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Old 05-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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IRS ADMITS TARGETING CONSERVATIVE GROUPS


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 violating their tax-exempt status. About 75 groups were inappropriately targeted.

IRS agents singled out dozens of organizations for additional reviews because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their exemption applications, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. In some cases, groups were asked for lists of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.

Lerner acknowledged it was wrong for the agency to target groups based on political affiliation.

"That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That's not how we go about selecting cases for further review," Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association.

"The IRS would like to apologize for that," she added.

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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It's ok when libs do it, don't worry.

Insensitive? It's political persecution and abuse of executive power.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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IRS officials claimed that there was no political bias behind the targeting of these conservative groups, but they failed to produce any examples of similar targeting of groups with non-conservative-sounding names............
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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No heads will roll.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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Req, we thank you showing here and adding your non-partisan moral concern to this situation.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #7
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Look buddy, you're supposed to have me on ignore!

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Old 05-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #9
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ALL CAPS! I'M OUTRAGED!

Nothing "conservative" about these Right Wing groups, BTW.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #10
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it is OUTRAGEOUS that the IRS or any government agency "targets" any group, unless they consider it a "clear and present danger". oops. what? oh, yeah, those domestic terrorists that the left is so afraid of.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #11
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Just another excuse for the hard right to fantasize that they're victims.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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Just another excuse for the hard right to fantasize that they're victims.
So if the right are targeted and the feds admit they target them for political reasons, it's a mere "fantasy" that they're victims.

Is that poop or IQ?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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Not at all surprsed that the progressive boot lickers are okay with this.
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Not at all surprsed that the progressive boot lickers are okay with this.
Neither am I, the liberal hypocrites. It was them that under Bush and the Patriot Act crapping their pants, telling any and everyone how innocent people would be targeted unfairly and illegally in their minds. Of course now that Obama is president, it isn't such a bad thing anymore. Now the IRS admits to targeting people for political reasons and it's ok. The hypocrisy has gotten to the point of such foolishness that even trying to debate any issue with a liberal is beyond a lost cause. If they will tell you 2 and 2 is 5 when it suits their politics, there is no reason to spend much time with them. They are dead set in their thinking and if they have to distort or as usual, apply their double standards so they can be "right", then they will and do every day, all day. This is why talk radio doesn't work for liberals since hearing what they say and do just makes them sound so incredibly stupid, even to other liberals.
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Quoted from the little man that has no potential. Please get back with us when you are living any part of the American Dream.
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Neither am I, the liberal hypocrites. It was them that under Bush and the Patriot Act crapping their pants, telling any and everyone how innocent people would be targeted unfairly and illegally in their minds. Of course now that Obama is president, it isn't such a bad thing anymore. Now the IRS admits to targeting people for political reasons and it's ok. The hypocrisy has gotten to the point of such foolishness that even trying to debate any issue with a liberal is beyond a lost cause. If they will tell you 2 and 2 is 5 when it suits their politics, there is no reason to spend much time with them. They are dead set in their thinking and if they have to distort or as usual, apply their double standards so they can be "right", then they will and do every day, all day. This is why talk radio doesn't work for liberals since hearing what they say and do just makes them sound so incredibly stupid, even to other liberals.
What does passing legislation the encroaches on civil liberties have to do with the IRS illegally targeting one group over another?

Nice try, captain false equivalence.

Do an investigation, see where it leads, just like anything else...oh except our decision to go to war in Iraq. Because heaven forbid we acknowledge the truth about that.
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There it is, Iraq war. He's on a roll.
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There it is, Iraq war. He's on a roll.
One false equivalence deserves another, don't you think?
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LMAO! Ouch!
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Neither am I, the liberal hypocrites. It was them that under Bush and the Patriot Act crapping their pants, telling any and everyone how innocent people would be targeted unfairly and illegally in their minds. Of course now that Obama is president, it isn't such a bad thing anymore. Now the IRS admits to targeting people for political reasons and it's ok. The hypocrisy has gotten to the point of such foolishness that even trying to debate any issue with a liberal is beyond a lost cause. If they will tell you 2 and 2 is 5 when it suits their politics, there is no reason to spend much time with them. They are dead set in their thinking and if they have to distort or as usual, apply their double standards so they can be "right", then they will and do every day, all day. This is why talk radio doesn't work for liberals since hearing what they say and do just makes them sound so incredibly stupid, even to other liberals.
Add drone deaths and military suicides to this list.

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BARACK OBAMA
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The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is outrageous. Those who did this should be fired immediately. That’s obvious.

It continues a slovenly week for Barack Obama. The President has been very proud of the absence of scandal in his Administration, and rightly so. The inability of his opponents to find any significant corruption in the historic $800 billion stimulus package was a real achievement, given the speed of the payout. None of his top aides have been caught up in taking bribes while in office — although their race through the revolving door into lucrative private-sector positions is well beyond nauseating.

As in most presidencies, there have been an awful lot of political hacks populating the midreaches of this Administration. In the Obama instance, these have shown an anachronistic, pre-Clinton liberal bias when it comes to the rules and regulations governing many of our safety-net programs, like Social Security disability. And now they have violated one of the more sacred rules of our democracy: you do not use the tax code to punish your opponents.

Lois G. Lerner, the IRS official who oversees tax-exempt groups, said the ‘absolutely inappropriate’ actions by ‘frontline people’ were not driven by partisan motives.

Does anyone actually believe this?

Yet again, we have an example of Democrats simply not managing the government properly and with discipline. This is just poisonous at a time of skepticism about the efficacy of government. And the President should know this: the absence of scandal is not the presence of competence. His unwillingness to concentrate — and I mean concentrate obsessively — on making sure that government is managed efficiently will be part of his legacy.

Previous Presidents, including great ones like Roosevelt, have used the IRS against their enemies. But I don’t think Obama ever wanted to be on the same page as Richard Nixon. In this specific case, he now is.



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This crap happens with a Republican president targeting a Code Pink, Think Progress, or ACLU and you'd be shoveling pieces of media heads for weeks from all the xplosions.

Obama claims the IRS is 'independent', which is bull crap. It's under the Treasury Department which his, of course, under the Executive. So the IRS went rogue and Obama found out about this in the news on Friday? That's either one big pack of lies or the greatest case for incompetence that's worthy of impeachment for dereliction of duties. For a guy who claimed to be transparent and 'different' in his politics, he's sure turning out to be the same.
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IRS targeted groups that criticized the government, IG report says

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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...g-report-says/
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What does passing legislation the encroaches on civil liberties have to do with the IRS illegally targeting one group over another?

Nice try, captain false equivalence.
Joining an organization in support of your political beliefs is a civil liberty. The equivalence is pretty solid.
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Chicago style politics! Anyone with a brain knew what we were in for. Obamas style is that he is King and can do whatever he wants. He feels the law doesn't apply to him.
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