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    Cindy Sheehan’s Son Paid the “Blood Tax” in Iraq — Now the IRS Might Put Her in Priso

    Cindy Sheehan’s Son Paid the “Blood Tax” in Iraq — Now the IRS Might Put Her in Prison

    Posted on 22 February 2012 by William Grigg

    Cindy Sheehan, who already paid a blood tax when her son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq, is being sued by the IRS, which seeks to extort money on behalf of the government that wasted her son’s life.

    According to Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV, Sheehan “refused to answer any questions about her finances after receiving a summons at her Vacaville home. The U.S. Attorney’s office on Tuesday filed a petition to enforce the IRS summons.The summons ordered Sheehan to produce bank account statements for the period from August through early November 2011.”

    Sheehan says that she has made it clear to the IRS that she has no intention of paying taxes, given that “the government has already taken enough from her,” continues the report: “If they can give me my son back, I’ll pay my taxes, but that’s not going to happen.”

    Following the death of her son in 2004, Sheehan attracted public notice by setting up a protest outpost she dubbed “Camp Casey” near George W. Bush’s ranch outside Crawford, Texas. Her vigil inspired counter-protests by supporters of the war in Iraq, which — after a determined campaign of official falsehood by the Bush administration — was waged without benefit of a constitutionally required congressional declaration. Sheehan’s status as a “Gold Star Mother” didn’t protect her from the invective of the Bush-aligned Right: Talk show host Glenn Beck described her as a “tragedy whore,” and many participants in the online Republican-centered forum FreeRepublic routinely referred to her as “the bitch in the ditch.”

    In a 2005 essay entitled “Empty Boots,” Mrs. Sheehan recalled a confrontation with a retired Marine Vietnam veteran during an anti-war event in Dallas sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). That event, the “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit, displayed 1496 pairs of empty combat boots – one pair for each of the U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq to that date. Goaded by a regimist talk show host who misrepresented the memorial as part of a campaign to have all military personnel tried for crimes against humanity, several dozen protesters assembled – including the angry veteran with whom Sheehan spoke.

    “The man was beside himself with fury,” wrote Sheehan. “He accused me and the AFSC of being shameful and that the AFSC wanted to see all of our soldiers in Iraq `tried for war crimes.’ I just sat at the hospitality table trying to let the veteran blow off some steam…. The very, very angry man finally screamed one thing that I couldn’t ignore. He was practically frothing at the mouth when he roared: `You people are all cowards. You wouldn’t die for anything.’”

    “That’s when I had had just about enough of Mr. Marine,” Sheehan continued:

    I stood up to him and I said: “You are wrong about that, sir. I would have gladly gone to Iraq instead of my son. I would have died in his place without question.’” This simple but true statement, which any parent would make, took the wind out of Mr. Marine’s sails. He got tears in his eyes and he said: “I’m so sorry for your loss, ma’am. I would have taken your son’s place, too.” Then we hugged each other and both of us cried — me for my devastating loss, and I’m not sure what the Veteran gentleman was crying for. My loss — or the losses he experienced as a soldier in Vietnam? Maybe a little of both.

    “In peace, sons bury their fathers,” observed Herodotus. “In war, fathers bury their sons.” If this inversion of the natural order can ever be justified, it is only in the context of a desperate struggle to defend one’s own home and family against those who threaten it. In the war that claimed the life of Casey Sheehan, the people who waged a struggle of that kind were Iraqis, not the Americans who invaded and occupied that country in a war that was patently illegal, indisputably unjust, and utterly indefensible. No genuine American patriot would ever support a war in which fellow Americans would be put in a position to kill, or be killed by, patriots of other countries who are defending their homes and families.

    Cindy Sheehan may wind up in prison for refusing to pay taxes to the government that stole the life of her son. Meanwhile, George W. Bush and the elitist clique that orchestrated that illegal war – thereby embezzling hundreds of billions of dollars and murdering tens of thousands of people – enjoy huge tax-provided pensions, pull down extravagant speaking fees and publishing advances for their self-exculpating memoirs, and luxuriate in the smug assurance that they are immune to the demands of justice, at least on this side of eternity.

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    Feds sue anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan over back taxes | news10.net

    SACRAMENTO, CA - The federal government has filed a lawsuit to force anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to provide her financial records to the Internal Revenue Service.

    An IRS revenue officer said Sheehan refused to answer any questions about her finances after receiving a summons at her Vacaville home.

    The U.S. Attorney's office on Tuesday filed a petition to enforce the IRS summons.

    The summons ordered Sheehan to produce bank account statements for the period from August through early November 2011.

    According to IRS revenue officer Jose Arteaga, the financial information may be relevant to the collection of Sheehan's federal income tax liabilities for tax years 2005 and 2006.

    Arteaga said Sheehan first met with him on Nov. 22 and sought an extension to Jan. 17. It was during the January meeting that she refused to answer any questions or produce the requested documents.

    Sheehan said she's always been up front with the IRS and has no intention of paying her taxes. She says the government has already taken enough from her.

    "If they (federal government), can give me my son back, I'll pay my taxes, but that's not going to happen," Sheehan said.

    Sheehan became an anti-war activist after her son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq in 2004. She attracted national attention by setting up a camp in 2005 near President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas.

    More recently, Sheehan has been involved in the Occupy movement and was arrested during an October demonstration in Sacramento.

    The IRS lists Sheehan as self-employed.

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    Amazing don't ya think the government needs this money so they can continue giving it to illegals.....
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    Sheehan has been on a campaign to protest Obama on every vacation that he takes and on every issue. She recently endorsed Ron Paul. Sounds like taxes are a way to get her out of Obama's face. JMO

    Google Sheehan for Obama.

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