Obama Administration Seeks to Limit ‘Dark Money’ Groups Like Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS

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Obama Administration Seeks to Limit ‘Dark Money’ Groups After IRS Tea Party Scandal

The Obama administration is seeking to rein in the ‘dark money’ groups that spend millions in political campaigns without divulging their donor information. It’s about time.

In draft guidance to be issued by Treasury and the IRS, the administration proposes new standards for tax-exempt groups like the Karl Rove-linked Crossroads GPS and Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Obama’s own campaign apparatus.

“This proposed guidance is a first critical step toward creating clear-cut definitions of political activity by tax-exempt social welfare organizations,” said Mark Mazur, Treasury’s assistant secretary for tax policy.

The move springs directly from the controversy over IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, which began after compliance officers singled out political groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. Source: The Hill

IRS Ranter Pak Chong Mar Slashes Wrists Outside ‘Today Show’ at Rockefeller Plaza

Pak Chong Mar ranted about the IRS as he slashed himself outside the “Today Show” Thursday morning, right in front of host Matt Lauer at Rockefeller Plaza. The man, described as deranged and suicidal, ranted against the government as he used two knives to saw at his wrists, the NY Daily News reports.

Pak Chong Mar, who lives in Queens, ranted that the Internal Revenue Service was corrupt and had “ruined his life,” the NY Daily News reports.

Mar was subdued by NYPD cops and plaza security guards, who rushed towards him with pepper-spray and tackled him.

Breaking News: Actor Stephen Baldwin Arrested in New York, Failed to File Tax Returns

Shameful: Actor Stephen Baldwin arrested in New York for failing to file tax returns. Why won’t some rich people do the right thing? http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/06/stephen-baldwin-arrested-on-tax-charges/

Former Fugees Singer Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty for Failing to File Tax Returns, Faces Prison Time

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Former Fugees Singer Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty for Failing to File Tax Returns, Faces Prison Time

DUMBASS:  Former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill pled guilty to “intentionally and willingly” failing to file tax returns for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007, on $1.8 million. She faces up to three years in prison and a $75,000 fine, plus taxes and penalties. Um, she has no-one else to blame but her dumb ass. Sorry, this just makes me really mad that some rich people feel they shouldn’t pay taxes. Remember Wesley Snipes? I rest my case.

Lauryn Hill pled guilty to three counts of failure to file tax returns, all felonies. She was released on $150,000 bail and her sentencing hearing is set for November. SMH. What a moron.

R&B Singer Lauryn Hill Facing Federal Tax Charges for Willful Failure to File Returns on $1.6 Million Income

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R&B Singer Lauryn Hill Facing Federal Tax Charges for Willful Failure to File Returns on $1.6 Million Income (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Singer Lauryn Hill is facing some serious trouble with the IRS over her willful failure to file tax returns for three years on the more than $1.6 million she earned. Hill, the former girlfriend of son of late Reggae legend Bob Marley, is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on June 29.  Rohan Marley may have dodged a bullet with this one. Prosecutors say Hill’s primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries.

Um, Lauryn Hill should check out what the IRS did to R&B crooner Peabo Bryson. They auctioned off even his Grammy award to pay back taxes. Wesley Snipes should be a constant reminder of the power of the Internal Revenue Service.

Lauryn Hill wrote a rambling mess on her Tumblr page saying she deliberately did not pay her taxes because she had to “put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.” She also blamed much of the problems on pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism,” which she has rejected.

Um, the IRS just won its case against her — she admitted to deliberately not paying her taxes. For all the fans out there who patronize Ms. Hill by attending her concerts and purchasing her music, you have just been played for a fool. She has no problem reaping the benefits of your hard work, but has an enormous problem doing one of the most fundamental things in our country — paying her taxes, which many of her fans do. I guess she hasn’t seen what happened to Wesley Snipes, Ronald Isley, Peabo Bryson, Leona Helmsley and others who defy the system — prison. If she really cared about her children, then she wouldn’t put them through this embarrassing situation.

Record Number of Americans Renounce Citizenship Due to High Taxes

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Record Number of Americans Renounce Citizenship Due to High Taxes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Record number of Americans renounce their citizenship in 2011. Reuters reports that nearly 1,800 people renounced their American citizenship or handed in their Green Cards last year. That’s huge and it is almost eight times more than the number of citizens who said bye-bye in 2008 and more than the total for 2007, 2009 and 2009 combined. Some gave up their citizenship for tax reasons.

The United States is one of the only countries to tax its citizens on income earned while they’re living abroad. And just as Americans stateside must file tax returns each April – this year, the deadline is Tuesday – an estimated 6.3 million U.S. citizens living abroad brace for what they describe as an even tougher process of reporting their income and foreign accounts to the IRS. For them, the deadline is June.

