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I'm like most Americans -- of pride that.
That my government has gotten out of control and is persecuting people for their religious.
And their political believes and it needs to end and it needs to end now.
Do we trust the IRS with -- Obama care and our health -- And we -- to abolish the IRS -- together.
We can get it done.
A taste of the Tea Party rally outside the capitol today -- -- I arrests targeting of conservative groups and we're back now with a panel well.
Question what did today is -- tell us about the state of the Tea Party.
Now as compared to back when it became a force in national politics in 2000 on -- -- It -- tell you that harassment persecution as with.
For example historically religious six.
Increases the fervor.
I think this is gonna help to revive the Tea Party it never went away but it was at its peak in the 2010 election.
But I think it tells the world the Americans it's alive and well.
And you know and it's interesting event in the history -- have of the elite media and you know elite opinion has looked at -- began by ignoring of and then into ridiculed the tea parties and into Yahoo! and and then to demonize them as you guys who are -- to shoot you.
There's a shooting in Aurora man who does ABC news look -- it looks at the list of Tea Party people good to see if the name will match.
So it's assume is -- angry way to mail and now all of a sudden.
It's been harassed so -- -- you only harass an element.
As was harassed by the IRS and it's important.
I think it is important -- -- I think it's a good influence on our politics and this is a way in which is surviving itself.
You know one the the rally of course was to protest the I -- targeting.
Of the Tea Party and other conservative groups and it came on a day when FBI director Robert Mueller.
Testify before congress.
You of course remember the recently he was asked about the we could sell -- about the FBI's criminal investigation.
Of the IRS and he's -- it for nothing about it including who was running it today he got a second chance to make a first impression and he knew exactly.
How my agents were on the case twelve.
Where do you think about the investigation as we don't know that but where do you think that -- scandals stance that this.
Well I think there's you know largely an effort right now -- to politicize that by people like the Tea Party and efforts to.
-- some enthusiasm -- -- the rally today.
Was very real but in terms of numbers did not match anything that we've seen before from Tea Party advocates.
And the kind of rhetoric that we saw at this rally at you know the idea we're gonna do away with the IRS.
-- you just have to think it is it's cruised to senator Chris pandering to people the -- I think they're that stupid I mean he's just particularly.
It's been a very crazy week on Capitol Hill.
With speaker Boehner really under siege on this whole business about -- pastor rule because you have people who are Tea Party after saying.
Unless you have a majority of Republicans willing to back an immigration bill don't do it.
You seen this vote on the abortion.
Last week was a vote on undoing the DREAM Act.
Before that was a vote on the affordable health care -- this is all Tea Party driven.
And I think it really tells a larger -- Chris about.
What's going on the divide within the Republican Party but when you see Rand Paul and and Ted -- to.
Tea Party senators out there I think you're looking at presidential candidates and I think it really doesn't say much about.
The state of the Tea Party movement.
-- I'm gonna give you two questions to answer first of all -- Like you to respond if you will the brother Williams's comments about the Tea Party.
But also we got this new IRS controversy we find out now that they're gonna give seventy million dollars in bonuses to IRS workers.
Despite the fact that there was a directive from the Office of Management and Budget in the in the Obama administration.
Saying hey we -- sequestration.
Stop the bonuses.
So right -- -- well but a book first -- all there are lots of very serious economists who think that you could actually have a much better tax system if you did something along the lines of abolishing the IRS.
Or at least the income tax which is the heart of what the IRS does and in American life.
I think look at the tea parties or have -- they've evolved a little bit.
But one of the reasons why this IRS story we'll stay in the news is -- as the stories like this which you know we are told under the sequester puppies -- have phones and you'll starve to death.
And now sudden they might have seventy million dollars the about the bonuses for the most scandal -- agency in America.
That keeps the issue alive would also gives an issue I mean I think what is where one is right.
Is simply politics and I don't mean that -- a pejorative sense.
You have the 2014 elections coming up this is manna from heaven for the Republican Party as an issue it's a legitimate issue.
That would administration has deceived the public on how it's handled it.
And help them and how it's unfolded in so that makes it.
Even if Obama didn't order the -- do that how he's how this came to be isn't legitimate political issue.
And even if the investigation doesn't lead to some impeachable offense we're going to be hearing about this for very long time.
Briefly and about thirty seconds left what does the fact that apparently the IRS's cyan.
These are mandatory we have to give these bonuses -- what does that tell you about the power of the IRS workers union.
Yeah that is the national treasury union and it's amazing which is 96 that we whose -- is given 96% of the might of the Democratic Party.
And is deeply partisan gave over a -- and a -- dollars to Barack Obama.
This also -- -- the -- environment about the control public sector unions.
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