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Treasury IG report: IRS knew Tea Party groups were being targeted


as far back as June 2011. The timing of the report's release neatly explains the apology from the IRS this week. LINK

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The Treasury's inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of a nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.

The Associated Press obtained part of the draft report.

That report says the head of the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups learned that groups were being targeted in June 2011. It does not say whether Shulman was notified.



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Mohican
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Bigger than Benghazi.





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LSUgusto
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So, it only took them two years to be sure?

Sheesh!

Yeah, I can't wait till they run health care.






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CamdenTiger
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Bigger than Benghazi.


I've thought that, too, but can't get over the loss of brave Americans. This is outright criminal though, and targeted a specific group. Just Imagine if Bush targeted the NAACP...Heads need to roll.






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Tiger in Miami says you're a kook.





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Mohican
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We should be able to handle both, but Benghazi is taking away from this story.

I mean, let's be real here. Politicians lie everyday to cover their asses and get re-elected. Brave Americans die serving our country on a regular basis.

Now, we deserve answers to the pivotal questions surrounding Benghazi. Why were the security requests ignored, etc.

But if the governmental body responsible for the COLLECTION OF TAXES was corrupted for use against political opposition to the party in power, that is KGB or Brown Shirt style politics.

If we come to find that the body responsible for collection of taxes from the citizens of the U.S. can be corrupted for political gain, that is huge. That an institution which can by law FORCIBLY collect revenues from the People can be co-opted for use by the Party in Power and specifically TARGET groups which oppose it...

can't be overstated.






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drexyl
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it would be interesting if the story read like this…what would the reaction be?

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However, approximately 75 of the 300 groups that were filed for further review were simply filed because they had the names "african american" and "black," Lerner said.

"They did pick the cases by names and that's absolutely inappropriate and not the way we should do things," she said, though stressing it was done as a "shortcut," not out of "political bias."






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NHTIGER
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We should be able to handle both, but Benghazi is taking away from this story.



I think these two stories will complement each other nicely. What will be "taken away from" will be immigration reform and a renewed effort at gun control legislation. When they're playing defense on subjects they don't want to talk about, there's no time to play offense on subjects they do want to talk about.






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offshoretrash
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And Liberals wonder why we don't trust the government. But they won't say shite about it just keep on following the messiah like sheep.





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I'm pretty much disgusted with both Benghazi and this. Hard to stomach how the press has not persued this.





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wickowick
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I'm pretty much disgusted with both Benghazi and this. Hard to stomach how the press has not persued this.


Don't forget fast & furious...






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CajunAngele
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and of course this dumped today. remember, in the other thread it has been said someone FOIAed them and they are forced to come clean now.

here is another link

LINK






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Wolfhound45
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quote:

LINK


It is bad enough that they did this. What is more chilling is reading the comments on the HuffPo article. The majority of those left leaning posters have no issues with this practice whatsoever.

Wow.






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LSUgusto
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On Jan, 25, 2012, the criteria for flagging suspect groups was changed to, "political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform/movement," the report says.

While this was happening, several committees in Congress were writing numerous letters IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman to express concern because tea party groups were complaining of IRS harassment.

In Shulman's responses, he did not acknowledge targeting of tea party groups. At a congressional hearing March 22, 2012, Shulman was adamant in his denials.
Ooops!!!






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wickowick
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Oooops



Get a rope...






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Revelator
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We all kind of kid to some degree about the constant stream of underhanded tactics this administration uses, but its really not funny. Each story, standing on its own is bad enough, but examined as a whole, it paints a very disturbing picture of a very corrupt administration that isn't above using strong armed tactics to intimidate groups. The more he and his cronies are exposed to the light of day, the better off we are as a nation. This type of misuse of power has to end.





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LSUgusto
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The editor of Commentary raises an interesting point:
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IRS official Lerner said the effort against the conservative groups in 2012 came from "low-level" officials in the Cincinnati office. The investigation into Commentary came out of the Columbus office. Is there something going on inside the IRS offices in Ohio?
Who will find out?
Commentary has firsthand experience with this

So, right there, any investigation will likely broaden into more than one office. The next question will have to be "why wasn't anything made public about this last year?"

I think this story will be around for a while.






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CajunAngele
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Highlighted tweets in that HuffPost thread.

Check out the IRS Tweet here Dana Bash-CNN.

This is not going away. Who will the WH blame for this?






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CajunAngele
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The Jewish Press » » IRS Punished Conservative Non-Profits, Perhaps Also Pro-Israel Groups






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rattlebucket
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And some wonder why there is more anti-govt sentiment in this country than there every has been.

This will recruit more.






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