It is well known that The Internal Revenue Service has been engaging in harassment of non-profits who oppose President Obama’s agenda. And now the IRS is being used as a political weapon to intimidate businesses who might wish to speak out against Obamacare.
On Superbowl Sunday, President Obama told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that there wasn’t even a “smidgen of corruption” involved when the IRS put undue scrutiny on non-profits who do not support the President’s left wing agenda. Despite Obama’s denials, the head of the tax exempt division at the IRS was forced out of her job for neglect of duties. At congressional hearings Lerner chose to plead the 5th amendment and defiantly refused to testify.
As noted yesterday by Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft, The Wall Street Journal reported that 83% of the groups flagged for extra IRS scrutiny were right leaning groups and every single group targeted for an audit was a right leaning group. There wasn’t a “smidgen of corruption” though. If you believe that I’ve got some ocean front property in North Dakota I’d like to sell you.
This week President Smidgen O’Corruption is unilaterally issuing yet another waiver from Obamacare penalties–this time for businesses with 50-99 employees. So, if you employ 102 people and you know Obamacare is going to hit your business hard, you might be thinking you can downsize to 99 employees to sneak into the waiver. Not so fast, my friend. The Obama administration has stated that businesses will not be allowed to make staffing decisions based on Obamacare mandates.
If you downsize your business, you will be required to swear to the IRS under penalty of perjury that avoiding Obamacare costs was not the reason for doing so. Then you will be left in the position of needing to remain silent about your real reasons for downsizing. In effect you are being told to do what you need to do but keep your mouth shut about it. So if you are a business owner who opposes the Obamacare mandates and you downsize while being honest about why you downsized, you’re a criminal. If you downsize and swear Obamacare wasn’t the reason then speak out about Obamacare’s unfair burdens on your business, you’re a perjurer.
There’s not even a smidgen of corruption though.