Four thousand NEW IRS ‘enforcement’ agents.
In addition to the untold thousands of armed ‘Law Enforcement Officers’ outside of the U.S. Armed Forces, from the EPA’s jack-booted thugs, to excess IRS ‘enforcement’ agents, to the sixty-five law enforcement organizations within the Executive Branch of the federal government outside of the Dep’t of Homeland Security and the U.S. Armed Forces, already added since the Barack Hussein Obama Regime began their occupation of the White House and the rest of the federal government’s executive branch apparatus, the sheer number of Obama’s private army is simply staggering…
And the left has snuck them all into the mix right under our noses, slowly, over time, with few, if any of us, noticing.
If you’re not familiar with that of which I speak, consider the following ‘law enforcement agencies’ within the Executive branch of the federal government, outside of DHS and the U.S. Armed Forces (some of them do have legitimate functions, such as the FBI and the CIASPS, but the SIGTARP? USFSLEI? REALLY?):
Department of Agriculture (USDA):
Office of Inspector General (USDAOIG)
U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations (USFSLEI)
Department of Commerce (DOC):
National Institute of Standards and Technology Police (NIST Police)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement (OLE)
Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (DOCOIG)
Department of Education (DOED):
Office of the Inspector General (EDOIG)
Department of Energy (DOE):
Office of Inspector General (DOEOIG)
Office of Health, Safety and Security (DOEHSS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):
Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI)
National Institutes of Health Police (NIH Police)
Office of Inspector General (HHSOIG)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG)
Protective Service Division (HUDPSD)
Department of the Interior (USDI):
Bureau of Indian Affairs Police (BIA Police)
Bureau of Land Management Office of Law Enforcement (BLM Rangers and Special Agents)
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Law Enforcement (BOR Rangers)
Hoover Dam Police aka Bureau of Reclamation Police
Division of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services (Law Enforcement Rangers)
United States Park Police
Office of Inspector General (DOIOIG)
Office of Law Enforcement
Division of Refuge Law Enforcement
Department of Justice (USDOJ):
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (since 1973)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Police (FBI Police)
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
Office of Inspector General (DOJOIG)
United States Marshals Service (USMS)
Department of Labor (DOL):
Office of Inspector General (DOLOIG)
Department of State (DOS):
Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)
Office of Inspector General (SDOIG)
Department of Transportation (USDOT):
Office of Inspector General (DOTOIG)
Department of the Treasury:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police (BEP Police)
Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI)
Office of Inspector General (TREASOIG)
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
United States Mint Police (USMP)
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
Office of Inspector General (VAOIG)
Veterans Affairs Police
Independent Agencies and Quasi-official Corporations:
Central Intelligence Agency Security Protective Service (CIASPS)
United States Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division (EPACID)
United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General (EPAOIG)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Inspector General (NASAOIG)
NASA Security Services (NASASS)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Inspector General (NRCOIG)
Office of Personnel Management, Office of Inspector General (OPMOIG)
Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General (RRBOIG)
Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General (SBAOIG)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General (FDICOIG)
General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General (GSAOIG)
Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General (SSAOIG)
USPS Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG)
United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
U.S. Postal Police
Smithsonian Institution Office of Protection Services (SI)
Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park Police (NZPP)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
Amtrak Office of Inspector General
Amtrak Office of Security Strategy and Special Operations (OSSSO)
Federal Reserve Bank: Federal Reserve Police
Tennessee Valley Authority Office of Inspector General (TVAOIG)
Tennessee Valley Authority Police (TVAP)
United States Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General (AIDOIG)
UNTIL I DID THE RESEARCH FOR THIS ARTICLE, I had no idea of the size of the private army that Obama ALREADY HAS at his disposal.
And as Glenn Beck mentioned in his talk radio show on GBTV earlier this week, the U.S. State Department has direct command authority over the contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, as well.
Then there’s the non-Coast Guard LEOs within DHS.
Yeah. Hiding in plain sight.
It’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that we’ve been living in a quasi-police state for many years, which has been slowly built up to enable somebody like Obama to do what he plans to do. After all, all of those untold tens of thousands (or is it hundreds of thousands?) of gun-toting feds constitute a CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE that is JUST AS STRONG, JUST AS WELL FUNDED, as the U.S. Military, or at least, it will be, once defense cuts are fully in place.
I knew that all of these existed, and I simply ignored them, assuming they were proper and necessary for the functioning of the executive branch of government. And to some extent, that case can be reasonably made. But it has gotten far too huge, especially keeping in mind Obama’s declaration referenced in the preceding paragraph. Do we really need TWENTY-SIX OFFICES OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL within the executive branch of the federal government, all outside of DHS and the U.S. Armed Forces? Do we?
WE MUST DEFEND DEFENSE FROM FURTHER BUDGET CUTS, AND CUT ALL UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS & AGENCIES, ASAP!!!
When we have that under control, we must scale back the extent of federal law enforcement outside of the FBI!!
Here’s the story from the Washington Examiner that prompted my remarks:
By Paul Bedard | March 29, 2012
The Internal Revenue Service wants to add about 4,000 agents to hunt down tax cheats and still plans to spend $303 million building a system to oversee Obamacare even though its future looks bleak in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A new Government Accountability Office review of the IRS 2012 tax return season and the taxman’s fiscal 2013 budget request also found that the agency’s customer service rating has slipped and 5.5 million returns were delayed a week because of a computer programming glitch.
The news isn’t all bad though. A March 20 GAO performance audit found that the agency has seen a steady increase in e-filing and had processed 68 million returns so far, a 3 percent bump. What’s more, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said that the American Customer Satisfaction Index for his team has jumped to 73 percent and he added that for every $1 spent on enforcement, the agency collects a return of $4.30.
The audit looked at everything from customer service to pending budget issues. It found that the agency’s “level of service” via phone calls dropped from 70 percent last year to 61 percent currently, and that the number of “abandoned (calls,) busies and disconnects” jumped 41 percent this year and almost 150 percent since 2009. The average wait time for IRS help also surged 48 percent to 16.6 minutes.
As for the new workers sought, the GAO said the total will be about 4,500 with nearly 4,000 slated for enforcement. The IRS, however, argues that past budget cuts have forced the agency to cut jobs and set a hiring freeze. On the $303 million for Obamacare, the GAO said it will “continue the development of new systems and modifications of existing systems required to support new tax credits.”
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?