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Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Information About the IRS Scandal From the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

This past Tuesday (September 17), the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a memo entitled, “Interim update on the Committee’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate treatment of tax-exempt applications.”

The newly released memo makes it clear that the IRS did, in fact, target conservative groups, especially Tea Party-related entities. The memo states:

“While the Committee’s discovery efforts are ongoing, it is apparent from material already available to the Committee that the IRS engaged in inappropriate and disparate treatment of conservative-oriented applicants for tax-exempt status.”

It goes on to say:

“The IRS first identified and elevated the Tea Party applications due to media attention surrounding the Tea Party. Media attention caused the IRS to treat conservative-oriented tax-exempt applications differently.” 

This specific targeting of Tea Party groups is referenced in the Committee’s memo by a number of formal business emails between Stephen Grodnitzky, the IRS acting manager of Exempt Organizations, and various IRS employees.

++The IRS must be reined in immediately!

The danger of having this kind of political manipulation operating below the radar in a powerful federal agency cannot be overstated.

The individuals within the IRS are not elected officials representing the people. They have granted themselves unlawful power, and are making illegal and potentially nation-altering judgments from their office cubicles by manipulating the political arena and punishing their perceived political opponents!

Such actions are outrageous, unlawful, and cannot be tolerated.

++Why is this targeting still taking place?

It has become clear that even with increased scrutiny on this unlawful activity, the targeting has not been stopped!  The fact is, it won’t stop until enough grassroots patriots demand that it does!

As American citizens, we should not have to fear government repercussion for vocalizing our political views in private or in public. But with security breaches in the NSA and the shocking political realities at the IRS, this has become the situation all too frequently under the Obama administration.

This scandal is a growing strain on the Obama administration – one that they are eager to downplay and make disappear. But as freedom-loving Americans, we can ill-afford to let that happen!

That’s why we need you to help flood Congress with demands to appoint a Special Counsel to oversee and lead a thorough investigation into the IRS’ egregious overstep of authority.

Click here now to send your faxes demanding truth and accountability from the IRS:

http://www.libertyaction.org/2384/offer.asp
You can have us fax your request, or take our example fax and fax your reps and senators yourself.

Conservative organizations were victimized by a rogue federal agency bent on destroying perceived political enemies. If you want these kinds of attacks to stop, please consider amplifying your voice by scheduling faxes for fast delivery to key members of Congress.

We can’t back down from the leftist bullies who seek to destroy our system of government and undermine our rights as American citizens

Thank you for taking this vital action with me today!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel
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Maine US Reps & Senators;


Chellie Pingree - 1st District US Congresswoman;
2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 304, Portland, ME 04101 
Phone (207) 774-5019 Toll Free 1-888-862-6500 Fax (207) 871-0720

Washington, DC Office - 1318 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone (202) 225-6116 Fax (202) 225-5590

Michael Michaud - 2nd District US Congressman:
Bangor, Maine
6 State Street, Suite 101 
Bangor, ME 04401 
Phone: (207) 942-6935 Fax: (207) 942-5907 

Lewiston Office 
179 Lisbon Street 
Lewiston, ME 04240 
Phone: (207) 782-3704 Fax: (207) 782-5330 

Presque Isle, Maine 
445 Main Street 
Presque Isle, ME 04769 
Phone: (207) 764-1036 Fax: (207) 764-1060 

Washington, DC Office 
1724 Longworth HOB 
Washington, DC 20515 
Phone: (202) 225-6306 Fax: (202) 225-2943
Susan Collins - US Senator:
DC Office:
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Aroostook County Constituent Service Center:
25 Sweden Street, Suite A
Caribou, ME 04736

Bangor Constituent Service Center:
202 Harlow Street, Room 204

Augusta Constituent Service Center:
68 Sewall Street, Room 507

Lewiston Constituent Service Center:
55 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

York County Constituent Service Center:
160 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Portland Constituent Service Center:
One Canal Plaza
Suite 802
Portland, ME 04101

Phone:
Washington, D.C. Office (202) 224-2523
Augusta Constituent Service Center (207) 622-8414
Bangor Constituent Service Center (207) 945-0417
Biddeford Constituent Service Center (207) 283-1101
Caribou Constituent Service Center (207) 493-7873
Lewiston Constituent Service Center (207) 784-6969
Portland Constituent Service Center (207) 780-3575

Fax:
Washington, D.C. Office (202) 224-2693
Augusta Office (207) 622-5884
Bangor Office (207) 990-4604
Biddeford Office (207) 283-4054
Caribou Office (207) 493-7810
Lewiston Office (207) 782-6475
Portland Office (207) 828-0380
Angus King - US Senator:
AUGUSTA
4 Gabriel Drive, Suite 3
Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: (207) 622-8292

PRESQUE ISLE
169 Academy St., Suite A
Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Phone: (207) 764-5124

SCARBOROUGH
383 US Route 1, Suite 1C
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Phone: (207) 883-1588

WASHINGTON, D.C.
359 Dirksen Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5344
Fax: (202) 224-1946

At Least The US House Is FINALLY Listening to We the People!

The US House did the right thing...now will the Senate? Sign the petition below, and then find your senators on the list below for phone and fax numbers and call and tell them to DEFUND, DELAY (or even REPEAL) ObamaCare!