posted on May, 14 2013 @ 02:21 PM
Before this current IRS scandal broke in the Obama administration--and beginning several years ago, the IRS began to audit me year after year.
Since I am anything but a big player in the world of finance and have very little to offer this country in way of taxes compared to most individuals,
I found these audits very disconcerting.
I asked my husband years ago if he thought my outspoken views on the Obama administration and through a weekly column that I write (conservative) for
a mid-size newspaper had anything to do with the audits. It also started after I attended several public Tea Party demonstrations in my area.
I thought I was being paranoid, but now I'm not so sure.
Never was I accused of any sort of tax evasion, nor were my refunds ever denied. I just had to go through a lot of unnecessary paperwork every
year---including the present year, too. Almost to the point of ridiculousness.
I have read that other media reporters and anchors have had the same complaint---something I didn't know until today.
I know I am no big prize, and many will accuse me of being paranoid or self-impressed. I surely do not mean to convey that, but I must say that when
this all started it crossed my mind that the IRS had some sort of underlying reason for choosing me each year, and every year, once I began being
vocal about my views.
At the very least, we should all be concerned that it even crossed my mind four years ago that this could be a possibility. We so live under a system
now that is every bit punishing and intolerant of non-liberal viewpoints and protective of the current administration.
To think that I would even consider this when the audits started should be alarming to all of us.
Whether it is true or not, I will never know.
It is well known that reporters who dare to ask the tough questions of Obama are treated with disdain by both the President and his staff when the
interview is over. Conservative anchor Larry Connors was targeted by the IRS immediately after an interview with Obama where he asked hard questions.
He had been warned that this would happen with the IRS, and yet, he was still shocked when it did. It's like the gestapo, for god sakes.
I am glad this is out in the open now.
It is disgraceful, but so indicative of the pure egoism and control of this administration.
It isn't just unbelievably unethical, it is downright frightening.