The following comes from a May 15 story on TheBlaze.com.
Hendershott was a professor of sociology at the University of San Diego 1993-2008 and now teaches at Franciscan University at Steubenville, Ohio.
In the midst of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, individuals and groups, alike, are continuing to come forward with ever-startling allegations. On Wednesday, Dr. Anne Hendershott, a devout Catholic and a noted sociologist, professor and author, exclusively told TheBlaze that she believes she may have been one of the IRS’s targets.
According to Hendershott, the IRS audited her in 2010 and demanded to know who was paying her and “what their politics were.”
It all started with a phone call she received at her home in May of that year — a call during which Hendershott was told she would be audited. A letter that followed on May 19, 2010 solidified the IRS’s request to meet her in person two months later in July. While IRS investigations are certainly not uncommon occurrences, the professor believes that the situation surrounding hers was more-than-curious.
“The IRS calls my house and says … ‘I just wanted to let you know that we’re going to be auditing your business’ and I said ‘My businesses?’ and he said, ‘You know the expenses you take off for writing,” the academic recalls.
Hendershott was surprised she was being audited on business grounds considering she does not operate an entrepreneurial endeavor in the traditional sense. In addition to her academic work, she told TheBlaze that she occasionally freelances for Catholic outlets and for the Wall Street Journal. But can this really be considered “business” activity?
“I don’t make a lot of money from writing. In fact most years I don’t show a profit,” she told TheBlaze.
Hendershott said some of the outlets and organizations she has written for haven’t paid her a cent.
But the circumstances surrounding the irregular nature of the experience don’t end there. Hendershott noted it was particularly surprising that she, alone, was audited. Her husband, who brings in the vast majority of the family’s income, was not included in the IRS’s inquiry — even though the Hendershotts always files jointly.
So when the agent explained that she would need to come alone and in person to discuss her “business” activity in July of 2010, the professor was perplexed.
“[The IRS agent] didn’t even let me decide when it would be good for me … He didn’t want my husband to come,” she said of the meeting, which was held at an IRS office in New Haven, Connecticut.
The process was a grueling one, including many questions that Hendershott felt were political in nature. Numerous records were requested before the in-person meeting, as well as during and after.
“Every question had to do with bank deposits we made. Every single question,” she said. “What is this money? And I didn’t know a lot of it. We had to go to our bank and get deposits back. We had to get records showing where the money came from.”
While asking about the deposits, the agent wanted to know if the monies came from groups and, if so, what the organizations’ politics were.
The mention of groups, Hendershott notes, is particularly interesting, as she had been writing for numerous Catholic outlets and organizations at the time. In addition to Catholic World Report and the Catholic Advocate, she also penned op-eds for the Wall Street Journal. Many of these writings were critical of President Barack Obama and his policies.
And the plot thickens. Among the organizations she targeted in her writings were progressive groups highly supportive of Democratic causes, including: Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholics United, and Catholic Democrats.
At the time, one of the founders of Catholics United, Chris Korzen, had become a target of her work, as she exposed, in her view, his true leftist agenda and some of the complicated theological stances the left-of-center organizations he associated with were taking. Plus, there were alleged financial ties with billionaire liberal George Soros. Here’s just two paragraphs from an article she wrote in March 2010, just months before her meeting with IRS officials:
On its website, Catholics United describes itself as a 501(c) (4) non-profit organization—eligible to accept donations. But, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good emerged in 2005 as a kind of sister organization to Catholics United. A 501(c) (3) organization, donors can claim a deduction against personal income tax when they donate money to Catholics in Alliance. Reviewing the 2007 IRS 990 forms for both Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United raises some questions, because Chris Korzen is listed as having received $84,821 in compensation for 40 hours per week from Catholics in Alliance on the group’s 990 Form—even though the Catholics United website claimed he was the director there during the same time period. […]
Despite their inability to engage in extensive lobbying, Catholics in Alliance has been extremely successful in attracting large donors. Never a friend to the Catholic Church, George Soros, one of the earliest donors, contributed $50,000 to Catholics in Alliance in 2005 and another $100,000 in 2006 through his Open Society Institute. Likewise, Smith Bagley, a major Democratic donor and fundraiser, whose wife, Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, is Chairman of the Board of Catholics in Alliance, came close to matching Soros with grants from his family’s Arca Foundation. With a long history of supporting progressive organizations like ACORN, the Gamaliel Foundation, People for the American Way, and Planned Parenthood, Arca contributed $50,000 to Catholics in Alliance in 2007 and another $75,000 in 2008.
Hendershott can’t help but wonder if her writings against progressive groups played a role in her audit. It’s obvious that before she was notified by the IRS she was commenting regularly about matters of faith and politics and, in particular, Obamacare. While she doesn’t have proof that the IRS investigation was political in nature, she has strong suspicions that it was.
“I started writing articles like crazy saying these are fake Catholic groups,” she said of the aforementioned organizations, noting that Korzen would often target her work and rail against her assertions.
Hendershott noted that the progressive leader once called into a radio show she appeared on to challenge her contention that he had accepted Soros money.
“I had the tax return in front of me and read off the amounts that Chris Korzen was getting paid from Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good — a Soros supported fake Catholic group,” she told TheBlaze, noting that, through Catholics in Alliance, he had received $85,000.
While Korzen denied this on the air, Hendershott read from the 990 form in an effort to prove he wasn’t telling the truth. This, she believes, may have sparked — or played a role — in spawning the IRS audit.
“He was getting paid by one organization and working for another,” the professor said of Korzen. ”The IRS should have gone after them.”
Her writings for the Catholic Advocate soon ceased because, Hendershott admits, the IRS audit silenced her. If her suspicions are true, this may have been its chilling intention.
“I haven’t written for them since the audit, because I was so scared,” she said (records show her last article for the organization was on July 10, 2010 — the same month the IRS audit unfolded).
To read the entire story, click here.
I wonder if she paid all her taxes…some of her responses seemed canned… if they are investigating her, she must have popped up on her radar for a very good reason…if you make money, from independent sources, freelancing if you will…and get paid, you need to file a 1099…or stand tall before the man
Miguelito, it’s bad enough for people to worship bishops, but you worshiping the IRS?! Get a life.
Wise up, Miguelito! You are obviously ignorant of the strong-arm tactics the IRS employs against what they consider the enemies of the Obama administration. Stop listening to PBS ans stop watching MSNBC, it will rot your brains! Besides, Form 1099 is not filed by the recipient of money but by the employer. Just FYI.
“strong arm tactics of the IRS”: I once carried a months long discussion on a daily basis with a former IRS Special Agent. He quit because the strong arm tactics were getting to his conscience. He and his team would barge into a business office, with guns drawn, terrifying the office workers and then explore the files. That, Li’l Mike is what they will do if you let them.
LOL!…sure skai…and then you woke up…LOL even harder!
Fact, Li’l Mikey. IRS agents carry badges and guns and raid businesses. How did you think the IRS enforces its will? From the IRS website “Criminal Investigation Special Agent Careers
A Career In Action! As an IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Special Agent, you will pull together your accounting and law enforcement skills. CI special agents are duly sworn law enforcement officers who investigate complex financial crimes associated with tax evasion, money laundering, narcotics, public corruption, and much more. Are You Ready For The Challenge?” Li’l Mikey, note “law enforcement skills”: This means drawn weapons, dude. Do your homework and stop projecting your fantasies of peace on earth has already been accomplished.
Wrong…it is filed for private contrator’s…sorry pal!
Anton your comments are charitable and kind…God bless you.
Wait till the IRS gets a hold of our medical records. Barakito will no nothing about it of course.
Medical records should be held by the patients and not by the doctors. That would solve the problem.
Dude?…did you call just me dude?…LOL!…okay sport, no prob…I am aware that IRS agents are sworn federal peace officers, who have full arrest powers…I don’t think I ever said they didn’t…These are the guys who round up the BAD GUYS, with a SENSE of ENTITLEMENT…who think that PAYING taxes are for everyone, but THEM!…gee Skai, I hope your not one those Americans’ who is just naive enough to believe that paying taxes is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!…nice try sport…
When did they investigate one of your favorites, the now Attorney General of the once free United States, Eric Holder? Or Boxer’s husband, or etc. etc. ad nauseam. The were apparently guilty of Income Tax Evasion but were forgiven because comrade Obama needed them.
