A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 17, 2014
Internal Revenge Service (Internal Revenue Service or IRS nickname)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects revenue for the United States federal government. In 2013, the IRS admitted that it delayed and/or denied 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization applications to conservative and Republican organizations, who felt that the IRS was used as a political tool under the administration of President Barack Obama (a Democrat). The IRS nickname “Internal Revenge Service” became popular in April and May 2013. An isolated earlier citation of this nickname was on Twitter on October 13, 2011.

The IRS has also been nicknamed the “Infernal Revenue Service” (cited in print since at least 1956), “Internal Rectal Service” (used by Congressman James Traficant in 2000), “Internal Rotten Scoundrels” (cited at an “Abolish the IRS” rally in 2013) and “IRSS” (IRS + SS, popular since May 2013).


Wikipedia: Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code.

The first income tax was assessed in 1862 to raise funds for the American Civil War, with a rate of 3%. Today the IRS collects over $2.4 trillion each tax year from around 234 million tax returns.
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In 2013, the IRS became embroiled in a political scandal in which it was discovered that the agency subjected conservative or conservative-sounding groups filing for tax-exempt status to extra scrutiny.

Twitter
trash princess
‏@AWoodenPalisade
found bloodied letter on my front door from the Internal Revenge Service claiming ‘it ends tonight’ - Consequences of this?
12:10 AM - 13 Oct 2011

The Progressive Mind
An Obama Dictionary
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Ken
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IRS: Internal Revenge Service

Consider Freedom
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
IRS=Internal Revenge Service
(A cartoon is shown.—ed.)

Twitter
feistyRedskinsDame
‏@martiegrl
Obama’s IRS - “Internal REVENGE Service” pic.twitter.com/IdfxeQ3SwX
6:25 PM - 23 May 2013

Breitbart.com
IRS: INTERNAL REVENGE SERVICE
by JENNY BETH MARTIN 13 Jun 2013
Was the IRS used as a tool of revenge against Obamacare opponents?

Twitter
Political Humor
‏@PoliticalLaughs
Obama’s IRS, the Internal Revenge Service.
#obama #irs #nsa #doj #epa #tyranny #tcot #teaparty pic.twitter.com/Pwfa9mbh8q
6:13 PM - 31 Jan 2014

Twitter
Shawna Cohen
‏@ShawnaTova
@DarrellIssa this is more like the truth:
Lois Lerner, head of “The Internal Revenge Service”! pic.twitter.com/z3WwD6rhRo
2:49 PM - 6 Mar 2014

Twitter
Cheryl Gwinn
‏@ChGwinn
When did the IRS become the Internal Revenge Service?
6:24 PM - 15 Jul 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Thursday, July 17, 2014 • Permalink