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By Wayne Allyn Root
The IRS is embroiled in a huge political scandal. But you don’t have the full story. I am a witness to how bad this scandal really is – with a personal story of IRS harassment and persecution to make your toes curl. Rest assured you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. This IRS scandal will soon get much worse.
Last week the IRS admitted to targeting and intimidating conservative and tea party groups. But that admission was bogus. It was meant to sweep a much bigger scandal under the rug late on a Friday afternoon.
The latest development is that top IRS officials and lawyers were in fact aware of this scandal since 2011 (the very year I was targeted by the IRS – more details below).
It gets worse. It turns out the IRS was targeting pro-Israel Jewish groups. It’s now gone from political targeting to racism and anti-Semitism.
They targeted Christian ministries (even those of an American hero like Billy Graham).
The IRS thought a quick apology, throwing a few “low-level employees” under the bus, could nip it in the bud and make it all go away, before the evidence leads directly to the president. They were wrong. This will grow into one of the biggest scandals in U.S. political history – if the media do their job. This should lead to Obama’s impeachment – if the media do their job.
They targeted Mitt Romney.
And they targeted me. See my personal story in detail as it appeared in WND last fall.
I’ve been smack dab in the middle of this scandal for a week now, literally living in the eye of a tornado. As an outspoken critic of Obama, I’ve been under IRS attack since January of 2011. I am living proof of how bad it is, when it started and that it was directed at individuals, not just conservative groups.
It did not involve only “low-level IRS employees.” It did not happen in only one year (2012). It does not involve only faceless groups. It involves real people with real faces and families – like me. It does not involve one office in Cincinnati. It was a widespread attack (in my case emanating from the Las Vegas IRS office). It goes to the top of the IRS, it started early in Obama’s presidency, and you can bet your last dollar (which is all we have left under this president) that it was all conducted upon direct orders of President Obama or his top aides.
Here is my personal story.
I was there at the beginning. I am only a small-businessman. But I am an outspoken and loud critic of Obama. My views are read by millions at websites like FoxNews.com and WND. I’ve made over 5,000 media appearances in the past five years, including many dozens of appearances on Fox News. My book “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide” reports on Obama’s purposeful plan to take down capitalism by overwhelming the system with massive taxes and spending, entitlements, debt and, yes, IRS audits (a central part of my book).
Now add an exclamation point to the story: I’m President Obama’s Columbia University classmate who can prove that this is all a detailed plan we all learned at Columbia. Now you know why Obama wanted to silence, distract and intimidate me. I may have the very first IRS victim who started the ball rolling.
The result of my outspoken criticism of Obama? An unprecedented IRS attack starting in January of 2011. Many businesses in this terrible economy are behind on taxes. Not me. I’ve never owed a dime to the IRS. Never been late with a tax payment. In 30 years of doing business, I’ve had a perfect, spotless, flawless record. So why would the IRS suddenly decide to attack me (a small-businessman, without a fortune, with a perfect record) with abandon?
This IRS attack was so over-zealous and out of bounds, I was forced to hire one of the nation’s top tax attorneys. He immediately took the case to tax court, where we won a full 100 percent victory. The court ruled I didn’t owe a dime in taxes. Then the IRS announced a new tax audit against me – five days later.
My tax attorney has never in his entire career heard of such a thing. He assumed it was not possible, until he saw it happen to me. The many legal and accounting experts I’ve consulted have all agreed this could only happen if I were on the “Obama Enemies List.”
The attack was chilling and intimidating. It affected every aspect of my life. It almost ruined me. It was meant to distract me, bleed me dry and teach me a lesson – if you dare to criticize Obama, get ready to lose everything.
If the media weren’t so blindly loyal to Obama, they’d know what I already know. Obama is a modern-day Nixon.
It wasn’t just myself and a few conservative, tea party and Jewish groups targeted. That alone should be enough to impeach Obama. But if you believe that’s the whole story, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. I’ve done the research. This happened all across America to outspoken opponents of Obama and to large GOP donors. Obama was trying to ruin people’s lives. People just like me.
This scandal is widespread. It is deep within the IRS. And I guarantee you it started with direct orders from the Obama White House. Why else would a small-businessman (who happens to be a classmate of the president) like me have been targeted?
I may have been born yesterday, but it wasn’t an hour ago. Can you imagine a CEO of a public company on Wall Street claiming he knew nothing about his own employees committing fraud upon his competitors and trying to destroy them? His Board of Directors would fire him on the spot. His shareholders would sue him. The government would indict him, prosecute him and then use RICO to take all his ill-gained assets away from him.
This is all a pattern by the Obama White House. See what Obama and Hillary have done to the whistleblowers and members of the CIA and military who know what truly happened in Benghazi. See Gen. Petraeus and his affair. Given his continued silence, I can only imagine what other threats Obama is holding over his head.
Or take the rating agencies that downgraded the credit of the United States. Both were indicted by the federal government soon after daring to confirm America’s economic decline under Obama.
“Enough is enough.” President Nixon was threatened with impeachment and forced out of office for covering up a third-rate burglary (plus the charge of using the IRS to silence his opponents). President Clinton faced impeachment for a third-rate sex scandal (although the real charge was perjury). Obama has committed first-rate crimes. Benghazi is Watergate with four dead American heroes. And this brazen IRS attack makes Nixon look like a nice guy. Even Nixon wouldn’t dare target Jewish pro-Israel groups. The media would have burned him at the stake. Let’s see how they treat Obama now that it has been disclosed that the Obama Justice Department chose to pry into the home, office and cell phone records of Associated Press reporters.
It’s time our representatives in Congress find the courage to face up to Obama’s culture of lies, cover-ups and intimidation. They must take the action that Obama deserves for the Benghazi cover-up and these horrific unconstitutional IRS attacks meant to silence his critics and bankrupt his conservative opposition – IMPEACHMENT.
Oh … and one more thing needs to be pointed out. I wrote my new national best-seller, “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide,” while being intimidated by the IRS. Sorry, Mr. Obama, but your plans backfired. You can’t keep a good conservative patriot down!
Wayne Allyn Root is a capitalist evangelist, serial entrepreneur and libertarian-conservative media commentator. He is a former Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee. He serves as executive vice chairman of the Conservative Caucus in Washington, D.C. Wayne’s latest book is the No. 1 national best-seller “The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive and Prosper During Obamageddon.” Wayne’s twitter: http://twitter.com/WayneRoot.