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IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

Tax agency apologizes for playing politics in 2012 election

May 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was “inappropriate” targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were......

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walksabout

May-15-13 2:18 AM

business never pays taxes from their own purse. it is money taken up front from customer and simply passed to IRS with credit for the business.

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oldmansvan

May-13-13 8:49 PM

Appling for non profit status for anything triggers automatic reviews.

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daWraith

May-13-13 7:21 PM

The END of the Obama Administration has begun:

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls."

When you S*** on your liberal press friends, you are DEAD MEAT!

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BigMike

May-13-13 5:47 PM

Hoopie: Under Bush, labor was attacked and pressured by audits like never before and nothing was found illegal.

Got any evidence?

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daWraith

May-13-13 5:33 PM

Vandersloot was audited TWICE by the IRS.

Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Light Speed, Benghazi, now IRS -gate.

Most corrupt administration in history!

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BigMike

May-13-13 5:26 PM

This story has David Axelrod written all over it.

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daWraith

May-13-13 3:33 PM

In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website.

The post, entitled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” singled out VanderSloot for being a ”litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”

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daWraith

May-12-13 10:14 PM

Rep. Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, called for a full investigation of the IRS' practices, something Republicans and Democrats have said is necessary after learning of the conservative targeting.

"I don't care if you're a conservative, a liberal, a Democrat or a Republican, this should send a chill up your spine," Rogers said on "Fox News Sunday."

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daWraith

May-12-13 10:12 PM

From the Jewish Press:

The passionately pro-Israel organization Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS, claiming it had been told by an IRS agent that because the organization was “connected to Israel,” its application for tax-exempt status would receive additional scrutiny.

This admission was made in response to a query about the lengthy reveiw of Z STREET’s tax exempt status application.

In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.” . . .

So the CORRUPT OBAMA Jew-hating administration is SNAGGED!!!

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daWraith

May-12-13 10:11 PM

Washington Post 5/12/13:

At various points over the past two years, Internal Revenue Service officials targeted nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to EDUCATE AMERICANS about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general.

The documents, obtained by The Washington Post from a congressional aide with knowledge of the findings, show that on June 29, 2011, IRS staffers held a briefing with senior agency official Lois G. Lerner in which they described giving special attention to instances where “statements in the case file criticize how the country is being run.” Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the agency, raised objections and the agency revised its criteria a week later."

Need any MORE proof this corrupt administration wipes their butt on the US Constitution daily???

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daWraith

May-12-13 6:27 PM

oldcan "Zip, the IRShas been doing that since 2001"

Really/ Tea Party did NOT EXIST in 2001, dumbass!!!

Wikipedia" The movement has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009"

DUH! Try again with another lie or stop getting your facts from Dikopedia!

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daWraith

May-12-13 6:23 PM

oldcan, tell us why General Electric made $14 BILLION profit and paid ZERO taxes while pizz ant non-profit Tea Party groups are non profit and have virtually ZERO income, yet get audited??

Sounds like violation of the equal protection clause of the constitution to ME.

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walksabout

May-12-13 12:11 PM

The + IRS = THEIRS

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walksabout

May-12-13 12:09 PM

the system should be alligned with corporate tax filing. " Don't ask don't tell "

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walksabout

May-12-13 12:08 PM

this really is a big deal. breach of trust to say the least.

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WVEXPAT

May-12-13 8:24 AM

So they've been targeting the Tea Party since 2001?? That's a good one!!

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oldmansvan

May-12-13 7:39 AM

Zip, the IRShas been doing that since 2001. Are you calling Bush and cheney commies? If you watch Faux News you will never get this story straight.

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daWraith

May-12-13 7:16 AM

"Lois Lerner, who runs the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt organizations, knew about the targeting of Tea Party groups since June 29, 2011.

Lerner learned at a meeting that the groups were being targeted, according to the watchdog's report. At the meeting, she was told that groups with "Tea Party," `'Patriot" or "9/12 Project" in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says. In addition, the Determinations Unit sent cases to a designated team of specialists to be worked that had issues including government spending, government debt, or taxes, or included statements in their files criticizing how the country is being run.

The 9-12 Project is a group started by conservative TV personality Glenn Beck."

How long until Beck and the groups SUE the Federal Government for Civil Rights violations? IRS already ADMITTED guilt, so lets see, maybe $100 Million or so for a fine on the IRS?

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zip064

May-12-13 6:15 AM

Communism at work. Voters got what they voted for.

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Thebudman

May-11-13 11:56 PM

See, I told you so:

Info to IRS When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form. The new form will require disclosure of a taxpayer’s personal identifying health information in order to determine compliance with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.

As confirmed by IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment”.

So why will the Obama IRS require your personal identifying health information?

Simply put, there is no way for the IRS to enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate without such an invasive reporting scheme. Every January, health insurance companies across America will send out tax documents to each insured individual. This tax document—a copy of which will be furnished to the IRS—must contain sufficient information for taxpayers to pr

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LogHog

May-11-13 7:54 PM

telling the truth is not a racist thing.... just as Obama being a big lie telling person... doesn't matter that he is black and white... he just tells lies.. that's what matters

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Thebudman

May-11-13 6:19 PM

The Internal Revenue Service reports to the Secretary of the Treasury. The Sec of the Treasury was now other the the TAX CHEAT, Timothy Geithner, or known to most of us as Turbo Tax Timmy. By the way, Sec of the Tresuray reports directly to obama, he appointed him. So to blame some low level appointee from the Bush administration is just ridiculous.

Just another abuse of power and a cover up.

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walksabout

May-11-13 3:05 PM

exact same as watergate without flashlamps and masks. same.

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Triton

May-11-13 1:33 PM

I am a lifelong Dem and have even voted for the current idiot, but anyone trying to make excuses or point fingers elsewhere over this are deluded. Nixon used the IRS to target people too, so trying to alibi this unethical conduct makes you as bad as those who did it. And don't try to kid us about Obama didn't know or that some rogue clerk did this. This was systematic misuse of power, the kind of thing that people need to go to jail for or even be impeached. One of the major charges against Nixon was the use of IRS information for political advantage. When idiots babble socialism I used to laugh, but this single act by this administration may be the worst thing done in office since Nixon. So go ahead and try to alibi it, but its the absolute worst misuse of power we have seen since Watergate. OMG, I am now glad the House is controlled by the GOP, otherwise this conduct would just continue/grow and be covered up. Its a sign of runaway gov power. Stopped and punished now!

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richardwhee

May-11-13 11:43 AM

One thing I will say for the liberals. They always obey the law. When it doesn't suit them- They change it.

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