Paul Ryan puts Dem rep in his place after blaming Tea Party for IRS targeting

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After the emotional testimony from a Tea Party leader during Tuesday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups, Democrat Rep. McDermott tried to point the finger right back at the TEA Party. The accusations were so outrageous it prompted Glenn to urge America to “fumigate” Congress of the infestation happening. Paul Ryan was not having any of that and gave a pretty solid response to the Democrat representative.

Becky Gerritson, Wetumpka TEA Party leader, delivered a powerful account of her experience of political intimidation via the IRS yesterday.

“I’m not here as a serf or a vassal. I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born-free American woman, wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place.”

“It’s not your responsibility to look out for my well being and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. The post that you occupy exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty and you have faltered.”

After her moving statement, Gerritson was met by Democrat Representative Jim McDermott point the finger right back at her.

Sounds like McDermott’s blaming conservatives for the IRS scandal…right?

“I would not have been able to stay silent,” Glenn responded after hearing the statements.

Well, Glenn wasn’t there to speak up, but Paul Ryan was.

“I’m going to fever cite from my original question in response to what I just heard,” Ryan started.

Paul Ryan, who had a question of his own decided to forgo his planned remarks to respond to what he just heard come out of McDermott’s mouth. McDermott repeatedly tried to stop and interrupt Paul Ryan’s response.

“We had a former IRS commissioner Shtollman, who knew about the political targeting long before Congress implied the organizations were responsible for the targeting because they chose to apply for tax extent status.  So you are to play, I guess to the met an here.  Do you think that you were targeted based upon your political beliefs, your religious beliefs, or just because you chose to apply?” Ryan asked.

“Our beliefs, our views,” the TEA Party leader responded.

“It’s pretty amazing, because they are the only ones, the only ones who were targeted were Tea Party and like-minded, like 912 groups,” Pat noted. “Like 4606 them were looked into, but they were not targeted. The only ones they specifically looked for, so that they could give extra scrutiny to were conservative groups. That’s what this is about.  It’s not that nobody else was looked into.”

“America, hear me, hear me clearly,” Glenn started, “You are on the right side if you believe the IRS is out of control.  If you would actually stand for this, if this were being done to the left, you would be sadly
mistaken.  You would be wrong.  This cannot happen to any American, and you have the golden opportunity.  I have never thought in my life we could abolish the I was.  I never thought you could overturn that. You have the opportunity right now.  You have the opportunity to abolish the IRS.”

Glenn reminded listeners that silence is also sending a message. If Americans don’t speak up they are giving the government and the IRS more power, simply through silence. Despite being given an extra week, the IRS hasn’t even so much as responded to Congress yet — something Glenn believes the public should be outraged by.

“Why have we not bolted those doors yet?” Glenn asked. “Why have we not seized their assets?  Why have we not frozen their payrolls?  Why have we not done that?  Congress should be demanding. Congress holds the purse strings.  Congress should shut down the IRS, until they comply, because I have news for you.  They do it you.  They do it to me.  They do it to every single business without a warrant, they padlock your doors, throw you in jail, affine you until you just beg for mercy.  Well, what’s good enough for the goose certainly is good enough for the gander.  Why is Congress — ask yourself, why is Congress pussy footing around with the IRS?  They have the power to shut them down.  You comply or you go to jail.  You are in contempt of Congress.  Shut them down.  Enough with the speeches.  Shut them down, Congress, and don’t you ever forget.  You do have the power.  You do. I don’t know how much longer you have the power, but you do have the power right now, and if people would get together and they would march peacefully, they would stand and they would make the case right now, abolish the IRS.  You have a chance.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Only to the Democrat Socialists is the idea of a tax break considered a subsidy; they assume that the money of all Americans is THEIR money.  They see everything in the end as belonging unto the government, and given unto everyone else due to the generosity of the government.

    Hypocrisy and hubris made manifest in their most vicious and corrupt form. Insanity made manifest at its most nightmarish level.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    E-mail your Senators and Representatives, keep the pressure on them to keep it up on the administration. The entire corruption of the Federal government must be uprooted, exposed and then torched completely.

