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June 11, 2021

Before this week is over, I want to draw your attention to two major stories that, to their shame, the biased media have barely mentioned, if at all. The fact that you’ve heard something like them before, and the media have covered them up before, doesn't make the latest cover-ups any less appalling.

The first is the leak of private taxpayer data from the IRS by the left-leaning group ProPublica.

As Larry Kudlow points out at the link, it’s very convenient that this was leaked just as a leftwing, “tax the rich” campaign is gearing up. Yes, I get that we’re all curious to find out how much income tax these wealthy people paid (although it’s misleading, since many don’t live off of straight taxable income), and it’s fun to rant and rage if you think they aren’t paying enough.

But that’s not the real outrage here. What you should be furious about is that someone in the IRS, the government agency entrusted with the most personal information that the government forces citizens to share – their income, what they spend it on, medical expenses, etc. – leaked that private information for partisan purposes. Echoing the days when the IRS tampered with the 2012 elections by targeting and denying nonprofit status to Tea Party groups, this is an example of someone in one of the most powerful government agencies, with the power to intrude into every aspect of our lives, weaponizing that power for partisan purposes.

(And while we’re at it, hats off to Bryan Preston at PJ Media for asking: if these IRS records were hacked, then why haven’t social media platforms banned ProPublica? Twitter cut off the New York Post for reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop on grounds that they don’t allow hacked material to be distributed, but that laptop wasn’t even hacked; it was left at a repair shop until it became the owner’s property.)

There should be an immediate Congressional investigation to find out who committed this unconscionable leak so that they can be fired and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, to serve as an example to others. I know it’s easy to say, “Who cares about those rich guys?” Well, the Tea Party organizers weren’t rich. They were just average Americans trying to have a say in their government. If the IRS can abuse its power to harm billionaires and working class conservatives alike, then nobody is safe until they’re brought to heel.

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  • Joanne Scully

    06/21/2021 11:20 AM

    Would u gv me a comment on this “5 Freedoms for American children” proposed by Bob Casey. Thank you.

  • Melinda Ingersoll

    06/12/2021 10:12 PM

    I have a question - is the person (or persons) whose information was leaked legally able to sue the IRS or the "leaker"? Can the "leaker" be exposed? Just wondering.

  • Ruben Simon

    06/12/2021 12:32 PM

    My cousin, who once recently told me I was her favorite cousin when we were kids, will no longer have anything to do with me since finding out I’m a Trump supporter. I’m 77 and she’s 79. She lives in Minnesota, I in the S.C. Bible Belt. I still send her birthday cards. She no longer calls. Your percentage of intolerance for friends on the other side of the isle is quite right, even among family members, apparently.

  • Mary Kocher

    06/12/2021 10:58 AM

    Same government corruption, different day. God help us. LORD, PLEASE RID OUR COUNTRY OF THIS FILTHY CORRUPT SPIRIT!!!!!!!!

  • John S Paloma

    06/12/2021 09:26 AM

    I've contacted Senator Braun, of Indiana about a nasty rumor out of the IRS-
    The IRS is purposely delaying tax returns so that President Biden can gain more IRS personnel. Then these additional personnel would target conservative groups just as they did in recent time, to the Tea Party organization. If you could take a poll, it may shed some light.
    For the record, Senator Braun responded that it was not the case.

  • Claudia Bos

    06/12/2021 07:55 AM

    Why is it that only the Democrats have control what get investigated what hits the news and all control of the US!?
    This has been going on for years! Are the republicans that weak and spineless that they can’t stand up and fight for truth and integrity? Or are they also corrupt in their own ways

  • Sue E Collins

    06/11/2021 08:50 PM

    I am very sad at the way our country has gone in five months. We are in deep trouble. Please Lord have mercu on our souls.

  • Timothy Broman

    06/11/2021 08:35 PM

    Oh men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
    How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?
    But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him. Psalm 4:2-3

  • E R Mac

    06/11/2021 08:13 PM

    I had a friend who worked for IRS back in the 1980's who was fired because she looked up her mother's records because the family had lost them. It was illegal to research taxpayer records unless you had a legitimate case for that taxpayer. It was also illegal for IRS employees to use the internet outside of the US databases for personal use. What has happened in the last few years.