Are you by any chance an IRS Agent?
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
There is nodoubt that this current administration is nothing more than a criminal syndicate going after its opponents. The Great Republic I once lived in is dead, thanks to progressives and if anyone wants to know why I hate liberals as much as I do, this story tells you all you need to know….
“Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good”, “Catholics United”, and “Catholic Democrats” fraudulently advertise themselves as ‘Catholic’, and/or are heretics and schismatics.
“Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good” are headquartered in Washington DC. – Cardinal Wuerl’s Diocese.
“Catholics United” is located in Washington DC – Cardinal Wuerl’s Diocese.
“Catholic Democrats” is located in Boston – Cardinal O’Mally’s Diocese.
These Cardinals have the responsibility to:
1) tell them to stop the FRAUD by using the name “Catholic”;
2) make it known nationwide to the rest of us that these groups are not only – NOT Catholic – but heretical and schismatic;
3) excommunicate those Catholics who remain obstinate in violation of Church teaching and the Code of Canon Law.
These US Cardinals are REQUIRED to uphold Canon Law per “SACRAE DISCIPLINAE LEGES”- which they frequently do not.
Can. 300 No association is to assume the name Catholic without the consent of competent ecclesiastical authority according to the norm of ⇒ can. 312.
Also, 823, 831, 804, and 1369 all apply.
If there are any Catholics involved, these Catholics should be excommunicated via Canon 915 and Canon 1399.
Athiest George Soros hates the Catholic Church.
On the net see: “OBAMA’s COUNTERFEIT CATHOLICS” by “ChurchMilitantTV”. (It’s more interesting than anything on TV.)
I always wondered how that works. If I ran an organization, say: “Catholics against catholic teachings” and the Cardinal told me I could no longer use the word Catholic for this group, how would he enforce it? If, as so many on this site have suggested, the many Catholic universities run by religious organizations, let’s say Jesuits, were told by the local Bishop to stop calling themselves a Catholic institution, how would he enforce that order. It seems to me, that you can call your organization whatever you want. I wonder if that is why Bishops don’t act? They really have no power to bring about change.
I wonder if that is why Bishops don’t act? answer because they are weak and feckless some have lost the faith, others simply don’t care…
Interesting Bob One….yea I wonder but it would be nice if at least we heard public outcry from our Cardinals so the faithful can know the difference.
But I think that they can do something because just think, I can’t hang out with a friend and then say I am her daughter….I would be falsely stating something and most likely she can sue me for stating something untrue especially if I am wearing a false identity as to say I am a relative when I am not. Just something I wonder about too. I;m sure there is something that can be done…there is more than we know, it is just hard to know because there isn’t enough action taken from higher up in church leadership for us to even know how far good one can do to save souls.
The cardinals have indeed made public outcries … but these are hard to hear; for example, how many of us have heard house mice sounds late at night? It’s pretty much the same thing.
Mahony at one time, through one of his flunkies, tried to threaten us but we called his bluff by a slight change in our name, so you are partially right; however, it they took such action and let it be known, perhaps more Catholics would wake up. Come to think of it, that may be why many of them don’t take such action.
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Evidence is showing that the IRS has been targeting many who did not support Obama for President from 2010 to the present. – “Tea Party”, Jews supporting Israel, Pro-life organizations, conservative Christian organizations, conservative Catholic professors, etc.
Bill Donohue has stated he has proof they went after him.
People need to be fired from the IRS for using it as a weapon against conservatives and others who disagree with the Obama Administration. Nothing but JAIL time will suffice.
Obama and his Czars need investigation as well.
Beware that the Obama Administration – Pelosi’s bill – charges the IRS with enforcement for Obamacare.
Anonymous, once again I disagree with you. This time I disagree about your recommendation of jail time for the IRS criminals. No, their act is treasonous. One of the Congressional reps stated, correctly, that this is the way tyrannical govts begin. Treason can carry a death penalty. My suggestion is arrest, convict and hang the top fifty IRS officials.
No Bob One we need a backlash against this tyranny, maybe you want to be a sheep to the slaughter I promise you I won’t
Bob One, the US Constitution lays it out clearly, what the penalty is for treason and what constitutes treason and also “high misdemeanors”. Read it.
that is true Anony I heard about that…
Jail time ain’t gonna happen sport…a snow cone in hell has a better chance then that…
Li’l Mike, nothing will happen with your type of go along to get along rhetoric. Why don’t you just forgive the corrupt bishops and govt criminals and get on with being oppressed, since you seem to enjoy it? Isn’t that what you are essentially advocating?
Not at all…Just like in physics Skai…for every action their is an equal and opposite reaction…like spokes on a wheel…
If we do nothing but complain to each other ML you are correct. We must get off our lazy rears and –
Write to both our US Representatives in the House & the Senate.
Demand jail time for those in the IRS who were involved in these illegal activites, and abuse IRS power.
Also demand that the IRS not be involved in anything to do with Obamacare.
Watch C-Span for Congressional Hearings (yesterday’s were amazing).
Watch FOX, and watch the Blasé on Roku or the internet for the best coverage.
See the DRUDGE REPORT on the net for links to all news media. (Many times foreign news media carries more accurate info of what is happening with our government than the US liberal media outlets.)
Obama’s appointee Eric Holder – Justice Dept., is also corrupt in what he chooses to prosecute or ignore.
Obama (and his Czars) are responsible for everything that happens during his Administration. He is the “boss” of every branch of the Federal Government.
Chris Korzen of Catholics United is the same shady character who attempted to smear Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. These “Catholics” are snakes in the grass. They should be prohibited from fraudulantly using the label “Catholic” on their masthead. Any organization backed by George Soros is ipso facto NOT Catholic. Soros is an atheist and no friend of the Church.
I’m thinking if she hadn’t paid her taxes, this would most likely have come out in the article, don’t you think, Miguelito?
Maryanne you are certainly correct….I believe there are valid concerns here, especially now with all the scandals coming out from government
Speaking as a Certified Public Accountant, this article is pretty ridiculous. Of course her freelance work (if she gets paid for it) is a “business activity”! And you’re much more likely to get audited if you show continual losses that if you are generating profits–and thus taxable income. Showing the sources of your bank deposits is standard procedure for a full audit. If you’re honest you have nothing to fear in an IRS audit; auditing someone is not “going after them.”
Of course this doesn’t at all excuse the IRS for unfairly targeting conservative organizations, but it sounds like Anne Hendershott is just trying to garner some publicity for herself, or she has some sort of persecution complex.
Dave N., speaking as not a CPA, I recommend that you look at it from outside the CPA box … if you dare. It’s scarier than Halloween.
Where are the USCCB, and the “Bishops’ California Catholic Conference” (BCCC), and Diocese Bishops when in comes to informing their flocks of groups that fraudulently or heretically/schismatically pretend to be “Catholic”.
Why do many of these people have positions at the USCCB, CCHD, various Diocese offices, and Boards of Trustees of some Catholic Universities?
Why does it take the laity to expose these groups known to many Bishops in the USA?
See “OBAMA’s COUNTERFEIT CATHOLICS” by ChurchMilitantTV on the internet. View the video and see the attached documentation.
George Soros and other evil money has infiltrated more than most of us know, and is exposed in this documentary.
We need sunshine on the subject to rid our Church of the evil that Pope Benedict discussed.
The IRS alledged action to target certain groups goes beyond anything that is decent in our government. The level of trust that people have for their elected leaders and the agencies of government just took another hit. The decline of trust began with Watergate forty years ago and continues to today. It is an example of government run amok and must be stopped. Heads should roll for this action. But, I think it pales in comparison to Watergate. Even so, it will take a deep house cleaning to right this wrong! I wonder if these comments are enough to get me audited?
