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John Boehner Wants to Know 'Who's Going to Jail' for IRS Scandal: VIDEO

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As the Justice Department opens a criminal investigation into the IRS scandal, House Speaker John Boehner demands to know "who's going to jail."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I want to know who's going to jail too. Start by firing Eric Holder.

    Posted by: Luke | May 15, 2013 2:49:55 PM


  2. who's going to jail?

    i'll tell you who - one irs employee for every conservative banker and wall street executive that stole trillions during the 2008 crash, that's who!

    Posted by: northalabama | May 15, 2013 2:51:06 PM


  3. For once, I totally agree with Boehner.

    It's doesn't matter if you're conservative or liberal - agencies like the IRS MUST be 100% neutral and unbiased. The American public's trust in government is already at an all-time low, and this just adds fuel to the fire. This is a HUGE problem, and whoever did this should be behind bars.

    Posted by: sean | May 15, 2013 2:54:37 PM


  4. Oh, people are definitely going to jail for this. And it appears that there's a cover-up. You know how that goes. I suspect that this administration may be effectively over. The question now is who will take how much of the blame.

    (See also Benghazi, AP wiretapping, Sebelius shaking down regulated entities, EPA charging opponents but waiving fees for friends, &c., &c. Second-term rot has set in.)

    Posted by: NotA | May 15, 2013 2:59:13 PM


  5. What crime was committed? What law was broken? Some IRS employees will get fired, but what crime can you convict them of?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 15, 2013 3:00:43 PM


  6. Ah...excuse me, Mr. Boner Lawmaker, usually there is a trial before someone goes to jail.

    Posted by: rcndc | May 15, 2013 3:03:04 PM


  7. Considering that there is no IRS scandal, nobody?

    Posted by: LiamB | May 15, 2013 3:03:25 PM


  8. The whole Benghazi "scandal" didn't work, so the GOP is trying a new tactic.

    Somehow, when the IRS starts investigating groups with slogans like "Taxed Enough Already" and "Taxpayers are the Jews for Obama's ovens" for tax fraud, it's supposed to be a "scandal".

    I guess the next GOP scandal will be when the FBI starts investigating NAMBLA members for kiddie p0rn or raiding Phish concerts for the distribution of weed and acid.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 15, 2013 3:04:12 PM


  9. I just cannot get behind the "fire someone" hysteria.

    After the Citizens United decision-- and especially after the 2010 midterm elections--, a slew of Tea Party Astroturf organizations sprang up and declared themselves as tax-exempt non-political 501(c)(4) social groups. Everyone KNEW they were fully political-- after all, their stated goal was to lynch the n****r in the White House-- er, to, er, defeat Obama in the 2012 election--, but they applied to the IRS so that the money that flooded into these groups would accrue tax-free.

    The IRS SHOULD have investigated them. People are pissing and moaning over the IRS doing its job.

    We're not talking about when the President made the IRS go after a Pasadena Episcopal church's exempt status after an anti-war sermon.

    Oh wait-- that was George W. Bush that did that. I guess it's OK then....

    Posted by: One of the CA 36,000 | May 15, 2013 3:05:28 PM


  10. The same number of people who allowed the attacks on American soil to happen to coerce the American people to think the "Patriot" Act was in the public's best interest! Both major parties commit treason on a regular basis, but neither is pushing for charges because that's a zero-sum game for both sides!

    Posted by: Garst | May 15, 2013 3:10:01 PM


  11. Posted by: One of the CA 36,000 - what you said by 1000%

    Posted by: disgusted american | May 15, 2013 3:13:38 PM


  12. He won't agree but I think that the way he and his cronies are holding this country hostage is the far bigger crime. So: Boehner for prison 2013!

    Posted by: hugo | May 15, 2013 3:13:47 PM


  13. He won't agree but I think that the way he and his cronies are holding this country hostage is the far bigger crime. So: Boehner for prison 2013!

