July 18, 2013

Christine O'Donnell victim of I.R.S. targeting

As you probably well know, I'm no fan of COD, but this is absolute bullsh**, man:

On March 9, 2010, the day she revealed her plan to run for the Senate in a press release, a tax lien was placed on a house purported to be hers and publicized. The problem was she no longer owned the house. The IRS eventually blamed the lien on a computer glitch and withdrew it.

Now Mr. Martel, a criminal investigator for the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, was telling her that an official in Delaware state government had improperly accessed her records on that very same day.

Beyond that, Ms. O’Donnell and Senate investigators who have tried to help her have run into a wall of silence, leaving more questions than answers about whether abuses of the IRS system extend to private individuals and not just the tax-exempt groups already identified as victims.

Cripes. I remember that lien story and many [local] bloggers and commenters made issue of it. I can't recall if I did, but if so I and everyone else should have blamed the freakin' Boss Obama IRS. COD's vociferous objections to this story were spot-on.

I still think O'Donnell is a deeply flawed candidate with many other problems; however, this IRS abuse garbage is incredibly frightening. Everyone should be worried about it for, once the GOP regains the White House, would you want to face "payback?" Be honest.

UPDATE: Rep. Darrell Issa Has Information That Will Link IRS Scandal Up Into the White House.

UPDATE 2: Go figure -- Delaware's largest news source has zippo on this story.

UPDATE 3: Commenter "anon" wrote in the comments:

The Tax Lien on O'Donnell dated back to 2006, you can pull up the documents and verify that fact. The Lien was never on her house, she posted a transcript of a conversation she had with the IRS in March of 2010 and the agent on the phone repeatedly tells her the lien wasn't on the house. The Lien was never called a "glitch" or a "mistake" by anyone but O'Donnell, again, the letters between her and the IRS prove that, and the Lien was never "withdrawn" she was claiming deductions with no documentations, and she did, in fact, end up paying the IRS some amount that was never disclosed.

Wow. Interesting information that is at odds with the article. Much more information regarding this is available here.

UPDATE 4: The News Journal covers the story today.

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"On March 9, 2010, the day she revealed her plan to run for the Senate in a press release, a tax lien was placed on a house purported to be hers and publicized. The problem was she no longer owned the house. The IRS eventually blamed the lien on a computer glitch and withdrew it."

Flawed paragraph. The Tax Lien on O'Donnell dated back to 2006, you can pull up the documents and verify that fact. The Lien was never on her house, she posted a transcript of a conversation she had with the IRS in March of 2010 and the agent on the phone repeatedly tells her the lien wasn't on the house. The Lien was never called a "glitch" or a "mistake" by anyone but O'Donnell, again, the letters between her and the IRS prove that, and the Lien was never "withdrawn" she was claiming deductions with no documentations, and she did, in fact, end up paying the IRS some amount that was never disclosed.

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