But, I think it pales in comparison to Watergate…any good liberal will always think that… you want a solution get rid of the IRS and replace with a fair or flat tax…break the power of the washington bureaucrats once and for all,
In the news today I read the IRS (Insidious Repressive Stalinists) seized the medical records of 60 million Americans. Looks like our socialist state’s five year plan is on a really big scale!
It does not pale in comparison to Watergate. And the investigations are not completed. If you watched live broadcasts of the investigation on C-Span you would know that much of the IRS harassment and intimidate is not “alleged”.
When are you going to stop blaming former Presidents for the actions of Obama and his Czars – OWN it.
Bob One, Watergate was about the political paranoia of a small-minded person afraid of losing his power, and it was political party vs. political party. The IRS actions focusing on causing distress, delays resulting in political powerlessness, and inappropriate IRS targeting of conservative groups and individuals, boils down to governmental persecution of private individuals and groups who were targeted for the purpose of being delayed, blocked and/or effectively silenced for their conservative views, clearly a case of Big Brother Persecution by Tax Collectors for Political Reasons Alone.
It is amazing that anyone would fail to see this for what it is, and worse, what it represents in the degradation of relations between individuals and government in a supposed democracy. Would this be clearer to you, Bob One, were it to have happened in a dictatorship? Because this is exactly what does happen in most dictatorships. Admiration of the charismatic persona of the dictator would not likely block your ability to see clearly that this is a case of Big Government vs. a politically threatening portion of the private sector. It is clearly an abuse of power and a form of persecution by government of those who are incorrectly seen as the government’s enemies. Opponents of liberal politics, yes; enemies of the state, no, emphatically! Conservatives love their country and want it to go down the morally, economically, and sanely right roads to peace and progress without adopting the insanity known as progressivism, the new “good” term liberals are adopting now that liberal is such a negatively loaded word.
People need to review history….evil empires all start out like this with people being silenced and then rolling over. Let’s not wait until it is too late to fight back. And let’s not wait for someone “else” to do it – we ALL need to get involved especially with prayer.
Watergate and the Nixon impeachment would not have been successful had it not been for many Republicans who put Country before Party! Where are the Democrats that are willing to do likewise?
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
“The IRS alledged action ” there is nothing alleged about it Bob One, the IRS admitted to doing it, or do you feel need to give cover to bunch of government thugs
Alledged was a poor choice of words. As for the rest of the comments, they are just supporting what I said in the beggining. The government, not just the Obama administration, has become too powerful. A lot of it comes from the Patriots Law after 9/11. Needed, but… We as a people just don’t trust our government anymore. Our President needs to take charge and bring back order and trust. It may take the next three or four Presidents to do that. I am a firm supporter of the Constitution and the last week has just caused all kinds of distrust. Heads should roll, as I said earlier.
Yes heads should roll, then we to put an end to the entire progressive era of government, starting with the abolition of the IRS, the mass consolidation of government departments and complete elimination of others..Abolish Dept of Energy, Education, Commerce and Agriculture. Consolidate all Intelligence agencies into one entity, this all fantasy but its a good start so that this country can be free again. As for Obama he is part and parcel of the problem as is most of the ruling class, they treat us like subjects not citizens they have earned my contempt
Bob One, you seem naiive to the fact, gleaned from all your posts, that you push bureaucracy while calling for an end to the consequences of bureaucracy.
President take charge? what makes you think he hasn’t taken charge?
Every consider the common denominator in the “fast and furious”, “Benghazi deaths” the “IRS” scandal, the “AP” scandal, the HHS dictates to the RCC ?? POTUS
Why am I not surprised that Bob One finds that Bengahzi at which buildings were burned and American’s died pales in comparison to the studpidity of Watergate at which NO ONE died, and NO buildings were destroyed!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
I don’t know why ever would people trust the government….they don’t trust the people nor should the people trust them….yip that is how it is going down here these times..I can only speak from what I have seen, experienced and read the facts too…..
Ever since the government decided that an American Unborn person had no rights to life and protection…that is one of many reasons we should not trust it!
Miguelito, it’s no wonder you are “Loveless” when you post such troll-driven compost such as that shown above. And “stand tall before the man”; surely you don’t really believe such drivel. Are you working for “the man?” Is this post shown above the fruits of your overtime for the IRS? I heartily concur with Skai in his comment above; please,please, get a life. Read “Calif. Catholic daily more frequebtly, too. You might learn something. GOD BLESS EVERYONE, MARKRITE
Love how your whole writing style and demeanor has changed Markrite…reminds me of buddhaislaughing…actually I’m happily married, the internet handle is taken from the fictional character and nemesis of James West from the sci-fi western, “the wild, wild, west”… thanks for acknowledging my post though…
Markrite, compost is a good thing – a basic need of earthworms, who not only make great compost themselves, but thrive on soil enriched by compost; why is this important? Because without bats and earthworms, live on earth would not be sustainable for us.
If you want to decry Miguelito’s Stockholm Syndrome-laded comments, I’d have to propose finding some equally colorful but more derogatory word than compost, one of the most wondrous substances on the planet!
Troll-drive compost – I gotta hand it to you for creativity, that’s for sure! ; )
Stockholm Syndrome?….Maryanne, you should have a better understanding of behavioral science, before you endeavor to sound “clever”, by using “diagnostic terms”…that you don’t understand, and aren’t remotely applicable…stick to sounding virtuous as you promote your “faux” piety…
I would have to agree with Maryanne Leonard on this….
Miguelito or whatever your real name is,
As one whose mother was born in Chihuhua, Mexico, I hope and pray that your admittance to a nom de plume means that you are not really a Latino. If you are, I proclaim that had you lived in those times, you would have been part of Plutarco Calles’s tyrannical regime.
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
I am webmaster of the website of a Catholic organization. For some years, this web site has had pictures of the prolife event, SF Walk for Life. Two years ago, the IRS sent me an action notice. They claimed I didn’t submit some of my 1099R forms. (Note these are retirement income forms, like W2 forms, and not a request for a charitable exemption – 1099R forms are very straightforward and not usually questioned).
So I phoned up IRS, and got an agent, who began yelling at me. I told him that if he opened my efile, he would see that the forms were there and properly included. The agent continued yelling at me, and said, “We don’t need your TurboTax file!” He refused to open my efile, and check for my 1099R forms. I knew immediately that there was something wrong – this was not the standard courteous IRS business response to which I was accustomed. I ended up paying a penalty for their error. This has happened again last year – an IRS notice about missing 1099R forms. For two years I have puzzled over this rudeness and IRS refusal to check my efile. I had to do a written document, and include several pages of proof of my compliance with forms, very tedious work. Yes, I make mistakes on my Income tax – it’s complex, and easy to make errors. But I don’t expect to be treated rudely, and IRS personnel are there to help, and act on my questions and requests. Alas, now I think it’s getting much clearer, as to the reasons for their behavior.
joe, you need an aggressive “govt corruptees go to jail” lawyer. Twenty years ago the IRS was on my back, and I beat them to a pulp … w/o a lawyer. Although that situation was a very simple one … I learned that the IRS includes diversity such as criminal mentalities, and actual criminal wannabees on their employment rolls.
If there was a through investigation of the Obama Administration and his Czars, you would find that the IRS is not the only CORRUPT Agency.
Justice Dept – does not uphold Federal laws, and very selectively supports others.
State Dept – lying about video being the cause of BenGazi attack, and promotion of abortion through foreign AID and the United Nations.
BATF – providing guns to drug Lords in Mexico for the murder of law abiding citizens (and until they got caught, trying to use their actions to support anti-Second Amendment legislation in the US leading to the eventual disarming of American citizens).
This is gangster, Chicago style politics. It needs to be cleaned up, with those responsible going to jail.
This is the tip of the iceburg of the Obama Administration.
While his supporters try to change the subject by going back in older administrations, those days are over. They need to own up to the corruption we are facing today.
When the shoe fits – –
“go to jail”? What about treason being a death sentence?
Corpsman Obama’s SchutzSstaffel (SS):
Obama gave his marching orders when he denegrated the “bitter enders’ ,those groups that hang onto their
guns and Bibles, His SS-Gestopo obots knew what he wanted done and they did it.
Everyone knows Sargent Schultz:
I see notheeeeng
I hear notheeeeeng
I know notheeeeeng
Now we have Corpsman Obama:
I see nottin
I hear nottin
I know nottin
Now go after those gun and Bible crazies!
MLK:Judge people by the “content of their character’
Obama SS Obots:Judge people by the “content of their prayers
Keep in mind: The IRS commissioner at the time these Tea Partiers were scrutinized was a Bush appointee. But beyond that, calling Obama and his administration Nazi is truly disgusting.
YFC – Not when its true.
Obama loves the killing of the 1 MILLION innocent unborn in the USA each year. He supports it. He exports it through foreign aid into other Countries. He thrives on it including giving speeches of support at abortionist activities – PP conventions.
Next will be required euthanasia – the killing of the unfit because he knows that Obamacare can not afford to take care of them. It will be called rationing of health care.
Those who are physically or mentally ill, and the elderly are most at risk.
How about the Communist YFC, after all Obama’s admitted mentor Frank Marshall Davis was admitted communist who admired Stalin. Obama has finally exposed himself to the totalitarian thug that he is….
Frank Marshall Davis plus Ann Dunham yields Barack Barry Hussein Obama, no?
Wow…if you don’t respect the man…have some respect for the office he holds…he is your commander in chief…who got bin-laden?…short,short memory folks…maybe you just don’t like democrats…is that it?
You are right Miguelito I despise liberals and democrats I don’t respect Obama and never will, he is another leftist who worships government….
Larry, you need to read about the SS. Comparing people in our government to the SS does a disservice to those who were victimized by the SS. Read about the Einsatzgruppen. Read about what happened in Eastern Poland, Belorussia, Ukraine and the Baltic States. Over a million people were executed by the SS. Many towns in the regions that I mentioned saw up to half of their populations killed by the SS. I have relatives in Poland that survived World War II and Nazi terror. There is no comparison of the SS to the IRS, DOJ, EPA, DNC, etc.
PA the people in our so called government are now openly attacking certain citizens I do agree they are not the SS, but the IRS scares citizens like no other agency. You and YFC seem to have no issue with what happened
I am Catholic and also voted for the president. Rich, fat-cat’s like Romney are bad news…and I am glad he was beaten in the election…Romney is really out of touch with the mainstream and was exposed during the debates as a clever rich, CEO, which is not what is needed to run our great nation…and as a mormon…subscribes to a religious belief system that is a cult…nuff said
Cults bother you and Obama-worship doesn’t? You need a kick in the pants, a good confession and a big penance. You faith is on the rocks.
The rich fat cat’s at the top have gotten away with not paying taxes, (a few dollars, if any), on a yearly basis… now they have to pay up…chicken came home to roost!
The president is a very compelling speaker and a “true” intellectual…fact!
oh how cute, will you look at that? We have hear a poster who is hoping by chance the president will see his support for him, maybe someone wants to be Mr. Obama’s intern…..isn’t that dandy? Why don’t you just write directly to Mr. Obama tell him how you feel. Good luck.
Don’t need to…I voted for him in 08…and again in 12…my votes were sufficient…and HE WON…by a LANDSLIDE!
Miguelito the intern bit may suit you best…..you know what they say about those interns to the liberals…
And he takes the fat cat George Soros’s money.
PAY YOUR TAXES…BRING IT IN…BRING IT ALL IN…Cheater’s justice for those who don’t pay-up!
Oh,you’re such a rascal, Miguel! You’re just likemy brother when we were children…he knew just what buttons to push (usually a juicy worm or a sneaky comment) that would make all the girls scream. Tsk tsk
Not a rascal, but someone who wants to shelter illegal activity on the part of the Government. Immoral and amoral is the correct terminology.
He is also trying to dray attention away from the evil groups using the name “Catholic” funded mostly by atheist George Soros name in the article.
Pete I agree.
The fed govt does not need any tax revenue, since it can and does create fiat money to whatever amount greases the wheels it helps turn. The purpose of fed tax has morphed into a control device that the fed govt uses to manipulate the citizenry. If you can’t see this, then you need to do more homework.
Wrong…it fuels and drives the infrastructure you and I so preciously have grown to value and appreciate…the well trimmed parks…the clean, pot-hole free highways and roads…not to mention the fire, police and paramedics who continue to protect and preserve life…as well as the status quo
No, Li’l Mikey, what fuels the infrastructure is hard work, natural resources, innovation and a charitable and law based society; what greases the wheels of industry is fiat money created out of thin air by the federal govt. What manipulates the population and economy is taxation.
Correct…hard workers who aren’t on the dole…WHO PAY THEIR TAXES1…which continues to drive the engine of our nation, and gives us the finest nation and safest infrastructure in the world…to fuel this great nation, it need’s our tax dollars in order to preserve the status quo!…you need a JC course in poli sci sport….this will take your mind out of the realm of sensationalism and ground it in “reality”…
In Arkansas the native American Indians do a fine job of running the highways, and it gives the tribe money.
It’s wrong Miquelito to assume ill that some people are cheaters….oh yea I forgot your IRS and government is perfect….
The ones that don’t wanna pay their taxes are every bit “cheater’s”…they get “cheater’s justice…
Fight organized crime abolish the IRS
Move to the Bahamas…LOL!
Li’l Mikey, not wanting to pay tax is not the same as cheating. You need a mind meld with a dictionary.
It most certainly is…if you owe money and don’t file, you have committed a crime sport!…if you don’t owe, and don’t file, you have not COMMITTED A CRIME!…see how it works sport?…if you fudge your taxes and LIE!…you are cheating…and also committing a crime…has this cleared up any ambiguity sport?
So you do admit that most of the Obamanation cabinet that cheats on their taxes are cheaters and deserve to get whatever tax cheaters get!
For your information, this is a Roman Catholic Website, I don’t advocate your leaving, but I do wonder what your evil purpose in being here is.
May God have mercy on your soul,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Ken don’t feed the trolls….
Li’l Mikey professes to be Catholic … but so does the devil. Li’l Mikey is a cliche’ ridden, show is everything type character. He no doubt runs 20″ sparkling rims on his Smart Car.
No…if anyone cheats and lies when they file their taxes, they are committing a crime!
Miguelito your wicked president has no problem with killing unborn babies and you see the need to be nasty on this subject…WOW. I’m not surprised that you voted for him. The other day I saw a woman going through the grocery line using food stamps, when I was leaving I saw them leaving driving in a new BMW. Go after those people, why don’t you….geez…your political platform is illogical just like your expressions here…
Paying your taxes is not illogical…not paying your taxes, when owed is a crime…big difference
Avoiding the real issues I presented to you huh Migueito…I brought up abortion, I brought up the abuse of the welfare system,(all coming from the platform you voted for) and you have no problems with the IRS targeting conservatives……you are definitely a winner for your idolatry for the Democratic party and for it’s leader…Obama.
You definitely quality for Obama’s intern sad to say….
just out of curiosity…can you share with us how much you paid in taxes last year? You seem very willing to talk about everyone else’s taxes. If you can’t name a dollar figure a percentage of your income will do. Or do trolls live off the tax payers?
Good one alice
Yeah… good one Alice…HA-HA!…only if you disclose your tax return’s on the net…quid pro quo…
Miguelito stupid comments…
Obama is a liberal Democrat version of Richard Nixon.
Worse because he is smarter, sneakier, and even more corrupt. There is no right and wrong with Obama, only winning.
No way can we compare this evil man Obama to Mr. Nixon….Obama is ten times worst….and since this country is run by liberals, you won’t see this President fired. So at least Nixon was humbled and publicly admitted, that takes real balls, Obama is looked upon as a god, he’ll just keep lying and the blind wicked followers of his will continue to glorify him. We no longer have a country where the voice of the people is heard, it is not free anymore….it is now run by liberals! But it doesn’t mean we give up and let them rule, we must continue to challenge them…..for the sake of our children and their children.
Nixon admitted nothing.
