By Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
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QuincyJournal - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Or the voters might allow the school district to take care of that on Tuesday. And, no, I don't believe anyone with the School District shoved smoke bombs in the vents...although I'm guessing some of the grassy knollers thought that when they read the story. BG
1950Brutus - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe we get Quinn back here on Monday and he can give us the money to fix it.
WarCry - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Right, except that when these offers AREN'T made - say, when Quincy Compressor announced they were moving - it was a hue and cry of "Why didn't the city do more to keep them here?!!??" 1000 people means more spending on rent or home purchases. It means more people buying groceries, deodorant, toilet paper. It means more people going to restaurants and movies and malls and gas stations and…
1950Brutus - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
According to line 23 of the IL 941 I paid use tax that would amount to more than $1,600 of out of state purchases. I was no where close to this - $500 at most. So, besides over paying my taxes you are trying to lay a guilt trip on me. Sorry not buying it - I've rendered to Ceasar so much my butt hurts.. Enough self-righteous bunk for one post - let's move on.
1950Brutus - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Anyone who can get his party's nomination and run such a close race, as Rauner has done, is a POLITICIAN. He is not a CAREER politician but he is a politician. He is not the white knight riding in on horseback to save us all.

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REBEL MEDIA: Our man Dick okay with IRS targeting

7 months, 3 weeks ago By Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Ten Democrat senators killed a measure to prohibit political discrimination by IRS employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten Democrat senators killed a measure to prohibit political discrimination by IRS employees.

The Senate Judiciary Committee defeated an amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Titled “Intentional Discrimination by Employees of the Internal Revenue Service,” the measure stated:

“(a) Offense. — It shall be unlawful for any officer of the Internal Revenue Service to, regardless of whether the officer or employee is acting under the color of law, willfully act with the intent to injure, oppress, threaten, intimidate or single out and subject to undue scrutiny for purposes of harassment any person or organization of any state –

“(1) based solely or primarily on the political, economic or social positions held or expressed by the person or organization; or

“2) because the person or organization has expressed a particular political, economic, or social position using any words of writing allowed by law.”

The senators — all Democrats — who voted to kill Cruz’s amendment were:

  • Patrick Leahy of Vermont
  • Dianne Feinstein of California
  • Charles Schumer of New York
  • Richard Durbin of Illinois
  • Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island
  • Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken of Minnesota
  • Chris Coons of Delaware
  • Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut
  • Mazie Hirono of Hawaii

“They must like IRS employees, or they must like discrimination, or both,” Christian Adams told Watchdog.org.

The Northern Virginia lawyer has worked with the Texas-based True the Vote, an election-watch group targeted by the IRS with extensive audits.

The IRS inspector general reported the agency gave extra scrutiny to 298 groups applying for tax-exempt status from spring 2010 to spring 2012.

The vast majority — 248 — were conservative/tea party organizations. Twenty-nine were rated liberal and 21 were neither, according to the Republican staff of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Former IRS Director Lois Lerner, again taking the Fifth Amendment, declined Wednesday to answer questions from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

READ TRUE THE VOTE’S STATEMENT ON LERNER’S SILENCE.

“Most legal corruption is all about increasing power for those in government,” said Richard Rahm, senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.

“Using government agencies to go after political opponents and attempting to deny them the right of free speech is a classic action of corrupt and authoritarian regimes,” Rahm said.


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