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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.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-a...rvative-groups

  • #2
    It's ok when libs do it, don't worry.

    Insensitive? It's political persecution and abuse of executive power.

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        No heads will roll.

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        • #5
          This thread does not have potential.

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          • #6
            Req, we thank you showing here and adding your non-partisan moral concern to this situation.

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            • #7
              Today was a good day.

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              • #8
                Look buddy, you're supposed to have me on ignore!

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                • #9
                  ALL CAPS! I'M OUTRAGED!

                  Nothing "conservative" about these Right Wing groups, BTW.

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      Just another excuse for the hard right to fantasize that they're victims.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by W*GS View Post
                        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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                        • #13
                          Not at all surprsed that the progressive boot lickers are okay with this.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dr. Broncenstein View Post
                            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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                              This thread does not have potential.
                              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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