Anony glad you can jump in….now why do I sense some opposition? hmmmm
At a meeting there broke a fight, an argument to be more precise, this meeting was for pro-life efforts but for some reason one person was not Catholic and decided to throw a mean remark about Catholics and their stance against contraception…the devout Catholic stormed out of that meeting, while the non-Catholic Christian kept preaching…..also on another group, there was an argument on how to go about spreading the pro-life cause……nothing was done because of the division there……
now on a “gay” agenda meeting…..they all pulled from each others strength and didn’t discuss their differences but they remained focused on their purpose. That is how evil is able to keep going. Its the punishment we deserve for our indifference. Look at the culprits like Pelosi, Biden etc…..even from within our own leadership for spreading confusion.
I see that often Catholics and/or non-Catholics sometimes tend to forget to stay focused on common ground and allow their differences to bring division, sometimes….I see it often here on this forum as well…so when I have someone want me to bash another of whom I discern to be walking in a good path, I won’t because we need to be together strongly, we can’t let them outgun us again. They want us to fight and be divided, that is what the enemy wants…he wants more confusion! That is why I am bothered when those from the NO mass or the TLM don’t get along…it hurts our mission. I can understand why some would get bothered with modernism and their dissent, I can but I wish we can put aside our differences and stand up on common ground especially when it comes to morals.
God help us and unite us…all for the sake of our children and to save souls! God’s will be done!
Nixon was a king; obama is an emperor.
Good point Skai…maybe Nixon was more like Prince because he didn’t stay long enough to be king…..but look at Obama…you are right on.
skai, I say O is more El Jefe Grande of Bruised Banana Banditoville.
IRS intimidation, sometimes armed, Iraq, Afghanistan, drone killings. Yep. Home of the free and the brave.
That is so true Philippe and I pray that the good American people aren’t so easily intimated by their agenda tactics to bring forth fear….those fear mongering bastards!
Nixon…American royalty…a true intellectual…sadly, he was unable to be candid…also, a very moderate republican…First republican to run on the Repub ticket was John C. Fremont, ( one of 2 california first senators, elected from the new state), also a renowned trapper and explorer… he ran in a losing effort…then came Lincoln…
Any private contractor, who is payed by a 1099 employer, must also file a 1099…my friend does field surveys and is payed as a private contractor, (zero deduction’s), as does his boss…he has to file his 1099 yearly…as know FICA or social security tax is deducted…
This has nothing to do with this article…..you can’t target groups just because of their personal beliefs Miguelito…..stop with your ignorance…all this you say is irrelevant.
IRS baby!…gotta love it!…gives me a warm cozy sense of security that they are out making sure millionaire actors, with a serious sense of entitlement are paying their fair share! Nick Cage or the Snipes cat ring anyone’s chimes?
I have to say, I thought you were being facetious, Miguelito…many of us here use humor to bring out the truth, but in your case you’re dead serious.
Good grief, but there are certainly curious people, but you’re truly the first one I’ve seen to openly support the IRS, the vast ,faceless, stagnant swamp of bureaucrats growing ever larger by sucking the lifeblood out of unwary, weak victims who once they fall in the stinking muck come out looking like emaciated prisoners of war.
The IRS was the only way authorities could bring down Al Capone and other criminals…which on the surface may seem no bad thing until you realize they can be used to bring down just about anyone like wolves closing in on the weaker prey. All it takes is to have a power hungry sociopath in the White House to use them like unleashed piraana and you see the danger of such an organization. If you think movie stars pay their fair share, you should seriously think about having your head examined!
Wow…you should write for the New Yorker… your adroit writing skills are jaw-dropping…you’re a veritable Steinbeck…but you misspelled Piranha…spell check on the i-phone?
and whom should you write for? Maybe for the IRS agency, huh? What do you say, I heard the pay is great. You’ll get paid from the hard earned Money of the middle class. Don’t worry you would be guaranteed your pay because after all the IRS is known to use their power to get what they want…so you are in good hands ole chap! or maybe Obama could use you as his intern……
Read between his lines. M.L. (I refuse to use the endearing term “Miguelito”) probably is an IRS Agent and he probably got the so called job because of his false god, Obama!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Mr. Fisher it would seem this way and I am more leaning towards your guess…maybe he is also a troll from the Gay agenda…or mafia…who knows. My guess is as good as yours.
haha Abeca…he’s probably sitting at his desk with his feet propped up calling his underlings to scour our IRS records even as we type our posts. My husband has several friends who were very highly placed bureaucrats now retired , one CIA & one to do with computers (highly classified) and they’re both bleeding heart liberals…real sob sisters that never met a government program they didn’t like. Guess what they’re both doing now?! Consultants for the government, of course!!!
Dana I;n not surprised at all about your husbands friends. Yea you and Mr, Fisher pointed out that you all suspect that this character Miguelisto may be working or connected to the IRS. I doubt it because of the name he picked….but who knows, my guess is as good as anyone’s.
I’ve read most of these post’s…very little smack’s of humor…if you get my drift
Sorry, but that one went right over my head, Miguel-gros…can you explain just what you meant in plain English, wrapped in plain brown paper with no bark on it? Some of us here are too dense to enjoy your witty, clever reparte’ and need copious footnotes with vocabulary words and glossary to help us through your deeper, more recondite passages. Thanks, and here’s lookin’ at you kid!
You are right dear sister in Christ. I thought it was so sweet of you when you earlier used your analogy of brothers teasing sisters with icky worms. I could tell at that time that you were giving this cruel poster the benefit of the doubt given his steady enjoyment of sinister words. There is no such thing as lightly tap dancing with the devil.
I love all of my sisters in Christ. On a battlefield in the Middle East gullibility can cost someone their life or the lives of others. The trolls are active. What a compliment to CCD!
Cruel Poster?…you’re walkin’ around blind without a cane my friend…I have shared my own impression’s and ideas…nothing said was “cruel”…maybe you can find a more suitable adjective to express yourself, and your displeasure with what I have articulated Catherine
Catherine and Dana you are both right.
Abeca & Catherine, thanks and God bless…it’s a joy to share our faith and ideas here. ;o) And, Miguelito, I never claimed to have writing skills as I”m an artist and the right side of my brain isn’t left and the left side of my brain isn’t right but I do know that most writers can’t spell and should have bumper stickers on their cars that say “If you can read my books, thank my editor”.
Li’l Mikey, what you’ve shared is not your own impressions but a collection of cliche’s. You need to try explicating at least one of them, which means showing the facts involved and then using reason to construct an argument. They teach this in high school, Li’l Mikey. They also teach it in college, like in Dumbell English, English 1, English 101, etc. Your rants are nothing but boring sound bites unless you can step up to the bat of reasoning.
It’s a comment box, for Pete’s sake.
Anonymous post, from an anonymous blogger…nothing you have provided has substance, and certainly not merit… they are merely sensationalist rant’s from somebody who doesn’t like the democrat party, and is bummed because he has to pay his taxes…boo-hoo!… your pathetic and over the top mumbo-jumbo about “totalitarianism” is less then a cliche’… it’s high school rhetoric from the freshman debate team…LOL!…next
This “Anonymous” is Skai.
Awesome comments Skai….bravo! You make a better Anony. : )
IRS, gotta shove it.
This is how they look at this country, Skai…THE IRS. Yup. They take their acronyms SERIOUSLY!
Using ANY Government agency in a DISCRIMINATORY manner,
to suppress freedom of Speech,
or suppress freedom of Religion,
or suppress freedom of the Press is one step away from TYRANNY.
We must all keep ourselves informed by watching government hearings on
C-Span, Fox, Blasé, and all reports linked to the subjects on the internet Drudge Report.
” If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington
The IRS along with other US Government agencies is being used to suppress our Freedoms for the political ambitions of a few.
I love all these conspiracy theories…from these conspiracy theorist’s…especially the ethereal post by (aptly named) anonymous…claiming my position is nothing more then “cliche’s”…a cliche is used because it has some basis in “FACT”…your rant’s have no basis in anything…in fact less then nothing, because if you had a basis in “nothing”…that would at least be something, which is more then what you’ve got now…LOL!…nice try buddha…
Miguelito there is no conspiracy theories ….maybe the only ones coming out from are those coming from your platform….you hear!
