Obama Lines Up Army of IRS Agents to Dole Out Punishment and Fear

The IRS:  Obama’s Powerful Army of Punishment and Fear

Every empire needs its army.  The Romans had their Legions.  Obama has his IRS.

Two months ago, Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, put a spotlight on a growing trend in our country.  The number of Americans giving up their U.S. citizenship has exploded.  In 2008, 235 Americans gave up their citizenship.  In 2011, that number was 1,780.  That is an absolutely stunning 700+ percent increase in the volume of expatriation since Barack Obama took office.

Travel back through almost four years of Obama’s tenure of tyranny to reform our country into something abhorrently unrecognizable and we begin with his attack on the global banks.  At the same time he was busy subjugating America’s dignity to the dictators of the underworld, Obama launched his campaign of threat and retribution to offshore banks doing business with America’s citizens, along with the largest organization safeguarding their banking privacy.  After Obama’s aggressive campaign of Chicago-style bullying and extortion, Americans who have no connection with criminal wrongdoing are no longer afforded any financial privacy outside the boundaries of the United States, and even the most innocently affected now live in fear of financial ruin for the slightest misstep.

This was not an issue of going after money launderers or tax evaders.  This was a ruthless and brutal attempt by Obama’s IRS to confiscate the wealth of innocent U.S. citizens, many of whom are living and working abroad.  And, of course, this scheme to shake the planet for every last U.S. coin that escaped the clutches of a Socialist administration demanded a massive increase in the size of its IRS by 800 more agents.  Two years later, Obama would need 5,000 more.

A New York asset law firm explains,

Banking secrecy was codified as statutory law (and in some cases, written into the constitution) of certain countries. Other countries observed long traditions and cultures of financial secrecy. Although Switzerland signed a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the US back in the 1990’s, that treaty allowed for secrecy to be breached and information shared only for criminal investigations, not the mere failure to report income in a foreign bank account. Thus, Americans with accounts in Switzerland were able to rely on Swiss banking secrecy, as long as they were not connected with criminal activities.

No longer. …offshore banking secrecy has been significantly eroded. Now, in all countries, failure to report a foreign account or income in that account constitutes criminal activity and will give rise to exchange of banking information with the IRS. …

– The IRS has sued UBS, criminally and civilly, claiming that UBS conspired and even encouraged Americans to hide income in secret UBS accounts. In February, 2009, UBS settled the criminal charges, paid a large fine and handed the IRS the names of hundreds of Americans with UBS accounts. The IRS is now investigating and prosecuting these account holders. In the civil lawsuit, the US has subpoenaed the names of some 52,000 Americans with undeclared UBS accounts. …

– … One IRS tactic is to issue “John Doe” summonses, which seek information on an entire class of unknown account holders, rather than an individual taxpayer already known to have a foreign bank account.

– Domestically, President Obama and Senators Levin and Baucus have each introduced proposed legislation targeting foreign accounts and Americans who own them. President Obama’s legislation seeks to increase the IRS budget and manpower to pursue undeclared money offshore, including hiring 800 IRS special agents to investigate foreign accounts.

Within weeks of swearing his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, Obama began his campaign to amass his army of IRS agents, and he continued that campaign with his landmark ObamaCare legislation.  Even while the right hand was vociferously professing that the individual mandate in his ObamaCare leviathan was not a tax, the left hand was building up the IRS by another 16,500 agents.  But, the slight of hand came to a halt last week when the Supreme Court rejected the individual mandate as a gross violation of our Constitution under the Commerce Clause, then relabeled the same violation a tax and gave it a free pass.  Thus, the Supreme Court has given the Federal government unrestrained power to force its citizens to do anything it capriciously commands under the guise of a tax, and Obama has gloriously found his way to circumvent the Constitution.  His army is the IRS and his ammunition is money.

Our Founding Fathers framed our Constitution to protect not only our right to liberty, but also our property, for the two are as “sacred as the Laws of God” and cannot be separated.

