The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collects revenue for the United States government. In May 2013, an IRS scandal indicated that the agency (under a Democratic president) might have been used to attack Republican and conservative groups. The IRS was compared by some critics to the SS (Schutzstaffel, Nazi Germany’s paramilitary group to attack its enemies). The IRS nickname “IRSS” (IRS + SS) began to be used in May 2013, although “IRSS” had been cited in print in 2006.
Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin used “IRSS” in his show n February 27, 2014, and popularized the term on following shows.
The IRS has also been nicknamed the “Infernal Revenue Service” (cited in print since at least 1956), “Income Reduction Service” (cited in print since at least 1990), “Internal Rectal Service” (cited in print since at least 2000, by Congressman James Traficant in Congress), “Internal Rotten Scoundrels” (at an “Abolish the IRS” rally in 2013) and “Internal Revenge Service” (popular since April and 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.
The Schutzstaffel (German pronunciation: [ˈʃʊtsˌʃtafəl] ( listen), translated to Protection Squadron or defence corps, abbreviated SS—or Runic “ᛋᛋ” with stylized “Armanen” sig runes) was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). It began at the end of 1920 as a small, permanent guard unit known as the “Saal-Schutz” (Hall-Protection) made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for Nazi Party meetings in Munich. Later, in 1925, Heinrich Himmler joined the unit, which had by then been reformed and renamed the “Schutz-Staffel”. Under Himmler’s leadership (1929–45), it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the Third Reich. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS under Himmler’s command was responsible for many of the crimes against humanity during World War II (1939–45). The SS, along with the Nazi Party, was declared a criminal organization by the International Military Tribunal, and banned in Germany after 1945.
Conservapedia: Mark Levin
The Mark Levin Lexicon
IRS IRSS, a play on the Nazi SS
Feb 3, 2006, 3:47 PM
Re: [NEOhio1] IRS Seminars in Mexico
“Hi, I’m from the IRSS (consider the “SS") and I’m here to help you.”
Chester Wade · Top Commenter
Thank you Ron Paul for writing this, unfortunately you are correct. The IRS is nothing more that the SS of the Obama Regime.
May 20, 2013 at 1:06pm
IN THE MIDST OF IRS TARGETING SCANDAL, DEMS RENEW SHAMEFUL, FALSE TEA PARTY ATTACK
By Norvell Rose
11:37 am May 26, 2013
And strangely, despite the Dems expressed shock at the existence of these Tea Party “Nazi symbols”, a google search shows but a single picture with the “IRSS” sign at an IRS protest (and clearly that’s a radical holding that sign…NOT). The type of pictures that are far more prominent are these (ooooohhh, really scary and intimidating and stuff, eh?):
Louie Gohmert & Mark Levin- The Real #IRSS Scandal: They Exist – It’s time to Rescue the Government from itself http://ow.ly/lyepN
11:30 PM - 30 May 2013
The Mark Levin Show, Thursday, February 27th, 2014, 6-9pm EST.
The IRSS? LOL!
46 posted on 2/27/2014 7:25:41 PM by Clint N. Suhks
All the Right Snark
Thanks for the image idea, Mark Levin
28 Feb 2014
Last night, Mark Levin read through an article by Bradley A. Smith that appeared in the Washington Post. This article provides the timeline of the IRS targeting of Conservative and Pro-Israel groups.
When referring to the IRS, Mark Levin coined their new name: The IR-SS. Naturally, it got my ‘shop girl wheels churning.
Big media sd nothing ties Obama to the IRSS scandal. Mark Levin sd Bradley Smith has 15 reasons to think otherwise.
2:35 PM - 28 Feb 2014
In the words of Mark Levin- let’s start calling the IRS ~THE IRSS. #tcot pic.twitter.com/LilRAQjMiV
8:31 AM - 1 Mar 2014
8:30 PM - 17 Apr 2014
We Really Need To Lose The IRSS ASAP==>Bonuses awarded to IRS employees who owed back taxes [VIDEO] http://upi.com/2969295
3:54 PM - 23 Apr 2014
THOSE DEMS WILL BE AUDITED BY THE IRSS: thehill: Six Dems vote for Lerner contempt resolution http://trib.al/huhqvTe by @cimarcos”
7:41 PM - 7 May 2014
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