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So -- -- are credits are dramatically because you've got you've got kind of think about this and it certainly have more thoughts on that so it's not your responsibility.
I the buck doesn't stop with you on.
And not personally responsible.
All right well lawmakers doing a lot of drilling out today grilling guests today but -- to little -- my next -- doing this so it.
Filing the first lawsuits against the IRS says we just got word by the way.
That -- -- she's ahead of that exempt organization that -- US and includes.
Our bodies like of these folks.
It is going to be pleading the fifth.
So that could complicate things -- not complicate things first on fox on -- necklace.
And -- repeating mark is with citizens for self government.
Governance and -- is president of the nor cal Tea Party groups are you guys are suing.
-- To you first.
Did and -- you've heard today are not here today convince you.
-- the soundness of -- -- Oh absolutely.
The harassment was so targeted it was so specific.
My second letter of request for information included -- -- seven.
Pieces of them for -- additional pieces of information that they want to -- -- -- fill up a hornet's questionnaire they -- for nine to 700000.
Dollars then they sent me at one another form that asked for thirty some questions about and they sent the next -- asking 97 questions that had.
Nothing to do with the status that we were filing for -- -- -- -- all absolutely they wanted to discourage me and have me not doing it what did you do.
I got mad when did it.
I do I do now they sent this letter to me and I had my first reaction when I got that -- -- -- my gosh I can't do this.
But about five minutes later -- -- they don't want me to do best I'm gonna do it mainly two weeks to get all that data you ultimately proved.
-- apparently after I finally I it was well over eight months after I sent that huge box of information and that I still hadn't heard from them and I contacted my congressman -- -- tock.
Who wrote a scathing letter to the IRS and -- his speech on the floor of the -- -- representatives on our behalf from three weeks later I got my -- and start to finish -- almost three years locked.
The average wait time something like -- supposed to be six months mark.
You know I'm the president of citizens for self governance and we're group that supports people like -- who are part of the self governance movement the co-founder of the Tea Party patriots former national coordinator.
So I've been hearing these stories for years.
And -- is actually the -- my local Tea -- so when I'm at home and I'm doing activist up at home I'm hanging out -- her Tea Party when I saw.
As they travel across countries people like Cheney being abused all over the country she's not alone and she's tougher than a lot of some of -- did what I think the air -- -- and on the -- Down your case and I mean it's -- -- at Sony UW you in many respects of the father of the Tea Party movement managers and reverend jeopardizes.
But well one of the world's premier finance -- -- got so -- what do Nancy now is is what prompted this decision to -- when your.
You know the reason I got in the -- knows because I love the grassroots because I think these are the people that built this country just regular folks out there all across the country and to see them abused.
I just can't stand for and I mean I've fought in this -- and for the grassroots from beginning till today.
When I saw that we had a chance to stand up for them actually let them start to fight and really waves that David vs Goliath battle directly against the IRS we had to step -- All right now you want compensation.
Absolutely aren't known but can.
Well it cost hundreds of man hours that also cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars and cents all this broke.
I've had many emails and phone calls from our members who say we're afraid to come to your meetings or your rallies anymore.
Because we're under or not it or I'm afraid I'm going to be audited and it's going to be because of my membership with you.
Now hope Thomas Jefferson sad when that.
Government fears of people that's liberty but when the people fear the government that's tyranny and when you're afraid of the IRS which is a government agency they're heavy hand coming down on you.
That's -- radical so.
-- -- -- Which you know is an agency against him you have to inoperable brain.
What will be your argument not only for conversation but for just winning period even if you don't when conferences.
-- I think most importantly is that argument in the court of American public opinion because -- we have to do is push against the IRS and the federal government in general.
I'm very excited that congress has come to the party now but the reality is.
The -- was created by congress the IRS is funded by congress and oversight is provided by congress and they brought us to where we are today but does it all the IRS do you expect someone was pulling strings above.
Absolutely I mean it seems like people at least we know we've tracked to the top lawyer at the Treasury Department now that knew this was going on so this guy who is -- you know it like -- thing out of today he's not.
And you know I don't know who they guys what I know is when people are taking the fifth they usually do that because they're worried about criminal -- he didn't -- -- Lerner tomorrow who headed this this division that was in charge of -- folks you.
It is what do you make of -- I think ultimately you're gonna see a lot more people take the fifth because I think there was criminal behavior I think it's clearly a violation of the privacy act I think there were constitutional violations.
First Amendment violations due process violations equal protection violations and I think we're gonna make sure that these people are called to task whether congress does or not.
Are you real quickly guys in encouraged by it at least the flip side and it's that.
The Tea Party now is getting a lot of empathy sympathy financial support.
Thanks -- because of this.
Absolutely and it's.
Really they're finally getting a better picture of who we are.
That we aren't these radical.
Activists out there trying to destroy -- country we're trying to we're worried about our country.
And -- what we're doing is to help anybody who feels like they were discriminated against -- go to sue the IRS stuck on the two participates in Paris as you've got something we want -- -- RC the IRS dot com guys thank you very much.
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