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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    So you are in favor of denying the rights of a American citizen?
    Not if you are a taxpayer-paid representative of the Internal Revenue Service, and you are asked to discuss your actions as an employee of the people. In any other facet of her life, of course she has those rights.

    This really isn't hard.

    But this is the typical liberal tactic taught well by Alinsky. Distract and deploy a different narrative, just like Cummings is attempting with Issa. Get the conversation clouded up so the mainstream media can talk about ANYTHING but the gross abuse of Lerner's authority as an IRS Director.

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    I am all in favor of finding the truth, but these hearings are a complete farce of what is supposed to be a oversight Commitee.
    How would you go about finding the truth about what happened?

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Not if you are a taxpayer-paid representative of the Internal Revenue Service, and you are asked to discuss your actions as an employee of the people. In any other facet of her life, of course she has those rights.

    This really isn't hard.

    But this is the typical liberal tactic taught well by Alinsky. Distract and deploy a different narrative, just like Cummings is attempting with Issa. Get the conversation clouded up so the mainstream media can talk about ANYTHING but the gross abuse of Lerner's authority as an IRS Director.
    no, what this is is more right wing hypocrisy
    standing on the nation's Constitution - until it prevents them from getting what they want
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    while i agree it is a stupid position, it is yours
    that a civil servant should not be able to invoke the fifth amendment against self incrimination
    so many on the far right are now revealing they are opposed to the provisions of the US Constitution
    pathetic
    Celebrities don't have the same right to privacy we have. A cop has additional responsibilities to follow as a citizen than we have. Government employees have certain transparencies that they must provide in their jobs versus you and me.

    An election may have been impacted, intentionally, by her actions. This is FAR bigger than just Lois Lerner.

    Do you not get that?

    She is not just an individual here. She is a spokesperson and leader of a government agency that can openly look at our personal life in great detail.

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Jackie Speier: Darrell Issa like ?toddler in a sandlot? - Tal Kopan - POLITICO.com

    I$$A as an immature, toddler in a sandlot .
    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    while i agree it is a stupid position, it is yours
    that a civil servant should not be able to invoke the fifth amendment against self incrimination
    so many on the far right are now revealing they are opposed to the provisions of the US Constitution
    pathetic
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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Lerner's attorney had sent Issa a response indicating that she would testify.
    That is what Issa said, not what the attorney said
    March 2, 2014 Rep. Darrell Issa doesn’t know what he’s talking about, the attorney for former IRS official Lois Lerner said Sunday.

    Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that Lerner, the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division, would testify before his committee Wednesday, which he said he had been told by her attorney.

    That attorney, William W. Taylor, said Issa is wrong.

    “As of now, she intends to continue to assert her Fifth Amendment rights,” Taylor told POLITICO. “I do not know why Issa said what he said.”
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no, what this is is more right wing hypocrisy
    standing on the nation's Constitution - until it prevents them from getting what they want
    So in other words, the government can do whatever it damn well pleases, and we have absolutely no recourse to ask questions to the leaders of our government agencies.

    If so, we're screwed.

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Celebrities don't have the same right to privacy we have. A cop has additional responsibilities to follow as a citizen than we have. Government employees have certain transparencies that they must provide in their jobs versus you and me.

    An election may have been impacted, intentionally, by her actions. This is FAR bigger than just Lois Lerner.

    Do you not get that?

    She is not just an individual here. She is a spokesperson and leader of a government agency that can openly look at our personal life in great detail.
    Name a single conservative group that had its tax free status revoked.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no, cummings was cut off very soon after he began his remarks
    does issa get to form his questions for him?
    Cummings started in on the Republican party when it is a bi-partisan commission and all after the meeting was adjourned because of Lerner's unwillingness to testify. He was right to be cut off for those two reasons, a third being possible if being a fool is taken into account.

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    Re: Lois Lerner does about-face, will give Hill testimony on IRS scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Name a single conservative group that had its tax free status revoked.
    You don't recognize this as intimidation tactics during an election?

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