The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Office, part of the IRS, released a report in December that details the difficulties of filing taxes from overseas. It cites heavy paperwork, a lack of online filing options and a dearth of local and foreign-language resources.

For those wishing to legally escape the filing requirements, the only way is to formally renounce their U.S. citizenship. Last year, IRS records show that at least 1,788 people did, and that’s likely an underestimate. The IRS publishes in the Federal Register the names of those who give up their citizenship, and some who renounced say they haven’t seen their name on the list yet. Source: Reuters

The IRS publishes the names of those who renounce their citizenship in the Federal Register. The process is also known as “name and shame.”

Rev. C. Jay Matthews, Senior Pastor at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church & Civic Activist, Charged with Stealing More than $90K

Rev. C Jay Matthews, influential Cleveland civic activist and senior pastor at Mt. Sinani Baptist Church, charged in federal court with stealing more than $90,000 meant to pay taxes on employees’ wages, instead used money for personal use.

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Rev. C. Jay Matthews, senior pastor of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Cleveland and one of the city’s most influential civic activist, was charged in federal court Tuesday for stealing more than $90,600 meant to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on his church employees’ wages. He did not report or pay the money to the Internal Revenue Service. The charges state that he used the money for other purposes, including transfers to his personal account, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Matthews, who has led the church since 1988, also failed to report and pay the employer’s share of federal taxes, the newspaper said.

The federal charges said Matthews controlled Mt. Sinai’s operating and payroll accounts and a pastor’s account. But Matthews has had financial troubles in recent years. Court records show a number of state and federal tax liens levied against him and a home foreclosure action. About six years ago, he moved from Shaker Heights into a Solon home valued at more than $560,000. At that time he told The Plain Dealer, “My business choices and my work ethic have allowed me to take care of my family financially.” Matthews is married to Jacquelyn Farris-Matthews, who is the associate pastor of Mt. Sinai. They have four children and four grandchildren. Source

How the fast can the mighty tumble. I am sure the people in Cleveland, particularly the black community, must be shocked beyond words. Sounds a lot like the mighty tumble Bishop Eddie L. Long took in metro Atlanta, though he isn’t facing any criminal charges.

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-Harlem) Gave Campaign Contributions To Three Democrats On Ethics Committee Charged With Investigating Him

It is high time that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) be removed as the chairman of the House Ways & Means committee. The man is scumbag and he is a liar. Once again information is circulating about more alleged back-door dealings and other political whoring on Rangel’s part. What’s unconscionable is that Charlie Rangel heads Congress’ tax committee and he is the biggest tax cheat of them all. He has been true to his name — “wrangling” other politicos to get him out of his own financial and tax troubles. An investigator from the Internal Revenue Service ought to pay him a visit, in much the same way as they did to Rev. Al Sharpton. Why hasn’t Nancy Pelosi sought to have him removed from his position?

The latest wheeling and dealing comes after Mr. Rangel’s amended financial disclosure form came to light, which exposed questionable omissions from his 2002 through 2006 records. He neglected to report a checking account with the Congressional Federal Credit Union and one with Merrill Lynch, each valued between $250,000 and $500,000; the tens of thousands of dollars he’s earning from dividends from a number of mutual funds and stocks; and the money made from the sale of a Harlem townhouse. As a result, his reported net worth doubled, from between $516,015 and $1,316,000 to between $1,028,024 and $2,495,000. How do you just forget to mention this money? Clang, clang. He should be hearing the sound of prison shackles for tax evasion.

Here’s a look at Charlie Rangel’s so-called “angels” involved in his ethics investigation, according to WCBS-TV:

Congressman Rangel has been arrogant in refusing to discuss how, as the man who writes this country’s tax laws, he failed to report over $1 million in outside income and $3 million in business transactions as required by the House, lapses under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

“I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there’s none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I’m going to respond,” Rangel said.

There may be a reason for Rangel’s arrogance. CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.

Charlie’s “angels” on the committee include Congressmen Ben Chandler of Kentucky, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Peter Welch of Vermont. All have received donations from Rangel. Source: WCBS-TV

Why hasn’t this so-called ethics investigation been completed yet? Seems like Nancy Pelosi and company are deliberately protecting Charlie Rangel. It’s time for his constituents to vote this two-bit shyster out of office. He is a disgrace to his office and to African Americans, including those who have faithfully voted for him in every election. The last committee he should be the chairman of is one having to do with setting the tax codes.

