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Blame Widens In IRS Scandal

Senior officials in the Treasury Department made aware in 2012

May 18, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that investigators were looking into reports from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the Internal Revenue......

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daWraith

May-19-13 6:02 PM

A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.

The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as saying they ONLY OPERATE ON DIRECTIVES FROM HEADQUARTERS:

“We’re not political,’’ said one determinations staffer in khakis as he left work late Tuesday afternoon. “We people on the local level are doing what we are supposed to do. .?.?.

That’s why there are so many people here who are flustered. EVERYTHING COMES FROM THE TOP. WE DON’T HAVE ANY AUTHORITY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS WITHOUT SOMEONE SIGNING OFF ON THEM. THERE HAS TO BE A DIRECTIVE.”

BBBEWHAHAHAHAA!

Too BLACK to FAIL???

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TrollSlayer

May-19-13 12:36 PM

oldmansvan "I think the I R S should be congradulated."

I think oldman's spelling teacher should be "congradulated" for the breathtaking ignorance of this particular student. LOL

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Thebudman

May-18-13 9:53 PM

Obama will not get to the bottom of this !

He can't even hold his own umbrella!

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WVEXPAT

May-18-13 8:43 PM

As the loony left cries about others trying to "manufacture a new conspiracy everyday" it never occurs to them that it wasn't "others" who lied about a lame video being the inspiration for Benghazi, nor was it others who "targeted" only right leaning groups while their left leaning counterparts applications were approved no questions asked.

Even the left leaning media outlets express concern while the usual suspects here feign dismay! They know in their cold, black hearts that if the name "Bush" was inserted where "Obama" currently is that "death to the king" would be their mantra!! Narrow minded hypocrites all!!

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daWraith

May-18-13 8:02 PM

Did it occur to anybody that the IRS scandal was just revealed to take attention away from Benghazi gate?

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rover1958

May-18-13 7:40 PM

What an absolute idiotic looking buffoon this loser Miller is! I'd like to know how he crept through the layers upon layers of 'suck-ups' to get where he was. I'll bet Daddy is a historic big contributes to the party. Miller doesn't look swift enough to be cleaning the johns in a bus station.

Obama not directly responsible but in the end he is responsible. The fool! He needs to have a half dozen trusted smart boys weed through the chaff and dump the dead wood. And do it PRONTO! It's actually already too late!

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BigMike

May-18-13 6:07 PM

Yahoo News reported Wednesday that Media Trackers, another conservative organization, waited more than a year trying to obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS. After reapplying under the name “Greenhouse Solutions,” its application was approved in three weeks.

Media Tracker’s “determination specialist” at the IRS was Stephen Seok in the Cincinnati office. Seok also demanded donor lists from the Richmond Tea Party.

The IRS did not immediately return requests for comment.

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Thebudman

May-18-13 5:23 PM

I don't know for sure, but I heard oldmansvan is wonderwhy's father.

It would explain a lot, but waiting to hear from Uncle getaclue to confirm.

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daWraith

May-18-13 3:56 PM

Today the Drudge Report published a Daily Caller news story which implicates liberal Democrat Senator Al Franken in the growing IRS scandal.

In 2012, as part of an effort to use the IRS to intimidate and silence conservative groups, Al Franken called on the IRS to target the tea party.

Franken co-authored a letter to the IRS along with a handful of other Democrat Senators demanding that the IRS target tea party groups applying for 501c4 non-profit status. Then Franken spoke out at a press conference on March 21, 2012 where he told the media:

"I think that there hasn't been enforcement by the FEC and the IRS... That's pretty hinky. I mean, they really aren't doing that, and that I think there needs to be a look at that..."

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daWraith

May-18-13 3:55 PM

Please give us a verifiable source of these Whoppers, Wonderlies the Burger Queen:

wonderwhy Jul-02-12 6:48 PM Agree | Disagree

LOL, Ogden Press owns Mother Jones. LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!! so duwhop insults the paper that the same owner of the NR!

wonderwhy Jan-16-12 6:01 PM Agree | Disagree

Highest gas prices in the history of the USA were 2005. It is what it is. Look it up!

Wonderwhy Dec. 10, 2010 10:24PM 12 trillion gone to two unfounded wars, brought to you by whom? . . . . .

wonderwhy May-27-11 10:37 AM and oh yea, Margaret Sanger was a Republican.

wonderwhyJan-30-11 8:49 AM How's this for you burningup- I have 'personally met' two engineers from this company that were WVU grads. . ..Oh and btw, the state of PA is also expecting this to create over 500,000 new jobs........but you just keep talking it down.

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BBWHAHAHAHAH! How are those 500,000 gas jobs working out for ya?

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daWraith

May-18-13 3:51 PM

Ragnar, debating wonderliar is like debating a Low IQ second grader who will wet their pants when it comes to producing any facts that are verifiable by any metric of respectability.

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Thebudman

May-18-13 12:29 PM

Ragnar, don't let wonderwhy fool you, he/she doesn't factcheck anything.

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Thebudman

May-18-13 11:39 AM

Liberals squirming, too funny!

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Ragnar

May-18-13 11:09 AM

"Mr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?"

"A Republic, if you can keep it."

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence." - Constitution of the United States, Article 4, Section 4.

"Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths... A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking." - James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 10 (1787).

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Ragnar

May-18-13 10:47 AM

wonderwhy

I don't rely on Snopes, HuffOnPole Post or Al****In My Ear-A for my information. I rely on the US Constitution and the Founding Fathers.

Let me explain the primary difference between a Republic and a Democracy, since you were absent the day God handed out brains.

There are two rooms, Room A and Room B. Room A is the Democracy Room, with 100 citizens inside. Room B is the Republic Room, also with 100 citizens inside.

All of these citizens have equal rights.

Well, inside Room A, 51 of those citizens can huddle together and decide to strip the other 49 of their rights. It is tyranny of the majority.

In Room B, however, 99 people can huddle together and debate all they like. At the end of the day, each of the 100 people in the room cannot vote to take away each other's rights. 1 person has the same power as 99.

Do you understand this or do you need me to break it down into terms that even Barry Hussein Soetero could understand?

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oldmansvan

May-18-13 10:41 AM

I think the I R S should be congradulated. Put all those right wing tax evading criminals in jail where they belong.

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wonderwhy

May-18-13 10:10 AM

Rag- You.have.been.fooled. and you won't even fact check to wonderwhy! LOL

Have a great one. Too nice outdoors to spend time on the wheeling website. Of course, we can be sure duwhop will be here 24/7/365!

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wonderwhy

May-18-13 10:07 AM

but by all means, quote and defend a druggie big mouth like limpy! LOL

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wonderwhy

May-18-13 10:06 AM

ability = inability!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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wonderwhy

May-18-13 10:06 AM

btw, that is the definition of democracy in the webster dictionary. I know. I know, we're a republic.......yawn

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wonderwhy

May-18-13 10:05 AM

. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.

3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.

4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.

5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power.

Raghead- Debate Webster......

You guys think you playing word games matter, when it clearly does not. You even change the meaning of the Constitution to your own agenda.

Wonderwhy? It's called sore losers without the ability to cpmprehend the truth!

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Ragnar

May-18-13 10:02 AM

wonderwhy

You. Have. Been. Owned.

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Ragnar

May-18-13 10:01 AM

"In the 4 years since the inspectors left,intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001.

"It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein wiill continue to increase his capability to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East which, as we know all too well, affects American security." - Sen. Hillary Clinton

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Ragnar

May-18-13 9:59 AM

Do you want me to post the Democrat quotes? Okay, I will.

First, in Oct. 2002, the House passed Joint Resolution 114 by a vote of 266-133 (more than 2/3 majority). The Senate vote was 77-23. So your party pals went along for the ride because they were either stupid or wanted to look tough to voters.

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Bela Pelosi

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." - Al Gorleone

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Ragnar

May-18-13 9:53 AM

Wow! Advertisers sitting out caused 1% of a 3.5% revenue drop on a company that only carries Rush on 35 stations? How horrible!

In any event, Rush doesn't work for Cumulus. He works for a subsidiary of Clear Channel, which is bigger than Cumulus.

But let's talk about the brilliant leadership of Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey, shall we?

He earned just under $20 million last year for...a company that LOST $32.73 million. From 2009-2012, the company posted a "cumulative" loss of $66 million.

The company has a Net Tangible Book Value of NEGATIVE $1.57 billion and a market cap of $672 million.

This guy is obviously a lousy CEO. Complaining about Rush costing him $2 million in lost revenue conveniently deflects attention from the fact that he is a LOSER and that he should be shown the door.

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