The “anonymous” is Skai, Li’l Mikey. Your cliche’ style bespeaks a lack of understanding. If you cannot explain your opposition’s argument, then your own has no credibility.
I don’t like taxes anymore then the next guy…but we all gotta pay em’…no short cuts
Yes you are speaking to the choir, but this has nothing to do with that….it has to do with the facts that are coming out about the IRS targeting conservatives….get that through your head! Stop dodging the real concerns here!
Those who have gone public with IRS illegal activities have paid their taxes, and some are now testifying before Congress.
The richest have tax exempt Foundations. The richest were not targeted by the IRS harassment, etc. Various Tea Party Groups who want the Constitution upheld were targeted. The AP Associated Press and Fox News had its phones tapped by the Government for reporting abuses, etc.
If anyone wants “Fairness” they will support a “Flat Tax” with no exemptions except for numbers of immediate family members. Stop all the “LEGAL” discriminatory loop holes where the rich and/or powerful pay little or no taxes. Our entire taxation system in the USA is biased.
Miguelito Loveless and buddhaislaughing are naive or support government corruption. It is that simple.
Yeah right!…let’s go to Fox News for “REAL”, objective journalism…the only thing that this network sells, is sexy ladies in short, tight skirts with lots of tan legs and pumps…we know why guys watch it!
Miguelito is that born again poster who lived through the Nazi era….when people were concerned about Hitler and what he was doing….you had the same person with a different name say what Miguelito said except that they didn’t have FOX back then, they had something else and Hitler made sure he destroyed that version of news.
It’s not the taxes, but who they are being paid to that is critical. If you take government for granted, then you’re nothing more than a dupe or a slave.
It appears that a few people have had their head in the sand. They want to stray from the facts – as stated in the News and proven at Congressional Hearings which are televised in full and live on C-SPAN.
There are abuses at the IRS and some other Agencies. The AP (Associated Press) is considering suing the IRS, etc.
At the Congressional hearing on C-Span today, lawyers for some of the government employees are telling some IRS employees to take the 5th (amendment).
The media is finally reporting since their constitutional rights have been violated by the IRS as well. And AP (Associated Press) is considering suing because of illegal government agency actions as well.
The thrust of this article has nothing to do with paying taxes. Their posts appear to be a diversion by a few posters.
1) It has to do with unconstitutional harassment by some Government Agencies.
2) It has to do with FAKE groups (with financial backing from atheist George Soros) calling themselves “Catholic”; and not wanting anyone to know they are FAKE.
Cardinal Weurl, Cardinal O’Mally, and the USCCB need to make it very publically known that progressive groups highly supportive of Democratic causes of abortion, and gay-marriage including: “Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good”, “Catholics United”, and “Catholic Democrats” are NOT Catholic;
and those few baptized ‘Catholics’ who are involved are heretical and schismatic.
These organizations should not be permitted to call themselves “Catholic”.
See “Obama’s Counterfeit Catholics” by Church Militant TV on the internet.
It clearly exposes some of George Soros “Fake” Catholic Groups.
ANNE’s May 21, 5:19 am post is accurate.
Let me start by saying that I believe that what the IRS did in its efforts to examine the applying non-profit groups was wrong and over the top. It was an exertion of government power that cannot be allowed in a free country. That being said, I wonder how we could have any government if we didn’t have taxes and some group to collect them. Some cry out for the ellimination of the IRS. Ok, but with what would you replace it? Who would collect the taxes? Some say we should not have taxes. Ok, how does society operate? Sometimes I think we don’t stop to think about what government is when we call for its ellimination. Government is the local park in your town, the sewer system, the water system, the county hospital, schools, universities, national parks, center for desease control, national institutes of health, banking regulations (that’s not working so well) programs for the poor and other safety nets, etc. etc. What we should be doing is suggesting ways to improve the tax system and make it more equitable, as some have done, and suggesting more ways to make the government more efficient and effective and less intrusive in our lives, but we should not be calling for its elimination. Another point; the reason the “liberals” are in the majority is because the people elected them to office, not because they took over the government by force. This too wil change in time. People will elect “conservatives” because they want to change the country’s direction and then in a few years it will change again.
We don’t need an IRS with complicated volumes of rules.
All we need is a minimum of number of employees to collect the taxes paid, and
make certain that everyone pays their fair share of taxes – using 3rd grade arithmetic.
This can be done by a one page simplified tax code –
a Flat tax rate where everyone pays the same percentage of their income, with the only deductions being the numbers of persons in your family.
The current system insures that those with gobs of money pay tax attorneys to find all the tax loop holes to insure they do not pay their fair share.
Examples: Rockefeller Family, Kennedy Family, John Kerry’s wife, etc., all have tax exempt “legal” Foundations. They give a little to charity, and personally benefit from the rest. The taxes they pay are minimum so they won’t look so bad.
Bob One you are the typical liberal who believes we just can’t survive without this gigantic government telling us what to do, what to buy and how to think. We do not need the IRS.. Replace the IRS with a simple flat tax, just like they have in Russia the former home of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, if they can do it why don’t you think we shouldn’t. You are from age of fools that puts its trust in government.
Canisus you are promoting Leninist ideas? You should be banished from all of Catholicism.!
YFC you should talk…..
Putin is not Lenin, but is Orthodox Christian.
Yeah… just like in Russia…the most debauched body of splintered states in the world…an economy driven by graft and criminal enterprise… The Russian government under Putin has become synonymous with venality and corruption…
I will take Putin over Obama
It’s the same over here, or haven’t you noticed?
Not everybody in all the states though, and neither is it in Russia.
Li’l Mikey, you know nothing of Russia, and bear false witness against that nation.
Hot off the press – at Congressional Hearings just a few minutes ago, Lois Lerner, a top IRS executive stated: “I did not do anything wrong. Under the advice of my attorney, I take the 5th amendment, and will not testify”.
(Live on C-Span)
The 5th Amendment means that she has the right not to incriminate herself.
“nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself”: “nor be compelled”. She opened up by making a defensive statement, not only without being compelled, but with every courtesy extended her to not open her mouth. What she did was in effect waive her fifth amendment right. This point is in contention, and may even go to the scotus … to be decided. My guess is that her lawyers planned it so as to extend the entire congressional investigation by delaying it. It is obvious that “stonewalling” is the strategy of the administration so as to wind up boring the public, confusing the public and moving it past the 2014 congressional election cycle.
Every American has the right to do that!!!!! We call it democracy!!!!
You are not required to incriminate yourself. You are innocent until proven guilty. Interesting concept.
Bob One she was smug and arrogant, if she said she was innocent why did she plead the 5th??? Tell me Bob One… you just love to defend government thugs
It does not matter if she was guilty or innocent. She has the right to take the 5th. It is in the constitution! No one can be forced to testify against themselves.
It only matters in that if she was innocent, she would have no problem testifying. You can not incriminate yourself when you are not guilty of anything, since you are under oath.
The Obama Administration has put her on Administrative leave effective late yesterday.
False, Bob One. Once again you’re passing on falsehoods. The USA system of justice is not “innocent until proven guilty”, but rather “not guilty until proven guilty”. There is a big difference between “innocent” and “not guilty”. The courts do not decide if a person is innocent, but if they are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Bob One, your bureaucratic dumbing down has spilled over into your retirement. You won’t be able to take your bureaucratic wonderfulness to Heaven with you, although you might be able to take it elsewhere in eternity; so, why don’t you let go of it today, so you can enjoy retirement instead of having to remain constipated by such a lifestyle? After all, one’s career is to make an income to support one’s family, right? And often the worker has to bend the Commandments a bit to keep the paycheck coming in, right? But you’re beyond that constriction, Bob One … give up the dishonesty and free yourself for the truth.
