Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee published a vital list on their official website late last month, highlighting the methods deployed by the IRS to surveil Americans under the guise of closing the “tax gap.”
“Democrats’ IRS surveillance scheme is not about going after high earners and wealthy corporations, but instead is about going after working Americans and Main Street job creators — who Democrats assume are tax cheats. Worse — Democrats plan to use this invasive measure to pay for massive giveaways to wealthy individuals and special interests in blue states,” write the lawmakers.
Here are 10 ways that you could find yourself surveilled by the IRS:
- Sending your child to college. You worked hard, you saved, and now that investment in your child’s future pull you into the IRS dragnet.
- Working as a blue-collar worker. If you’re a local contractor, plumber, or hairdresser — or simply don’t get paid on a W2 – you will have your bank accounts monitored.
- Taking out a loan to buy equipment. Want to start a new business or invest in your current one? That’ll cost you your privacy.
- Sending money or loan money to family members. Have you ever helped a loved one financially who has fallen on tough times? Biden wants the IRS to know.
- Providing financial support to elderly parents. Do you help pay household expenses for your elderly parent or grandparent? If so, their account will be swooped up in the IRS surveillance scheme.
- Receiving Democrats’ “cash-for-kids” welfare. If you receive the Child Tax Credit payments by paper check — you’ll have your bank account monitored.
- Receiving dependent care flexible savings account reimbursements. If you pay for childcare using the Democrat’s beefed up dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), your account will be reported to the IRS.
- Taking up a part-time gig as an Uber driver. Do you work hard and make $200 or more on nights and weekends driving for Uber? Gas is expensive but it’s nothing compared to that IRS audit that will be triggered as part of the Biden bank surveillance scheme.
- Selling goods at a farmer’s market or Etsy shop. Do you create something or grow something and sell it directly to a consumer? If you did and deposited those dollars into a bank account, you’ll be reported.
- Saving for and making a large purchase. Want to buy a new car? Or do some home renovations? Or take your family on a trip to Disney World? Your bank accounts will wind up in a dragnet.
Visit the website here.
BRING IT ON: Lindsey Graham Dares James Comey to ‘Come in Under Oath’ and Testify
Senator Lindsey Graham issued a stark challenge to former FBI boss James Comey this week; daring the ex-Trump official to come to Congress and testify “under oath” instead of making statements on social media.
“If you want to find common ground between Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham, we all think James Comey was a disaster. So I am going to give him a chance to explain to the country about Crossfire Hurricane — one of the most corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI,” said Graham.
“He signed a warrant against Carter Page in April of 2017. I find it hard to believe that the director of the FBI did not know that in January in March of 2017, the Russian sub source disavowed the reliability of the dossier, which was critical to getting a warrant against Carter Page,” Graham said.
“You got a lot to say, James Comey. Come in under oath and say it,” he concluded.
Read the full report here.
BREAKING: Negotiations Between House Dems and Mueller ‘BREAKDOWN,’ Testimony Possibly Delayed
Ongoing negotiations between Democratic leadership and former special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly “broke down” Friday; delaying his Congressional testimony at least one week.
“Internal talks over the structure of the hearings originally scheduled for July 17 have been heating up for days, with some members complaining they might not have enough time carved out to ask questions,” reports Fox News. “Sources said Friday morning the hearings will be pushed back to July 24. A senior source said there was a ‘breakdown in negotiations’ to have Mueller appear.”
“Mueller, who investigated Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and issued a report finding no evidence of collusion with President Trump, has been scheduled to testify before both the Judiciary and Intelligence committees after being subpoenaed by the panels last month,” adds the website.
Mueller addressed the public from the Department of Justice earlier this year following his “No Collusion” conclusion; telling the American people any Congressional testimony would be confined to the contents of his report.
Original story: May 29, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded the two-year long investigation into allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 election Wednesday; closing his office and retiring from the Department of Justice.
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in his first public appearance since being appointed to lead the Russia investigation, said it was ‘not an option’ to charge President Trump with a crime, per Department of Justice policy, but maintained that if they had ‘confidence’ that the president did not commit a crime, they ‘would have said so,’” reports Fox News.
“The Justice Department announced Mueller would make a statement on Wednesday morning–his first in the more than two years since he was appointed as special counsel. A senior White House official told Fox News that the White House was advised on Tuesday night of Mueller’s plans,” adds the report.
“I have not spoken publicly… I am speaking out today because our investigation is complete….we are formally closing the special counsel’s office,’” said Mueller at the DOJ.
“We are formally closing the special counsel’s office and as well I am resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life,” Mueller added.