    End the IRS, end it completely.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    E-mail your Senators and Representatives, keep the pressure on them to keep it up on the administration. The entire corruption of the Federal government must be uprooted, exposed and then torched completely.

    End the IRS, end it completely.

    Also, e-mail the webmaster or tech support for this site; it keeps messing up and losing posts – it is not from Disqus, it is with the site.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Only to the Democrat Socialists is the idea of a tax break considered a subsidy; they assume that the money of all Americans is THEIR money.  They see everything in the end as belonging unto the government, and given unto everyone else due to the generosity of the government.

    Hypocrisy and hubris made manifest in their most vicious and corrupt form. Insanity made manifest at its most nightmarish level.

  • Anonymous

    Not much luck with that from here.  My senators are Murray and Cantwell; my congressman is McDermott.  If you write to Murray, she sends you a condescending form letter which tells you as nicely as possible how stupid you are.  Cantwell apparently thinks she is too superior to her constituents to respond at all, not even with a form letter.  Unfortunately, Washington State will be stuck with all three of them until Doomsday.

  • Anonymous

    I am ashamed to be from the State that keeps re-electing that idiot McDermott.  Fortunately, he’s not my representative.  It’s very frustrating for those of us who have sane values and ideas to be surrounded by
    ideologues.

  • Kanak Attack

    Geez people…  Don’t you see???  It’s OUR fault these guys exist.  We keep putting them into office!!!  Our system was setup so WE would be accountable for what happened in our government.  We keep voting for these guys because most of this nation doesn’t give a crap who’s in government.  They just want their cake and tv everyday. 

    The soul of this nation is too far gone.  The only good you can do now is in your own homes.  Stop wasting your time with your local representatives.  They’re not going to do a freakin’ thing.  You should know that by now.

    NOTHING is changing in our government ladies and gentlemen.  Nothing.

  • Kanak Attack

    Talk to me when you’re ready to pick up a rifle and march to Washington.  Otherwise stop wasting my time with empty words.

  • Anonymous

    This country is now inhabited by people who don’t watch or listen to the news of the day nor do they want to know what is going on as long as their government check clears!!  Without an informed electorate this musing is a pipe dream.  No more peaceful anything!! They only think us weak if we peaceably assemble!!  They will only arrest us to suppress us!!  It is time to fight back and I mean fight!!!

  • Anonymous

    Call them anyway.  I call Harkin all the time, even tho I know he isn’t going to vote my way.  It doesn’t hurt them to know that you don’t agree with them.  And as far as getting a letter from them — I don’t give my address and I tell them that all I’m going to get from them is some form letter that won’t address the issue so don’t bother.  I’ve also had to call Grassley and, on occasion, I’ve had to tell him the same thing.  I also always tell them that they work for me!

  • livefreeordie

    It’s funny they didn’t ask obama any of those questions.  I guess being the President of the United States isn’t as important as having a small local organization that’s deemed tax exempt.

  • mspatdev

    The site doesn’t want to hear our words against obammy and minions/cabinet. I have lost many postings on other web sites and I have sent a lot of emails to there webmasters.

  • Anonymous

    This is exactly why we have no chance as citizens anymore.  The government is so corrupt, and doesn’t give a rat’s behind about anything but their own leftist power base.  I have tried many times in the past to contact my representatives, to no avail, as the only response I get is some template created nonsense, thanking me for my thoughts, which is pure crap.  We are stuck with this as Americans, and the clueless folks will continue to vote for these morons as long as the checks keep coming.  Really sad and incredibly frustrating, and I see no end to this, except that it will get worse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Yea, yea, Tea Partiers want the benefits of tax-exception, but they want to cut the Govt. and many essencial programs, its ironic! And for Mr. Voucher guy (Paul Ryan), the Catholics, like you, are still waiting for your response about social justice and income innequality and how u are going to match those two w/ your far-right idealogy. Get your house in order first and trhen we talk . . . loser!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Folks talk on this site like there have NEVER been corruption in our Govt. before. C’mon! Obama did it, W did it, Reagan did it, Carter did it, Clinton did it. They all in same crew. But, because it is Obama (the younger black president), lets keep pounding the drums until it breaks. You guys are pathetic!!

  • http://twitter.com/p3driver p3driver

    Are you calling us age discriminationists?   Just cuz he’s younger?

