December 12th, 2013

Combine the IRS scandal with the Obamcare mess and you get…

this:

They’re not even hiding it any longer: Citizens who dissent from government policy will be subject to harassment by the government’s law enforcement and para-law-enforcement shock troops.

Here are more details:

By now, the news has spread online, of the IRS notices received on the same November 25th date, by whistleblowers Bill Elliott and by C. Steven Tucker. Elliott has been waging a pitched battle with cancer. Tucker is the insurance agent and healthcare freedom activist who informed him that the canceling of his insurance, wrought by the Obama administration for the sake of pushing citizens into Obamacare, was illegal. Tucker reached out immediately after Elliott appeared on Fox News’ The Kelly File, Nov. 7th and Elliott’s insurance was hastily reinstated…

[Tucker speaking in interview]: Then Treasury Inspector General Williams arrived with an associate. He showed me his business card and his badge and then sat down to begin his inquisition of sorts during which he and his associate took copious notes. To my surprise his questions were not designed to find out why I was sent the letters of demand but more to find out more about me and even more surprisingly my new friend Bill Elliott.

He asked for Bill Elliott’s phone number twice. I did not give him Mr. Elliott’s phone number. He then asked for a timeline of events. He asked ‘How did you first meet Bill? What law did you use to help him get his policy restored? What television program did he appear on?’ etc. He then asked for my full name and my social security number since the IRS letters of demand were sent to my corporation and not to my personal name. And, then at the end of his line of questioning he made sure to tell me that ‘you need to resolve these issues with the IRS, if not, as you may be aware, you may be visited again by other IRS representatives in your home and we do reserve the right to garnish your wages and lien your assets.’ Mr. Sneckenberg and I then wished them a Happy Holiday and showed them both the door.

Oh, it’s way way too long to successfully excerpt, so just read the whole thing. While you’re fuming about what happened to Elliot and Tucker, note this separate but related issue [emphasis mine]:

This [section 2742 of Public Law 104-191 (HIPAA)] is an existing federal law that is still on the books and that is relied upon, expanded upon, and referred to multiple times throughout the 960 pages of the PPACA legislation. This law was codified by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1997. Since that was signed into law it has been and still is illegal for any health insurer to cancel anyone’s coverage when they are sick. Regardless of what Barack Obama or anyone else says. It has been and still is illegal for any health insurance anywhere in the nation to ‘drop your coverage’ when you get sick. Period. And, when I say period I mean it, unlike Barack Obama.

I have been personally enraged by the oft-repeated claims by Obama and the Democrats that insurance companies regularly dropped sick people from coverage before Obamacare came into being. Although there have been a few isolated such cases, they are against the law and have been for well over a decade, and could always be successfully challenged. And yet Democratic rhetoric is that such cancellations occurred as a matter of course prior to Obamacare and that there was no recourse. This is one of the many and varied lies of Obamacare, too numerous to have dealt with thoroughly on this blog although I have at least fifty unfinished drafts that tackle many of the issues one by one. There is no lack of such matters to write about, that’s for sure.

To these lies we can add the pattern of intimidation of people such as Elliot and Tucker who have gotten in Obama’s way. Obama and the Democrats learned that they got only minimal flak from using the IRS against the Tea Party. They have since learned that publicity about what they’ve done didn’t hurt them, either, and that the MSM and liberals would stand by them. No doubt this has emboldened them (not that they needed any further emboldening) to use the same tactics against those who have the guts to speak out against Obamacare and tell their stories.

It reminds me of a song whose source might surprise you: Phil Ochs. Ochs was a popular protest singer of the 60s, a leftist who held no truck with the right. But hear the words of this old song of his from 1964, and see whether you don’t agree with me:

21 Responses to “Combine the IRS scandal with the Obamcare mess and you get…”

  1. J.J. Says:

    This is so crappy. And frightening! They’re openly persecuting innocent people. This must be sent far and wide. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. Open up and let as many people as possible know about this. Send e-mails with links, write your Congress critters, and talk to your neighbors. Don’t wait for the MSM, they’ll never cover this. Let’s become an Army of Davids.

  2. Mr. Frank Says:

    More Chicago politics.

  3. Ymarsakar Says:

    Everything is going as predicted and as intentionally planned. This is not a large side step on the journey of Utopia. It’s one small step for Utopia, that is all.

    Democrats will bring back the state of things before the First US Civil War. That is why there will be a Second US Civil War. Both which had nothing to do with who won elections.

  4. assemblerhead Says:

    The “Police State” has arrived.
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    The real problem is that it is a “banana republic”. Just what the MSM has always wanted.
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    When the all the “journalists” start to disappear … watch the MSMs reaction.
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    The NYT is among Obama’s strongest supporter. Yet its reporters are already being harassed by law enforcement / federal agencies.
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    Not long now …

  5. Ymarsakar Says:

    We won’t lift a finger when the time comes. That’ll be reserved for people actually useful to the cause.

  6. Ymarsakar Says:

    I used to say that the Left will determine whether you are born, how much you get to pay them for the privilege of living, and how you will die.

    The IRS enforces your payment as an animal on the Tax Farm, for the rest of your life. Abortion determines whether you are born. And ObamaCare determines the manner in which you will die.

