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    After reading this article at FoxNews.com, I had a chilling thought -- is it possible that the progressives/liberals in D.C. are initiating these "threats" and leaving the impression that the right-wing, conservative, Constitution and country loving patriots are doing this? I find it very hard to believe that any Patriotic American would advocate the rape and murder of female IRS employees. It just smells like more "garbage" from Washington to me.

    FOXNews.com - Feds Investigate Death Threats to IRS Employees After Health Bill Approval
    By Jana Winter
    - FOXNews.com

    The health care law has sparked protests on radical anti-tax and anti-government Web sites and within their private, password-protected e-mail lists and message boards.

    The federal government is investigating dozens of death threats to IRS employees that have been posted online since the House passed the health care bill, FoxNews.com has learned.

    The health care law has sparked protests on radical anti-tax and anti-government Web sites and within their private, password-protected e-mail lists and message boards. Some writers have labeled March 21 -- the day the House passed the bill – "Bloody Sunday," and they see it as a call to violent action against IRS workers.

    In the days following the House vote, animosity toward the IRS intensified, and many heated online protests included specific discussions about the best way to go about killing tax agents.

    Hundreds of comments were posted in response to an incendiary story on infowars.com, the radical far-right Web site owned by radio host Alex Jones. The story, entitled, "The Cost Of Defying Obamacare: $2,250 a Month And IRS Goons Pointing Guns At Your Family," focused on the “increasing militarization of the IRS” and its expansion of powers under the new health care law.

    One commenter wrote: "If they actually try to do this, there is going to be a whole lot of thugs start vanishing. This is the last line in the sand. Those fools have just signed their death warrants!!!"

    "theres gonna be alot of IRS agents needing healthcare if they try to terrorize us Americans," another comment read. Yet another wrote, "Come and take them…….they will have to hire so many IRS agents because…well when 10 a day get killed….you do the math."

    A federal probe has been launched into the comments. "We are actively investigating all threats made against IRS employees," J. Russell George, treasury inspector general for tax administration, said in a statement to FoxNews.com Tuesday morning.

    Threats to IRS agents have increased steadily in recent years; more than 1,200 threat and assault cases between 2001 and 2008 were investigated.

    In February, a small plane pilot named Joseph Stack published an anti-tax manifesto before he crashed his aircraft into a building in Austin, Texas, that housed an IRS office. Stack, who died in the attack along with an IRS worker, became a hero to many in the anti-tax and anti-government extremist movements; the inspector general launched investigations into at least 70 online comments made in support of Stack’s attack.

    Now the agency’s expanded role under the health care law has sparked a new wave of animosity toward its employees, which experts say has contributed to an unprecedentedly volatile atmosphere.

    "The anger and resentment within the anti-tax movement towards the new health care is overwhelming," said insurance analyst J.J. MacNab, who's testified before Congress about the anti-tax movement. "Combine this legislation with the census arriving in everyone’s mailboxes and the fact that we're heading into tax season, and this could be a really problematic month ahead."

    The IRS is now working to beef up security across the country. It will be spending over $100 million in 2010 alone on office security, IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement Steven Miller told Congress earlier this month.

    There are 755 IRS facilities in the U.S. — and 64 percent of the facilities have no security presence, according to recent congressional testimony by Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union. Union member have expressed concerns about the lack of security, she said, citing walk-in centers with no security other than a lock on the door.

    One day after the House passed the health care bill, contract postings appeared on government employment Web sites requesting bids for round-the-clock armed guard security services for a half dozen facilities — including storage facilities and IRS grounds with child care centers. The IRS posted a request for quotes for 60 Remington Model 12 gauge pump-action shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division, which was first reported on the Drudge Report last month.

    According to an IRS office memorandum outlining policy for the use of armed guards during the current tax season, the inspector general will provide armed escorts under the following conditions in April:

    - "When an IRS employee has contact with a taxpayer who is the subject of an open TIGTA-OI assault or threat investigation; or

    "When an IRS employee has contact with a taxpayer who has been designated as a Potentially Dangerous Taxpayer (PDT) by the IRS Office of Employee Protection."

    The IRS’s office of criminal investigations will provide armed escort assistance in other situations, the memo said.

    But this has served only to further rile anti-tax extremists, who view themselves as patriots and pledge to confront any armed IRS agent with guns of their own.

    "WE, I repeat, WE, are armed to the teeth. They need those pumps just to feel safe," one commenter wrote.

    "POINT OF ORDER: I dont shoot BACK; I shoot FIRST……….BUY MORE AMMO," said another.

    In a particularly heinous reply that was praised by dozens of other commenters, someone suggested – in graphic terms – that tax opponents should rape an attractive agent before killing her. "Or vice versa…don’t have a problem with that either."

