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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I consider it all of a piece. An incompetent, corrupt Administration, elected by people thinking like spoiled and illiterate children but who had the temerity to vote.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Looks like we disagree. I think there would be whistle blowers if such orders were given. Have you read of any?

    Regardless, any of the people who abuse such positions need to be fired.

    Do you agree with that?
    IRS agents posess a fanatical loyalty to the IRS.
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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I consider it all of a piece. An incompetent, corrupt Administration, elected by people thinking like spoiled and illiterate children but who had the temerity to vote.
    How dare they exercise a right! That would be like if there was some internet forum where people could speak their minds and they actually did.

    Next thing you know, they'll all decide what religion the believe in, and the government won't be able to do anything about it.


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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Sounds eerily like a Chicago-style political tactic.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Apologies if this has been submitted earlier but here are some some of the questions the IRS asked. 10 crazy things the IRS asked Tea Party groups Hot Air

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    In a nation where we have free speech this should never happen. One of the biggest fears with bloated bureaucracy is that they will use their position to squash or hinder political groups or people they don't like.

    My concern is I wonder how high up this goes. The person in charge of trying to disadvantage conservative groups does not need to have his/her position and abuse his/her authority to try and squash groups they don't like. Charges should be made if applicable, trying to disadvantage a group based on their beliefs is a very severe form government oppression in my opinion and should not be tolerated at all. This is what I would expect from more totalitarian nations with less freedom like China, Iran, or Russia. This should absolutely not be happening in the United States where one of our chief principals is freedom of speech and the right to believe what you want without the government impeding upon that.
    If this did not happen during the Bush administration and the people at the IRS have not changed, then the order had to come from somebody within the Obama administration.

    Does that not make sense?

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    The IRS apologizes? That's it?

    The IRS has the power to destroy a business, or an individual, even if the business or individual is innocent of any wrongdoing.

    It's not surprising, but should be inconceivable, that a low-level IRS hack could be in a position to stalk groups at their own whim.

    Heads should roll.

    That an apology was deemed sufficient speaks volumes of the arrogance of the above the law forces that make up the Internal Revenue Service.
    Why would you beleive the story that it was a low level hack?

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    This bothers me more than Benghazi because this points to abuse of power and using the power of the government to fill personal ends. That was the sort of thing that got Nixon in trouble and should be the sort of thing that we don't tolerate.

    Benghazi's a question of troop levels and deployments. It's a question of inadequate security. It's unfortunate that some bad decisions were made, but everything's easy in retrospect.

    As far as the media goes, this is being reported by WaPo. They're as mainstream and as liberal as it gets.
    This boils down to the fact that the IRS thing can happen to us but the Benghazi thing most likely will not.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    You don't know that. You're reaching.


    Knowing the Tea Party activists and who funds them, I suspect that they probably were pretty near the edge of that fine line. That the "special scrutiny" singled them out is improper, but it's not exactly malicious. It's just looking a little closer at the house across the street with smoke pouring out its windows.
    If the groups were near the edge of that fine line, wouldn't you think it would be OK to give them more scrutiny? If it is OK why did they apologize?

    They must have thought they did something wrong.

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    Re: IRS apologizes for inappropriately targeting conservative political groups in 201

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups

    [Lois Lerner, head of the division that oversees tax-exempt groups] said the "practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias". After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice. She did not say when they found out.

    Are they for real? do they think we are that stupid to believe that BS?
    The question would be then when did this low level person make the decision to do this and when did they start working for the IRS.

    I would also like an explanation as to what they got out of this themselves.

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