairTax Solution
Every year, Congress makes the personal income tax more complicated and time-consuming. Why not replace our entire tax system with the FairTax, a national sales tax with a prebate? Five huge problems would be solved:...
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