    Other online discussions delved into specific tactics—what weapons, what bullets, what bait—to employ in the killing of IRS agents.

    Someone calling himself, "rEvolutionary" wrote, "I think it would take a different kind of bait. Humans are as predictable as any animal. What kind of bait would draw an IRS pirate..?"

    "NOT LMAO"replied, "SITTING IN THE WOODS CRYING BECAUSE THEIR HOUSES ARE GONE SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO DRAW THEM IN….."

    While these threats are being investigated, experts doubt there is much that law enforcement can do to predict if any of these commenters actually plan on taking action. The only thing certain is that the online community of anti-government extremists is growing, and it is increasingly being viewed by law enforcement as a threat.

    "I've never seen anything like this before," said MacNab. “The health care bill could very well be the tipping point."
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    I think it is very likely that it is those in the Obamanation doing it. I think Hitler did similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative Wife & Mom View Post
    After reading this article at FoxNews.com, I had a chilling thought -- is it possible that the progressives/liberals in D.C. are initiating these "threats" and leaving the impression that the right-wing, conservative, Constitution and country loving patriots are doing this? I find it very hard to believe that any Patriotic American would advocate the rape and murder of female IRS employees. It just smells like more "garbage" from Washington to me.

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    Your chilling thought is right on track Mom. This "garbage" is common practice on the part of the liberals, they've been playing the game for the past 20 yrs., and the liberal media plays it to the hilt. HK is correct, Hitler used these tactics to build hatred for the Jews, and he was successful. Nero set fire to Rome and blamed it on the Christians, worked for him too. It's the same game that the PLO has played since day one with Israel, works every time. Get use to the smell of this kind of "garbage", it's just beginning to pile up.
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    These threats most definitely are coming from BOTH sides. Crazy isn't limited to being a repub or a dem--it is limited to crazies, pure and simple. It, however, is the dems who scare me more---their reasoning is more sinister--nothing to do with just plain anger--it is planned deception, which is a moniker of the entire dem caucus and certainly the piece of garbage in the whitehouse who has yet to take an action that meets his promises as he lies, and plays dictator with all sorts of "executive" courtesies etc that we have never seen before.

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    Before we think conspiracy let's remember that very similar things happened with Bush. These types of things happen throughout history on both sides especially when very controversial events or bills are in work. What I'm saying is examine, stay vigilant, and stay informed.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    Before we think conspiracy let's remember that very similar things happened with Bush. These types of things happen throughout history on both sides especially when very controversial events or bills are in work. What I'm saying is examine, stay vigilant, and stay informed.
    The difference is the level of anger towards the IRS is far greater than the generailzed anger towards the government. You don't see too many people saying kill all the mail delivery people...

    This is because the IRS is the most tyrannical agency in the US government and the main reason I support FairTax over a flat tax.
    Now, I don't think anyone should be violent with the IRS agents, but the agency needs to go. I can fully understand how the level of anger could reach the point where violence occurs based on the purpose and tactics the IRS uses. When they stop congressional hearings because the agency says it cannot do its job unless the people fear them, there is something wrong. As a government agency, they are supposed to serve the people, not intimidate us. They really need to 1, change their way of doing business and 2, be eliminated as an agency, such as passing the FairTax, not shooting them.

    Besides every other reason why not, there is no real point in shooting an agent, it is not the agents fault, it is the systems. Change the system, vote out every single politician and start fresh.

    My 3 criteria that are absolute for deciding weather I can support a politician (beyond issues)

    1. no criminal record
    2. no lawyers (because of the way they are trained to think and view the world, not because they are bad people.) Give me engineers, tech, business people, etc.
    3. Credit rating of 750 or higher. If you can't manage your own money, why should I trust you with mine.
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    And a Presidential candidate should also be a veteran!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfling68 View Post
    When they stop congressional hearings because the agency says it cannot do its job unless the people fear them, there is something wrong.
    WOW...when did that happen, Wolf? Somehow that one got past me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockster20 View Post
    And a Presidential candidate should also be a veteran!!
    That's what I think, too, but I'm sure the socialists attempting to take over this country will remind us that this requirement is un-Constitutional (like they give a rat's ass about the Constituiton...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glockster20 View Post
    And a Presidential candidate should also be a veteran!!
    While I agree that a president should have served in the military here are some others that didn't:

    Bill Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding, Woodrow Wilson, William Taft, Grover Cleveland, Martin Van Buren, John Q. Adams and John Adams.

    Notice the two Adams both in the founding stages of our country. Also remember that the U.S. government is based on civilian control of the military.

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