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” ~ John Adams

Of course, there was no IRS when our Constitution was written, because as the Supreme Court ruled in 1894 in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Company, the Federal government did not have the authority or power under the U.S. Constitution to directly tax an individual’s personal income.  But, in 1913, that changed with the Sixteenth Amendment.

Here we are one hundred years later with an incomprehensible debt crisis, an economy teetering on the brink of disaster, high unemployment, and the largest tax increase in history is about to roll across America with the implementation of ObamaCare…after the massive tax increase coming January, 2013.  The unalienable rights of humanity held sacred and protected by our Constitution have been taxed and regulated into extinction.  And after last week, sovereignty of the individual was judicially replaced with sovereignty of the unrestrained Federal government.  There’s a reason so many Americans are leaving.  When our individual liberty and property are no longer revered as sacred as the Laws of God, American citizenship has no value.

This was cross-posted at FreedomWorks.

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  • Max

    Wow… Well written !

  • Limousine Barry

    What’s wrong?

    All I want is your money and your medical records. Then I can decide what is best for you and your childern. Is that too much to ask?

    Don’t answer that!

    You have several choices. You can buy and 0bamaTax Waiver. You can donate to my campaign. You can pay a Fine – or a Tax penalty – whatever the Supreme Court says.

    Alternately, you can get rousted by the IRS and fleeced of all of your money. I have effectively turned the government’s guns on you. Pay now! Good day.

  • Meximom

    factcheck.org says the “16,000 IRS” story is a lie, but then about 90% of their negative stories are from the Right. It would be nice to have a fact-checking site that didn’t lean completely left. Sigh.

    On a related note, my daughter in Vancouver Canada called today to tell me her latest horror stories about the Canadian health care system. She went for her annual pap smear only to be told she no longer qualified for the test because she does not have any DIRECT relatives with cervical cancer (sister, mother only). They didn’t seem to think it was important that her 30 year old 1st cousin has Stage 4 cervical cancer or that her 24 year old aunt died of it. Without the direct family connection, she can only have the test every 2 years.

    There’s a sign posted in her doctor’s office that says: Only 1 question per visit is allowed. She has had 4 different doctors in less than 2 years; they keep quitting.

    And finally — in BC they are no longer covering yearly physicals unless you have a “direct family history” of certain diseases. Apparently you can pay to have one (approx $300) but good luck finding a doctor to do it.

    Welcome to the world of “universal health care” America. But don’t worry, it’s the “right and fair thing to do”.

  • Little David Puddy

    If Obama wins in November, I too will be leaving this country for Germany. The Germans realize that multi-culturism is destroying their country and have taken steps to drastically curtail immigration. Here in America, WE JUST DON”T GET IT and our government (mainly the Democrats) will do anything to entice foreigners to come here, get on the dole, and vote Democrat for the rest of their Life. If Obama wins again, despite being an utter failure, then we have basically reached the tipping point and the US will continue to decline and collapse under it’s entitlement culture. By the way, that’s exactly the Cloward – Piven Strategy to bring about the downfall of the US. Inundate the society with takers and provide them entitlements until the system can no longer sustain itself and then collapses. Glen Beck isn’t as nutty as people think.

  • Meximom

    ps. Factcheck.org also says the “largest tax increase in history” is a lie. Don’t know what’s true any more, but people who write articles here and elsewhere need to make sure they have their facts right.

    telling whoppers — if that’s what this is — gives the left more ammunition against conservatives, and makes us all look like a bunch of loons.


  • appropriate for the 4th

    In CONGRESS, SATURDAY, March 16, 1776.

    IN times of impending calamity and distress; when the Liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive Administration, it becomes the indispensible duty of these hitherto free and happy Colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publickly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offences against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of Freedom, Virtue and Posterity.

    The Congress therefore,…

  • Nelle

    I guess I may not understand this, so I’m willing to be enlightened. But if the law is that all income of citizens must be reported for taxation purposes, then what’s the issue? If expatriots have been relying on some agreement that doesn’t require foreign banks to give up information based on the “mere failure to report income in a foreign bank account”, then haven’t they been getting away with a crime? Aren’t we for the rule of law, with no one being above the law? If we thiink that Americans with overseas bank accounts shouldn’t have to pay taxes on income going to these accounts, don’t we have to change the law?

