Conservative activists are planning to storm Capitol Hill on Wednesday for what they are predicting will be “the largest Tea Party protest since 2010.”
The protest — drawing tea partiers like TV host Glenn Beck and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul — is in response to the Internal Revenue Service’s recent admission that it has been specifically targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
The gathering on the West Lawn of the Capitol is being called the “Audit the IRS” Rally.
“At noon tomorrow, we are going to tell the world about how the IRS tried to crush the Tea Party movement,” organizers with the Tea Party Patriots organization said in an email to supporters.
“Thousands of volunteers will rally in the largest demonstration of Tea Party support since 2010.”
Others expected to appear at the rally include Republican senators like Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp.
Watch it live, beginning at 11:30AM:
WHY WERE DHS AGENTS SEEMINGLY MONITORING MULTIPLE TEA PARTY IRS PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON TUESDAY?
There were multiple reported sightings of agents with the Department of Homeland Security at several Tea Party-led IRS protests in states like Missouri, Florida, Illinois and Indiana. The rallies that occurred across the country on Tuesday were sparked by the IRS’ unfair targeting of conservative groups — one of the several scandals the Obama administration is dealing with.
What is unclear though is why federal officials felt the Tea Party presence required more than the attention of local law enforcement.
These photos, one showing “armed” DHS guards, were reportedly taken at the St. Louis IRS protest:
Thank you for participating in the Tea Party Patriots’ Audit the IRS rally on June 19th at 12:00 pm. We are very excited that you will be able to join us, and we appreciate your dedication to helping us correct this very grave issue of government abuse.
The rally will begin promptly at noon, so please plan to arrive no later than 11:45 am. We will gather on the Capitol West Lawn. Here is a map of the Capitol lawn area so you know where to go.
It will be very hot that day, so please remember to bring sunscreen and bottles of water. As a reminder, PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND REMEMBER TO THROW AWAY YOUR TRASH. Do not leave empty water bottles on the Capitol grounds, as this could hamper our ability to get approved for permits in the future.
The rally will last for more than two hours, and we have a full agenda with speakers ranging from Members of Congress to victims who were personally targeted by the IRS.
IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the IRS is executing an agreement with the employees’ union on Wednesday to pay the bonuses. Grassley says the bonuses should be canceled under an April directive from the White House budget office.
Sequester? What sequester? After harassing conservative groups, the IRS will now pay out $70 million of YOUR tax dollars in bonuses.
Time to abolish it.
President Obama Announces IRS Chief’s Resignation
May 15th. 2013
If anybody watched this dude testify. The answer is clear. Stop watching Hollywood chick Flicks. Stop watching Hollywood Bro-mance movies. And especially don’t watch the end of Eyes Wide Shut, where the actor who looks and acts identical to this IRS chief Obama “fired” on national TeevEE says “Don’t Frack with us”
Cool story bro. We wont frack with you. But also, stop complying with their bullshit tax code. Its a stupid system built for psychology majors.