  7. M J R Says:

    Too many of those who grooved to Phil Ochs’ leftist ditties are among those who are perfectly okay with persecuting those who dissent from the received obamist wisdom.

    Things change when those who wield power change. That was then, but this is now.

  8. Paul in Boston Says:

    If you know these guys are going to showing up, it behooves you to video the entire session. If you know how, broadcast it live onto the internet. Never, ever agree to meet them at their office, have them come to you.

  9. parker Says:

    The hard left is everything that they accuse the right of being: corrupt, mean spirited, and dangerous. Nothing BHO does should surprise anyone. We’re all Chicagoans now.

  10. blert Says:

    Paul in Boston…

    Neutral ground — AWAY from your home and records is not a bad idea.

    The first meeting is sure to be a fishing expedition.

    BTW, one of the IRS’s favorite gambits is to run up your legal bills something terrible.

    Consequently, it’s often wise to not have counsel, and just stretch the proceedings out. When the only party spinning the meter is the IRS, the gambit folds up.

    If you should be so foolish as to bring in a tax attorney, they’ve got you dead — economically. A single day can cost you $2,500 and up. They can down-size their effort to staff flunkies and laugh themselves silly as you run up a ruinous tab going through mere procedure.

    While flying solo, drag the entire affair out as long as possible. Barry has sent out the A Team — and they have bigger fish to fry than just you.

    When they find out that every moment with you is slow talking and slow walking — they will tire first — they’ll even come up with the excuses back up to the top that terminate the endeavor.

    Remember citizens, they’re out numbered. You get to waste their time as much as they get to waste your time.

  11. Ymarsakar Says:

    Parker, remember when they said Bush was a Nazi and was going to get rid of US civil liberties?

    99% of the time, the LEft are talking about themselves and their crimes against humanity.

  12. Charles Says:

    And the press remains “silent” because they don’t want to say anything against Obama.

  13. parker Says:

    Ymarsakar,

    Yes, I remember the deceit of the democrats going back to LBJ’s campaign against Goldwater. http://tinyurl.com/ccqrfm

    I also remember staying up late in 1960 listening to the radio as the results from Illinois came in. As a 13 year old I understood why mom and dad said JFK stole the election: http://tinyurl.com/k52jf8f

  14. Promethea Says:

    Blert at 7:47 has some great advice for all of us.

    “Remember citizens, they’re out numbered. You get to waste their time as much as they get to waste your time.” Please refer again to his entire post.

    On Saturday, I’m going to a party with a lot of leftist grannies. Over the years (10 years, to be exact), I’ve learned that “liberals” cannot learn. I don’t know what was in the water, but something happened to their minds. So, as some of the posters this evening on Ace of Spades have already pointed out, we must push back, but with humor. I’m going to work myself into the proper frame of mind so that I don’t call them fascists after I’ve had too much eggnog.

    Meanwhile, I want to state here that we MUST recognize that our beautiful constitutional government has been successfully overthrown by power-hungry evil people. I have lots I could say, but the FBI would visit me tomorrow.

    People like Justice Roberts, Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett, etc. etc. should be punished for their crimes against Americans.

    I urge all of you to please think of ways we can throw the current bastards out. I would like to say more, but don’t want to go to jail. The strategy is not difficult to devise.

    Always keep in mind that the current leadership are metrosexual pansies. Their mouths are their weapons. How can a government run by mouthy lawyers be defeated?

    A good source of information is Jay Winik’s The Great Upheaval, the best book I read in 2013. Lots of “true-life” anecdotes. It does not end well for the mouthy lawyers.

  15. Promethea Says:

    Please also check out

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/12/liberal-newspeak.html#comment-form

    This excellent article shows all the ways that modern “mush talk” has removed reality from the the minds of the groupthinkers.

    Those of us who can still think have a great advantage over those who live in the world of blahblah.

  16. Stan Smith Says:

    Remember: 20 people not paying taxes are in trouble. 20 MILLION not paying taxes, and the government is in trouble.

    Just sayin’….

  17. Ymarsakar Says:

    Promethea,

    I call it mind control. The techniques are known to the public and to certain select private specialists. But people don’t connect the dots.

    One of the better ways to stay off the Leftist watchlist is to mimick and ape the Leftist newspeak. They have their blindspots, such as Islamics which can be taken advantage of. What people would do in a war with no ROE and no authority telling them right from wrong, is very different from what people are prepared to do now when they think elections will solve their problem.

  18. Ymarsakar Says:

    Like the the bank robbery cum hostage situation, who is going to go first against the terrors?

    The person that shows leadership qualities, like comforting children, will be the first one shot and made an example of. In that fashion, 20 million tax payers are no different from 20 million cows on a pasture.

  19. Stan Smith Says:

    Then let 20 million be first. The IRS is not that powerful or efficient. Even if it’s only 20,000, they don’t have enough personpower (PC speak) to audit that many folks. Stop being sheeple and ACT.

  20. blert Says:

    Charles…

    You’re under-rating the FEAR that the press has of the maladministration.

    Barry’s a vicious bitch.

    “If you like your career, then you can keep your career. Period!”

    And, he really has gone after leakers — far beyond the efforts of Wilson or Nixon.

  21. Ymarsakar Says:

    Human beings numbering more than 10 persons need a hierarchy and a leadership in order to act.

    That’s not true of cellular based systems.

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