  • Meximom

    #7 Nelle: don’t quote me on this but my understanding is that in many cases the money in question has already been taxed by the country where the money was earned /invested. The US believes it should be taxed again, by them, if you are an American citizen.

    Some people, of course, use foreign banks to ‘hide’ money earned thru’ illegal activities, and in those cases, it makes sense to go after them. But for everyone else, it’s just double taxation, which is pretty much immoral.

  • Practical Jane

    Factcheck.org is part of the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and is funded by the Annenberg Foundation that employed Obama in Chicago.

  • Meximom

    #9 – is there a fact-checking group that can be trusted to be fair and accurate?

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    He is a commie,marcist,bastard. watch what happens in a few days at the u.n.,lets just say 2nd amendment.

  • Militant conservative


    Pull your head out your ass.

    Wake up and get informed.

    Listen to RUSH ,HANNITY,

    BECK. I have for two

    decades. The MSM is the liar.

    Cruse the Internet. Drudge

    Is a good site, look at the

    links on this site. Damnit

    Wake up. Most of all don’t

    Believe democrats. We here are the new media. The MSM
    Is dead and gone. You gonna
    Believe some hack or another
    Citizen who loves America?


    Powder is dry

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  • Flintstone F.

    What we need to do now is to make sure that we get control of the senate.

    After that we can tell Mitch McConnell that most of Obamacare can be repealed through reconciliation. They shoved it through by that process it can be backed out through that process. A Romney stroke of the pen.

    If this is done, most of Obamacare is completely gone. Write McConnell and tell him, “you’ll get the votes, so you better get it done.”

    Very simple. Not hard, it’s just backing it out the same way it was forced in. We need the senate.

    Let’s make Cinco de Mayo 2013 our “freedom from zero day” and send the IRS army to the unemployment office.

  • Flintstone F.

    Happy Independence Day!!

  • Meximom

    #13 – Militant: I don’t believe anything the left says, so I don’t appreciate your implication that I do. I used to listen to Beck all the time until he started charging for his opinions.

    Hannity is a hack who spends the whole hour beating the same dead horses over and over again, and getting his guests to say they agree with him. He’s a broken record.

    All I wanted to know is if there is an honest fact-checking site that isn’t pushing its own agenda.

    Let’s face it, this site and other right wing sites sometimes distort the facts almost as badly as they do on the left. Not often, but it happens, and I for one, think it’s important to check your facts before you spout off about something. Even Beck says, “Don’t believe me, do your own research”.

    Koolaid is Koolaid on both sides of the aisle.

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  • Janus Woninate

    Meximom, try http://www.godlikeproductions.com Just curious, why the mexi ID
    when 72% of legit US voters want illegal hispanics deported en masse?

  • DocB

    #8 Meximom: This is correct. My wife is English and we have considered moving back to the UK to be near her family, but as a US Citizen myself, I would get taxed by both governments if I did. The US as I understand it is the only country in the world that does this (and has the power to back it up). This is why you’ll hear more people giving up their citizenship. I’m not ready to do that myself – but its an option I might consider.

  • Janus Woninate

    A March 18 report from the house ways & means committee estimates the IRS will need to hire between 11,800 and 16,500 new agents to effectively enforce the new health care rules alone. Also in recent news is the new law governing oversight all paid tax return preparers. Under prior law, now competency tests or continuing education requirements were imposed on unenrolled tax preparers. This is about to change, and with an estimated total of 1.2 million paid return preparers in the United States, the role of the IRS in oversight of tax preparers is about to increase exponentially. With the new Health Care legislation, enforcement activities on the rise, crack-downs on Overseas Tax Havens , and the new paid preparer regulations, we are in an environment where IRS careers and internal revenue jobs will be plentiful.

