Go on defending everything, pete. Maybe I was wrong about you. You're not really a liberal. Liberals question government, they don't bow in subservience to government. I thought you were better than that.
Look at the debt ceiling votes during the Bush years, almost all Democrats voted no and almost all republican voted yes. One Democratic senator called raising the debt ceiling unpatriotic.
Fast forward to the Obama administration, now is almost all Democrats voting yes to raise the debt ceiling and almost all Republicans voting no. It is now unpatriotic to vote against raising the debt ceiling.
That my friend is the partisan politics of the times.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Armed with newspaper articles, a TV interview I did, and other documentation, I explained my records were lost. So started a full scale anal probe by the IRS covering multiple years, and taking over 18 months to reach an agreement. I was required to reconstruct every penny of income and expense from every single source. An almost impossible task. In the end, after spending well over $10,000 to provide all the detail and accounting, I agreed to pay $5,000 to end it all. At that point it was a bargain.
I have been audited every so often over the years because of charitable gifts and other things that make my return a bit larger than most. At no time have I ever been found to owe additional money. There was no question in my mind the auditor was on a crusade. I appreciate having no records was a problem. I'll never store my records on-site again. Foolish of me. However, to turn the review into an attack was outrageous.
In light of my experience it just rips me a new one to watch what these people have done with the emails, and the smug attitude they display regarding them.
Most individually dangerous agency in the United States.
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
I am losing respect for people who are attempting to defend, make **** up, ignore what's there, etc. in this IRS story because of their hyper-partisanship. Some who are speaking out in concern for the very bad optics in these stories are getting tons of respect from me (Dezaad, for instance).
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929