House Ways and Means Committee asks Americans to share their stories about IRS targeting

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As the House Ways and Means Committee investigates the Internal Revenue Service for targeting of conservative organizations, the committee has asked for help from the American people — by sharing their personal stories of IRS discrimination.

The committee, which began investigating the IRS in 2011, has created a form for anyone affected by the IRS scandal to fill out.

“Your story is critical to moving the investigation forward,” the form reads. “Taking a few minutes to fill out the form below and share your story will allow the Committee to identify key facts and take action to deal with the failures of the IRS.”

The form requires the name, address and phone number of anyone wishing to submit comments and provides a space for any additional information the participant may wish to share.

“Working together, we will get to the bottom of this, and ensure that nothing like this ever happens again,” the website says.

The Ways and Means Committee has already conducted hearings into the IRS’s targeting but is promising to continue with their investigation, according to their website.

Maybe the committee will receive more concrete answers from the American people with their survey then they could get out of acting IRS Commissioner Steve Miller last week.

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  1. sda53 says:

    I will share a story, close it down! We the people will cut all money off to Washington till we get results. Pay our states fair tax, emergency election for ones who will work for us to downsize government, close Fed, kill obamacare and do away with all government created entities which have failed and just support corruption. Government allowed a foreigner to kill Americans! They let him into our house knowing he was not qualified and a criminal. Now it is time for us to clean up their mess. They have allowed our borders unprotected, taking God our of our country for a false god allah, our businesses be taxed out of our country, jihad and our enemies flooding into our country, muslim brotherhood in our government. Does money mean so much you people sold our your own country. Rumors of homeland security now working in our best interest but FBI may still answer to us. Who controls the money controls the government and it is our money. We are tired of stupid, illegal, evasive, manipulation, no budget so can spend like fools, debt till we don’t own the soil we stand on and lies. Forensic accountants to get a budget to pay the debt run up in our name, take care of our young, old and disabled which by the way we always have done, government took insurance out of the hands of physicians who kept cost down, this was not obama’s idea. Get him out of our house or we will do it for you and a lot more. Time for a change for the better. They allowed him to kill Americans and their deaths will not be in vain. Biden gave up Seal Team 6 to be murdered. How dare they allow obama a private militia of our enemies supplied with stockpiled guns and ammo to attack us. We will not longer pay for treason against we the people.

  2. I am a retired physician on SS disability. I am presently in the 5th month of a “random” IRS audit. It seemed very strange since my form was 1 page and revealed earnings of about 75K.. This is obviously political, since my recent contributions have all been to Republican/Conservative causes. Mitt Romney, GW Bush library ect. The “agent ” doing the audit cant spell her/my name without a teleprompter. I have spoken to Cong Woodall and written Sens Chambliss and Isackson as well. I would be interested in your response. Thanks in advance..Bruce Branitz M.D.

  3. This type of targeting and intimidation is not only limited to abuse at the hands of enemies of the United States who have infiltrated many areas of leadership (political, media, any organization that has the ability to reach large audiences were seen as extremely important areas to infiltrate by the enemies of the United States of America) and security forces including military and police in our country and we can not leave out the IRS as you will see my own story. This abuse of power is widespread and was and is being conducted in a very strategically planned attack on the United States of America to take over our country, our peace treaty with the United Kingdom whom we escaped to find our freedom and form our great Nation was agreed to in 1814 and we are coming on a 200 year mark, remember that on 9/11/1814 We had the Battle of Plattsburgh against the United Kingdom, and then on 9/11 we got attacked with the World Trade Center and Benghazi. Also, on 12/14/1814 we had the Battle of Lake Borgne against the United Kingdom and then our children get targeted on 12/14. Watch my youtube videos and you will see there are many more connections. HOW DO I KNOW OTHERS ARE BEING TARGETED??? Because I was an Obama Organizer Fellow, I helped him get elected because I believed what they told us he stood for and I made thousands of calls for them using their Vote Builder website and then when I saw that they lied to the American People, they told us in documents to tell those we called that they would not take the guns away from the American people and that courts already ruled that was not legal, and then I watched them use the Aurora killing and the Sandy hook killing to target our citizen’s 2nd amendment rights and ability to protect and defend our nation from enemies foreign and domestic … that’s when I started speaking out and … that’s when they started targeting me … my brand new mac computers got hacked and for the first time in my life I had to cover of the video camera … I had just completed a summer intern at NASA and so that training helped me know that i needed to password protect and encrypt all on my computer … I had educational videos I created about the American constitution and the American Bill of Rights deleted from my computer and when I told my viewers to go to certain sites, I began to see certain pages removed and censored from the public. I caught them in the process of deleting things before my very eyes and while video taking it via screen saver. For example, I found the words “Sandy Hook” and “Lobbying Congress” in the screen shot in the movie The Dark Knight Rises, use the link above and you will see it, but I put together a video showing this information and then went to get video footage showing how the Newtown families were flow on the president’s plane during their government sponsored trip to lobby congress to change the laws that would ultimately make it more difficult for American Citizens to protect their own children from criminals because everyone knows criminals don’t follow the law and they will get guns but law abiding citizens 2nd amendment rights would be stripped away one by one to make them more vulnerable and unable to form a defense against a government take over. I spoke out against this corruption and I started teaching about the American Constitution and the American Bill of Rights and I got targeted. I was even censored on Twitter. When I was an Obama Fellow, I would share video in support of voting for Obama and none of them ever got deleted, BUT AS SOON AS MY EYES OPENED TO THEM AND I STARTED SHARING VIDEOS TEACHING ABOUT THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION AND THE AMERICAN BILL OF RIGHTS, THEY CLOSED MY TWITTER ACCOUNT!!! Sorry about the caps, but that was just so wrong and when I saw that I haven’t been back on Twitter because they lost my trust!