  • http://twitter.com/p3driver p3driver

     I just wrote the “gentleman” from Wash state and told him a few nice words.  Nothing am ashamed to say, and nothing I wouldn’t say to his face, so kept it clean.   I’m not from his district either,but he needs to hear it because obviously the dummies in his district outvote the smart ones.  

  • Anonymous

    Question the government in attaining Verizon phone records who you call and who you receive call from was this power misuse to help obama establish his enemy hit list of people who oppose him ????  Let say if you contacted a conservative group headquarters or they call you not on their donation line ,then you could become a target of obama IRS and other government agencies ????  Beside IRS tax audit department ,should we be looking into other departments or sections in the IRS ???? Example In money laundering section to  prevent terrorists group from getting funded secretly to operate in our country and fund their Jihad abroad !!  Could this also be subject to abuse by obama cronies ???   The  supervisor pick cases to his lower agents to investigate not  just  on suspected on laundering money for terrorist ,but also  if they on obama hit list of business  who back or donate to obama opposition be subject to a investigation ????      

  • Jeanna Green

     I have to agree 100%.  We also live here and it is shameful who we are represented by.  He is not ours since we live in Eatonville which is Pierce County.  I hate to see our state going so far down the liberal path.  They base all votes mostly for the King County and we all know that the Far Far left hold that spot.  Our votes have proven never to count.  remember when they let all of King county vote on light rail that stated our taxes  would go up in Pierce County but us in Pierce county did not get it on our ballots.  The voters of King County decided that Pierce county would have to help pay with out our input.  I call that taxation without representation. 
    And lets not forget that we all voted NO on the new stadium 3 times and they still went against the voters.  This state is a joke when they say they care about what we think.  Heck they come right out and say we dont care how you vote cause if you dont vote the way we want we will still do it anyway.  Point:  New tunnel downtown. 
    The People tried to make our point when we started driving I-90 because of the toll on the other bridge.  Their answer,  Lets toll the other bridge.
    Something really wrong with Government everywhere.  But what kills me is where is the outrage from the voters.

  • Anonymous

    Jeanna – I am sorry to say that I do live in King County.  Please know that it is SEATTLE that is the bulk of King County.  The rest of us just don’t count.  I was really sorry to see the move to get a new county, Cedar County, was squashed so those of us in rural KC wouldn’t have to be a part of the radical liberal left.

  • Jeanna Green

     I am very sorry to say that you are right.  It is such a shame but that is one reason we moved out of King County.  We moved out of Federal Way and now that we have lived here in Eatonville for 8 years, we don’t even visit the area anymore.  Federal Way is so horrible now that it doesn’t even look beautiful anymore.  I wish they would hear people like us but they only listen to the takers because its like looking in the mirror.

  • Anonymous

    It is typical for the Democrates to blame the victim. This is one of their tactics, deflect, blame and point the finger at the one accusing you of wrong doing. The IRS has overstepped it bounds, this came from the top. Washington played a part in targetings these individuals. Shame shame shame on them. This is America, Our America….you deserved to be fired Mr, McDermott, and I hope your sector of the country does just that. Your are an embarrasment to the community you serve.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for standing up for Americans Paul Ryan and Rand Paul!!!

  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul and Paul Ryan, take would make a good ticket!!! With balence and common sense.

  • Anonymous

    To keep a lid on corruption somebody has to act up and complain. It doesn’t have to be fair. People often have to have their own ox gored to put up a fight. Maybe they learn a lesson out of it, that they were complacent when it happened before, but now that they’re getting the same treatment they can’t ignore it anymore. You say, “They all did it and nobody’s complained before.” No, I think there have been complaints anytime there’s been perceived corruption, and that’s good. I hope it continues, no matter which side feels its rights are being infringed by our government. Interested parties, the ones who are the most directly impacted by government actions, are the ones who are most likely to act up. That’s just human nature.

  • Anonymous

    I see no contradiction between seeking tax-exempt status and wanting to cut “essential programs.” Those are two different things. Likewise, I see no contradiction between seeking that status and wanting to increase those programs. And BTW, Catholics have a different definition of “social justice” from what you’re promoting, buster!