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I B Freeman
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Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post

This is the administration democrats love. Like populist socialist everywhere they punish their enemies with the big government they create.

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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.

But six months later, the IRS applied a new political test to groups that applied for tax-exempt status as “social welfare” groups, the document says. On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,” according to the appendix in the IG report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be released.

The new revelations are likely to intensify criticism of the IRS, which has been under fire since agency officials acknowledged they had deliberately targeted groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their name for heightened scrutiny.
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StrangeBrew
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
Are you asserting that Lerner is the top?

The top to me is BHO!
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Strannix
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
this is beyond the pale, I think we need a special prosecutor


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MississippiLSUfan
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
It just keeps getting better and better.

Somebody will answer for this. Depends on how high up the suck chain it goes, though.

They'll find a middle man to fall on his sword for a payoff before it engulfs the political people, rest assured.


I B Freeman
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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Are you asserting that Lerner is the top?

The top to me BHO!


Tell Mitchell, Halderman, Hunt and Dean.


90proofprofessional
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
i'm not clear on exactly who you mean by "the top"

need that link, mah boi


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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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the agency decided to target
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organizations involved in
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educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights


beulahland
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
and why is anyone surprised?


I B Freeman
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MississippiLSUfan
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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Tell Mitchell, Halderman, Hunt and Dean


Heh. They don't like this comparison....hurts their feelings, I guess.


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mikeytig
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
When are the American people going to say enough is enough?


I B Freeman
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Walking the Earth
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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When are the American people going to say enough is enough?


When a critical mass start voting for candidates and holding them accountable and stop simply voting for teams.

TL;DR: Check back in the 22nd century.



Wolfhound45
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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When are the American people going to say enough is enough?


One way to stop this is to simply take "R" and "D" off the ballots and force people to actually know the candidates. No more straight party ticket voting.


riverparish
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
wasnt the IRS targeting political enemies one of the reasons for impeachment for nixon?


I B Freeman
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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wasnt the IRS targeting political enemies one of the reasons for impeachment for nixon?
Yes but he was not impeached. He resigned before the impeachment process began.


Cracking
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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One way to stop this is to simply take "R" and "D" off the ballots and force people to actually know the candidates. No more straight party ticket voting.



Wish this could happen. How about voting for a candidate based on their resume and platform rather than their party.


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Bulletproof Lover
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
I fear that the blowback from this will be "Less than optimal". Lol


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cajunangelle
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re: Ok for IRS abuse of Obama opponents came from the top--Washington Post
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Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the agency, raised objections


Do you need reading comprehension lessons?



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