  • theBuckWheat

    Socialism is the belief that society will be better when everyone lives at the expense of everyone else. Anyone familiar with the Ten Commandments should see that this is based on the violation of the Commandments that forbid coveting and theft. It is made worse because government coercion, compulsion and extortion must be employed to enforce the plan.

    Property is not only as sacred as God’s Law, God’s own Ten Commandments protect property explicitly in two of the ten. Without property rights, which socialism destroys, a free market cannot exist. Without a free market, nobody can know the price of anything. Without price information, nobody can make a rational economic decision, that is to know if a particular economic activity will lead to a profit or a loss. Without rational economic calculation economic activity will fail to produce a profit. Without profit, there cannot be any economic resources with which to pay workers or to use for replacement of worn equipment. Further, without profit, expenses must be paid out of finite capital. When all capital is consumed, further economic activity is impossible. Without a real profit, workers cannot be paid and there is no further source of resources for their needs of food, clothing and shelter.

    It is not a very long path from the destruction of rational economic calculation by socialism and the inability of an economic to have profit from which workers can live. Indeed, property rights is a matter of life and death and therefore is a core human right, apart from God’s inclusion of property in two of the Ten Commandments.

  • theBuckWheat

    #7- Nelle: Under the tax code, Americans must report and pay taxes on all income worldwide and this has been in force since the code was written. Just because people have an account in Switzerland does not allow them to escape reporting that account and paying any taxes that account produces. In fact, there are legitimate reasons to keep a portion of your assets outside of the US, for example, to protect them from litigation, which many doctors do.

    Some financial planners just consider keeping some of your assets outside of the country just prudent to cover what in the business is called “political risk”. On this very blog site, we worry about a “collapse of the dollar”. Well, hello!! The prudent way to protect yourself is to keep some of your savings in a currency less likely to collapse, like maybe Swiss Francs or gold coins. Why not kill two birds with one stone- putting a portion of your savings in an account in Switzerland removes it from the quick seizure of a government or judge that may be too eager to seize first and discuss it later, and it puts it in a currency that has a different risk profile than the dollar does.

    I speak as a person who does practice this prudent advice and in fact freely recommends it to others. I believe that swissquote (swissquote.ch) is still accepting accounts of US Persons. (Don’t worry about the disclaimer on their home page. If you read it closely, you will see what is says and what it doesn’t say. The fact that it must put up such a pop-up is yet one more visible sign of the tyranny of our present governing class and their money-grubbing attitude.)

  • theBuckWheat

    #7 Nelle — from Instapundit:

    #NARRATIVEFAIL: Obama plans fundraisers in Switzerland then tries to slam Romney … on Switzerland.


    So, complaints about “a Swiss bank account” are a means to another ends, and this is really true when you go to swissquote.ch and see how much interest they are paying on savings. 0.2538% is so close to zero that it might as well be zero. And don’t forget, we levy taxes only on income. We don’t yet tax wealth. Parking $1 million in a bank account that pays 0.2538% pays a whopping $2,538 in interest per year. Who is going to risk being thrown in jail for failing to pay that tax? It strains rational thought to think that Romney is going to disclose he has an account in Switzerland and then not properly report and pay taxes on the pitiful income it will earn.

  • squeaky

    [The law does make individuals subject to a tax, starting in 2014, if they fail to obtain health insurance coverage. But IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testified before a hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee March 25 that the IRS won’t be auditing individuals to certify that they have obtained health insurance. He said..] now, this is from 2010. one would have to make a leap of faith to trust that the obama irs wouldn’t take advantage of a dual use to punish the competition.

  • squeaky

    [Vice President Joe Biden faulted Mitt Romney for believing that “so-called job creators” build the economy, as he suggested that government spending and increased taxes on the wealthy would provide long-term economic strength.] wasn’t there an acknowledgement that taxing the wealthy was just a beginning. there is a large segment of our society that will have to be burnt before they begin to have a clue.