    Posted by: hugo | May 15, 2013 3:13:51 PM


  14. I think the sales clerk at the Fake Tan place that sold this bottom feeder on the "12 Pack Tanning Special" should be fired. It's one thing for a 14 year old girl from the Valley to be sporting a cheesy orange faux glow, but on a grown man it looks ridiculous.

    step away from the tanning booth John, it's rotting what small amount of brain matter you have left.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | May 15, 2013 3:16:19 PM


  15. Maybe not for the IRS scandal, but how about Brian Brown for not releasing info he has been court-ordered to?

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | May 15, 2013 3:17:32 PM


  16. Personally, I think Boner should be locked up.
    I think it should be "life" in a tanning bed...let the punishment suit the crime. I smell me a crispy bigot!

    Posted by: PAUL B. | May 15, 2013 3:18:47 PM


  17. They did their job! It's not the IRS's fault that there was a massive tea party scheme to undermine the president. If an entire group is trying to scam you, then you have no choice but to scrutinize the group. For instance, the post office scrutinizes all mail from Nigeria, it's wrong but it has to happen while a hot bed of fraud operates out of there.

    Posted by: Fenrox | May 15, 2013 3:25:13 PM


  18. Once the adults look into this no one will be going to jail I can assure you.

    Liberal groups were targeted as well, and in fact the only group to have its application denied was a liberal group.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-15/irs-sent-same-letter-to-democrats-that-fed-tea-party-row.html?alcmpid=politics

    Missing from much coverage is the relevant recent history—the role of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and how it prompted a deluge of requests from new organizations seeking tax-exempt status under tax code Section 501(c)(4) as “social welfare” organizations—despite the fact that many of these are blatantly political operations.

    Congress requires the IRS to review every application for tax-exempt status to weed out organizations that are partisan, political, or that generate private gain. Congress has imposed this requirement on the IRS, and its predecessor agencies, since 1913.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | May 15, 2013 3:36:42 PM


  19. You idiot blowhards agreeing with Boehner will realize how foolish you are once this is more fully investigated and it's shown there was no cover-up and no law broken. Liberal groups were targeted, too, a a fact you might have waited 10 seconds to realize before demanding someone's head.

    Nice try, though.

    Next fake scandal!

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | May 15, 2013 3:54:33 PM


  20. Hey, John! I have an idea. Let's start with you.

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 15, 2013 3:55:07 PM


  21. who is going to jail. NO ONE!

    Geez people, we're getting caught up in this non-scandal because some applications may have been overly scrutinized, but lets see who many were actually denied? So what if it took a couple more tries to get your non-profit status. It's not like liberal agencies haven't' had the same issue.

    This is not scandalous. It's procedure. And if someone, the head, goes to jail guess who it will be. The head that George Bush selected because Republican congress still hasn't confirmed the Obama appointee!!!

    So it will be full circle back to the Republicans on this one. Watch what you ask for Bohner!

    Posted by: jakeinlove | May 15, 2013 3:57:54 PM


  22. Gee, the IRS scrutinized groups whose platform is NOT paying taxes & are applying for tax exempt status.

    WOW - go figure.

    Posted by: Truthiness | May 15, 2013 3:59:25 PM


  23. Matthew is correct - the IRS was doing it's job. They targeted liberal groups last adminstration, and this time, the guy in charge was a Bush aappointee. The IRS doens't have the resources to audit everyone simultaneously, so they have to do things in sections. Just like Benghazi, it's another fake scandal created by the GOP that means nothing at all.

    Posted by: Tarc | May 15, 2013 4:02:19 PM


  24. Oh, and I still want to know when Boehenr is going to jail for treason for his obstructionism and failure to do his job.

    Posted by: Tarc | May 15, 2013 4:03:06 PM


  25. How about the Bush official who was still running the IRS when this happened?

    How about CONGRESS who has oversight over the IRS through the GAO.

    Bonehead has no shame and counts on the kneejerk emotionalism of the public to keep them distracted over one distraction after another.

    Posted by: Polyboy | May 15, 2013 4:17:12 PM


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