Congressman Paul Ryan, who ran with Romney as Republican Vice President, when asked if he received answers from outgoing IRS Commissioner Miller, Ryan said no. “We questioned the IRS in hearings, in letters, and the IRS withheld all this information they were in possession of as to whether this targeting was occurring or not. We do now know that this targeting did occur. That it was politically biased, it was only of conservative groups and now we’re getting lots of questions with respect to religious groups and other groups.”
Where have America’s congressional representatives been for a generation? The IRS began by targeting the defenseless individual. Senator Lawton Chiles wrote me that he received more mail complaining of IRS treatment than all the rest of his mail. His thought: the IRS is the one government agency that directly affects the individual. Why was he not concerned about the fact that his letters were all complaining? The problem grew from individual to conservative, religious and other groups. Congressional representatives have known all along what has been taking place. Every now and then they stage an event to let us know they are for us. This is not the first time the IRS has been on the carpet. Let’s make it the last time.
In 1975, I challenged the frauds. I wrote a letter to Attorney General William B. Saxbe, I think in 1973, advising him that Federal Income Tax was unconstitutional and that I’d see him in court. Imagine that! I’m not a lawyer. Would you not have thought I’d lost my mind? Saxbe took my bait. I was a “tax protester.” At the time, they were in the headlines. The IRS, with no reason to question me, spent a week going through my personal records looking for a way to tax me.
The IRS found that I’d failed to report $5,000 of taxable income. For having forwarded my letter to the IRS, the DOJ was forced to defend the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in three U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court, attempting to lie their way out of an IRS fraud, all the work of this non-professional peon with a high school education. What would happen if there were even a thousand like me?
The U.S. Court of Appeals had this to say: “Despite the fact that the amount of taxes owed by the taxpayer may well be less than the amount the Untied States must spend to collect that amount, this is a case in which the excess should be expended to validate once more the legitimacy of the federal income tax.”
The Court was informed that the IRS had ignored a tax court order correcting an IRS mistake in the tax I owed, which was by law obstruction of justice. I informed Congress of what had taken place. Not a word from my representatives came in support of me.
The IRS had ignored the tax court order. After the DOJ lied to the Supreme Court, stating that the IRS mistake had been corrected, informing the Court that I was a tax protester, after I filed a third complaint in the U.S. District Court, after the DOJ at last admitted that the IRS confiscation of my property was “wrongful,” and sent me a check, including interest , for the money the IRS lawlessly took, the IRS went to my bank and seized every cent in my bank account. What does that tell you about your congressional representatives? They are not telling you the truth.
I had the court record. Along with the bank seizure notice, this “tax protester” took the court record to The Palm Beach Post. The IRS was caught in its own trap. On the front page, the IRS admitted to the world that it had been “mistaken” from the first, and that I’d soon receive an apology from the IRS. I did receive a letter from the IRS warning me that they had me red flagged.
The IRS sent a multiple page questionnaire to my wife questioning her exempt status. The questionnaire didn’t have an OMB number. It was illegal. My wife didn’t answer it. The IRS sent her a letter stating the she had not paid tax in 13 years and she owed $35,000 in tax, penalty and interest. The IRS informed her employer not to allow any tax deduction and that the IRS was going to garnishee her wages. After several attempts to resolve the problem, I succeeded in getting my congressman to stepped in. He placed the tax problem in another problem resolution office. The claim was immediately dropped, but it took a year to get back the money the IRS illegally took through my wife’s employer.
This tells you not to mess with the IRS. The IRS is above the law. How do you like living under Nazi law? I can only speak for myself. I’ve been rewarded for all my effort. An ad says “Stand with Billy Graham because of Jesus Christ.” I didn’t know when I personally took action against this government fraud that Jesus was with me. I know now.