  4. Tim Herron says:

    My story is way to long, and I do not want any publicity for the fact I dont want to be audited again. I have had my share of IRS problems like most. Not long after I made a page or two, promoting/forming etc. “The Dawsonville Patriots” my bank account was frozen and another nightmare began. then came the state, and the state again, I was suicidal, and had a heart attack, I kid you not, I finally was able to beg an H and R friend to help me. I live in fear of the IRS every day, and have for almost 20 years, since my first audit. The IRS helped destroy my first marriage, my small business and my kids live’s. All seemed quite until I started the ning.com page and the facebook page.

  5. Kraven Moorehead says:

    I have not been targeted. However If you completed your tax forms and everything is basic except for which groups you gave money to and if those groups were conservative. then you need to start up your own lawsuit against the IRS. This goes for everybody. they want to cut off funds to conservative groups and this is the illegal way they are going about it. Its time for everybody harassed to get off their buts and sue the IRS for civil rights violations for auditing you for political purposes. This is so heinous that it is beyond belief. The Democrats were so upset that “We The People” believed that we can spend our money wherever we want to and that congress agreed and passed laws to that effect that they decided that he only way to retaliate was through the illegal means of the IRS

  6. Karen says:

    Let me start this by saying I am a Republican who voted for my party.I had a wise teacher who told me when there is an accident everyone looks at the victims and no one see who hit them. In 2010 Google.org stated to reward non profits, only 501c3 with top placement and other grants.. This is also the time that IRS doubled its load. IRS is known to push grants in fast for the sake of the people .At a time of low employees there work load doubled. Maybe they did look for ways to cut the work load. Not to single out groups but to delay them to do grants for the people. Many large Corp are in trouble at this time for not paying taxes ,tax avoidance. So our system has few employees to meet the demand. I got I involved with this because I raised 57 foster kids. I do not like the fact that social workers are cut, foster care is cut, state paid pre schools because big Corp have found a way to send money to Ireland is part of why and not pay the US. This means kids left in life threating homes. So I started writing the IRS. 2 years ago to help the kids. The Britain government did a audit the same week of the scandal. Now the FTC Finally is looking into all of this. Obama did not do this, the IRS did not do this on purpose .Our tax laws did this because people found ways to NOT pay taxes . There is no employees to carry the burden. ”.A house divided falls ” We our all AMERICANS not our party, we must stand together. And clean up the net for the sake of our children security. I say this in good faith as my personal opinions. I would of loved to have a Republican be President. Now it is up to us to have Truth Rule the land that we love and protect our country.

  7. Nikki says:

    In 2012 I placed an application for a 501c3 for a victims advocacy group against domestic violence. Every time I have called to inquire on the status of the application I am told….”We are working on applications from March 2012 and yours hasn’t been assigned.” In April 2013 I called the Tax Payer Advocacy group and she was told the same thing. In February 2013 a friend of mine received the 501c3 for her day care and she applied the same time that I did. I feel the title of the advocacy group “You Are Not Alone” may have lead them to target my application. Is there a way rescue this application?

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