Gee, sounds like the same tac as Capone and all the rest of the gang. “I claim da fifth yr honor. Now, gimme a fith guys, har har”. Only innocent people use the fifth amendment, we all know that. We’re so impressed by this woman’s veracity and integrity…so representative of the quality of the IRS overall. But, seriously, when people are our employees, do they have the same right to be silent as in a criminal investigation? Isn’t she obligated as OUR employee to tell us just what she knows? Is the gov’t supposed to be representing us? Just when did government employees suddenly become ‘self-employed’ or does this woman think obama is her employer? He is accountable to us…he is supposed to be a public servant. I could care less if he’s been to harvard (and no one has a clue how he paid for it or how he got accepted or what his grades were) or where he buys his suits…his salary comes out of OUR pockets, and never forget that, my fellow Catholics, fellow citizens, and others who contribute here.
The IRS administrators have access to all the investment and business information of tax payers. What do they do with this information? Do they use it to plan their own investments? Do they use it to gain incredible advantages in the financial world? Let’s have them open their own portfolios to the public.
Hmn, nobody picked up on this point … incredible!
They will soon have access to our medical files, too, if Obamacare stays in place.
“his salary comes out of our pockets”: Evidently it is difficult to understand why the Fed creates money out of thin air, which is called fiat money. People continue to imagine that money has no beginning, sort of like God. What does the CCC say about this?
She was quoting the late Hermann Goebels, or was it Heinrich Himmler?
“fiat” money…LOL!…more sensationalist mumbo-jumbo…SS, medicare, medicaid/medi/cal, police, fire, paramedics,civil engineering, et al…this is where our tax dollars go…services and systems that benefit US ALL…fiat, LOL!
I don’t mind helping those who are truly UNABLE to help themselves when they are down and out.
I do mind paying freeloaders.
You’ve got it wrong again Miguelito. The FEDERAL government east most of our tax dollars – in the billions. It does not run itself for free.
Public education is one of the largest entitlement programs.
Most of Medicare and Social Security which we will all benefit from are paid by everyone who works. This is not an entitlement program, it is an earned program.
Why do you support Government waste and Government corruption?
and who might those crickets be???
What…no love for Dr. Loveless?… Voltaire and Kitten will be so disappointed…as will Antoinette.
Approximately 2% of federal tax dollars are allocated for education…that’s all!…one more thing…an educated citizenry, is a skilled citizenry, which has continued to stimulate the economy… by placing skilled laborers into the workforce!…again, this is one of the component’s that promotes and augments the outstanding infrastructure we have grown to cherish as citizen’s of the US of A…nuff said
Oh yes the wonderful public education system that produces legions of idiots
LOL! Canisius…you are right… partially…it has produced a legion of moron’s…it has also produced profound thinkers, scientists and physicians…who have benefited mightily from the “public education system”…
it has also produced profound thinkers, scientists and physicians” Yeah the average US high school student cannot compete with his Chinese or European counterpart you can also thank the “public education system”
The US Constitution gives Congress the authority to print and coin money and determine its value, Li’l Mikey, which is what it does. You apparently have no knowledge at all of basic economics or finance, and yet you cliche’ yourself into the blogosphere as knowing something about it.
You mean 3%. of the Federal Budget. This does not include State and/or Local budgets.
When the average student graduates from a US public high school, he/she is very unprepared for the workforce.
These young adults (age 18) have never been properly trained or taught personal responsibility.
Blame the parent’s for much of this…secondary school teacher’s aren’t parent’s…recalcitrant children who are lazy, and don’t want to participate, as well as those with conduct disorder are a reflection and outgrowth of poor parenting…blame the parental unit’s Mike, not the school system. You think education is bad here my friend…America is the gold standard for education…spend some time abroad
Well, but they’re extremely socially adjusted.
We pay taxes for abortion, contraception, sterilizations, public education that teaches children to embrace gay marriage, sex outside of marriage, and endless number of wasteful programs the least of which clearly must be one that spends
a huge amount of our taxes to support trolls who suck the O2 out of every conversation!
I love you Alice! Please don’t stop?
And while we might have gotten rid of cholera we now have an epidemic of STD’s that we never had before this.
Sadly you can go to many Catholic schools and get educated by lesbian nun’s and pederast priest’s…how disgusting is that…and YOU pay for that privately! These same institution’s teach modernism, ecumenism, and tolerance and acceptance for “gays”! Heck, our former Cdl. stumps for gay rights, waving a rainbow flag, and march’s with gays from West Hollywood…and advocates illegal immigration, which is a crime! Anne forgot to mention this of course…
Oh, but that is the platform for Democratic Party. You had better go read your own party’s platform that pushes abortion; so-called marriages between the same-sex and Planned Parenthood which puts out pornographic materials to teach young children about sex and on and on. Smearing all priests will get you nowhere. William Donohue would love to see this I am sure.
Actually, you did not smear ALL priests as you said MANY Catholic schools, but what you did not mention is that it is mostly the platform of the Democratic Party and mostly Democrats that are contributing to this. These kinds of people are trying to take over the Republicans too, but they have not as much. I vote for the person not the party, but sometimes the person one votes for becomes a turn coat after they are in office because of pressure or money.
Catholics have an unlimited amount of “oxygen” to breathe into any conversation … as long as they continue in faith, Mass and the Holy Rosary.
For those who are following C-SPAN or Fox or Blaze or Drudge Report links on the coverage of the intimidation, profiling, and corruption at the IRS –
it has been deemed that Lois Lerner is not going to be permitted to take the 5th Amendment since she stated that she did “nothing wrong” just prior to taking the 5th.
The 5th can only be taken so one does not incriminate himself for doing something wrong.
Skai…the fact that the government coins and print’s money has nothing to do with people not wanting to pay their taxes…your argument/position is spinning off into irrelevancy…
Li’l Mikey, you still display lack of knowledge about the nature of taxation. Taxes in today’s USA serve the purpose of manipulating the economic sector, and not the purpose of lining govt pockets. You seem to have no understanding of what money is, ie the nature and function of money.
HA-HA-HA!….please, please…ease up on the conspiracy mumbo-jumbo…I almost choked on my eskimo pie!
The governmental pie is sliced up… some folks get bigger slices then other’s…this is where just some of “OUR” federal tax dollar’s go…
Soc. Security 22%
Of course, science and research, social programs for the disabled and poor, and a host of other programs benefit from our “well spent” tax dollar’s…and it continue’s to preserve and maintain our outstanding infrastructure…which is the finest and safest in the world!
Social Security is paid by those who use it. The funds are supposed to be dedicated only for that purpose.
But the Federal Government keeps stealing the money for years for other purposes – by stealing it’s meant using it for other purposes when they KNOW they can not repay it to the Social Security Fund.
A policy begun by George HW Bush
No, YFC, social security was initiated by President Franklin D Roosevelt about 80 years ago.
Skai, you are correct, that FDR started Social Security. But once again you fail to recognize the truth when it is presented to you: The policy of raiding the Social Security trust fund for general fund purposes was a poliscy of George HW Bush. But you had to twist my words, because you jus thad to see a solid wall of Skai posts on the left column on CCD. GIve it a rest, Skai, you don’t have to respond to every post.
My advice to Canisius who was raving about the quality of education in China…lol!…have you visited China?…friend’s of mine have, in fact my friend’s father became very sick, due to the CHOLERA that was in the tap water in western China!…The doctor he went to visit almost killed him after misdiagnosing his dysentery…and proceeded to place him in hospital, that was primitive to say the least…you would think that wih such a great education their doctor’s would make a proper diagnosis and have a hospital that wasn’t run by physician’s, using textbook’s from the 70’s…that they purchased from US!…spend some time abroad, and tell me about the quality of their educator’s physicians and scientist’s…LOL!
OK we how about Europe and Japan where our students are routinely out matched…answer that, answer it…liberal
I think our Cal Tech, Cal, UCLA and Michigan grads would stack up REAL favorably to Japan’s college grads…very well indeed!
I should have guessed you’d be a Michigan fan. Go Bucks!
Lloyd Carr…NCAA College Football HOF…Jim Tressel…resigns in disgrace for “cheating”…LOL!…go BLUE!
Profound, Li’l Mikey, profound! Your understanding is overwhelming.
It ain’t rocket science senor…it ain’t “string theory”…LOL!
