The Citizens that testified this morning before the House Committee on the IRS Targeting of Conservatives are great American Patriots, standing up for everything that makes our country that “shining city upon a hill”. They prove that it IS worth the fight and we CAN win to save this great nation for generations to come.
I checked out the MSM sites and as expected had to search for any mention on this testimony today. It is up to each of us to make sure the information gets out there; to our families, our neighbors, and our friends.
(from left to right): Mr. Kevin Kookogey, Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty; Ms. Diane Belsom, Laurens County Tea Party; Mr. John Eastman, Chairman, National Organization for Marriage; Ms. Karen Kenny, San Fernando Valley Patriots; Ms. Sue Martinek, Coalition for Life of Iowa; and Ms. Becky Gerritson, Wetumpka Tea Party.
Becky Gerritson Testimony: A Tea Party Patriot Who Received a Letter from Lois Lerner
The Democrat side tried to make light of the situation, blame Bush…the usual
Audience Cheers at Ryan’s Rebuttal to McDermott ‘I am going to deviate from my original question in response to what I just heard’
Applause rang out as Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) slammed Rep. Jim McDermott’s (D., Wash.) implication that the Tea Party and conservative organizations were responsible for their own targeting by the IRS Tuesday in the Ways & Means Committee hearing:
PAUL RYAN: I am going to deviate from my original question in response to what I just heard [lots of cheering].
JIM MCDERMOTT: Mr. Chairman? Mr. Chairman?
PAUL RYAN: Welcome to Washington.
DAVE CAMP: The committee will be in order, Ryan has the time.
PAUL RYAN: We heard Gingrich, we heard Bush.
JIM MCDERMOTT: Mr. chairman?
PAUL RYAN: We had the former IRS commissioner Shulman who knew about the political targeting long before was Congress was told, and has since implied that they were responsible for the targeting because they chose to apply for tax-exempt status? So you are to blame I guess is the message here? Do you think you were targeted based upon your political beliefs, your religious beliefs, or just because you chose to apply?
BECKY GERRITSON: Our beliefs. Our views.
Witness: IRS warned us not to protest Planned Parenthood. Sue Martinek not only named names, but also pointed out that this scrutiny predated the March 2010 start date that the Treasury IG found for the agency’s assault on conservative activists
Democrats failed to produce a single witness on the liberal side affected by IRS Scrutiny