  • mcc

    Let’s hope we won’t need to worry about those IRS agents:

    …in the 15 states CNN calls its battleground states — Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin — Romney leads Obama, 51 percent to 43 percent.


    Yahoo’s headline: “Romney claims *slight* edge…”?!

    Leading by 8 looks pretty good to me…and from a CNN poll…now if it’d been BO’s lead —

  • mcc

    re #28 — It’s middle of the night, my time…I’m thinking those numbers can’t be right. That’d be huge swings in those states from what I last saw..and they report them all to be the same!

  • Holder’s AK-47s kill Mexicans

    Jim and Andrea, this is your best article yet. Outstanding!

  • Sasja

    Today is Independence Day and a dark cloud hangs over our beloved country. On this day, in 1776, the final version of the Declaration of Independence was adopted. When these men signed this document, they did so at their peril but that did not deter them. As this article points out. True liberty is not for the faint of heart.


  • StChuckMom

    Maybe Obama was talking about the IRS when he said this, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

  • Truthsayer

    Racist comment removed.

    Gateway Pundit Administrator

  • Meximom

    #33 – you’re obviously another Koolaid drinking leftie. Whenever you can’t win the argument on merit, you call the other guys racists. Let me guess, you get all your news from the Soros funded Media Matters and MoveOn.org ?

    Democrats/Progressives are the ones who keep minorities enslaved, and they are the party who fought against civil rights — right up until the time they scrubbed their racist history off their website in 2010. But don’t worry, if you do a google search, there are screenshots showing the website prior to scrubbing.

  • Meximom
  • Patty


    FactCheck to Obama Camp: Your Complaint is All Wet

    Obama to FactCheck.org: Drop dead


  • Andrea Ryan

    Sasja commented:

    …As this article points out. True liberty is not for the faint of heart.

    I’m glad you posted that. Wasn’t that outstanding? Dave Carter is an amazing writer and someone I’m proud to have as a dear friend.

  • Kevin

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..IF YOU WANT THE UNBIASED TRUTH ……….MICHAEL SAVAGE IS THE BEST CONSERVATIVE SHOW ON THE DIAL. HE CAN ALSO BE STREAMED ONLINE…………………………………………..

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  • They are going to need 16,000 IRS agents to figure out what in the hell to do. Already half the states are either refusing or threatening to refuse exchanges. The Feds are then forced to create them at the federal level, of which there is no funding for that action. (Apparently, when you cobble together 2700 pages of crap, you tend to forget things like…how to pay for it?)

    The Congress now has to figure out how to tax a person for a failure to implement a regulation deemed necessary by HHS. Think about that legal challenge for a second. I’m getting fined by HHS, a cute little move made famous by the out of control EPA, I’m being taxed by Congress for a non-act.

    How do they evaluate my level of action/non-action? If HHS say I need “X” coverage and I don’t have it, what is the tax cost to me? What if I have 1/2 of “X” or maybe “Y” which is the same as “X” but not recognized, does that avoid any taxes? What if I’m poor? What if I’m government? What if I’m military? What if I’m black and on welfare? If I have one kid, or four? How does Congress find an appropriate “tax” to levy against me? How do they know I violated anything? HHS tells them? Are the agents in the IRS, who aren’t experts in insurance, going to be the goalie here?

    This crap-sandwich put together by the Dems to get the nose of nationalized healthcare for all under the tent is now just a total mess. Nobody is going to be able to figure this out CONSTITUTIONALLY! And that is the key. The second a person is harmed, or a state harmed, the lawsuit will be filed and the SP will take up the case again with a victim on hand. Then you’ll see the conservatives put an end to the functionality of the law. You can have it, you just can’t use it.

    However, all the while we are complaining about his, ask who is complaining about MAP21. We complain Roberts did us wrong because now the feds will know about our healthcare and use it against us, but over in Congress, once again, they abuse their powers for a “national need” and decide we need to buy cars that track out movements.


    They will soon know where you are driving, where you stopped, how fast, if any laws were broken (imagine traffic light cameras and the mess it made- download a month’s worth of driving against your GPS locations and posted speed limits and let the tickets start!), who you stopped next to and for how long.