Talking Highschool here sport….
Government abuses and Government corruption are different topics and different crimes , than individuals paying taxes or the unfair type of taxation system that we have.
The House Oversight Committee will resume on Wed, on C-Span.
It’s almost historic that BOTH Repubs and Dems are outraged at the corruption being uncovered.
The problem in China is not education but lack of charity, same with India. European charity has been sluffed off onto the government, so that people can create a materialist state instead of a neighborly one. The USA has been directed more by Protestant charity than by Catholic charity, and the mindset has produced clean water. Protestant charity seems to be more materialist whereas Catholic charity seems to lean towards feeling good about yourself even when you’re dying with dysentery.
One more thing…in this country we don’t have epidemics of cholera, unlike in Africa, India and your favorite China…our infrastructure and “outstanding” resources ensure that our citizenry doesn’t fear outbreaks of cholera and other dread microbial diseases that these nation’s continue to struggle with…probably always will…the medical community and public health officials in America ensure that our drinking water is safe for drinking and bathing…travel abroad…even Europe, you’ll see what I mean
Well, finally, Li’l Mikey, you got one right. But you need 70% to pass, and you’re running about 4% so far.
Yeah…and you’re 0 for 4…batter up!
Try to stick to the topic of the articles posted. In this case its about – current abuses and corruption of our Federal government,
that violate the Law and our Constitutional Rights.
Tell me what that has to do with the IRS targeting people based on their political beliefs???
I may be a democrat…i am not a liberal…I’m a conservative “Harry S. Truman”…a give em hell harry Democrat!…a throw-back if you will…but you are right, a staunch Democrat…though I did vote for the governator!…LOL!
Also, a very traditional Catholic!
You can NOT be both a “Catholic” and vote for the Democratic Party of Death candidates (in most cases).
In fact since there is nothing proportionate in the USA to the murder of approx. 1 MILLION innocent babies each year – you may NOT even receive Holy Communion if you vote for a pro-abortion candidate (and if there is another candidate choice who does not support abortion).
For verification – on the net see: “Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion, General Principles” 2004 by Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict).
Dream On!…I have met a number of Catholic priest’s that are democrat as I am…i didn’t know that being Catholic was synonymous with being a republican…did you make up that rule?
One more thing…I have met a number of republican’s who are pro-choice…in fact most are…they claim conservatism on everything but the most important…a child’s right to life! Being a democrat does not mean I support anything other then the “party”…as a democrat, I am adamantly opposed to abortion, female or male contraception, of any kind!…We traditional democrats are a dying breed…we’re somewhat endangered by today’s standards…funny, I never hear anyone talk about the overflow number of registered republicans who are pro-choice…they number in the 10’s of thousands!…did you know that my friend?
Well maybe that is your case but all the Republicans I know are pro-life and support the real platform of the party.
Li’l Mikey, being a Catholic priest does not mean the man is not a flake … to wit, the Mahony temple prostitution ring.
Not every priest is an outgrowth of the “Mahony ring”…their are many more good priest’s then bad…Mahony is just one of the bad ones…one of many sadly…still, many more good ones…good priest’s don’t make good news…people want scandal and sensationalism…nobody cares about the virtuous priest who lives his calling authentically
The Ratzinger letter you refer to does not state what you state. Read it again.
Li’l Mikey, you mispelled “sodomite” as “democrat”. Use your spell checker, or the Holy Bible, whichever comes first in your life.
Three guesses who the assigned troll is on this thread?
Happens every week! Best to ignore him and continue exchanging Catholic thought or we get distracted from the benefits of this forum.
God Bless to all who hold fast to The Faith!
Troll?…I guess anyone who disagrees with Baron is a troll…what good is a blog if everyone “agrees”…ALL the time!…I would imagine a number of you have multiple internet handles on this blog…I can think of 1-2 off the top of my head…spare me the “troll” nonsense…
Thank you, Baron, for reminding me once again “not to cast the pearls”. I forgot and have been doing just that on some of these blogs.
Baron and Anne T have been consistent when it came to Reason, logic, truth on many of the threads so I agree with them. We do get many gay activist trolls here on this website as well.
If alive today, In today’s times Bishop Fulton Sheen and Saints Padre Pio would also warn us about trolls.
There are now many trolls assigned by the Democratic party, whose job it is to monitor web sites, and make sure that the opinions are in agreement with the President and the party line. If not, then they muddy and obfuscate the subject until it is unrecognizable. Miguelito certainly appears to be such a troll. Certainly, we want to allow his opinions and comment. But, if a person makes comment after comment which are off subject, and often verging on gibberish, or abusive and insulting, then the administrator should reject any further comments from that person Perhaps there should be a rule that no more than say, 8 comments should be allowed per commentator.
I beg to differ…I have been quite charitable…on the other hand…other’s have been allowed to smear me with abandon!
Well, don’t despair, Malacol. (what does that mean?) I do think you love Mother Church and America, so don’t give up. It’s just there is so much evil taking place on every level in this country and we’re deeply concerned about it. It’s not funny and the time for being frivolous and sarcastic is passing. Truly, we must seriously use this time and this web site to do something more than just rant (something I do far too often) . Anne Hendershott is a brilliant, committed Catholic and it should worry you that the IRS is investigating her for her political views. All you’ve done, my friend is ridicule her and the seriousness of what has actually taken place. I’ve seen her on Raymond Aroyo’s show and she’s very gracious and candid. As a Catholic this should concern you too. Why do you identify with a political party when it is your love of Christ and His Church that should be your first consideration? That is why people seem to be ‘smearing’ you. The fact that it’s the democratic platform to enforce abortion (55 million little ones murdered so far), same sex faux marriage, cloning and a host of other evils that no Christian should ever even contemplate should make you take stock of what’s happened to the dem. party. I used to be one, as was my whole family. It is not a Truman party, or even a Clinton party anymore…it’s not even American as far as I’m concerned. It’s so left, they’re disgusting even to Putin. They’ve left you behind. Anyway, don’t let pride stand in the way of re-thinking at least the dem. party.
Dana…this woman is probably a very sincere and upright woman…I have no doubt…I shouldn’t have made light of this subject…I realize it has become a raging firestorm on the news…if I offended you or anyone else my apologies… I value my Catholic faith immeasurably…
Thank you for your response to Dana’s very charitable post to you. Miguelito there seems to be a little naughty devil that sits on your left shoulder and he whispers mean little instructions into your ears. It is very encouraging to see you read Dana’s wonderful post and then see the results after you have blocked out the the temptation to listen to that naughty little tempting angel and then see you beautifully listen to your good guardian angel. Thank you!! If you could try to harness your listening skills into pleasing your good guardian angel instead of that naughty little fallen angel then you would be such a great leader. What deliciously tempting sin or particular weak spot is keeping you from consistently doing that?
Tom: paranoid much?
Well, I did not vote for President Obama either time. I would not even consider it after he refused to sign the Born Alive Act. He had three chances to do it. I could not vote for a man so cruel that he could not even vote for nurses to comfort a child who had survived abortion until they died. Many of these children are just thrown into a sink and left to die. He showed what he thinks of his own grandchildren when he says that his daughters should not be “punished” if they “make a mistake” by conceiving a child. Thus he makes them totally irresponsible for their actions. You know the “We Got Caught so Kill the Child” philosophy. That’s Obama — never take responsibility for your own actions. What a horrible, horrible man he is.
Catholics United claim that they also were subject to “heightened scrutiny” by the IRS.
Sin is sin…if a person doesn’t feel the tumult of temptation and the agonizing discomfort of it’s ramifications…they are already doing the bidding of the evil one… I was told that when you feel the temptation to sin, and recognize it’s beguiling, sweet subtle caress, you are attuned to the spiritual and the devil is working on you, for fear of losing you, this you will become aware of…virtue comes in the struggle…not in it’s attainment…after all, we are all sinners in need of redemption…
Wild Wild West Marathon on tomorrow…can’t wait! The beginning of every episode began with…”The night…the night the wizard shook the world…the night of the murderous spring…etc,etc.