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The IRS Scandal Is Much Worse Than Anyone Realizes

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As published at on 5/31/13


By Wayne Allyn Root


I lived through a nightmare and lived to talk about it. I was one of those victims of the IRS scandal. I am one of America’s most outspoken critics of President Obama and his socialist anti-business agenda. The result of my nonstop media success is that I was targeted for intimidation and persecution by the IRS. Not once, but twice. My first IRS attack started in January of 2011. After I won a victory in tax court the first time (in the summer of 2012), I was audited again 5 days later. FIVE DAYS. Tax experts have never heard of this happening- EVER.


But my nightmare is over. Just yesterday, I won again. My tax attorney just received official notice that my second audit is closed and that I owe nothing…nada…zero. Again.


That might make me the cleanest taxpayer in America. I’ve now survived four years of IRS attack under Obama and come out with a perfect record. After four years of IRS agents looking at every line of my returns…scouring my life to try to find something, anything…the IRS agrees that I don’t owe one cent. 


I doubt there is one leftist talk show host in America who could survive four years of IRS audits and come out owing not one cent. Or in honor of Obama, not one red cent.


So my case is closed. I am living proof this was a witch hunt against conservatives and Obama critics.


If IRS agents looked at every line of four years of my returns and found nothing out of place…not one cent owed…don’t you think that’s pretty strong evidence that this taxpayer should never have been audited in the first place? Don‘t you agree that the second audit…five days after winning a victory in tax court…was targeted malicious persecution? It should never happen again. No American should know the pain of being audited five days after winning the first audit.


But you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg of this IRS scandal. This is the Titanic of scandals. Attorney General Eric Holder should have been head of the IRS. They deserve each other. Obama’s henchmen are all cut from the same cloth- bullies. Intimidators. Mob enforcers. They are “made men” for the Obama Crime Family. They bug your phones…read your emails…try to silence critics…try to bankrupt the opposition…name reporters as criminals for simply doing their jobs…ask taxpayers what kind of prayers they believe in. Heck, they even use the IRS to go after groups that dare to believe in the U.S. Constitution. You couldn’t make this stuff up.


Here’s the REAL crux of the Obama IRS scandal. This was never a few rogue agents from one office (in Cincinnati) going after Tea Party groups. I was the first individual to break this scandal- right here at TheBlaze. I was the first to have the courage to go public with my fears- even while under IRS attack at the time.


I knew back in the summer of 2012 that this IRS scandal went deep…and went straight to the Obama White House. I knew that it involved a purposeful coordinated effort to punish, intimidate and silence individual critics of Obama, and GOP donors. Do you still think IRS agents acted alone? Even though we just found out that the head of the IRS visited the President more than any other cabinet member.


How did I know this was a coordinated attack on conservative critics and donors? Because just in my small inner circle of friends, virtually every businessman that I met was getting hit with IRS audit notices only weeks after writing checks to the GOP and Mitt Romney. Strange coincidence, huh?


In one case, a friend of mine who is a hedge fund CEO attended the first major Wall Street fundraiser for Mitt Romney. Only a select few Wall Street big shots attended. After they went home, almost every one of them in the room that wrote a check to Romney later reported receiving IRS audit notices.


In another case, a friend of mine wrote a big check to Romney. He called me to report his suspicions when only weeks later he received an IRS notice. In another case, my next-door neighbor (who is a big GOP donor) reported being under vicious IRS attack. In another case, my accountant was suddenly audited only months after my first IRS attack. Even my publicist received an IRS audit notice.


Are you starting to see a pattern? Are you getting the picture? This is no coincidence. If you believe it is, I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. This is mafia-style intimidation. This is an attempt to make Obama’s opponents “sleep with the fishes.” And it should be met with prison terms and RICO statutes.


This IRS scandal was aimed at Jewish Pro Israel groups…beloved Christian ministers and men of God (Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, James Dobson)…groups that believe in the U.S. Constitution…groups that help wounded veterans…


And perhaps even pure blatant religious profiling.


Religious profiling by Obama and the IRS? After my commentaries were published a month ago about this IRS scandal, I was contacted by a Mormon who reported that everyone in his circle of friends and neighbors has received audit notices since Obama’s re-election. He believes Mormons are being targeted to punish Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters. 


But how could the IRS identify Mormons? He educated me that all Mormons tithe 10% of their income to the Church of Latter Day Saints. That charitable donation is clearly visible on every Mormon’s tax return. It’s actually easy for the IRS to target and persecute Mormons.


Knowing that the IRS under Obama came after famous Christian leaders and Jewish Pro Israel groups…do you doubt this persecution of Mormons could be possible? 


What better way to target conservatives. Utah is the most Republican state in America. Almost every Mormon in Utah supported Romney. Why wouldn’t the same IRS that chose to go after conservatives like me, and Tea Parties, and Jewish Pro Israel groups, go after individual Mormons to gain revenge?


If this is true, it’s the biggest scandal in political history. It’s time for major investigations. It’s time to put people in prison. It’s time to start talking about Impeachment.




Wayne Allyn Root is a Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, and Libertarian-conservative media commentator. He is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He serves as Executive Vice Chairman of the Conservative Caucus in Washington DC. Wayne’s latest book is the National Bestseller: The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive and Prosper During Obamageddon. Wayne’s twitter: