The IRS: The government's tool of fear

With Glenn still off air resting his voice, Buck Sexton took to radio Tuesday to discuss what he called the "ultimate self-licking ice cream cone," the IRS. Unchecked in its authority and without safeguards or accountability, the IRS exists just to exist, he said, and to enlarge itself. With 70,000 pages of tax code, the IRS can make your life very difficult even if you're found guilty of absolutely nothing. It's no wonder the mere mention of the IRS elicits fear and disgust from even the most thorough tax payers striving to be on the up and up all the time.

Buck posed the question, "What happens, my friends, if you decide that you're not going to answer the questions posed to you by Congress, if you lie, if you destroy evidence? Well, for most of us, that would mean you would be in a whole lot of trouble. But if you're a very senior IRS official, it wouldn't mean much at all. You wouldn't be fired. You wouldn't be brought up on charges."

Some are calling for the head of the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen, to be removed from office, but Buck said that's not enough.

"It doesn't do anything. It doesn't change the fact that as we know, because of their own admission, the IRS targeted people in this country for harassment or special treatment as you can call it," Buck said.

Ever-present and ever-watchful, the IRS can target and harass you for being a "dissident" or not going along with what they want you to do, Buck said.

"It has a Soviet feeling, doesn't it?" Buck said. "Special treatment for those who believe that there should be a smaller government. That government should be limited. If you were a patriot group. If you were a group affiliated with the Tea Party, you were targeted, again, in a presidential election year."

Buck went on to share a story courtesy of The Wall Street Journal about how closed-circuit this sort of insider DC bureaucratic system is.

From the article:

On Feb. 2, 2014, Kate Duval, the IRS commissioner’s counsel, identified a gap in the Lerner emails that were being collected. Days later, Ms. Duval learned that the gap had been caused in 2011 when the hard drive of Ms. Lerner’s computer crashed.

Despite all this—an internal IRS preservation order, a congressional subpoena, and knowledge about Ms. Lerner’s hard-drive and email problems—the Treasury inspector general for tax administration discovered that the agency on March 4, 2014, erased 422 backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 emails. (Congress learned of the discovery only last month.)

Ms. Duval has since left the IRS and now works at the State Department, where she is responsible for vetting Hillary Clinton’s emails sought by congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks.

Buck invited the audience to guess what her job entails at the State Department.

"Who wants to just toss something out there?" Buck said. "She is responsible for vetting Hillary Clinton's emails sought by investigations of the Benghazi attacks. Yeah. Let that one bounce around for a minute."

It's amazing, Buck said, that while you and I can't run away from the IRS (there is nothing they can't do, nobody they can't find), when it comes to something like enforcing immigration law, that's suddenly too much for the government to handle.

"This administration, you have to give them credit, they've given us all a lesson in all this, we can't be surprised about this in the future. If you didn't already know about this, now you know. Whatever else you think you've got in terms of rights and liberty, no, no, it's just what the statists in D.C. decide to let you hold onto before they pull it out of your grasping fingers," Buck said.

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

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The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?

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