    Of course they say it is your information, unless of course, if the government needs it under subpoena. Truthfully, that will all go by the wayside as soon as the government convinces everyone that once your data (cellphone, GPS, blackbox) leaves your person it doesn’t belong to you anymore- including texts, GPS, voice and photos. (Wish you hadn’t taken that last one you sent to the spouse now do you?)

    Obamatax is only one small part of a larger 1984 Orwellian nightmare. And NOBODY is even caring about it now. Are we going to wait for Roberts on this one too?

  • solgreatman

    The fix is in,Obama will cheat lie and steal his way through the election.Within his next four years he’ll destroy the constitution,starting with guns rights,further bankrupt the country and lead us to us to civil war.Enjoy your so called freedom while you can.

  • dusel1

    buck farack and his dogs too.


  • ???

    Meximom: Get off welfare get a life and go back to Mexico, where you belong.

  • Meximom

    #44: you ignorant jerk, you know nothing about me. And Thank God for that. Did it ever even occur to you, you brain dead ignoramus, that Mex might refer to something else? As for being on welfare, I wouldn’t know anything about that, but I’m sure you can fill us in.

  • Check out Laura Ingraham. She’s as sharp as any of them and never plays games with you. She was a law clerk for Clarence Thomas and has fine information always. That’s one talk show I always try to catch. She tells me things I didn’t know. Another great one is the Rob and Dave Show on WGST Atlanta (640wgst.com). Listen live on the Internet, 6 – 9 a.m. I never watch morning television and feel better without it. I miss Paul Harvey.

  • Donald Gauntt

    I have said from day 1 that Obama was a Socialist, and everyone that voted for him were just a bunch of sheep that jumped on the band wagon. He was to be the new Mesia, and he would rid this country of all pain and suffering. Well, I’m here to tell you now that not only is he a socialist, he also is not even and American citizen. This man has used every underhanded trick he can come up with, to get where he is, and to send this country into a tailspin to ruination. America, it is time to wake up and smell the dictatorship that is headed our way if we don/t stop him in his tracks by voting him OUT of office.

  • thestorm

    Has anyone tried Truth or Fiction to verify? We have heard the # of IRS employees would be 15,000 since the bill passed.

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  • btruth

    It’s all illegal “law” & will be IGNORED BY ARMED FORCE! Anyone who bothers to research the federal reserve will know that the 16th amendment is illegal STILL, & that the federal reserve is NOT federal & is NOT a reserve. It is a PRIVATE company owned & operated out of the Bank of England!
    Simply read G. Edward Griffon’s “the creature from Jekyll Island” to know all their is to know about the New World Orders, banking family mafia controlled, “centralized banks.”
    Then prepare for the inevitable coming civil war!

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  • Frank in Russia

    If Obama wins in Nov I will be visiting the US Consulate to renounce my citizenship – I served in the USMC swore an oath to defend the Constitution but if the Constitution doesn’t matter to those in power then the only thing I can do is leave it. I have been living in Russia the past 8 years – I have a Russian wife and 2 daughters born here. Business is booming and I pay a flat tax of 13% – there are no government regulations burdening down our company – although I do file and pay my taxes in the US – I can no longer with a clear conscience give to a government that just keeps taking – including our freedoms. I never thought I would say this but living my retirement years in Russia looks more and more inviting – до свидания

  • Re 23 thebuckwheat: about the importance of property rights.

    There is still hope for voiding the PPACA. A lawsuit has been pending in the D.C. Federal Court that contains a “complaint” not yet addressed by the SCOTUS, namely that the ACA violates the Fifth Amendment prohibition against illegal taking of private property. The ACA will indeed produce an unconstitutional taking of property from one citizen (you or me) to give to another (a private insurance company). Now that the other suits have failed, the pending suit will go forward. Its sponsor is the AAPS (www dot aapsonline dot org/), who could certainly use all of our support for the suit.

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