The Gospel of Hatred and Vile Racism According to Pastor Steven Anderson and His Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ

steven1 The Gospel of Hatred and Vile Racism According to Pastor Steven Anderson and His Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZI came across a snake in the pulpit, Steven Anderson, yesterday and I wasn’t really surprised when I learned all the vitriol he spews from his pulpit. It is a stark reminder of why church membership is plummeting across the United States. This wolf preaches from the pulpit at Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Besides the fact that he demands that all gays and lesbians face the death penalty, he has been praying for President Barack Obama to drop dead. Wow, is that what we should expect to hear from a preacher? The bottom line is that the Secret Service and the FBI ought to be taking a really hard look at this extremist nut. It is unconscionable to think that he is in a position to influence people in his church.

In his Aug. 16 sermon titled “I Hate Barack Obama,” he not only openly avowed his complete and utter hatred of the president, but openly wished for his death — because of his support for abortion rights and the “lewdness” he supposedly has brought to American society. Inspired by one of King David’s prayers against his enemies, this nutjob compared Barack Obama to a slug or snail and wishing he could pour salt on him:

Yeah, God appointed him to destroy this country for the wickedness of the United States of America. God appointed him because that’s what our country has turned into. That’s who we deserve as a president.

But let me tell you something: I don’t love Barack Obama. I don’t respect Barack Obama. I don’t obey Barack Obama. And I’d like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight. Because he needs to recompense, he needs to reap what he’s sown.

You see, any Christian will tell you that someone who commits murder should get the death penalty. Because that’s what it says in Genesis Chapter 9, that’s what it says in the Mosaic Law, that’s what it teaches us throughout the Bible. ‘Who so sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.’ ‘From the image of God created he Man.’

And when Barack Obama is gonna push his partial birth abortion, his salty saline solution abortion, hey, he deserves to be punished for what he’s done. I’m not going to pray for God to bless Barack Obama. This is my prayer tonight to Barack Obama.

…Now, look, if somebody wants me, it somebody twisted my arm and tells me to pray for Barack Obama, this is what I’m going to pray, because this is the only prayer that applies to him: ‘Break his teeth, O God, in his mouth. You know, as a snail which melteth, let him pass away. Like the untimely birth of a woman, that he thinks — he calls it a woman’s right to choose, you know, he thinks it’s so wonderful. He ought to be aborted. It ought to be, ‘Abort Obama.’ Source: Crooks and Liars

I am curious about the board of directors at that church and their ideology. There is no way anyone in their right minds would tolerate such hatred and racist statements coming from a pastor. The hatefest continued. He equated the president to Hitler, Stalin, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Then he explains:

You say why are you preaching this, you know what? Because it makes me mad. I’m mad. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up tonight. I’m angry tonight. Because I’m angered by a bunch of preachers who want to sit back, and let America go to hell, let our freedoms go to hell, let the souls of Americans go to hell, and we all just sit back and just, we’re comfortable, we’re lazy, we’re lukewarm, we’re neither cold nor hot, and we want to come to church and have our ears tickled. Hey! This isn’t to tickle your ears, it’s to give you a swift kick in the pants tonight! ‘Cuz that’s what you need every once in awhile!

… But I’m here to tell you tonight, that God is a God of wrath and vengeance. And that’s the message that oughta be thundering from every pulpit in America today. People oughta be trembling today. People in America oughta be scared to death and trembling! And saying, ‘Oh God! What are you gonna do to our country?! Oh, God! Are we gonna be able to survive?! Oh, God! Are you gonna allow us to go into the depths of socialism, and communism with Barack Obama!?’

Let me tell you something: Barack Obama has wrought lewdness in America. America has become lewd. What does lewd mean? L-E-W-D? [Pause] Obscene. Right? Dirty. Filthy. Homosexuality. Promiscuity. All of the — everything that’s on the billboard, the TV. Sensuality. Lewdness! We don’t even know what lewdness means anymore! We’re just surrounded by it, inundated with it!

… And yet you’re going to tell me that I’m supposed to pray for the socialist devil, murderer, infanticide, who wants to see young children and he wants to see babies killed through abortion and partial-birth abortion and all these different things — you’re gonna tell me I’m supposed to pray for God to give him a good lunch tomorrow while he’s in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nope. I’m not gonna pray for his good. I’m going to pray that he dies and goes to hell. When I go to bed tonight, that’s what I’m going to pray. And you say, ‘Are you just saying that?’ No. When I go to bed tonight, Steven L. Anderson is going to pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell. Source: Crooks and Liars

There is also another facet that bears some attention. Since he is obviously taking a political stand, it’s time for the Internal Revenue Service to revisit his church’s exempt status. His church shouldn’t be getting tax breaks on the backs of the American taxpayers. Equally disturbing is the fact that the African American man who has the assault rifle outside an event President Obama attended in Arizona is a member of his church. He lauded him with praise for carrying the weapon just because he could.